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Of all the organizational tools I’ve tried and tested over the years, one of the best I’ve come across to manage the facets of my personal, professional and collegiate life, Wunderlist 2 by 6Wunderkinder is at the top of my list.

The simple interface seamlessly integrates with all major mobile and PC platforms running Windows, iOS and Android. The simple setup allows users to build categories and lists to organize their lives. For me it’s not just a tool to let me know what I need to be doing when, but it also helps keep my family on the same page since you can share lists and live update them with new activities, action items or groceries to pick up. 

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Once you complete a task, you can easily check it off your list or set it to be recurring if you need to remind yourself to tackle an item, like laundry, on a regular basis. It also helps you to prioritize hot items you need to act on immediately by flagging them to stand-out amongst the rest of your to-dos. Just be sure if you’re sharing a list where you don’t want your activity or updates to be seen (for example a holiday wish list) to export it to an email or text format so they can’t see what you are or aren’t purchasing this holiday season!

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Wunderlist has been a lifesaver for me. Gone are the days when you are out running errands and forget that one thing you needed (and then have to go back out to pick it up). Wunderlist gives you the ability to make, update, check, sync and check it twice through an easy-to-use free app. If you’re goal for 2013 is to get more organized (and perhaps those around you, too), I encourage you to give it a try!

Meg Soule, APR is an account supervisor at Airfoil, a high-tech PR and marcomm firm with offices in Silicon Valley and Detroit.

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