You can never truly be too organized. No matter what you do, whether you’re a student, a regular employee, or the CEO of your company, there are always endless lists of tasks you need to complete and details to remember. You have to juggle appointments, work or school, family commitments, and plans with friends. With technology comes an entirely new range of responsibilities and it may seem like you can never get away from emails or important calls. However, thanks to technology, there’s now an endless amount of resources available to help you stay on top of all your obligations and be as organized as possible.
This app has been around for a long time. One of the nicest features of Evernote is that you can also access your account from a desktop computer, which makes organization even easier! You can pin, send, take pictures, or save pieces of information to the app. Evernote saves your different items in “notebooks” that allow you to easily organize them and add information to your calendar, create a presentation, write a document, or compile pictures into an album. There are so many options it can feel a bit overwhelming, but once you get a hang of Evernote, it’s a lifesaver!
There are countless apps for making lists, but Any.do is one of the best. It’s incredibly easy to use and lets you make various lists and customize their names. You can add the tasks you want to accomplish, set a time to be reminded of them, and categorize when you want to accomplish these goals. You can choose something more long-term, like next week, or a specific time in the day to tackle that chore. Within each task, you can list subtasks and then cross it all off with a simple swipe of your finger.
If you do a lot of driving or have your hands busy doing something, this app allows you to dictate texts, emails, and notes to your phone with ease. While some dictation apps can be spotty, this app is known for how well it translates what you’re saying into text.
One of the perks of this budgeting app is that it’s free, but still has a significant amount of features. All you have to do is sync the app to your bank account (and don’t worry, it has plenty of encryption to protect your information and you can’t actually transfer money or anything through Mint). Once you have your info synced, Mint tracks your spending habits and keeps you updated on how much you’re spending and in what categories. You can easily set various budgets for yourself and receive alerts if you’re getting close to exceeding your budgets.
This app is great to use with work and school-related responsibilities, or anything else that involves documents. JotNot makes scanning documents infinitely easier. Instead of having to use a bulky copier, you can simply take a picture of the paper you want to scan. The app has settings that automatically clear shadows to emulate the way a copier scans papers, so your image will be perfectly clear. Your scanned image is automatically saved as a pdf, which makes it easy to attach to emails or upload.