Top 5 Smartphone Apps to Keep You Organised

Staff Writer / 23-08-2019 / Apps

Smartphones have gotten a bad reputation for being time-wasters and productivity-killers, and they definitely can be when not used to their full potential. You’ve got a mini supercomputer in your pocket, and it’s capable of a lot more than snapping selfies and watching videos. Here’s our list of 5 powerful smartphone apps for Android and iOS to keep you organised and productive.

LastPass

In this day and age, it’s a smart move to have different passwords for every website, but remembering all of your login details can become an exercise in frustration. You never have to remember (or forget) another password again with LastPass. Just download the app, sign up and create one master password. Simply add all of the sites you visit regularly and LastPass will maintain secure logins for all of them without you having to memorise the details. As the developers state, it’ll be your last password…ever.

Office Lens

This handy app puts a scanner right in your pocket. It uses your phone’s camera to create digital copies of any printed document, and can even digitise text from whiteboards and blackboards. It allows you to trim, crop and edit your captured images. It can even convert scanned documents into editable Word and PowerPoint files thanks to the built-in OCR technology. Office Lens also backs up your scans to the cloud so you can access them from any compatible device.

Pocket

Don’t create virtual clutter by bookmarking web pages you want to view later. Pocket allows you to save any article, video or link from a website or apps like Facebook and Twitter to a centralised location with just one click. It also syncs your list across your phone, tablet and computer so you can access your favourite content from any device, even when you’re offline.

Evernote

Evernote is a one-stop app for taking notes, jotting down ideas and creating to-do lists. It keeps everything organised and searchable across your mobile devices and desktop. It’s perfect for taking notes in meetings or classes, and gives you the ability to attach articles, documents, video and photos to your notes. Evernote even gives you the option of recording your meetings or lectures directly into your virtual note so you can pay closer attention instead of furiously scribbling in a notebook the whole time.

Cozi

Cozi is an app that keeps the entire family organised and in sync. It features a shared calendar for everyone to add their activities and appointments. It allows parents to create chore lists for kids, shopping and to-do lists for themselves, as well as set reminders for important dates. It even helps with the cooking by allowing users to store recipes and adding the required ingredients to their shopping lists.

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