Many of us do not have “IT” all together like we so desperately want to portray to the whole world. It really is not easy staying on top of all our to-dos, errands, and files, but hey, there’s an app for each of those!!
If you’re looking to stay organized or get a grip on your busy life, you are at the right place to get the tools you need! Here is a compilation of the best mobile apps for anything from prioritizing projects and scheduling tasks to storing all your brilliant ideas. The best part is that they are all free, as well as available for both iSO and Android.
Truly an all-in-one app, If (If This Then That) connects almost 300 other apps in one place, including Spotify, Instagram, Google Drive, and Fitbit. Receive notifications when your favorite topics are being talked about, sync files across cloud platforms, catalog emails, track gym visits, and more.
Keep all your files, photos, docs, and videos in one place using Dropbox. Share large files with anyone — including those without an account — from any of your devices. Everything you store in Dropbox is automatically backed up and synced to the app, allowing you full access wherever you are.
If you’ve ever needed a personal assistant, consider downloading 24me, a smart and automatic task handler that can do almost everything you’d want an assistant to do. Your calendar, to-do lists, personal accounts, and notes are centralized in one place, and your day-to-day errands are completed by one tap. Receive billing, event, and birthday reminders, or have the app pay your bills and send gifts to friends. The app even lets you know what time you should leave for your meeting based on current traffic.
Your projects, notes, to-do lists, and saved items from the Internet are all synced on Evernote, allowing you access on any of your devices. Ideas including sketches, text, audio recordings, videos, and PDFs are organized into notebooks, and you can even use your smartphone camera to scan documents. Collaborate and share ideas with group members and annotate images to provide feedback on projects.
Never forget your passwords again with LastPass. The app securely stores all your usernames and passwords, which you can access using TouchID or with one master password. It can also autofill your information and help you generate strong passwords. Quickly search any of your stored accounts and memberships in organized folders in your vault, which can also be shared with friends and family you give emergency access to.
While browsing the web, save any articles, videos, or links to Pocket and check them out later. Whether you find something interesting on Facebook, Twitter, email, or Safari, all saved clips sync across your devices. Enjoy a unique reading experience on the app that’s customizable based on your reading style and receive personalized new content for you to discover. Pocket can even read aloud to you with its text-to-speech feature.
Brainstorm anytime, anywhere with SimpleMind, a digital mind map that provides a space for all your ideas. Drag, arrange, and edit information easily and insert images and visuals for a presentation. Sync your Mind Maps to Dropbox, where you can store and edit or email them to yourself in PDF, text, or PNG formats.
Remember the Milk
Create smart to-do lists on Remember the Milk and receive reminders via email, IM, text, Twitter, or mobile notifications. You can prioritize and organize your tasks by due dates, tags, or importance and assign tasks to others. Gmail, Twitter, Google Calendar, Evernote, and other services are integrated and all your information is synced to your devices.
Google Calendar is great for anyone who wants organization and a way to keep track of their own personal goals. You can see your calendar in different ways, like by the day or in a three-day view or see a map of where a meeting is. Most importantly, make sure you’re meeting any aspirations you have with the “goals” feature. Add a goal and Google will remind you about it and schedule it into your day.
A simply designed app that helps you keep track of your projects and prioritize tasks, Todoist does it all. Add, complete, and reschedule tasks with drag-and-drop scheduling and set due dates. Organize lists according to color or prioritize by subprojects and subtasks. Not only can you easily share projects and lists with others, but you can also set weekly and monthly goals.
Wunderlist helps you organize and schedule your to-dos from any of your devices. Always remember deadlines and tasks by setting reminders and due dates. You check out your lists by swiping down from any app. Bonus: you can share your tasks with others to collaborate and even save articles and links to view later. Wunderlist also allows you to attach files, comments, and notes to each task so you don’t miss out on any details.
Make life seamless on and offline by downloading these helpful productivity and organizational apps. These will make managing days a bit easier and you’ll wonder how you ever survived without them.