If you really think about it, all apps are procrastination apps, aren’t they? We open them when we’re ready to kill some time. But, not all time wasters are created equal. We’ve compiled a list of the 5 best procrastination apps we could find. Take a moment out of your busy day and download these. Then open them and see what they’re all about. You’ll finish that report later. It’s national procrastination week, after all.
Tamago HD is a “game” where the point is to break the egg. Each time you tap the screen, the egg gets closer to breaking. The catch is, it takes one million taps to break the egg. One million! You can sure waste some time tapping on your screen for that long! The app lets you tweet how many times you’ve tapped the egg and adds the hashtag #tomago, so you can waste time seeing how many other people have been wasting time.
Procrastinator is the perfect app for people who can’t make decisions on their own. The app makes you set a deadline for yourself to make decisions. If you haven’t made a decision by the time that deadline passes, Procrastinator makes the decision for you. A psychologist and behavioral economist who studies decision-making designed the app. He even wrote a New York Times best selling book about it!
Do it (Tomorrow) is an app that asks “Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow?” The procrastinator’s mantra! Do it (Tomorrow) is a procrastinator’s app in an organizational disguise. The app makes it easy to create “to do” lists, and even easier to push things off until the next day.
If you’re really a procrastinator, prove it. Procrastination Quotient lets you procrastinate by taking a quiz to determine whether you’re a “legendary procrastinator or just a garden variety dilly-dallier.” The app even tells you how much your procrastination is costing you financially. If you’re proud of how much procrastination you can really get done, the app will let you connect to your Facebook and Twitter and broadcast your results. You could even waste some time by seeing how much your friends and family procrastinate.
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Which apps do you use when you’re trying to avoid something? Leave us a note in the comments section below.