Task management is a crowded space, but if someone had solved the problem of procrastination with an app we’d probably already be a much more successful society. That’s why 16-year-olds Ryan Orbuch and Michael Hansen developed their own task management solution called Finish.
The idea sprung up during 10th grade finals (how old am I?) when the duo realized they wanted a better way to stay on top of all of their work. They wanted something simple, with easy and quick input, but that automated the priority of each task based on due date.
And that’s what Finish is all about.
It doesn’t sync across devices or integrate with your calendar, so if you’re already deeply immersed in a multi-platform, robust task management system, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend Finish. On the other hand, if you’re a high school or college student, or a freelancer with deadlines, Finish’s due-date-based system will probably be just the trick.
The app first asks you to indicate various time frames for short-term, mid-term, and long-term. From there, you simply add a task and a due date by tapping on the proper day on the calendar. Finish automatically categorizes the task based on short-, mid-, or long-term, and it’s added to a home screen slider.
As tasks are completed, the next task in each sub category slides up to replace it. Short-term goals are always shown, and then the first from both mid-term and long-term goals are displayed. Just tap on either one of them to expand into the full list of tasks.
The app also sends you push notifications to make sure nothing slips by.
All in all, it’s not the most full-featured task app in the world, but it was built by high-schoolers to fit their exact issues with procrastination, so I’m willing to wager it’ll be of the same value to other students, as well.
The app is available now in the App Store for $.99.
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