Updated: Jan 22, 2019
So 2019 is finally here and you are committed to OWNING this year! I am here to remind you that you TECHNICALLY GOT THIS! If you are like most of us, you probably have a resolution or two which you want to achieve this year! Luckily we are in 2019 and there are apps out there for pretty much everything and anything you can think of. Time is precious so let’s get you started on the right foot. I have compiled a quick list of the top 5 organization apps for getting and staying organized in 2019!
This app must be the best note-taking app out there — hands down! Evernote helps you capture ideas, quick notes, to-do lists, projects and so much more! It has a very simple and user-friendly interface that provides an effective way of organizing your notes into “notebooks” for easy grouping by category or subject. Some of my favorite features are the web clipper, multi-device note sync, and document scanning capability. The web clipper allows you to clip and save any useful/important webpages, articles and PDFs you find online. You have the option of saving whole pages or just the part you want to remember, this way you can always return to it later. The multi-device note sync automatically syncs all of your Evernote content across your computers and devices. This means you can begin a note on your phone and finish it later your laptop without losing anything in between! You can also access your Evernote securely through a web browser (super convenient!) Lastly, you can now go paperless using Evernote’s document scanning feature! The Evernote Basic plan is free to sign up and free to use
Whenever someone asks me for a good organization and productivity app, I always blurt out “TRELLO!" before they can even finish their question! I have been using Trello for over 2 years now and simply cannot live without it. The app offers a genius user interface built on the Kanban concept of “boards” and “cards." Imagine being able to organize all your projects into individual boards filled with sticky notes of tasks to complete. Now imagine being able to also add documents, photos, links, due dates, tags, etc. to those sticky notes…that is Trello in a nutshell! You can also invite teams to your boards and collaborate on projects together! Trello tells you what is being worked on, whom is working on what, and where something is in a process! You can also set up notifications and receive reminders when a particular task is due or when someone mentions you. You can also sync those due dates to "your" iCalendar feed. Trust me, you will love this app. You can thank me later.
If you are truly trying to go paperless while keeping all of your files together and organized in one centralized place, then Dropbox is an essential app for you to have. You can now save photos, videos, projects, and much more on Dropbox. The free mobile app helps give you a quick and secure access to your files, allows you to collaborate with teams, and safely syncs your files across all your devices. Easily organize your files into folders, and share, comment and track activity for all your files on Dropbox.
Are you looking to improve your networking skills this year? If so, FullContact Card Reader is a must have! I can’t recall how many conferences or networking events I have attended that resulted in a massive collection of business cards! Now you can save a tree or two by using FullContact Card Reader. It's simple, use the iOS or Android app to scan business cards on-the-go with your phone’s camera. The app also allows you to add notes to the contact card, share contacts with your team, and keep contacts securely synced across all your devices.
This is another great organization and productivity app! IFTTT stands for “if this then that." IFTTT is a tool that makes your smartphone, SMARTER. This tool allows you to easily automate simple tasks using triggers and actions. There are many existing “recipes” offered by IFTTT allowing you to easily automate tasks without needing prior experience with the app. Here is a great YouTube tutorial to get you started.