When it comes to keeping your life and business organised, there’s always a better way to stay on track to have a productive day or week. The secret has always been to using your calendar or to-do app as more than just a date keeper.

Most people hardly use productivity apps even though have installed them on their smartphones. By using a productive apps creatively, you can bring order out of chaos in areas ranging from scheduling to getting actual work done.

For optimal productivity in 2014, check out our 50 simple ways to stay productive this year. Listed below are 10 of the best apps out there that can help you get  and stay organised for success this year.

1. Basecamp

Basecamp can help even the most unorganised business owners get their tasks in order. Basecamp helps you keep track of every file, discussion, and event from beginning to end—all in one place. The Basecamp calendar keeps all your project dates, events, and deadlines in one place.

2. Remember the Milk

While you can use Remember the Milk to actually help you remember the milk, it can also be used for managing a variety of other work related tasks as well.

Organise the way you want to with priorities, due dates, time estimates, repeating, lists, tags, and more. It allows users to manage tasks from a computer or smartphone, both online and offline.

Remember the milk

3. LessAccounting

You have other things and tasks to take care of, use LessAccounting to manage your finances. Great for small businesses, you’ll be able to keep track of expenses and send out invoices. Your bookkeeping isn’t as hard as you think. You need to see who owes you money and bill them. You need to see where you’re spending money and record and categorise expenses.

4. Mailbox

To make delivery as fast as possible, Mailbox checks your email from the cloud, then delivers it to your phone securely. Quickly swipe messages to your archive or trash. Scan an entire conversation at once with chat-like organisation. Snooze emails until later with just a tap.


5. RescueTime

Don’t get distracted with all the many tasks you have to accomplish everyday. RescueTime helps you understand your daily habits so you can focus and be more productive. Tracks time spent on applications and websites, giving you an accurate picture of your day.

6. Prezi

Prezi is helping reinvent the art of presentation. Farewell, one-dimensional thinking. Welcome instead the power of inter-connection and flexibility. Prezi Collaborate is an online collaboration feature that allows up to ten people (co-located or geographically separated) to co-edit and show their presentations in real time.


7. Mint

Take managing your finances to another level with Mint. Not only can you track and record your expenses, but Mint will give you recommendations on how to save or save more money.

Mint automatically organises your spending into categories—like rent, gas, clothes, lattes—and shows you where your money goes in easy-to-understand charts.

8. Cal

Cal is a smart calendar that learns from your appointments and schedules to help get things done in a “simple, playful, harmonious way”. Rather than just organize your agenda Cal help you gain focus without the extra effort. Naturally merge business agendas and personal life planning in one place.


9. Clear

Clear is quick, simple, intuitive and perfect for busy people. Clear’s interface is elegant and clever. You can maintain several different lists (work, personal, family) with Clear.

If you are looking for a  maintain a simple list of things to do — or for those who are interested in the state of the art in interface design — it’s well worth checking out.

10. Workflowy

WorkFlowy is an organisational tool that seeks to makes life easier. It’s a surprisingly powerful way to take notes, make lists, collaborate, brainstorm, plan and generally plan your life.

It can help you organise personal to-dos, collaborate on large team projects, write research papers, keep a journal or even plan a wedding.

What is your favourite app for organising your life or business?

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