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The Best Everyday & Home Organization Apps

Scheduling and Task Management


Planner Pro - Daily Calendar & Personal Organizer

My personal favorite, one that I can’t live without. It allows you to create a daily task list and arrange it by priority. It also integrates with Apple and Google calendars, reminders, and events. Other key features include notes for each day, Apple Watch, and more.

Free, with an option to upgrade (no ads, weekly schedule, recurring tasks, sub-tasks, daily inspirational quotes, allows you to group tasks into a project) for an annual fee of $4.99.

Available in iTunes and Google Play.

Cozi Family Organizer

A truly amazing app that keeps a hectic family schedule in line, with everyone in the loop.

You can note appointments, coordinate schedules, and create to-do lists for everyone and have it automatically sync to their devices. No one will ever forget an appointment again!

It also has a meal planner, recipes, and a family journal for sharing with friends.

Appy Award Winner for Best Family App, BMA Gold Winner for Best Mobile Calendar and named a “must-have app for a better life” by The TODAY Show.

Free, with various in-app purchases.

Available in iTunes and Google Play.

Notes and Project Organizer


Evernote

If you’re an avid note taker that likes to pin and file ideas, Evernote is a must have. It’s one of the most popular productivity apps in iTunes and with good reason. It allows you to organize and file different mediums from lists, notes, photos, voice recordings, and more. It also allows you to sync everything in all your devices as well for easy access and sharing.

Free, with option for upgrades:

  • Evernote Plus (1 GB per month of cloud space, offline viewing, unlimited devices, allows saving and filing emails) for $3.99 monthly and $34.99 annually
  • Evernote Premium (10 GB per month, same as the rest above plus allows you to search inside documents and attachments, annotate PDFs, scan and reads business cards, transforms notes to presentations) for $7.99 monthly and $69.99 annually.

Available in iTunes, Google Play, and Android Wear.

Skitch

Annotations on overdrive. Skitch allows you to mark and annotate visual medias on your phone (photos, screenshots, maps, PDFs, diagrams, etc.) for easy sharing or filing. It’s a great tool for DIY projects, school, and work.

Free, with upgrades for the PDF markup feature.

Available in iTunes.

Password Management


Lastpass

I use Lastpass not only on my mobile devices, but also across my desktop computers. It is compatible with almost every browser in iOS and Windows, allowing you to keep and use your passwords at your convenience.

It also has a built in password strength checker that lets you know just how secure (or rubbish) your passwords are.

A must-have to keep you secure from hacking, credit card frauds, identity thieves, and other online bad guys!

Free, plus a premium version that allows cross device syncing at $12 a year.

Available for mobile in iTunes, Google Play; and desktops for Google ChromeFirefox, and Microsoft Store.

Finances


HomeBudget

Hands down the best app for keeping track of your household budget. It organizes your recurring and one-time expenses, bills, income, account balances; and allows you to classify them by category. This gives you a great overview and analysis of your spending habits and monthly budget. It also allows you to sync data within your household and have everyone work on a single budget.

Additional features include: image attachment of receipts, support for multiple currencies, automatic exchange rates, scheduled billing and reminders, periodic visual reports, backup/restore, and more.

Free trial, paid version currently at 40% off which lands it at the incredibly affordable price of $2.99.

Available in iTunes, Google Play, Mac OS, and Amazon App Store.

Kitchen Tools


Pepperplate – Recipe, Menu, and Cooking Planner

For savvy cooks and party planners. This tool makes organizing dinners and planning menus such a breeze, you’ll cook like a pro in no time. It flawlessly imports and manages your recipe collection, ingredients, and shopping lists across all devices.

Additional features include multiple timers, meal planning, sharing information to friends and family, automatically organizes your shopping list to match your grocery isles, makes all data available offline.

Free!

Available in iTunes, Windows Store, Google Play, Nook, and Amazon App Store.

News and Subscriptions


Feedly

Consolidate all your blog subscriptions and magazine publications in one place. This is the one of the first apps I open in the morning to get my daily dose of fresh news.

From home improvement to business and tech, simply pull any website’s RSS feed and add them in your Feedly category to get the latest articles and videos. It also offers integration with a host of other Apps including Evernote, Facebook, Pinterest, and more for easy filing and sharing.

Free!

Available in iTunes, Google Play, Google Chrome, Firefox Mozilla, and Amazon App Store.

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