If you like the idea of being able to keep track of everything on your phone, but aren’t quite sure of the best way to go about it, you’re in the right place. Even paper-based tasks like scribbled to-do lists can now be just as easily written and stored on your phone, thanks to a series of ingenious new apps. Used effectively, your life can be organised in minutes and accessed all in one place within seconds. With so many available, you’re bound to find one to organise your life, whatever make or model of mobile you own.
If you’re the type of person that has endless lists and notes scattered about on envelopes and post it notes, you’ll love Workflowy. The app lets you store everything from shopping lists to notes, letting you zoom in on any sub-category with full functionality offline. If you’re a to-do list fanatic, there’s Todoist, which provides specific categories of tasks for you to work from. Find yourself in the supermarket with absolutely no recollection of what you needed? There’s a great app called Remember The Milk which won’t let you forget any chores, from the big, all-day activities to those little things that keep slipping your mind.
Big companies are in on the act too, with apps for everything from household bills to travel updates. The British Gas app lets you check your energy use, while the National Rail has a mobile-oriented journey planner, which provides a bunch of handy features to assist on your journeys and keeps you informed on any delays or cancellations.
Shopping apps can also help you find what you need more efficiently. With a third of retail activity coming from smartphones and tablets, brands such as isme are making the buying process even easier. For example, Collect Plus from Isme online lets you order products and collect them yourself from a convenient nearby point. With free next day delivery/returns, and over 4,500 collection points across the UK, open 7 days a week, you can make sure you find the time to treat yourself even on the busiest days.
With your phone in charge of your diary, you can keep everything from family life to retail therapy more organised than ever, and all in one place. Who knew it could be so simple?