December 18, 2020

Digital Tools to Increase Productivity and Organization

As a professional organizer, I’m asked all the time what my favorite organization tools and products are. There are so many out there it can be hard choosing the right one for you.

That’s where a professional opinion can come in handy. What better way to help out than to list my favorites.

  • Trello

    This web-based, list-making site can help you keep track of everything. And I do mean everything. Daily to-do lists. Big project plans. Grocery lists. The interface is clean and easy to use. There’s also an app available to download.

    Trello’s flexibility is a huge bonus. Not to mention you can have multiple “boards” and you have the option to color code and label each card or task. It’s a great way to organize, assign, and keep track of individual or team tasks.

    The free version gives you plenty to work with. If you’re a project manager, you might want to consider one of the packages. They have a Business Class for $9.99/month or an Enterprise package for $17.50/month.

  • Productive

    If you’re in the business of habit tracking or if you’ve been wanting to start, the Productive app is your new best friend.

    This app allows you to create and track a variety of habits. Choose from pre-set habits or create your own and decide what time of day you wish to do it. Morning, afternoon, evening, or anytime. You can also set tasks up on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.

    Additional features include:

    • Setting a specific time limit per task.

    • Having the app remind you of upcoming habits.

    The app is $29.99/year but gives you a 7-day free trial. It’s worth it if you’re really trying to maintain healthily and — pun intended — productive habits.

  • Google Calendar

    This free calendar from Google is one of the best. The features alone are enough to make this one of my top recommended digital tools. You can create separate personal and business calendar accounts. You can add attachments to invites. All while having it on one calendar.

    Other features include:

    • Set working hours.

    • Get desktop notifications.

    • Share your calendar with others.

    • Sync your calendar to all your devices.

    You might think the pre-installed calendar app on your phone is all you need. But there’s something about Google Calendar that makes me resort to it over and over again.

There you have it! These are my top three digital organization tools and products.

Want to learn more about my favorite organizing tools? Feel free to contact me with any questions.