Long time readers of the site probably already know that I depend on my iPhone a lot when it comes to organization and scheduling. I wrote about how much I use it as a phone, a note taker, a camera, as a document filer, and for assorted other uses, but I have started digging through the iTunes app store to see how else I can use this “computer in a pocket” to help me stay organized – and I figured I would share some of the things I have discovered that may help you as well if you use an iPhone. (Bolded app links open the iTunes app store)
Evernote – Of course! One of my favorite desktop apps, the mobile version syncs up with your account so you can access your documents from anywhere. Fantastic.
Yelp – Need a doctor recommendation? Want to discover a new local restaurant? You seriously cannot get any better than Yelp. A great little app that helps you find whatever you need whenever you need it, Yelp gives you the ability to read reviews, write reviews, see the location on a map, place a phone call, or bookmark for later. Sure gets rid of all the little tiny pieces of paper I used to have in my pockets and in my car!
Dropbox – Another favorite of mine, Dropbox on the iPhone gives you access to any file you put in your synced Dropbox folder.
Use Your Handwriting – For quick note taking using your finger, this comes in pretty handy sometimes.
1Password – My hands-down best application I have on my laptop and now my iPhone. 1Password remembers all your logins for you, so you can have real passwords instead your pet’s name or the kind of car you have. This program is worth every penny I paid for it.
Whole Foods – I shop almost exclusively at Whole Foods, and I appreciate that they have an app for my iPhone. I can see what’s on sale, save grocery lists, and even check out recipes to make with what I have on hand.
Google Mobile App – I wrote a while back about how I depend on everything Google, and this application lets me take all my Google stuff with me everywhere I go.
Instapaper – This app lets you save articles and web info you want to read later when you may not have internet access. Very handy.
Remember The Milk – A great To-Do list manager that also can sync with an online account. I was using this for a while but now do my lists in Evernote.
Red Laser – OK, so this one doesn’t help me stay organized, per se, but it does help save me money. By scanning a bar code in a store of something I am interested in, Red Laser then does the comparison shopping for me online. Pretty sweet. (Kudos to my friend Seth at MindofSeth.com for letting me know about this one!)
So now it’s your turn – do you have a favorite app you use to help you stay organized and on top of things? Let us all know in the comments, as I am always looking for new ones to try out!