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Wunderkit for iPhone

At a Glance
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Wunderkit helps you work. That’s what a productivity app should do, of course, but some unnecessarily bog you down in details. In contrast, Wunderkit—a free iPhone offering from 6 Wunderkinder—makes it easy to create projects and schedule tasks. And it’s better than many competing apps at recognizing the realities of the workplace.

What a Wunderful World: Wunderkit lets you invite iPhone contacts as well as Facebook friends and Twitter followers to participate in public or private work spaces you create for projects.

Those realities? Well, for one, most of us rarely work alone. So Wunderkit is collaborative, letting you invite colleagues from Facebook, Twitter, or your iPhone’s contact list as participants in the “work spaces” you create for projects. (Those work spaces can be public or private—choose the former option, and Wunderkit becomes a kind of social network of its own, letting you follow or be followed by anybody else who opts not to raise the privacy shields.)

Another workplace reality? We don’t do all our work on the iPhone. The service is cloud-based, enabling you to put down your phone and organize tasks and projects from your desktop computer. By not confining your task management to a single device—as some competing apps do—the Wunderkit app becomes easier and more attractive to use.

The app mostly works well, but not always: It repeatedly was unable to connect with Facebook while I was using it, and colleagues I invited to a workspace didn’t always receive their invitations.

If those bugs can be fixed, Wunderkit will be nearly perfect. Until then, it’s merely quite good.

[Joel Mathis is a writer in Philadelphia.]

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At a Glance
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