As a university student, I have to constantly juggle between school work and my non-existent social life. How do I ensure I am always ahead of deadlines and remember all the endless project meetings with my group mates? It's so important to stay organised these days. Just imagine if you missed out an important presentation simply because you forgot about it.
Back when I was working for an agency in Singapore, it was tough remembering when all the meetings were scheduled and what work had to be done. Of course, if I were to write my To-Do list on physical copies of papers, I would probably lose the sheets (and my marbles) within minutes because I could be such a klutz at times. Call me a slave to technology but I prefer to digitise my calendars and to-do lists. I think it's always good to start early so that you already have the habit of being organised when you come into the workforce in the future. Here are my favourite two apps that help me stay organised!
This is hands-down, the best calendar app anyone can ask for, whether you are a student or a working professional. Sunrise Calendar is *gasps* a FREE, beautifully designed electronic calendar made for ALL your calendars.
Yep, you can sync your Google, iCloud and Exchange calendars all together. It also connects with other apps like Facebook, Evernote, Trello etc. I have been using it for more than a year on my iPhone, iPad and MacBook, since an ex-colleague introduced it to me last year. It also sends daily emails of all the events you have going on that day. In fact, it is so well-organised it even syncs events like my travel trips and little things like a movie session that I purchased online. Sunrise makes it really easy for me to keep track of everything in one amazing calendar. With this, I never forget a friend’s birthday.
Download Sunrise: https://www.sunrise.am
Another app I like to use for my to-do lists is Trello. Trello is an online platform for managing projects and personal tasks. It was first introduced to me when I was working on a campaign last year, where the usage of this app was encouraged in the agency. This was actually a good way to keep track of each team’s WIP on the specific projects as a whole.
These days, I actually use it to keep track of my school courses, where I list down what I had to do for each module. With Trello, you can include team members and delegate tasks by tagging them in the specific cards. You can also set personalised labels to remind yourself which items are more urgent, which items are completed and so on. The layout reminds me of Pinterest, but this is way more functional in keeping things organised.
Use Trello today: https://trello.com
By the way, this is not a sponsored post. I just feel like sharing the best apps I use with the world 'cos I'm kind like that. Even if you're an organised mess like me at the end of the day, at least you tried. :)