Become More Productive

Todays technology allows us to be more productive and better organized than ever before. Productivity and organization apps are an excellent tool to use when you just can’t seem to break out of the rut. Many of these apps are available completely for free, so you can try them out until something feels right to you.

An excellent way to jumpstart your organizational and productivity skills is to download the right apps that work best for you.

Here are just a few of the most popular Android and iPhone apps available today:


Evernote is a clear winner when it comes to note taking applications. Robust enough for business and simple enough for the casual user, Evernote consolidates all of your post-its, to do lists, and reminders into a single system. If your phone or smart device’s internal note-taking app just isn’t cutting it, Evernote is a free and easy-to-use alternative. Evernote is also a cloud-based service, which means that it can be easily connected to through a browser and synced with other devices.

Grocery IQ

Grocery IQ is a fantastic, niche organizer that’s designed to help you get your grocery shopping under control. We’ve all had times when we’ve gone to the grocery store and completely blanked on what we needed — but no more. Grocery IQ will both track your grocery list and help you find the items aisle by aisle once you’re at the store. Grocery IQ can also find coupons for you, which can be scanned at the register — so this free app can actually save you money.


Finally, sometimes you need to organize not only your chores… but also your expenses. Mint is a budget tracker that tracks your spending over time, to make sure that you don’t end up spending more than you should every month. Mint can automatically sync with your financial accounts to make sure that you aren’t missing anything.


Both an app and a website, Strides is designed to track both your goals and habits. Whether you’re trying to be healthier or get more work done, productivity can be measured in many different ways. Strides will help you develop your lifestyle, both on a personal and business level. Exercise, weight, water, sleep, reading, budgeting, meditation, money-saving, and waking time can all be easily tracked through the system.

These few apps I’ve listed are just the tip of the iceberg. If you have an app that you use and love and would like to share your experience using a particular app, feel free to leave a comment below.

If you’re serious about getting organized, start downloading some apps available out there to help you get organized and become more productive.

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