All the Apps you need to be better organised are in the palm of your hand!
If you have a smart phone, you have a small computer in the palm of your hands and a fantastic opportunity to use Apps to help you be better organised.
Anyone who knows me, knows I love to use my phone to stay organised wherever possible rather than collect bits of paper to lose and clutter up the place!
I hope that I can save you a little time, effort or stress each day by sharing the Apps that I love (ofcourse there are others available).
Audible - Audio book app
I'm not good at making time to read and have to regularly sort out the books I've bought but not read. Then I discovered Audible; what a game-changer! I can sneak a chapter in whilst walking to town, driving, hanging the washing out, tidying round the house... you name it!
Wishlists are great for queuing up the books I want to read and it's so easy to take a number of books on holiday without taking up space. I love that I can re-read chapters or books that I've enjoyed. And the best bit - storing my books is so much easier. No more overflowing book shelves and no piles of un-read books cluttering up the house!
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Be Focused - focus timer & goal tracker
You may have heard of the Pomodoro Technique - which provides a simple tool for improving productivity. The technique involves planning and prioritising your activities, breaking them down into 25 min chunks with a 5 min break.
This app is a great for planning, timing and reviewing your activities.
Ok, this isn't quite an app but wow what a world you can open up using your phone's podcast application.
Whenever I'm doing a physical task that doesn't need concentration, and if I'm not listening to an audio book, I'll often listen to a podcast or two. There are some great dramas, quiz shows, knowledge shows, specialist and inspirational podcasts available to start your day or keep you motivated.
Flora - Focus app
My hubby uses this lovely app to help him avoid being distracted by his phone at times when he wants to focus.
Plant a seed and it will gradually grow while you focus on what's important. Resist using your phone and see your tree grow and thrive!
I take a million photos on my phone and although I upload them to a drive regularly, I've wanted to find an easy way to print photo books for ages.
I dread the idea of sitting down at a computer and putting together elaborate books, but then I discovered this app and used it to pull together a quick book of our holiday snaps. It was really easy to do and within a week of returning we had a lovely book of memories.
All I need to do is go back over previous trips and do the same!
If you love a good mindmap, you'll love this app. Mindmaps are great for creating and remembering all sorts of plans, notes and ideas in a visual format.
I love that I can now create mindmaps on my phone. They are crisp, easy to manage and flexible so I can make amendments as I need to.
This app really enabled me to significantly reduce the amount of stuff that I carry around with me - I even do away with my handbag on many occasions.
I store my store cards and most membership cards including National Trust and the library on the app. Now I have all the cards I need, even if I'm visiting a shop I rarely go to. If it has a barcode or a QR code it can be saved - you can even add a photo to easily identify it in your app.
I have found that some stores scanners don't always like the phone screen but you can always key in your card code manually.
Between this and Apple pay it's now really easy to travel light and still have all the cards I need whenever I need to!
What do you think?
Do any of these sound helpful for you? Are there any other Apps you've tried and love? Share your experience with our community in the comments below!