Organization and planning isn’t everyone’s strong suit, but the right tools can make all the difference.
No matter who you are or what you do, you have something that needs to be To-done.
Here is my list of the top 7 apps and websites for staying organized. Each tool has a specific purpose and is unique to all others. I have found that too many apps can scatter too much important information which is why this list is short and concise!
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Price: Free or $9.99/month for Premium
Trello can be used on a desktop or through it’s Android/iOS app. It is seriously my favorite tool to organize my ideas into a productive workflow. With the app, you can simply write down any thought that pops your your head, and transform it into a list, calendar, alert, etc.
Ideas For How To Use Trello:
- Chore List
- Goal / Bucket List
- Repeating Reminder
- Daily Routine Step-By-Step
Personally, I use Trello for writing lists, tasks, and planning out my days. The app is so easy to use, just click and drag the cards with one finger.
With Trello, there is the ability to add a description, photos, files, and sub-tasks to each card. This website is very similar to some others you may find, but the app is really what sets this apart. The intuitive set up and basic features makes it painless for anyone to be able to use. It is extremely customizable without the overwhelm. Separate your list into categories, color code, and add a saved checklist.
Now, you may have heard of Google Drive, but I had to include this on the list because it is how I organize all of my content. Social media photos, spreadsheets, articles, family photos, etc. it is all in one easily accessible place.
With every Gmail account, you are allowed up to 15 GB for free. Google Drive is one of the best organization apps and websites because of it’s quick update time. It has been a lifesaver when I am trying to quickly send edited photos from my computer to my phone or visa-versa.
I have found it best to systematize everything by date. I create folders in numerical order. First by year, then by month, then by day. This is how I archive all of my information.
Price: Free or One Payment of $5.99 for Premium
Daylio is an app used for tracking your daily mood. It is similar to a digital journal, but what makes this app incredible is it’s ability to report the stats and correlations of your daily moods across time. With the premium account you are also able to track daily goals. It keeps score of how many days in a row you have reported as well as how many days you have reached your goals. It has rewards in the form of badges, and a daily reminder that you can set for a specific time. So far I have a 65 day streak!
As someone who can easily slip into a depressive mood, this has been a life-changer and has opened my eyes to how my actions are affecting my emotional state. I highly recommend to anyone who wants to know more about their own mental health, moods, or cycles!
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Price: Free with Google Account
Yes, another app from Google, but this is because Google calendar is the best organization app with a free calendar… hands down. You can easily view the entire month, with the to-dos and posting schedule, at one glance.
I prefer Google calendar because it allows you to combine all projects onto one master calendar. It gives you the ability to sync your calendar with your email, set reminders, and color code. By having your calendar synced with your email, you will receive reminders on your phone, desktop, and inbox.
Price: Free or $12.95/month for Premium
Canva is absolutely the best organization app and website for graphic designs. The templates make it so easy to get started.
This is one of the few tools I invested in the premium subscription because I really do think it is that worth it. I can store all of my designs in their own file folders. As someone who is a little artsy, this is incredibly useful in creating new graphics that are the same style as my previous work.
The premium feature allows me to keep my colors and fonts consistent and download transparent backgrounds for images such as logos. I have my hex codes and font styles ready for whenever I need them.
The user interface is so easy to use, even on the Canva app! I am able to create graphics within minutes. I have tried so many other websites through the years for school projects, my Myspace profile, and yes, social media. I do not think anything compares, especially now that they have launched Canva 2.0.
Canva offers a 30-day free trial for their premium subscription Canva for Work. Read this article to see what else they now offer with their newly launched website.
Related: How To Get Creative WIth Canva 2.0
I used to have a huge issue with my never-ending inbox. Now that I have discovered Unroll.me, I am able to unsubscribe and bundle the subscriptions I only want to see once a week. Organizing your inbox can be a task that remains untouched until you have thousands of emails backlogged. With Unroll.Me, you can limit the amount of emails you receive from your subscriptions, and remove anything/anyone you don’t want to hear from anymore! As a free website, it is definitely worth signing up. It only takes a few minutes!
If you’ve ever needed to send a paper file to someone without a fax machine, this is the app for you. It instantly creates PDF files from pictures. You can scan multi-page documents and send them in seconds by just using your phone’s camera. This app has been a lifesaver.
When the files are converted, they look as though they were scanned on a printer, and not taken on your phone (even if you have a really bad camera). So feel free to use this for work or school. It also stores your files within the app, so if you ever need to retrieve the documents again, you have them ready to send from your device!