It takes a lot of time and effort to stay organised. Whether it is being able to manage your time better or remembering the plethora of things that need to be done we all would like to be much better at keeping our lives organised.
FIVE EASY TO USE APPS AND SERVICES
UNROLL.ME: BEST FOR EMAILS
Unroll.me compiles all your e-mail list subscriptions into one daily email.
It gives you greater control of your email lists you and lets you unsubscribe unwanted emails in just one click and organise the rest. The emails you choose to keep get consolidated into a daily digest email called the Rollup. Unroll.me is a free subscription so there is no reason you can’t start decluttering your inbox.
PROCRASTOR: STOP RUNNING. START DOING
The app helps procrastinators get back on track by offering helpful suggestions to diagnose the cause of your distraction and help you continue with the next step of your task. Some of the common reasons for procrastinating are listed as choices.
There is a feature for setting up recurring tasks and projects which will send you reminders for when items are due. If you manage to stay on task the app lets you set rewards to stay motivated. Helpful stats let you see how well your productivity is progressing over days, weeks, months and even years. The Procrastor app comes with a free subscription.
SMARTER TIME: MAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF
It is hard to get organised when there never seem to be enough hours in the day. Smarter Time tracks the activity on your computer and uses your phone’s location, input, and various sensors to intelligently figure out what you are doing all day.
It uses the data which is privately stored directly on your phone to create a timeline of your activities, helps you reach goals, and track your time better.
The free version provides a pretty robust set of features, while the $5 (R 84,81) a month Plus version sports more detailed tracking and data backup options.
THE COZI: GET YOUR FAMILY ON THE SAME PAGE
The Cozi app does an admirable job of syncing your family’s collective calendars and various lists which ensures that everyone is on the same page.
Agendas can be sent out via email either daily or weekly and there is a built-in journal function you can use to capture memorable moments for safekeeping.
The free, ad-supported version includes many functionalities. A $30 (R508,87) per year gold version adds a shared address book, birthday tracker, enhanced reminders, and other goodies.
TODY: KEEP IT CLEAN
Tody creates customised cleaning schedules for each room in your house by positioning itself as a smart assistant.
Tody focuses on cleanliness indicators for various items that need attention. You will get a good overview of the rooms in your house that need attention first by categorising each item or trouble area in each room.
Tasks can be assigned to family members. The app is free for most functionality, with a $7 (R118,74) per device, per year version available that supports syncing between multiple devices.