Grocery list? There’s an app for that. Budget? There’s an app for that. Cleaning schedule? There’s an app for that. Keeping your kids quiet at the doctors office? Yep, there’s about a billion apps for that too.
If you’re anything like me, your phone is slowly being taken over by Palace Pets and Strawberry Shortcake. It’s time to take back control and use your phone for things that you actually need. Here are some of the best apps to keep busy moms and working parents organized.
Evernote. This is all about taking notes. Jot it down and access notes from any device you can access Internet. I love it, it helps organize all those little thoughts you need to remember but never can.
Dropbox. This is the single best app for sharing and keeping track of files (in my opinion). It’s easy to use and access from any internet connection.
IFTTT – If This Then That is an amazing app that automates nearly anything in your world. You can set up triggers that automatically take action whenever you do an action to automate your business. For example, if you post to Instagram, IFTTT will auto post to Facebook. You can set up countless automations to save you time.
Todoist. This is a great tool for the ultimate list maker. Create tasks, share projects, delegate items (like grocery shopping with roommates), set notifications, and more.
Home Routines app is designed to help you manage your routine chores you do on a regular basis. Break down daily chores by morning and evening, as well as keep track of weekly tasks and cleaning zones. Best of all, when you mark each task as complete you get a gold star!
Wunderlist is a great app that is also perfect for gathering and organizing to-do lists. I use it mostly for shopping lists and managing events.
Cozi is the ultimate digital version of the family calendar. Everyone can access the same information from any mobile device and sends reminders and notices to other members in the family when I add something to their calendar.
Mint is one of the best budget apps I have seen out there. You can use it to set a budget, and notify you when you get close to going over. Or you can simply use it to keep track of where you are and stay on top of your accounts at a glance.
All Recipes is a great app for dinner time. Simply spin the dinner spinner and it gives you options of what you can make given the ingredients you have on hand.
30/30 is an app to keep you on track during the day. It helps you from getting distracted and keeps you on task so you can get more done during the day.