We all have a lot to keep track of in our day to day lives. Whether you are working for a big company, a startup, for yourself or with a small group, there are so many to-dos, ideas, and follow ups that it can be overwhelming. Luckily, we have countless apps that were built with the purpose of making our lives easier. Here are a few of our favorites to keep you in the know, healthy, financially savvy and overall more organized.
I have heard people literally worship this organization app for keeping documents and ideas organized – it does nearly everything! The free version of this app offers a combo of accessible note taking technology with futuristic features, like being able to search text in receipts if you take a picture of them! Users can jot down notes, capture photos, create to-do lists (who doesn’t like a good cross off?), record reminders, and more. The app offers simple sharing via text message, e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter, and Evernote’s “Web Clipper” lets you snip and save text, images, and full Web pages from your desktop or laptop computer to your account. Blam-o!
iTalk allows you to record every brilliant thought you have ever had. When you are on the run, packing your bag and putting away the dishes as fast as you can, and remember to do something you forgot, simply record, and send yourself an email recording so you don’t forget it later. Sometimes this is the only way to get your ideas across, and this simple app makes recording audio super easy. It even syncs your recordings straight to dropbox, so you can directly access them from your computer later on!
Get your finances in order with the Mint.com app. You can be a brilliant budgeter with this app that helps track and categorize your spending, and allows you to create monthly budgets for different items such as groceries, entertainment, rent, etc. It also alerts you when you overspend.
You’ll never be the Joey Tribianni of your friend group again with this app. Instead of just spewing out the big stories of the day, Circa uses a team of in-house editors to create new, bite-sized stories with only the essential facts, quotes or photos. It is truly news on the go. Plus, the beautiful design was recognized as featured app of the year both in the Apple store and by Google for the Android app.
Keep in great shape with the Nike Training Club. You can pick the level of fitness (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and then select a workout from the different types of 30- and 45-minute workouts, or even 15-minute intense trainings (i.e. a focused workout for your 6-pack abs). If you are an exercise novice, the app provides instructional videos and tutorials. Plus it syncs up with your music seamlessly. Working out with sweet jams is just so much better.
Perfect for someone who doesn’t have an office base (so, pretty much all freelancers, like me). We all have important documents we need instant access to whether there is WiFi or not. You can keep your resume in there (you never know when you will meet a potential client or employer), or images for blog posts, or whatever else you need to get the job done.
This app creates a personalized magazine of everything important to you. It connects to your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media pages, and links to your favorite news sources, so you can quickly see what your friends are reading and sharing. You can follow channels and sources that are your favorites, as well.