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8 Apps to Help Get Errands Done Efficiently

Running errands is never fun, but you can save time with these clever apps.
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Grocery Delivery

Most major supermarkets now offer online shopping and delivery, many with free delivery on your first order. Sites like, Amazon Prime Pantry and sweeten the deal with product discounts.

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Thanks to straightforward icons and integrated maps and contacts, this iPhone-optimized app minimizes the clicks you need to create lists and reminders. You can use natural language to schedule a location-specific event (e.g. "Remind me to silence my phone when I get to the office tomorrow.").

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Remember the Milk

A to-do list optimizer, this app creates sharable lists that are accessible wherever you are and includes reminders to keep you on track.

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This app with attitude can add both motivation and laughs to your to-do list. Get your tasks done, and you’ll be rewarded with jokes, compliments and stories. Fail to do what you've planned, and you'll be chastised — all in fun.

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