Staying organized is so important for things to run smoothly, but it isn’t always easy to keep track of appointments and to-do lists. Why not utilize your phone to help keep track of the small things so you can free up your mind for more important things? These five apps will act as a personal assistant so you have to worry less.
Never forget your grocery list at home again with Wunderlist. Create lists of things you need to buy, movies you want to watch, places you want to travel or anything else you want to keep track of. Don’t just do it all alone. Share you lists with friends, so your roommate can pick up the milk and break and you can get take out for dinner. Make comments on other people’s lists or to your own so you remember what has already been taken care of. If you make one account you can access your lists from your computer, phone or tablet.
Keeping track of birthdays is tricky. You don’t want to forget one and offend someone, but there can be a lot of dates to keep in your head. Download MyCalendar Free and never have to figure out how to spell belated again. Input dates manually or pull them from your Facebook and contact list. Add the person’s photo and enable notifications so you will be guilted by their smiling face. If you want to add other appointments and dates, upgrade to MyCalendar Pro for $7.99. Here you can put in all of your dates and times so you never miss anything again.
Paper grocery lists are a thing of the past. Download Our Groceries Shopping List and have everything you need right on your phone. Search for items you need and add them right to your list. Simply tap it to cross it off and delete all the crossed off items when you’re done. Add notes about certain brands or stores that carry different things, so you know exactly what to buy. Share your list by text or email to someone else in your household. One of the best features is the ability to add a recipe. Write up a recipe you’re interested in making and transfer all the ingredients directly to your list.
Trello breaks down big tasks and makes them easier to accomplish. Create boards with lists like “To Do,” “Doing” and “Done.” Customize each board with a different background and share with friends so they can help you complete tasks. If you have a really complicated project to finish ahead of you, change the name of lists for all the steps in between. Attache photos, and pdfs so anyone that has access to that board can download them. Log on on your computer, phone or tablet. Chat with people who are currently working on the board.
The closest you can get to a personal assistant without paying a cent. EasilyDo is the one place you can keep your appointments, contacts and event tickets. Pull in your email and Facebook and the app will bring in all your events and even tickets to events you’re attending. Get notified when you have an event coming up and even upload tracking numbers for packages. Your life will be completely organized with this simple app.