Organizing your life can be a difficult task, but modern technology makes the process at least slightly easier. With organizational apps, you’ll have it all with you on your phone or tablet, making it easy to take your schedule with you anywhere you go. With that in mind, here are five apps you should be using to organize your life and make sure you never miss an important appointment, deadline or event.
Ever needed a file that on your computer while you were nowhere near it? With Dropbox, that will no longer be a cause for concern. Upload everything from your resume to legal documents onto this free cloud storage, and have access to them on your phone or tablet at all times. You can also use folders to share and organize your documents and control who can access them online.
Functioning as an all-in-one hub for reminders that can feature photos, audio components and drawings, Evernote is able to store information and make it shareable and taggable for your friends and colleagues. With Evernote, you’ll never lose another great idea, and you’ll be able to remember everything notable going on in your life. You can access Evernote online as well, making your reminders easy to use at the workplace.
If you’ve ever brought up articles on your browser only to read halfway through them and close the tabs, then Pocket is the app for you. Pocket allows you to save articles for later so that you can read them during your commute or while waiting for friends, and it will also make suggestions for new content based on what you’ve already read. The best part is that you can store articles and videos for offline viewing so that they are pre-loaded on your phone or tablet and you won’t have to use data to view them.
Planning a trip can be difficult, but Tripit helps to streamline the process by storing all of your rentals and reservations in one place. Simply forward your flight information, hotel reservation or trip itinerary to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tripit will then put together a full itinerary for your trip or vacation, so you don’t have to worry about digging up confirmation numbers and boarding passes while you’re out of town.
If you have looming deadlines or billable hours that need to be tracked, it’s very important that you know precisely how much time is spent on given tasks. Timr tracks your time spent on projects or organization, which is essential when your time equals money. Timr will also allow you to save your times and apply them to certain tasks so that you know exactly how much time you’re spending on both personal and professional tasks.
Apps like the five mentioned above are great for professionals, commuters and anyone else on-the-go, as they will allow you to organize everything in one central hub. Of course, it’s up to you to actually organize and keep track of everything, but a good app will definitely streamline the process.