face it, what’s the one thing you never leave home without? The one
thing you’d actually turn around to go get? The one thing that
throws your whole day off when it's missing? Well if you said a lifeline, significant
other, or pants you’d be wrong. We’re talking about phones, smart
phones to be exact. You know, that tiny computer super glued to your
hands causing you to shy away from interactions with other human beings.
Actual, real human beings.
smart phone of yours can do a whole lot more than send texts and get on
the internet. To get the most out of it, dive into the App store and
dig a little deeper than the top 25 list.
To start off this series of app awareness, here’s a few of the best tools for organization.
1. Evernote - If you already use Evernote, then you know how much easier it has made life. Ever scratching your head trying to remember the important thought or idea? Yup, you have, we all do it, and we all lose it on the tip of the tongue. Not anymore. With Evernote, keep track of all those important ideas and thoughts, take actual pictures not just mental pictures, and share it across all your devices.
- Sync all of your notes across the computers and devices you use
- Create, edit text notes, to-dos and tasks
- Record voice and audio notes
- Organize notes by notebooks and tags
- Email notes and save tweets to your Evernote account
2. Fetchnotes - Need a note-taking app that fits in your busy lifestyle without adding to your crammed schedule? Fetchnotes is simple and user-friendly, letting you spend less time managing notes and more time actually getting things done. No matter where or how you take you notes, they’ll follow you. The best part? You never have to worry about paying for FetchNotes. Go through as many notes and features as you want and finally get to finishing one of those lists.
- Retina support
- 25 MB of iCloud storage
3. Astrid - Maybe too much organization just doesn’t mesh well with you. Perhaps you like to keep things simple but also want some structure. Try Astrid, the easy to use to-do list. The app even comes with ready-to-use lists created for convenience. What’s better than that? How about voice-recognition software for tasks on the go. Organization for everyone.
- Cloud sync
- Voice recognition turns your speech into tasks on the go
- Share tasks and lists over e-mail, Facebook, Twitter
- Add notes and set multiple priorities
- Add to calendar with calendar integration
4. Remember the Milk - Like to-do lists but never remember to actually write down what needs to get done? RTM is a standard to-do list that separates itself through accessibility. There’s an app, a website, a widget, a browser add-on. Sync with Twitter, Facebook, Google + and more. With so many options there’s no way you won’t remember the milk.
- Add and complete tasks on the go.
- Sync with Remember The Milk online. Great for backing up your tasks and notes.
- Organize the way you want to with priorities, due dates, time estimates, repeating, lists, tags.
- Search your tasks and notes, and save your favorite searches as Smart Lists.
- See tasks nearby and plan the best way to get things done.
5. Toodledo - So now that you’ve got your personal to-do list organized you’re done, right? Maybe, maybe not. If you have a family or friends that need a little structure, Toodledo should do. Organize projects and tasks instead of just lists and take it one step further and invite others to join and collaborate. You’ll know exactly where you’re at and what everyone is doing to pitch in, and never miss a family or social event again.
- Keep track of important projects and tasks
- Invite others to share, edit, and collaborate on projects
- Tasks on the go
My point is, technology will continue to transition us into the future so we might as well take advantage of it as more than just a source of entertainment. If you’re going to spend your whole day staring down at your “precious” you might as well get the most out of it.
Organization has been made that much simpler through the development of featured apps like these and many more. If you already have some of these great apps, check out 30 more awesome apps for organization.