Five organisational apps we’ll be using in 2018

It’s that time of year when resolutions are made and broken, especially when involving getting things done.  So to herald in the new year we’ve put together our top 5 organisational apps to help keep us on all track for 2018.

What they say: Discover how organized you can be. Collect what matters and find it when you need it, wherever you are.

What we say:  Evernote is no.1 when it comes to organising all those stray ‘bits’ that you’d love to read/find at a later date.  Consider it a filing system you can carry in your pocket.  Take a snap or save from the web all those stray recipes, articles, files, photographs, inspiring ideas and easily search for it at later date.

Our favourite use:  Taking a snap of the children’s art, compiling into a folder and creating a photo album at the end of the year.


What they say: Whether you’re planning a holiday, sharing a shopping list with a partner or managing multiple work projects, Wunderlist is here to help you tick off all your personal and professional to-dos.

What we say:  Oh yes, a to-do list with all the bells and whistles.  Share lists, allocate tasks, set dedicated reminders and access from all devices.

Our favourite use: Shopping lists have never been so organised 😉


What they say: Basecamp organizes your communication, projects, and client work together so you have a central source of truth.

What we say: Basecamp is an amazing way to project manage.  Your first ‘project’ is free and from that you can build multiple work streams/ chat channels – making life so much simpler than searching through emails.

Our favourite use: any project that needs to be managed!


What they say: SelfControl is a free and open-source application for macOS that lets you block your own access to distracting websites, your mail servers, or anything else on the Internet. Just set a period of time to block for, add sites to your blacklist, and click “Start.” Until that timer expires, you will be unable to access those sites—even if you restart your computer or delete the application.

What we say: A free app that quite literally replaces your self control.  It’s pretty drastic but you set the parameters – the sites, the time period – and once the block is on, it is just that… A BLOCK.  You can’t get back on that site until the timer is over.

Our favourite use:  to reclaim some of those hours on instagram!


What they say: LastPass remembers all your passwords, so you don’t have to.

What we say:  so many sites, so many passwords.  And we all know that using the same password for all is Just Not On.  And then that’s before you consider commonly used password formats.  So what to do?  Last Pass.  Not only will Last Pass randomly generate passwords for you, it encrypts them before it leaves your computer and reaches the LastPass server, so not even LastPass employees can see your sensitive data.

Our favourite use:  Passwords – the bain of our lives.

 

Here’s to a productive 2018!

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