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Sree Tips: Apps To Motivate You For Spring

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - With Daylight Saving Time starting on Sunday, don’t forget you’ll have to set your clocks forward! It’s also the perfect time to try some apps that will get you motivated for the excitement – and possibilities – of spring!

Sree Sreenivasan, tech expert from our partner network CNET and Columbia University’s chief digital officer, was here with some apps many of you will want to know about.

So, what are talking about exactly?

With news of winter storms across the country, it’s hard to feel motivated about spring, but that’s where we’re headed.

These apps will help you get excited and get things done in the weeks and months ahead.

The first app is Sleep as Android (free, Android only).

This is a super-smart alarm clock and sleep tracker that wakes you gently and motivates you through statistics and data to sleep longer and be more productive.

Up next is Wunderlist (free, iOS/Android/web).

This is one of the most popular getting-things-done apps – much more sophisticated in its ability to track items and on collaborating with others, as appropriate.

Finally, we have Moves (free, iPhone only).

There are a lot of exercise apps, but this is very motivating because it only does one thing and does it so well. It tells you how many steps you’ve taken today, and how close you’ve come to the 10,000 daily steps mark that experts say you need for weight maintenance or weight loss. Unlike other pedometer apps, it does a great job of differentiating between walking and whenever you ride taxis, cars or public transport.

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Sree Sreenivasan is CBS2′s technology expert, appearing every Wednesday morning at 6:50 am to discuss ways to save you time, money and aggravation. You can find him on Twitter and Facebook  and on his personal siteE-mail your questions with “CBS New York” as the subject line.