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Top 10 apps for organising and planning

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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