Though some will lament it, it is fair to say that gone are the days of the pencil and paper to organize your life. Gone are the bulky planners, the calendars on the walls, and the receipt books. In the place of all those physical items, now you have software, so very much software. So much software that you may be overwhelmed by the possibilities, and paralyzed by the choices you can make of which ones to use and why. Split them into three categories, and then take it step by step to personalize.
So how can you use software to organize your personal life? The first things that should go into your new software entity include people’s personal contact info (names, email addresses, physical addresses, birthdates, etc.) and recipes. Recipes, you think to yourself? Yep. Find your favorite recipes and put them into digital format using the software of your choice. If it seems like an odd first thing to do, consider how much time you spend eating, and how much frustration comes from not planning right, or not having the recipe on hand. New digital recipe software can even convert ingredient lists into shopping lists. That makes for a huge increase in quality of life for such a simple step.
Own a business? Manage a business? Are you part of a business? Need business startup advice? Look into business software! There are a million different kinds out there, so it’s your job to find which one matches your situation and your personality. Always look up reviews from people who have used them in the past, as opposed to simply believing the advertising you might run into. The big category differences in business software are whether you have employees and finances to deal with, or you are simply tracking your personal business efforts.
There are new sets of software, particularly in the form of mobile apps, that help you with family life. They are combination calendars, grocery lists, birthday reminders, activity trackers, and financial budgeting apps. Everyone in your family has access to these apps that change in real-time, so everyone can be on the same page about all of the items. Family members will have no excuses anymore for being late, not knowing addresses, forgetting to pick up the milk for dinner, or just saying ‘I didn’t know!’ in general. After a breaking in period, everyone will love the fact that an incredible amount of stress is going to be removed from the family situation. Plus, there are even file-sharing additions to do things like combine family photos in shared albums that everyone has access to all the time, which is a great bonus for active families!