If you’re like me, you have a pretty crazy life that is hard to keep up with. With places to go, people to see, things to do… it seems never ending! Keeping up with my own schedule is hard enough, I can’t even imagine having anyone else to take care of! Fortunately, I found a few tools that helped make my life a little easier - and hopefully yours too! If you’ve had enough of the daily struggle, these apps might be just the answer you’re looking for.
Personal Organizer and Planner Apps:
These first two apps are specifically designed to help you keep track of your schedule and remind you when you have a commitment. In essence, they’re like your personal assistant. They even consider traffic to tell you what time you’ll need to leave your location in order to be where you need to go on time (a personal favorite as I, admittedly, am always running late).
1. The Any-Do App
•Reminders of upcoming tasks and events
•Syncs across all platforms so you can always stay on-task
•Ability to add tasks straight from your inbox
•Makes planning a breeze with its ability to easily share tasks and lists with contacts
•Takes care of things automatically
•Easily allows you to enter the location of something on your to-do list
•Watches traffic and lets you know when you should leave so you are on time
•Allows you to pay bills, call, send a text, and so much more with just the touch of a button
Family Organizer and Planner Apps:
These next two apps are tailored to fit the needs of a busy family. Cozi Family Calendar App and Family Shared Calendar are two great family planning apps that help families easily stay organized and connected. With the ability to make and share lists, these apps are a great alternative to keeping calendars and shopping lists up on the fridge. Plans constantly change and, let’s face it, a calendar that stays stationary on the fridge won’t do much good to anyone when plans change on a whim and no one is home to fix the calendar.
3. Cozi Family Organizer
Family calendar so that everyone can see when a family member’s schedule changes
•Reminders so that no one forgets when to be where!
•Grocery lists that the entire family can access so you can get everything you - and everyone else - needs (Oh, how I would have abused this as a child… 18 packs of Oreos, anyone?)
•Recipe box that makes it easy to add ingredients to the list.
•A notebook to share photos and write messages
4. Family Shared Calendar: FamCal
•Helps families connect easily
•Connects all members of the family, so even those without an e-mail address can easily stay up-to-date
•Keep track of calendars, events, tasks, notes, contacts, birthdays, easily in one organized place
The final app I want to share with you is one that my family and I use to help make and keep plans. Doodle provides a much more organized way to find out what everyone has going on during a particular day of the week and easily decide on a convenient time to get together.
•Easily create an event
•Conveniently mark your available days and allow others to do the same
•Shows what days and times work best for everyone involved in that event
•Makes planning and organizing events hassle-free
Stop the everyday chaos. Check out these awesome apps and start implementing them in your daily life! Have your family download them too and let me know what works well for you by commenting below! Did I miss any really awesome apps? Tell me! I can always use help getting my life together and I’m sure plenty of others will benefit too!