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Let’s Get Organised!

Let’s Get Organised!

Organisation, planning, to-do lists, stationery – hands up if you love these things, because I do!

I am one of those people who walks into Officeworks and is delirious with excitement! However, moving with the times means getting excited about the many apps available to organise my life (and mind) instead of colour-coded sticky notes placed everywhere!

Our devices are on us for most of the day so why not use them to their full potential? If you have trouble keeping track of everything you need to do, you may still be able to trick others into thinking that you are, in fact, super-dooper organised!

If you’re like me, you need notes and reminders and the satisfaction of crossing tasks off your list as you complete them. I have sorted through the endless options for helpful technology to keep your life and thoughts in order, boost your productivity, note things down, schedule reminders and automate tasks such as paying bills – all with apps!

For those who want to make the most of the apps already within your phone, try utilising calendar reminders and the notepad in your phone (S Note for Samsung users and Notes for iPhone users) for jotting down your goals, shopping lists, and to-do lists.

For those who are asking for MORE app options, here are some of my top finds!

 

Remember the Milk AppDo you find it difficult to Remember the Milk?

Take the sticky notes, random pieces of paper with lists, and the scribble on the back of your hand and put all the things you need to do in one place. Remember the Milk allows you to manage your tasks, sync them to all devices and of course, be reminded wherever you are to get the milk on the way home!

Like the sound of it? Click here to get the app on Android or iPhone!

 

Dropbox AppWhat if you could drop everything you need in one box?

Dropbox is the solution to easily sharing large files, storing your documents safely, and working on projects with mates from your computer. You can also jump on the app when you are on the move.

 Like the sound of it? Click here to get the app on Android or iPhone!

 

Toggl AppAre you constantly Toggling between tasks?

Toggl allows you to organise your time by projects and track the billable time you spend on various client tasks whether you are in the office or on the go. Toggl will then take your data and show you how be more effective with your time.

Like the sound of it? Click here to get the app on Android or iPhone!

 

Evernote AppHow’s your note taking?

When inspiration strikes, jot it down in Evernote. Record your ideas, random thoughts, images, record meetings, create lists, add voice recordings and more. This app syncs across multiple devices and even allows you to search key words to find your recorded thoughts month’s later (even key words in images!)

Like the sound of it? Click here to get the app on Android or iPhone!

 

Pocket AppStore your reading list in your Pocket

This is your go to ‘read later’ list. Collect articles, videos, sites and anything else you want to read later from your web browser and save them here. Once they are in your Pocket you can read them at any time – even without WiFi!

Like the sound of it? Click here to get the app on Android or iPhone!

 

MedAdvisor AppDo you need a Pharmacist on hand?

MedAdvisor allows you to welcome Pharmacist Phil to your phone, tablet or computer and connects to your nearest pharmacy. Once connected you can order your scripts with the touch of the button and pick them up at your local pharmacy, set reminders to take your medication, and let you know when you need to renew your scripts.

Like the sound of it? Click here to get the app on Android or iPhone!

 

Stocard AppWhat if you could store all those store cards in one place?

Stocard stores all your loyalty cards in one place. If you find yourself sorting through endless membership cards every time you visit a store or the 50 coffee cards you have (that’s not too many right?!) then this app is for you!

Like the sound of it? Click here to get the app on Android or iPhone!

 

Pocketbook AppNeed a personal banker?

Pocketbook lets you track your finance and expenses all in one place, it even notifies you when your bills are due so you don’t incur late fees. By categorising your spending you can see where all your hard earned money is going each week.

Like the sound of it? Click here to get the app on Android or iPhone!

 

So now it’s your turn – how many tools and apps are you currently using to get the most out of your time? My current count sits at 4 but with the new year just around the corner, an update is in order!

 

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8 comments

  1. Steve Parry says:

    Great review, Erin!

    I prefer TickTick for managing my tasks, but there doesn’t seem to be much between TickTick and Remember the Milk.

    Keep chattering:-)

  2. Rob Cook says:

    Having just spent most of a year in and out of various hospitals, an App that I would like to have would record previous medical history so the doctors and staff could easily see without having to stress the patient to remember 20 or more years.
    Do you now of anything suitable? My Google search turned up some but nothing like a simple date listing.

  3. John says:

    Hopelessly old-fashioned I know; but I find Excel spreadsheets are very helpful when planning a trip. One sheet for the tasks to be done prior to departure and another for packing. The second helps in making sure that you bring everything back home again.

    • Erin Kavanagh says:

      John, I am by no means a stranger to excel! I love a good spreadsheet to get my thoughts in order!

  4. Coral McKittrick says:

    Love the fact you share technological skills that seem easy enough for the normal person or senior senior persons like me to understand. Love to hear of new things and how they can be of use.

  5. Wendy Nash says:

    I use Pocketbook, very useful!! Also, one for business I like is Trello. Trello lets you work more collaboratively and get more done.

    Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects.

  6. Marina Pilipenko says:

    Nice overview. I use Evernote and it is wonderful app to get organized. Another tool that I would like to add to this list is actiTIME, time-tracking app. It is simple and still with rich functionality:

    https://goo.gl/mhZRM3

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