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5 Apps to Help You Organize Your Life
by Erin Vaughan
You can’t find anything, your bank account is out of control, and you can’t remember what you were supposed to get at the store. Before you throw your computer out the window, relax! Technology has a solution.
At Modernize, we understand how difficult it can be to stay organized with today’s frantic pace. Here are five apps that can help you get your life in order and you get on the path to organizational serenity.
A Personal Assistant in Your Pocket
Your phone can make some tasks a snap, but if you’re in a rush, it’s a pain to open twenty different apps just to get down to business. The makers of EasilyDo realized that managing the onslaught of apps was becoming onerous and created its personal assistant app to make your life easier. It integrates with other apps on your phone and creates shortcuts for things you do regularly—like wish someone happy birthday on Facebook, reply to a meeting invite, or set reminders. Then when an opportunity to help comes up, EasilyDo prompts you, and lets you do the work all from one place.
Get In and Get Out at The Grocery Store
Ever made it all the way to the store, just to realize that you left your list at home? Or, have you left the shopping to your better half only to realize they’ve bought the wrong kind of detergent? Well, AnyList works great for managing your shopping lists. For one thing, it’s super easy to add items: just tap the plus sign and start typing, and AnyList will return suggested guesses that you can select. Then just tap on the suggestion to add, and keep going. Plus, it allows you to share with roommates or spouses so that you’re all on the same page, and it notifies you when someone adds something to the list.
A Real Time-Saver
I don’t know about you, but I personally spend way too much time taking dumb quizzes on the Internet. It’s no secret that the web is full of distractions that suck time away from the real work you want to get done. But whatever your digital vices, RescueTime is here to, well, the rescue. RescueTime monitors where you spend your time online, then returns it to you in detailed graphs. Seeing it written out into numbers really puts your time-wasting in perspective. And it can block certain distracting sites when you want to really focus. Pulling an all-nighter just got a teeny bit less painful.
Start Saving Already
Adulting is hard, and one of the hardest parts of all is saving money. Well, Mint is here to help you. It integrates with your bills and sends you reminders when you need to pay. Also, it tracks your spending and creates a detailed budget and savings plan to help you get your savings goals on track. It’s like a little robot financial advisor: it can even report on your investments, reveal your credit score, and offer advice.
Get a Handle on Your Stuff
You have so much stuff, you can’t remember where you put that box of last year’s Christmas decorations, or where that folder of important papers is stashed. Sound familiar? Sortly provides an assist, letting you create categories for item entries, which you can add by snapping a picture. Plus, it’s super handy for organizing a move, yard sale, or storage for a small business.
With these cool apps, you’ll be so organized, your friends will wonder how you do it. Now I’m off to download some of these!