My Favorite Organizational Tools
I love my physical day planner, but I still rely on digital tools to help keep my life organized. It’s easier to put an appointment with the dentist in my phone calendar than to pull my planner out at the checkout desk. I also handle so many files and photos for work that I rely on being able to access them even if I’m not near my computer or phone.
I have been using Dropbox since 2013 when my cousin introduced me to it. It’s crazy to think that back then you couldn’t easily access files unless you emailed them or carried them around on a flash drive. Cloud-based storage was pretty limited and wasn’t nearly as nice as now.
I enjoy using Dropbox because it’s so easy to access files on my phone, iPad or MacBook Pro. I can even access my files on any computer through a web browser. It’s just that easy. I also enjoy having a personal and work Dropbox account, which keeps my files from mixing and becoming unmanageable.
I wrote a blog post for Laura’s blog a few years ago about how I used iCal. While I no longer use it for my employees to see their work schedules (we have an app for that now) I do use it for shared calendars with my family. It’s so easy for everyone to be notified when an appointment is added or deleted. They can also check the calendar and see whatever is upcoming for the day or week.
Here’s a few other apps that I use to stay organized:
- Dropbox Paper