I don’t know about you but I love my technology. The trouble is there’s so much out there to distract you that sometimes you forget what you need to do. So here are some apps that I use to remind me of what needs to be done, what I’d like to do, and how I feel at the end of the day.
1. Home Routines - This is the must have app to organize your routines! It comes with pre-set FlyLady based routines but you can customize it any way you wish (I use it for my HabitHacker BOP). You can set up morning and evening routines, weekly routines, just about anything you can think of. I even have a checklist for work (with an appropriate Emoji pic added) that I use every day. You can set up daily Focus reminders, a simple To Do list for those once off tasks and Zones for more detailed house cleaning. I love how the gold stars fill up through the day so you can track how your going and you really feel good at the end of the day when you see how much you actually got done in the Accomplishments section. #1 Worth every penny! ($5.99)*
2. ShopShop - This is a really simple fantastic app to ‘write down’ your shopping list. Type in the item to be purchased (or select from the master grocery list) to create your shopping list. As you go around the store you tap the item and it puts a red line though it. Give the phone a shake and it will clear the crossed items off your list so you can focus on what you have left. The cleared items go back to your master grocery list so you don’t need to retype everything again next time. Shopping couldn’t get any easier than this… unless you get your other half to do it. But wait! I do! He has ShopShop on his phone too and we can email or SMS lists to each other. Awesome! (free)
3. Evernote – Write a list, jot down a phone number, capture a website, insert or take a photo, record a voice note. Evernote seems to do it all. This app is perfect for bloggers as you can ‘jot’ down your ideas while on the move. And you can sync it up to the app on your Mac so there’s no transferring data. No more worrying about losing that post-it or scrap of paper or that brilliant idea you had stored somewhere in your head never to be found again! Super! (free)
4. Momento – I found this one just the other day and I think its a great simple concept. Have you ever wanted to write a diary or journal of your daily life but never had the time? Too busy on social networks? Momento grabs all your tweets, status updates, blog entries, check-ins etc and keeps them in the little diary on your phone. You can also add entries directly to Momento. Now you can see exactly how you were feeling and what you got up to without having to write anything! Great Momento! ($3.99)*
5. Goal Achiever – Maybe you’re more of a visual person? With Goal Achiever you set up your goals, pop them in a category (eg Health & Fitness) assign them a start and finish date, budget, a photo and any other details. Once set up you can track your goals on a nifty timeline. You can also write affirmations for each goal and watch them on a slideshow to your own music! Neat! ($3.99)*
6. Awesome Note – Graviee got me onto this app before I found Evernote. It’s a Note taking/To Do type app where you can sort lists into different folders like My Ideas, Study, To Do List etc. I am currently using this app to track just the bucket list items I want to complete this year on it. I also have a list of books I want to read. You can schedule recurring tasks, assign a due date and set reminders. Cool! ($4.99 or lite version is free)*
7. Gratitude Journal – At the end of a busy day it’s nice to sit back and reflect on what we are grateful for. This cute little app from the happytapper allows you to jot down a few things each day. You can rate your day (we all have 1 star days sometimes) and attach a photo. Once you’ve completed your journal you can read one of the many inspirational quotes. Groovy! ($1.99)*
What are your top iPhone apps that help you to stay organized and sane?