The new year is a great time to get organized. No matter how busy or hectic your life was in the past year, the turning of the calendar gives you the opportunity to reset and prioritize.
Thanks to smart phones, organizing your day-to-day activities has gotten easier. Here are some apps that can help you get a grip on your life in 2017.
IFTTT: The IFTTT app helps you automate everyday tasks between the numerous apps you use on a daily basis. IFTTT works with more than 360 apps (including Twitter, Google Drive, Weather, Instagram, etc.) and allows you to streamline notifications and connect apps.
Users can stay informed from various publications, receive weather forecast notifications, to message a group of friends or family, to use automated and intelligent home security alerts, streamline your social media, to save mobile screenshots in a specific album, to back up important files, to set your home thermostat and trigger events based on your current location. Cost: Free to download to iOS and Android. Find it: www.ifttt.com.
Dropbox: With the rise of technology, it has become important to keep track of numerous electronic files. The Dropbox app gives you a place to store all of your photos, documents, videos and any other files you need to keep.
With Dropbox, users can access files on any device (offline as well), create and edit Microsoft Office files, and share links to your largest files without using email attachments. Along with the ability to send and share large files, users can also share files with anyone, even if they don’t have the Dropbox app. Cost: Free to download to iOS and Android. Find it: www.dropbox.com/mobile.
24me: If a personal assistant would help you get organized, the 24me app is just that. A personal assistant for your smartphone. The 24me app notifies you about everything that is happening in your day.
The app gives users one place for organizing calendars, tasks, notes and personal accounts; syncing capabilities with all your calendars, auto-generates your tasks and reminders, auto-complete tasks and errands, smart alerts and the ability to share events, tasks and reminders. Cost: Free to download to iOS and Android. Find it: www.twentyfour.me.
Remember the Milk: The Remember the Milk app is a to-do app for the busiest of people. Users can keep their to-do lists in one place and then be reminded via email, IM, Twitter and mobile notifications.
You can also share your lists and give tasks to others, stay in sync with your other devices, organize your priorities with due dates, search your tasks and notes and see tasks near your location to help you get your list done. Cost: Free to download to iOS and Android. Find it: www.rememberthemilk.com.
Gyft: If you are scrambling for a last minute gift, the Gyft app lets users send a gift card instantly to friends and family. Users can choose from hundreds of gift card options from retailers such as Starbucks, iTunes, Amazon, Target and more. With the app, you can send and receive eGiftcards, redeem and track balances, manage and store your gift cards and purchase eGift cards. You can also personalize your gift cards by sending it with a personal video or text message. Cost: Free to download to iOS and Android. Find it: www.gyft.com.