Generally, I am trying to be on my phone less. Even though it sometimes drives my friends crazy, to me, having a phone doesn’t necessarily mean that I have to be available 24/7. I try to check and respond to emails and messages not more than once a day and it’s been really working well for me. The things I do use my phone for are things that I feel enhance my life in any way or contribute to me being more organised. Here are the apps that help me get organised:
Headspace – Meditation
I am not good at meditating. I need a guided meditation to get me out of my head and focused which is why I have been loving the Headspace App, created to give people the chance to get in their daily meditation no matter their time limits. With as little as 1 minute I can make sure I meditate daily and having the option to escape for a short amount of time and centre myself has really helped with anxiety release.
NoWaste – Food Shopping
I have written a whole post about why I love this app and I am happy to say, that I still use it. Since my fiance uses it as well, we don’t run into the problem of having bought the same thing twice. We can sync up our shopping lists and there is no need for communication surrounding food shopping – boooooring!!!
Slack – Organised Communication
Such a brilliant app. Slack is basically a communication tool that makes it easy to sort communications into categories, making it more organised and retraceable. I use it not just for work and uni but for my relationship: we text based on what the topic is, it’s brilliant and makes communication so much easier via phone.
Clue – Period tracker
If you are a regular on my blog, you are probably familiar with the clue app. I have been tracking my period ever since I started it. Even before I started my period, my mom taught me how to track my cycle, what the different cervical fluids meant and how the temperature changes throughout a woman’s cycle. Back then however it was with pen and paper and a spreadsheet that we would print out every month 🙂 I always wished for an app that would make that process more practical and that gave me an option to measure my temperature in order to make it easier to evaluate. I was so excited when the Clue app came out. It is a forward-thinking period tracker that takes into consideration many aspects and factors of a woman’s cycle. It offers explanations and educating texts along with its sections and options and I can highly recommend it.
Fantastical – Calendar
I have a physical calendar where I write down my appointments, to-do’s and deadlines. For certain occasions, however, I need an online calendar, be it shared appointments, holidays with friends or things I absolutely can’t forget and need reminders for. Fantastical is hands down the best calendar app I have ever tried! It is very intuitive and even gives you the option to put in new appointments via its voice recording feature. It’s brilliant, makes me more organised and I have gotten my entire family on the same calendar app, who love it equally as much.
Minimalist – List Organizer
I am a list lover! I live on lists, everything I do has been put in a list before and I love it. Before this app, I used to make physical lists but since I downloaded the Minimalist app, I haven’t made a physical list once, I didn’t find it necessary anymore.
The layout of this app is incredibly simple but effective, no distractions, super clean design and – in my humble opinion- the prettiest app on my phone.
Wally – Finance tracker
I go back and forth with using this app but it is a helpful app when used consistently, which is why I wanted to include it on this list. Usually, it comes in handy when I try to put myself on a budget, saving up for the next holiday or similar goals. Wally helps me to create a budget and stick to it by calculating my daily “allowed” spending. Wally also gives me the option to write down anything I have spent, include a picture of the receipt and sort it into categories in order to show my biggest spending areas, which is essential when wanting to cut down on expenses.
I have many more apps to share, let me know if you are interested in these kinds of posts, I love writing them.