As technology improves and makes tasks easier, you’d think people would have more time. But instead it seems people are trying to fit 30 hours of work into 24-hour days.
To help people manage life’s demands and busy schedules, app developers constantly create new tools to help improve productivity and time management. Whether you need help managing the items in your fridge or a long list of demands at work: there’s an app for that.
Apps for your everyday life
The following is a small sample of popular apps that can help you better manage your day-to-day life.
This app could fit under work just as much as lifestyle. To-do lists are one of the best ways to stay organized and prioritize everything you need to get done. It can be hard to remember everything, so it helps to write it down.
Think of ToDoist as the ultimate to-do list application. Users simply write down their tasks and the application will interpret it and categorize everything. It’ll also schedule reminders for meetings you write down.
2. Grocery Pal
It may seem odd to have an app solely dedicated to your shopping list. But how often do you forget to pick up milk or try to find the best deal on fruit?
Not only can you use Grocery Pal to create grocery lists, but the application will notify you of weekly sales and promotions at the stores closest to you.
Think of this app as your second brain. You browse websites, snap pictures, write notes and all those things end up in different applications. Weeks or months later you’ll remember it’s in your device somewhere but have no way to search and find it.
Evernote allows you to combine and organize all your thoughts and ideas into one, easy-to-use platform.
Apps to make you the office organizational guru
Here are a few apps to improve project management and work productivity.
If you did a quick search on your device for the most popular work productivity apps, Slack would be right near the top. The Unicorn company is popular with major players like Target and Oracle in the way it helps improve in-office communication.
If you’re tired of email and struggling to maintain control of your inbox, Slack may be the solution you’re looking for. All office communication is organized and searchable and you can design specific channels for specific projects and clients.
Are you having problems organizing projects at work? Trello uses a visual platform to not only display all projects in the queue, but also the tasks and phases that must be completed as part of the overall projects you’re working on.
Here’s an app that could also work wonders in your personal life, but is an office organization lifesaver. Zapier is the application facilitator. It allows you to quickly integrate options and attachments from one application into another.
For example, you can quickly and seamlessly send Slack attachments to Dropbox or provide contact information to Salesforce without downloading, saving, and re-uploading.