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There isn’t enough time in the day for most of us to accomplish everything we need to. And if you’re struggling to get a handle on your current tasks, chances are you’ve repeatedly longed to be more efficient and productive.
But with the emergence of smartphones and a host of useful apps, there’s something out there to simplify each of our busy lives. If you have a particular need, well, there’s probably an app for that.
Let’s start with a video we recently produced about organizing, and then look at some apps.
Here are some useful apps to help you get organized:
Check (available on Android, iOS)
No more overdrawn accounts, late payment fees or scrambling to find statements. This app lets you control your finances at the tap of a finger. You can schedule or make payments and receive pertinent alerts regarding account activity.
PowerWallet (available on Android, iOS, Windows 8)
You’ll get a snapshot of your finances and receive automatic alerts along with graphs to help you track your progress and achieve your goals. Expenditures are automatically categorized to ease budgeting. PowerWallet is a Money Talks News partner.
Shoeboxed (available on Android, iOS)
This app is ideal for anyone who is on the go and needs a simple way to capture data from receipts or track mileage.
You Need a Budget (available on Android, iOS, Kindle Fire)
Budgeting doesn’t get much easier than this. The YNAB app uses four common principles to help you get your spending under control, build up a cushion and get out of debt.