3 Great Free Tools to Organize Your Life

3 Great Free Tools to Organize Your Life

As we mentioned in a previous article, keeping yourself organized can lead to less stress and a happier work life whether you’re in a cubicle or at home. We are compulsive list-makers and organizers, and use a ridiculous combination of organizational tools.

Luckily, we’ve put together a list of our 3 favorite free ways to organize yourself electronically.

1. Evernote

Evernote is a favorite among digital professionals, and for good reason.

It offers a wide array of tools to organize your life and business, including checklists, one-click presentations, collaboration options, and notes or article clipping capabilities.

It really is the best of all worlds, in one tiny green package.

Evernote Desktop Application Screenshot

We tried Evernote a long time ago, and kind of fell off the bandwagon. Not sure why, but it might be time to get back on! Plus, they have several other apps available that make things easy for you, including a scanning app, digital handwriting app, and a food app.

Available On: Android, iOS, Windows devices, all web browsers

2. Trello

Trello is similar to Evernote, with a little more color coding and a little less capability thrown in.

Because Trello has slightly fewer capabilities than Evernote, it is a much simpler app that would be handy for someone that doesn’t need a robust management system.

Trello Boards screenshot

Easily create individual boards for different clients or projects while color coding them and sharing them with your team. Plus, they have Taco the spokes-husky keeping an eye on you!

Trello internal screenshot

Available On: Android, iOS, Windows 8, Kindle and as a website.

3. TickTick

We just discovered TickTick, and we’ve gotta say, it’s pretty legit.

TickTick web application screenshot

TickTick is a to-do list and task management app that is available as a website, a plugin for your favorite browsers, or as a mobile app for your phone. Not only can you keep yourself on target, but you can also share tasks with your team to make sure the workflow is followed to a “T.”

Available On: Android, Chrome Extension, iOS, Firefox Extension

Our Favorite?

There are tons of other free organization tools and apps out there, but the above 3 are our favorite. But, which is our favorite out of those? Sheesh, we don’t know!

As we said before, we’re obsessive list-makers. We make lists of lists. It’s pretty neurotic really.

We have tried each of the above tools at different times in our professional lives, but we’ve migrated so much that nailing down a favorite is hard. Right now, we’re using TickTick, but it might be time to gravitate back to Evernote.

What’s your favorite organizational tool out there today?