To-Do List Apps for ADHD Kids and Adults

Let these apps, available for the iPod Touch, the iPhone, and the iPad, make short work of your, or your child's, to-do list.


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Let ADHD-friendly apps make short work of your to-do list. Istockphoto/thinkstock

EpicWin

Problem: You find it difficult to meet goals.

How you use the app: EpicWin is a cross between a digital organizer and a role-playing video game. You choose an avatar character that appeals to you, and then select a task that you want to accomplish. As tasks are completed, players pick up points, "treasures," and loot.

Benefits: Video-game elements appeal to the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) brain and motivate you to keep going.

Task Timer

Problem: You get distracted when doing a task.

How you use the app: Pick a task, choose the completion time, and the app keeps you on track by showing time elapsed and time remaining. Include breaks and use the intermittent vibration reminder to help you stay on task.

Benefits: You can customize Task Timer to your work preference -- as a quick burst of activity or at a more leisurely pace.

iRewardChart

Problem: Your child needs extra motivation to accomplish routine tasks.

How to use the app: Input chores or behavior goals and track your child's progress into iRewardChart over the course of the week. When he completes an action, he earns a star toward a reward.

Benefits: It offers children visual reinforcement of progress made -- and rewards earned.

Evernote

Problem: You can't keep track of paper clutter.

How to use the app: Evernote allows you to store text, photos, and audio notes on your device of choice. Create "notebooks" and categorize notes for recipes, an upcoming vacation, product research, to-do lists, and so on. Notes are tagged with geo-location for mapping or search.

Benefits: Information is in one location, organized, and available through a simple search. Type in what you need and Evernote will find it for you.

NOTE: This article was last updated in June, 2013.

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