10 Apps to Help You Stay Organized
A round up of apps to help you get and stay organized.
From organizing your finances and important home documents to your upcoming events, meal plans and kids’ artwork — there’s an app for that. We’ve rounded up a list of 10 to help you keep track of all your goals and to-dos.
Fact: there are just too many passwords to remember. LastPass securely remembers all your passwords, so you don’t have to. Each time you sign in anywhere, LastPass will ask you if you want to save your login info in their system. Once you do, your username and password will auto populate like magic every single time going forward. Life. Saver. You can even sign up for a family account, so everyone who needs to can have access to important sites without having to reset your password every time you forget it.
For those who want to keep a more insightful handle on their budgets, Mint is a great app that helps you accomplish that goal. The app works by syncing your bank, credit card, bills and other relevant financial information in one place, providing a visualized report of your finances. Every month, you’ll get a visual snapshot of where you’re exceeding your budget, along with tips for meeting your financial goals.
Now this is an app you can tell your kids about, while keeping even more connected to the amazing art, school work and other fantastic images those adorable grandbabies make. This family-friendly app helps parents keep track of artwork and other important mementos. Just take a photo of whatever you want to preserve, whether it’s a piece of art, a certificate or a diploma, then upload it to the app and record a little memo to share the story behind the piece.
Forget those actual shoeboxes full of receipts! With a simple photo from your smartphone, this app automatically categorizes said receipts for taxes, expense reports and other helpful information.
This one’s for those who like a good old-fashioned pen and pad of paper … with a side of high-tech. Simply write a note, whether it’s a grocery list, business plan, or a budget, then snap a photo of what you’ve jotted down. Evernote allows you the option of making searchable text out of your handwriting (genius, right?). It also allows you to enhance those notes with links, attachments and even audio recordings.
You know all those articles, recipes and videos you want to revisit, but can never find again? Pocket lets you save them so you can check them out later, whether you find something on Facebook, Twitter, email, or Safari. The app can even read aloud to you with its text-to-speech feature.
- Google Calendar
With a gmail account, this app can detect events happening in your email and adds to your schedule. And it can even sync with Google Maps so you know to get where you are going.
- My Fitness Pal
My Fitness Pal is a calorie counter app that has more than 5 million foods in its database. Just create your profile, set your goals and MyFitnessPal will tell you how many calories you should be taking in each day. For almost anything you type in, you’ll find its calorie count and nutrition information right in the app. It’s like a food journal in your pocket. Beyond food, it also helps you gauge how many calories you’ve burned based on what kind of exercise you did and for how long.
Got a bunch of trips planned, or one big trip with multiple hotel stays, flights, car rental bookings and restaurant reservations? TripIt will automatically create and organize itineraries for all of your trips, providing you with a travel schedule, real-time flight alerts and access to important trip documents even when you might be without WIFI or cell service.
Chatbooks lets you create fast, easy photo books using images from your phone or social media platforms. Forget about sitting down at your computer uploading photos for hours, then formatting complicated photo books. Chatbooks could not make it any easier than this to turn your pictures into photo albums! Just start a new album within the app, then select every photo you want to include in your album. You can add captions, create custom covers and more. Easy peasy.
Did we miss any of your favorites? We’d love to hear what your favorite apps are! Tell us in the comments below!