App of the Week - CARROT

App of the Week - CARROT (Source:

If you’ve ever tried to motivate yourself or a colleague to do something, then you probably know about the theory of the carrot or the stick – that is, for the best results, either offer rewards or punishment. With the amazing A.I. app CARROT for iOS, you’ll get the best of both worlds.

Billed by its creators as the “A.I. construct with a heart of weapons-grade plutonium,” CARROT is a fun, high energy task management tool. Simply set up a list of things you need to get done using CARROT’s simple interface. If you’re productive and get your tasks done, CARROT rewards you with praise, upgrades, and mini-games. If you’re a slacker, CARROT will go through a mood swing and get angry – and you wouldn’t like her when she’s angry.

While definitely not a professional-level task manager or business tool, like, say, Geek favorite Asana, CARROT is a fun way to get things done that turns your everyday life into an easy, low-stakes game.

And with a whole suite of tongue-in-cheek CARROT apps available for Apple – including Alarm, Fit, Hunger, and Weather, each with their own sets of quirky rewards – your whole day can be run by your favorite judgmental taskmaster.  

Ready to play with your to-do list – and maybe take your fair share of abuse? The CARROT apps are all available to download in the App Store for $2.99 each.

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