What makes tablets and smart phones so great? Their ease and convenience? Their sleek designs and functional capabilities? Their all around nift-a-tude? Nah. Forget that razzmatazz. What makes mobile devices so stinking cool is that they’re like digital butlers — always on hand, helpful, and possessive of no other will than your own.
In the spirit of spring cleaning and household servants taking care of the chores, here are some useful apps to help organize your life:
Remember the Milk
Sync, connect, and entwine all your lists, reminders, and to-dos with this free app. It correlates with the online version, sorts with respect to priorities, and alerts reminders by location. You’ll always remember the milk if you remember Remember the Milk.
The perfect app for jotting quick notes on the go, Evernote records text, voice, images, and locations. It syncs with its desktop and web counterparts, making it a terrific collaborator. And, this little woozy of an app is free, which is always a plus.
With the help of the mint.com app, you can keep a detailed account of your spending and finances. Track your credit card and bank accounts, and, as you spend, you’ll be able to chart your purchase patterns.
With its ten dollar price tag, this app isn’t too cheap. But, before you write it off forever, check out what it can do. The eWallet holds your passwords, account information, card numbers, and IDs all in one place. More importantly, it keeps them all in one place securely. It’s an app that’s as practical as it is safe with a 256-bit AES encryption system.
Watch out time sheet applications! iTimeSheetLite is the most popular app (of its kind). Here, you can record the time spent on projects and activities. Organizing your schedule is easy with iTimeSheet. And, if you just can’t get enough time sheet action, you can always upgrade to the full version for $5.99.
As with training a butler, you’ve got to cram and stuff your mobile device with the right information if it’s going to be of any use. So, get the most out of your digital servant and try some of these great apps. If they don’t work out, you can always erase them from your tablet or smart phone’s memory — a much more difficult, and messy, process with living servants.