If you are trying to get your life together, this post is for you! Here are all the Organization Apps you need! For some of the apps I recommend I provide more than one option because generally it’s the type of app you need and not always the specific one. Organization is kind of my thing. I love everything being in its place and knowing where to access the appropriate information. These Apps help me feel like I have my life together a little bit so I hope they do the same for you!
If you’re ready to get more organized today in your life (and business), keep reading!
1. Calendar App
Google Calendar (or the calendar app of your choice) is a major key for managing your time. I had to start with a calendar for my list of organization apps. I go in detail in my post about time blocking for beginners how I use google calendar. The most important thing about staying organized is managing your time and using it as a resource. Whether or not you manage your time, it will pass by. In my time blocking post I talk about one of my favorite features to color code and time block various activities and events using Google Calendar.
You can also always sync up your contacts so you can automatically be reminded of everyone’s birthdays!
2. Your Contacts list
Okay so this isn’t exactly an app – or I guess it is, it just comes on your phone already. The reason why I’m listing this is because a major life hack for me is not relying on Facebook to remind me of everyone’s birthdays but actually putting in everyone’s birthday in their contact information. Another really important piece of information I try to update often is everyone’s address! It gets annoying to have to ask people for it all the time, so when you get these bits of info, just save it!
3. List Making: Microsoft To Do
This list keeping app used to be called Wunderlist but has since been moved to Microsoft To Do, I LOVE this app and keep track of so many different lists like amazon wishlist, books to read, restaurants, literally I have a list for everything! This app is powerful! You can do SO much with it. You can add steps under each item listed, set reminders and due dates, repeat a task, add a file, notes, group certain lists. You can even view all the tasks you have assigned, or assign them to people.
4. Banking App of Choice
Part of being organized is knowing where your money is going! I like to keep the apps that I bank with on my phone for easy access and monitoring. Additionally, if you need help in the budget department, I would recommend using the Mint app or YNAB. Having easy access to financial information is important as well as budgeting appropriately!
I’ve used both of these apps, but I’m currently using Asana! What I love about these kinds of apps is they help you organize your process for managing a side hustle or business. These apps have to-do list type of features but I only use them for business purposes. These apps are especially great if you work with a team and need to delegate tasks. I like to plan out my content creation process to stay organized and know where I am in the blog post process.
With Asana, you can make lists, boards, and timelines. The board feature is my favorite because you can easily move items around to the various boards you create.
I like to use Evernote to take notes and brain dump any ideas that I have or random things I want to keep track of. Sometimes I like to to just write out in a list the blog posts I want to share and dates, or just brainstorm a bunch of content ideas. I primarily use the Evernote app on my Macbook. I also like using One Note, but I use that mainly for my 9-5 on my work computer to keep notes and track of all the things.
One huge benefit of these apps is that they can be on both your desktop and your devices and the autosave your work. That is HUGE when you’re writing out a lot of content or notes that you will need later.
7. Document Management: Dropbox or Google Drive
You definitely want to have another source to back up your files in addition to having an external hard drive. Any important documents you might need at a later date that you want to easily access, you can upload to either of these platforms.
8. Instagram Planning: The Preview App or UNUM
The Preview App is amazing for organizing and planning instagram content. You can sync your profile with it and then drop in the pics you want to share including captions, and move the tiles around easily to plan your upcoming feed. Another option is UNUM, which is very similar.
This one is more so for entrepreneurs or bloggers/influencers. If you are either sending or receiving documents that need to be signed this app is essential to handling your business on the go!
10. Flora – For Focus
This is app is so fun, its an app to help you focus! All though this isn’t exactly one of the organization apps, it does help you be more productive! Basically you set the time for a certain amount and if you don’t break your productivity streak you get to grow a virtual tree. You can even challenge people you know and the first person to break it is the one responsible for killing the tree. And no one wants that right?! If you reallyyyy need help to stop getting on your phone you can even place a certain amount for the amount of time you want to work and if you break it, the money will go to planting real trees!
Honorable Organization Apps Mentions:
Okay so these are Apps I’ve heard about were great, but I personally haven’t used them, but you might also enjoy testing them out!
LastPass – For keeping track of all your passwords
24Me or Anydo – Use this app as a sort of Personal Assistant
Cloze – An app for contact management
Todoist – A list making/Planner App
Coschedule – For managing social media content (not free)
What are your favorite organization apps? Let me know if I’m missing something in my life!