It’s no secret that I have trouble remembering anything/everything. So with a memory that doesn’t span more than a few hours, it is crucial that I create list after list to make sure that everything I need to do is actually getting done. While there are a lot of options out there (both tech and non) that can help keep you organized and on schedule, I prefer to use some of the wonderful organization tools and apps for my phone.
It’s funny how I could forget to put on shoes before I leave the house, but I somehow never seem to forget my phone. So with a series of list and organizational apps for, I am able to check everything off my list and be reminded of those things that have yet to be checked off with a lovely notification. Here is a roundup of some of the apps that help keep my life in order.
What smartphone applications help keep your life on track? Let me know if the comments below and I will be sure to add them to my growing list!
ReQall is not your average reminder app. Not only does it let you create lists (i.e. shopping, to do, etc.), it also helps you recall various store and restaurant locations and can even transcribe a phone conversation into text for later reference. And while you are staying on schedule with the help of your ReQall app, your friends and family may not be as put together. By synching your app with your phone contacts, you can now send simple reminders to those in your life who may need a gentle nudge or reminder to complete certain tasks.
This app offers your standard list-making and scheduling options, but the real beauty of it is it’s ability to sync up with the majority of your other accounts. From Twitter to Gmail, Remember the Milk allows you to create tasks from a variety of platforms. And if you have an iPhone 4S, you can even create a list item via Siri. Basically, everyone and everything listens to the Remember the Milk app.
If you’re looking for an app that not only keeps you organized, but looks good while doing it, you are looking for TeuxDeux. This app separates your list in a visually appealing daily to-do list and even let’s you plan for the “someday” with a catchall list.
If there is one thing I have the most trouble with, it is remembering the due dates for bills (even though they all fall on the same date every month!). With Pageonce, I not only keep track of all of my payment due dates, but I can also go ahead and pay for all of those bills in one sitting from anywhere. I can also keep track of all of my bank deposits and credit cards purchases. It’s y personal accountant on the go!
Stephanie Todaro has joined the Design*Sponge team to work on special projects and oversee our weekly Biz Ladies and City Guides columns. Although born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles, Stephanie has been lucky enough to live all over the US, including DC and New York, and continues to travel the world with hopes to one day settle down somewhere in Europe. She earned her master's degree in journalism from New York University in 2008 and now lives in LA where she works as the Director of Development for several celebrity websites and blogs about her adorable pup, Mr. Harvey. She has a slight (actually, major) obsession with all things stationery-related and likes to collect garden gnomes. To see more of Stephanie's work, check out her blog HouseofHarvey.com.