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Any.do 2.0 Adds New Tools to Collaborate, Plan Your Day, and More

iOS/Android/Web: Any.do is one of our favorite to-do apps, and Any.do 2.0 promises to make it even better. The new update includes tools to manage family and household to-dos, work and team projects, voice notes and attachments, and a premium tier that adds much-desired features like customizable recurring tasks.

The video above gives you a quick rundown of the new features. Other people you've connected with through Any.do can invite you to tasks, so your spouse, for example, can ask you to pick up the milk on the way home and you'll get a notification. You can accept or decline, and add comments or notes to any of your to-dos. Those notes and attachments can be in the form of text comments, voice notes, photos, videos, or Dropbox attachments. Everyone that to-do is shared with will see them all instantly. One of our favorite features, "Any.do Moment," which helps you plan your day and organize your to-dos in just a few moments every morning, is back and more prominent in the new version, too.

The new version also includes a premium plan. The base features are all free, but $3/mo (or $27/yr) unlocks additional features like manually recurring tasks (up to this point, you had to use the options available by default. Now premium users can say "every two days" or "every Tuesday and Friday"), unlimited "moments" in Any.do Moment (which previously could be triggered any time, but is now limited to only five "moments" per month in the free version), themes, unlimited team members and file storage space, and so on. You can see all of the differences between the free and premium tiers in this chart.

We've been testing out the new version for a few days now and while it still feels and works like Any.do always has, it'll really shine through if you work with others, whether it's a team at work or a family organizing household chores. The new version should be rolling out now, or you can click the link below to grab it.

Any.do (Free) | Google Play
Any.do (Free) | iTunes App Store
Any.do Webapp | via Any.do

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The Pretty Map Workspace

The Pretty Map Workspace

Maps aren't just functional objects, they're things of beauty and inspiration. Today's featured workspace highlights maps.

The workspace itself, belonging to Red Agape guesthouse, is simple, with a white, cream, and gray color scheme. That makes the maps stand out more. There's the huge world map on the wall, another one of Australia (perhaps with pins showing previous travels), and a wreath made out of—you guessed it—maps.

If you have a workspace of your own to show off, share them with us by adding it to our Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell Flickr pool. Make sure any photos you include are at least 640x360. Keeping them to 16:9 helps, too! Include a little text about the stuff you used, how you came up with the design, and any other relevant details. If your clever organization and good design sense catches our eye, you might be the next featured workspace.

Creating my home | Houzz

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Three Dos and Don’ts After You Get a Bad Performance Review

Three Dos and Don'ts After You Get a Bad Performance Review

Performance reviews are already stressful, but when you get sat down and told that you're not doing so hot, it's even worse. Here are three things you should do after your assessment and three things you shouldn't.

A bad performance review can send you in a downward spiral—especially if you feel like it's inaccurate—but there are still a few good ways keep your head up and move forward. Carolyn O'Hara at the Harvard Business Review recommends you keep these principles in mind:

Do:

  • Ask questions and get clarifications — it's critical to understand the specific ways you can improve
  • Take the initiative to make a detailed plan of action
  • Remember to see the value in feedback — it can be a springboard for positive change

Don't:

  • Get angry or argue with the feedback — you'll only make things worse
  • Turn only to sympathetic friends to vent — you also need honest mirrors to make sense of the review
  • Consider the review the final word — how you react to the feedback is far more important

A bad performance review is not the end of the world, and it's not the end of your career either. It just means that you have things to work on and that's okay. Dealing with a negative review is difficult, but if you keep these three dos and don'ts in mind, you can make it a positive launchpad for the new and improved you.

What to do After a Bad Performance Review | Harvard Business Review

Photo by Russell James Smith.