10 Best Organization Apps to Simplify Your Life

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I was asked as a female business owner to share my favorite organization/productivity apps and why for an article in Oprah Magazine. I responded with:

Microsoft To-Do – to track all of my tasks both personal and business. Why? It is easy; I can set reminders, I can see the day, week or entire list, I can create multiple lists (great for projects), I can attach notes, documents or voice recordings to a task. It gives me the same satisfaction as a paper list that I can check off when I have completed a task. It gives me the option to show or not show the completed to-dos. I can print a list if I want a paper copy.

TimeTimer – to keep me focused on completing a task in a given amount of time. It shows the time passing which motivates me to stay focused on the task.

Evernote – to keep all the bits and bites of information I collect in one place that are searchable. Replaces paper files of random data and I can access the information on the go. Also great for keeping project information together digitally.

I’m thrilled to learn that I was quoted in the article for two of the apps I shared; Wunderlist and Time Timer.  Although, Evernote was included too as shared by another contributor.  You can read the article on OprahMagazine.com.

What are your favorite organization/productivity apps and why?


  1. Amy Baker Schultz on May 5, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    I’m only showing 3 apps listed in this article…looks like it might have gotten cut off?

    Also…do you use an app to scan receipts on your phone and store them?

    • Anne Blumer on May 7, 2019 at 7:06 am

      Hi Amy,
      There are 3 apps listed in my blog post. To read about all 10 apps click on the “OprahMagazine.com” link at the end of the blog post.

      I take a photo of the receipt with my phone and then send to my computer with airdrop (I have a MAC). But, I have heard Scannable works well for scanning receipts if you want to use an app.

  2. Janet Barclay on May 17, 2019 at 3:14 am

    I use Todoist for task management, OneNote for collecting information, and Acuity Scheduling so clients can book, change or cancel appointments.

    • Anne Blumer on May 17, 2019 at 9:04 am

      I have used ToDoList and OneNote, and both are great tools and very similar to Wunderlist and Evernote. I think it often comes down to personal preference, and it takes some trial and error to find the right fit. I need a scheduling app, so thank you for sharing Acuity Scheduling. I will look into it.

  3. Janet Schiesl on June 19, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Congratulation on the quotes Anne.
    I love Calendly, Cam Card and Last Pass. They save me so much time.

    • Anne Blumer on June 19, 2019 at 4:05 pm

      Thank you, Janet!
      I’m familiar with Last Pass, although I use Passwords Plus. I’ll check out Calendly and Cam Card–Thank you!

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