Top 10 apps for organising and planning

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There are many aspects of your working life that can now be managed using an application or platform.

From managing your calendar and completing everything on your to-do list, to helping your team collaborate on projects and tracking your firm’s cash flow and invoices, there’s bound to be an app to help simplify these every-day tasks.

While there’s an abundance of productivity apps out there, here at IT Channel Expert we’ve tried to make the process a little easier by picking the best mix of apps to help you plan and organise your business and personal tasks.

BUSINESS CALENDAR

- Calendar management app

- Quick day view

- Customisable widgets

- Switch between textual and graphical presentation

- Add events and tasks

- Works on Android

- Pricing: Free with in-app products ranging from £0.99 to £3.94

GOOGLE NOW

- Personal assistant app

- Quickly search the web and your phone or tablet

- Use your voice to search

- Get personalised results based on your location

- Updates on how much traffic to expect before you leave for work

- Weather updates

- Works on Android, iOS and desktop

- Pricing: Free

QUIP

- Team collaboration app

- Communicate without email

- Shared task/to-do lists

- Create shared folders

- Embed full-featured spreadsheets into any documents

- Custom team URL

- Enhanced document recovery

- Dedicated support manager

- Usage stats

- Works on Android and iOS

- Pricing: Quip – Free, Quip Business – $12 per user/per month, Quip Enterprise – contact for pricing

CALVETICA CALENDAR

- Calendar app

- A rich month view that lets you see how events span days and overlap

- Quickly add an event by long pressing on a day

- Email an iCal file to share with others or SMS an event description to someone

- View a location on a map or use the map to set a location for an event

- Customise calendar colours

- Customise how event and task details appear on the edit screen

- Works on iOS

- Pricing: £2.29

24ME

- Personal assistant app

- Built in calendar, to-do list and notes

- Connect your utilities, service providers, banks, social networks and more

- Tasks, events and notes are listed together on the calendar and can be managed from one place

- Link in social media networks

- Works on Android and iOS

- Pricing: Free

OMNIFOCUS

- Task management app

- View your work in a variety of ways, with each perspective designed for something specific, such as planning, doing or checking on your day ahead

- View options: change what you’re looking at with filters

- Location awareness

- Incorporates Siri

- Attachment support for images and audio

- Calendar integration

- Export as CSV

- Works on iOS and Mac

- Pricing: Standard Mac – $39.99, Pro Mac – $79.99, Standard iOS – $39.99, Pro iOS – $59.98

FREEAGENT

- Business organiser platform

- Bring together your invoices, expenses and bank accounts in one place

- Track cash flow

- Invoice Timeline: See which invoices have been paid or are due/overdue

- Live profit and loss report

- Tax deadline notifications

- Works on Mac and iOS

- Pricing: Limited Company – £29/a month, Partnership/LLP – £24/a month, Sole Trader – £19/a month

CARROT TO-DO

- To-do list app

- Combines a to-do list with a virtual pet

- Keep the AI happy by completing tasks and get rewards

- Over 500 unique rewards

- Unlockable app upgrades, from reminders to mini-games to an ‘actual kitten’

- Works on iOS

- Pricing: £2.29 with in-app purchases

COPY2CONTACT

- Address book and calendar app

- Works with emails, search results, text messages and more

- Eliminates tedious copy/paste, re-typing, and errors

- Does not require a wireless connection

- Updates existing contacts if missing complete information

- Full set of preferences for auto-capitalisation and other customisation

- Works on iOS, desktop, Blackberry

- Pricing: Varies from free – $54.90, depending on package

IDOCS PRO

- Google Docs and Google Drive management app for iOS

- Create, edit, search, share and print all document types supported by Google docs, including doc, docx, ppt, xls, pdf, rtf, mp3, mp4, and jpg

- Edit your documents and spreadsheets online using Google’s mobile web editor

- Real-time syncing

- Full enterprise account support

- Multiple accounts

- Offline viewing

- Works on iOS

- Pricing: £3.99

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