App of the Week – Unstuck

We are continuing a series called App of the Week, wherein we recommend the best apps to support the academic experience. Please let us know what you think, and feel free to provide suggestions for apps we should review.

Have you ever unstuckprocrastinated on a project or goal so long that you don’t even know where to start? Do you feel frozen, unmotivated, or uninspired? Are you simply tired or lazy, or is it something more? This week’s app, Unstuck, vows to help you “live better every day,” by allowing you to analyze the obstacles in your path to productivity, growth, and change. Unstuck uses a question and answer system to diagnose your “stuck moments,” then offers specific guidance and action you can take to move forward with your life. Stuck moments can be anything–they can be completely mundane, such as procrastinating on a homework assignment, or they can be part of larger goals or milestones, like pursuing a leadership position or buying a house.

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toolsMost helpful features:

  • Aesthetically pleasing and easy to use – simply choose “New Stuck,” and answer the questions by tapping, dragging, or typing. The format makes it pretty fun to use!
  • In addition to the main stuck moment question-and-answer, the app provides 11 free tools and 50+ tips to get you started on a course of action
  • Allows you to factor in other people into your stuck moment, and uses a further line of inquiry to help describe those relationships
  • If you want to share your stuck moment publicly, you can upload photos and voice recordings
  • You can share your stuck moment diagnosis by posting it to Facebook, Twitter, or sending it through email, all within the app

Downsides:

  • After your first stuck moment guidance, the app continually compels you to register, which is a little annoying–but registering allow you to save up to 10 stuck moments and revisit them anytime.
  • Will definitely take several minutes to get through, especially if you’re honest and add in each layer carefully

Bottom Line:

This is one of those hands-on apps you simply must download and try out for yourself – I know I haven’t even seen half of what the app has to offer in terms of advice and resources. Using Unstuck will require a little bit of time, but if you’re procrastinating anyway, why not try it out and see if it makes a difference? As always, if you check it out, we’d love to know what you think.

Further Reading:

Unstuck: The iPad Productivity App of the Year

Unstuck: Find Your Motivation and Be Inspired

App Review: Unstuck for iPad

The views expressed in this post are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government. No endorsement or recommendation of any specific products or services is intended or implied.

Contents contributed by Lauren Dodd Hall, Circulation Librarian