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Un­stuck is not your runof-the-mill or­ga­nizer. If you have been stuck in a rut and need to fig­ure out a ‘why’ in­stead of just a ‘what’ to do, then this app is all about get­ting you ‘un­stuck’ by act­ing some­thing like a vir­tual ther­a­pist.

The app starts out by ask­ing you var­i­ous ques­tions. How are you feel­ing? Who does this sit­u­a­tion in­volve? What are the things that you as­so­ciate or not as­so­ciate with the sit­u­a­tion? With just a swipe of your hand, you choose boxes, shuf­fle cards and then type in your re­sponses to the var­i­ous ques­tions Un­stuck asks you about your sticky sit­u­a­tion.

See­ing how pop­u­lar those lit­tle Web quizzes are on­line, Un­stuck is a ge­nius an­swer that might ap­peal to those who would get bored with the stan­dard run-of-the-mill pro­duc­tiv­ity ap­pli­ca­tion. If you’re look­ing for a to-do list, Un­stuck isn’t it. But depend­ing on who you are, this might be the bet­ter so­lu­tion if you’re ei­ther a se­rial pro­cras­ti­na­tor or have been stuck in a rut for a long time. Maybe you’re a bored cre­ative try­ing to fig­ure out where you’re sup­posed to get your next in­spi­ra­tion kick.


Af­ter fig­ur­ing out what kind of sit­u­a­tion or ap­proach you are cur­rently tak­ing, Un­stuck then help­fully sug­gests a few of its tools to get you back on the grind. They in­clude get­ting you to map out the sit­u­a­tion and other in­ter­ac­tive tools that help you feel as though you’re re­ally do­ing some­thing in­stead of just noodling around. While it’s fun the first few times, Un­stuck might not be an app you want to be reach­ing for ev­ery­day. It is the kind of app that works on a need-to-use ba­sis. You might check in on it once in a while to get that ex­tra push to do things but it would get bor­ing re­ally fast as what might seem novel will soon end up be­ing repet­i­tive.

Still, it’s hard not to rec­om­mend this app es­pe­cially as it comes at the very good price of ‘free’. The amount of pol­ish that has gone into this app shows, see­ing as how it has won two Webby awards as well as an Appy. It also pos­si­bly has the best web­site of the lot too; un­stuck.com has many fun videos as well as very clear ex­pla­na­tions about what the app does and what it can do for you. You can also pe­ruse the blog and get other sug­ges­tions on get­ting your life on track. Though if you’re not keen on pos­i­tiv­ity mantras, you might want to steer clear.

Pos­si­bly the most pol­ished app of the bunch, it’s amaz­ing that Un­stuck is free.

The ques­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties might soon lose their shine when used too of­ten.

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