If your phone can remember all the phone numbers and texts and emails and high scores and photos you take, why not give it a few extra tasks to keep in mind instead of you?
Do yourself a favour and use your phone as a powerful day-to-day organization tool to remind you of your chores, tasks and meetings. We promise it will make everything a bit easier to handle in no time!
When you think of it, jot it down!
Ever remember something when you least expect it and then because the moment is not appropriate, you archive it in your mind for later? And of course, you then forget about it until it’s too late.
Add one of the To Do list apps to your phone and make a quick note of the task when it pops up in your mind. That way, you can sort it out at a more appropriate time.
Bonus: most apps now let you share your to-dos with others, so you don’t have to do everything yourself.
A reminder for everything
Phones already have a calendar app added, so you can use that to your everyday advantage. Set up calendar reminders for everything! Remember birthdays, anniversaries, meetings, coffee dates, movie nights and events you’re interested in before they happen for a change.
Bonus: Many calendars allow you to add a map location as well and then use that to send a notification to your phone about when you need to leave so that you arrive on time.
A 24/7 personal accountant
Keeping track of your expenses and savings is one of the most important tasks, yet most of us still do it the old-fashioned way – all in our head.
Try as you might, you’ll always forget something, so download a money management app and give it a go.
Bonus: Money management apps have a wide variety of additional features, from credit scores, best loan and credit card offers, custom reminders or monthly budget limits you can set up. Browse around and test a few apps before you decide which one suits your needs best.
Backups are your friends
As much as we hate to admit it, it only takes one good drop of the phone to cut us off digitally. By now most of us have a backup old phone we can use, but just the thought of setting everything up again on a new phone is enough to give you a headache.
There are plenty of backup apps available out there and it only takes a few minutes to set one up on your phone, but it can end up saving precious hours of your time.
Bonus: Find one that lets you decide where to store the backup, so you don’t clutter your phone’s memory unnecessarily.
And one more to organize your organizer
Is your phone low on memory? Deleting a few photos is a usually the first step that is recommended, but we say why not start with the apps and files instead? Go through your apps every now and then and uninstall the ones you don’t need or download a cleaner app and have that clear some clutter instead.