Every spring, the hearts of obsessive-compulsives flutter with excitement at the thought of spring cleaning. I laugh and think about hiring a maid.
Sure, it would be nice to be able to throw your organizing problems at someone else. But even if you can afford a personal secretary and cleaning team for every day of the week, at least some of it will still fall on your head — especially when it comes to your work.
Luckily, us disorganized types can do our own digital versions of spring cleaning with our work via our computers and smartphones with the help of some of these awesome apps:
This computer app tracks the amount of time you spend on websites to give you an idea of just how much time you're wasting. Talk about a motivator to stay on task.
I'm sure you've heard it before, but you're going to hear it again: Evernote is one of the best apps for organizing your thoughts and writings and then effectively searching them later. I use it for blogging and it's a life-saver.
Now this is cool: With this iPhone app, you can take a picture of a whiteboard in a meeting, then get rid of whatever notes you don't need until you have a perfect representation of all the elements you need to remember. Anything that helps me avoid having to take notes is great in my book!
Save any file to this app from any device, then access the file later via the web. Great for group collaboration and for those of us who have issues remembering their thumb drives.
Access your appointments any time via the web, color-code different calendars according to work, leisure or other categories, and sync your calendars with your phone to receive both email and alarm-bell reminders of appointments. Never unintentionally blow off an appointment again!
Any other apps you recommend?