Last month I took the plunge and purchased my very first Apple product: an iPhone. I had high hopes for it, crossing my fingers that it would be more useful than my Samsung Moment phone that it was replacing. Especially in terms of the apps. Now my tangible planner sits untouched and empty as my phone has taken over all scheduling, planning, and to-do list creating duties. So I thought I’d take today to share some of my favorite apps for the iPhone.
1. Any.Do – Currently Free
I don’t know what I would do without this app in my life. You can create tasks – by typing or talking – for the current day, tomorrow, later in the week, or beyond that. Then when you complete the tasks, you physically cross them out on the touch screen. After a good shake, all of your completed tasks disappear and your to-do list is empty. Easy to move around your tasks, group them into categories, and view what you have coming up later on in the week.
2. 30/30 – Currently Free
A really easy timer app. Set up your list of tasks, decide on a length of time, and start the timer. Then it will tell you when you need to move on to your next task. There’s not much else to it, but I think that’s why I love it so much. It’s a good way to not spend too long on social media or remind yourself to get up, stretch, and take your eyes off of the computer from time to time.
3. My Pocket Coach – Currently Free / $4.99 for the pro version
My Pocket Coach was one of the first apps I ever downloaded with the iPhone. It’s a goal tracker/personal motivator for you to track, follow, and manage the small (and even large) goals you have in your life. Want to write a blog post a day? Or update your shop with a new product 3x a week? Maybe focus on a personal goal like exercising, cutting out caffeine, or sleeping more? It has the capability to easily track your goals, show you what you’ve already succeeded with, and encourage you to keep a streak going.
4. Pocket – Currently Free
A lot of times when I browse the web, I don’t have the time to view something in it’s entirety at that time. Which is exactly why I love Pocket. It’s meant to store all of those sites for when you can browse them, be it on your phone or computer. Really simple and easy to use tool to ensure that you come back to the things that you’re interested in visiting.
5. Wunderlist – Currently Free
I started using Wunderlist on the web prior to the app and loved it so I knew I would enjoy the app. Wunderlist is a great place for your to-do lists, especially ones that you may want to share with other people. Organize your tasks, get email updates, add due dates, and add tasks via email. Tons of personalization/customization features, too.
do you have any iphone apps you’d recommend?