I’m one of those people who love checking out the latest apps and websites that help me stay organized. But these are the 5 that have had staying power– those that help me keep my head on straight. Mostly.
Cost: FREE for the basic version, which is really all you need. Dropbox is basically an online file cabinet, so there are never-ending ways you can use it. Just to get your ideas flowing, I use it to store my work projects, health records, favorite printables, credit reports, auto records and travel packing template.
Cost: FREE for the basic version. I upgraded to the premium version for $7.99 per year because I wanted to be able to filter by stores. I have been through at least five other grocery apps, but this one is by far the best. As I create my list, it automatically separates the items into categories, and I can assign the items to a particular store so I can filter the list and only see items that I need to get from ALDI, for example.
- Evernote and Pinterest
Cost: Both are FREE. (There are paid premium versions of Evernote.) I use Evernote and Pinterest to organize my recipes. When I see a recipe that looks good, I pin it on Pinterest. Then when I’m making my meal plan each week, I look at my boards on Pinterest to create my plan. If a recipe passes the taste test and we like it, I put it in Evernote. Pinning recipes and adding them to Evernote is easy because I added their web clippers to my browser bar. They also have an app called Evernote Scannable that makes capturing images/scans of papers so easy. Just take a picture using the app, and it turns the photo into a scanned image. You can also easily add unlimited tags to each recipe, like chicken, Mexican, crockpot, etc.
Cost: FREE for the basic version. Wunderlist is relatively new to me. I used ToDoist in the past but decided to try Wunderlist because I could create different task buckets like home, work and family. And when I found out you can assign tasks to other family members, there was not going back. #honeydolist
I use Wunderlist for both recurring tasks, that happen every month or week, and any to-do that I think of. Apps for my phone, tablet, laptop and desktop mean I am able to add to my list no matter what I’m doing. Using Wunderlist has made me use my paper planner much less.
Cost: FREE for the basic version. I have several blogs that I like to keep up with, but I don’t always like them cluttering my inbox. That’s why I installed Feedly on my iPad and laptop. Feedly gathers any new blogs from sites I specify in one place, so I can read them when it’s convenient for me.
I’m not ready to hand down a verdict on it yet, but I’m also trying out Trello to help me organize my projects and weekly tasks.
What are the apps and sites you use to stay sane and organized?