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Organization Apps That Will Change Your Life

May 19, 2016   Chris Bibey   General

With so many benefits of being well organized, there is no excuse for falling short in this area of your life.

Unfortunately, many people continue down a disorganized path, never knowing how much better their life could be if they were a bit more organized.

Technology cannot fix everything, but it can go a long way in helping you become more organized. With the right app on your side, it won’t be long before you are organizing your life, improving day to day efficiency, and reaching peak productivity. What more could you want?

Where to Start?

Here is the problem with organization apps: there are hundreds upon hundreds to choose from. While you may be able to find the right one the first time around, you will never know what’s out there until you conduct a full-blown testing and research.

This doesn’t mean you have to spend days on end researching and comparing every organization app. What it does mean, however, is that you should focus your time and attention on the apps that have the best reputation for providing high quality and a life altering experience.

Maybe you are strapped for time. Maybe your life is full of clutter. Regardless of your situation, there is an app out there for you.

We don’t have enough space to provide a review of every organization app, but what we can do is present you with a list so you can find the best organizer app for you. When you learn more about the following apps, it won’t be long before you have a good idea of what to do next.

Here we go!

1. Awesome Note

Many apps have cool names, but Awesome Note is one of the best. This app allows you to create notes and to do lists, all of which can be edited in a seamless and clutter free environment. There are many reasons to use this app, including its powerful feature list, attractive layout, and customizable dashboard. Just remember this: you don’t want to spend too much time playing around with all the customizations. Doing so could kill your productivity!

2. DO Note

Are you familiar with IFTTT? Well, if you use this super cool tool, it would be in your best interest to check out DO Note. This activities your IFTTT recipes by using text you send as the trigger. Gone are the days when you have to open individual apps to update your status, edit your calendar, or share a document. Instead, you can do this all from the DO Note app. It may not be a true all in one organization app, but it’s just about as good as it gets.

3. EasilyDo

Imagine if an app could act as your personal assistant. Well, this is exactly what you get with EasilyDO.

Here is how PGMag describes the app:

“You connect the app to a variety of online services, like your email, calendar, Facebook account, and so forth, and then EasilyDo looks for things it can help you get easily done. For example, a notification might ask you if you’d like EasilyDo to add the contact details of someone who has recently emailed you to your address book. Or it might spot an upcoming birthday of a friend and let you set up a “happy birthday” post to their timeline in advance. It’s an amazing productivity app that helps you take care of a variety of tasks quickly and efficiently.”

If it’s good enough to make PCMag’s “100 Best iPhone Apps of 2016” list, it should be good enough for you to take a second look.

4. Evernote

Some organization apps are more popular than others, and Evernote is most definitely at the top of the list of best organization apps. It is a favorite of business professionals in many industries, thanks to its straightforward design, strong search function, and powerful suite of tools. Best yet, Evernote synchronizes all your files by saving them to the cloud. What does this mean to you? In short, anything you create or edit using your iPhone can be accessed through any other version of the service. How cool is that?

5. Timeful (acquired by Google)

Do you struggle to find the time necessary to handle all your daily tasks? With the help of Timeful, you can make time for the things you want to do, all without pushing out the tasks that are already on your to do list. By connecting to your calendars, you can get a better overview of your schedule. Through the time suggestion tool, you get a clear idea of when you may be able to complete tasks throughout your day. In the end, the app helps you not only get more done, but to do so in a time efficient manner.

6. Any.do

Here is an excerpt from the description portion of the Any.do app iTunes page:

“Over 15 Million people use our simple & powerful to-do list to stay organized and get things done with everyone around them.”

With so many people using the app, you know that it has something to offer. And that something ranges from reminders to collaboration tools to gesture support.

Clearly one of the most popular organization apps around, when you get involved with Any.do you can truly do anything!

7. Evernote Scannable

Recognize this name? While we talked about the Evernote app above, this time around we’re going to look at another option from the company: Evernote Scannable.

Do you collect business cards, day in and day out? Are these beginning to bog you down? If you have the Evernote Scannable app, this is no longer a problem. It allows you to scan business cards with nothing more than your smartphone. But of course, it doesn’t stop there. You can scan anything else that needs organized, such as notes from a meeting.

8. Google Docs

Not considered a traditional organization app by everyone, Google Docs is often overlooked. But don’t let this slip your mind for too long. Just the same as the web version, you can use the app to edit and share documents on the go. It’s not always easy to keep all your documents organized, which can lead to a variety of headaches. Use this app to put this problem in the past.

9. Google Sheets

From an organization perspective, Google Sheets can be one of the best tools you access on a daily basis. If you are the type of person who remains better organized through the use of spreadsheets, you need this app on your side. Not only can you create and edit spreadsheets, but you can share them with others for on the fly collaboration.

10. 30/30

When it comes to time management, you really need to drill down. This is the only way to ensure that you are staying organized and making the most of your time. With this app, you can breakdown your daily tasks into small chunks. Best yet, it’s easy to track how much time you are spending on each one.

How to Choose an App?

Every one of these apps is unique. Every one has organization hacks that could change your life for the better. So, how do you choose the app that is right for you? This is not always an easy decision, but it’s one you can make if you put your mind to it.

Get started by answering the following questions:

  • What features of an organization app are most important to you?
  • Have you experimented with any organization apps in the past? What did you like and dislike?
  • Are you willing to pay for the use of an organization app, or are you only interested in those that are free of cost?
  • Have you read any reviews associated with the apps that interest you the most?
  • Are you okay with the idea of using more than one app to stay organized?

These questions may not lead you towards one app, but the answers will definitely put you on the right track.

Conclusion

It may be a big change from what you are used to, but once you are fully onboard with the idea of using an organization app you will feel better about the future.

By choosing one of the apps detailed above, you can be confident in your ability to better organize your life.

What are your thoughts on these apps? Would you add any others to the list? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.