There are so many apps that you can download for free to change your life.
Okay, that sounds a bit dramatic.
But being able to organise yourself will change your life – and considering that’s what I’m suggesting you use your phone for, it’s not too far of a stretch.
As there are a lot of apps out there, it can be quite hard to figure out what you need and which ones are worth the download time.
I’ve tried a few apps over the years and I think I’ve finally come up with a system that works for me.
So, without further ado here are my favourite apps for organisation as a creative:
Wow, what a surprise to see Evernote in a post about organisation! But seriously, I’ve been using this app for years and I love the fact it syncs with your computer.
I have a lot of random notebooks on this app, from quotes I heard, books I’ve read, and even TV shows I want to watch one day.
Evernote is such a great catch-all app, as you can come up with your own system for your notes and notebooks making things easy for you to keep track of.
I was looking for a simple ‘To Do’ list app that I could have on my phone as I always have my phone on me, so I thought it would be a good way to keep note of what I have to do.
I like this app because it also comes with a widget, which means I can see from to-do list without having to even unlock my phone. I also like the fact it makes a satisying scratching sound whenever you tick off something from your list.
I’ve been using this app for an ongoing to-do list of things I want to do evenutally. Whenever I think of something, say that drawer that needs clearing out or the photos I want to find, I write it on this to do list so I can get to it when I have the time.
I’d recommend always having an ongoing list like this, especially at times like these when we have a lot more free time. You never know when you might need some additional inspiration of things to do.
This is yet again another popular app for organisation, but one that I’ve only just started using.
I can see how easy it will be to organise your notes when using this app, as it’s pretty similar to Evernote, but I don’t do that. I like how all of your notes are laid out on this app, almost like a brainstorm of thoughts and quotes based on what you write.
I’m currently using Google Keep to jot down ideas, whether that is one-liners or whole paragraphs, whenever they come into my head. I might never do anything with them, but I like to have a space for all of these notes just in case.
This is just a basic app and I’m sure you already use it, but I’d be lost without the clock app on my phone.
Of course, the alarm setting is important for people who want to become more organised but I also really like the timer. You can use this to set times for when you want to work, as well as set reminders for when you need a break or so on.
I typically use the ‘stop playing’ setting on the timer when I listen to podcasts or ASMR before bed, but I’ve also found it useful when I’m working sometimes too. It’s a good way to limit your time spent on certain apps and ensure that you are getting things done.
Similar to the ‘Do’ app, I have a widget on my phone and laptop that looks like a sticky note.
I write the things I need to do everyday on there and it’s always the same. I use this as a reminder for me to update my pay charts, which as a freelancer is very important, as well as making sure to check my emails regularly.
Basically, I use this app as a real sticky note – as a reminder for me to do certain things whenever I log on to my computer or phone. As someone with a terrible memory, this is a great tip and ensures that I’m getting in the habit of doing what I need everyday.
What is your favourite app for organisation?
I think a lot of people make organisation much harder than it needs to be. I’ve found that as long as I have somewhere to write down my thoughts and a daily to-do list, I can usually get along just fine.
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