These (affordable!) apps can maximize personal efficiency and help you stay organized.
Keep track of all your notes.
Evernote is a note-taking and note-syncing program that saves all your thoughts, notes (voice and audio included), and photos to a cloud service, meaning you can retrieve your content from virtually anywhere. Basically, Evernote allows you to create multiple electronic files that you can have access to through a plethora of interfaces.
Manage multiple social media accounts from a single dashboard.
One of the most popular and comprehensive social media tools out there, Hootsuite includes features such as weekly analytics reports and team management facility, making it great for both business and personal use.
Store all your documents in the cloud.
Dropbox is a cloud-based, automatic, file-synchronization service that allows you to get your files quickly and easily from pretty much any Internet-enabled device. Dropbox works with files that are stored in a single folder, supports file sharing, and shows history of actions.
The ultimate travel organizer.
Who needs a travel agent when you have TripIt? TripIt allows you to manage your flights, hotels, and other travel. Having your whole itinerary in one location is the real beauty of this app. Need a travel buddy? Oh, you’re paying? Looks like my schedule just opened up!
Manage and organize your email.
Drowning in your emails again? Sanebox is absolutely the best solution to email overload. It’s a simple, customizable, and highly effective management assistant that filters and organizes your inbox.
Track your computer usage.
RescueTime boosts your productivity by monitoring and tracking all your computer use and informing you when you are productive or when you are distracted. (Yes, watching the best of Jeff Dunham YouTube videos falls under this category.) This app allows you to better manage one of your most valuable resources: time.
Transcribe your voicemail messages.
YouMail makes it simple for you to access your messages in any way you see fit. Whether it’s email, text, or both, this app accurately transcribes voice mails and allows you to view, listen, read, forward, and respond to them in whichever way is most convenient to you.