Have you ever been so busy you lost track of time, missed an appointment, or even worse, burned that pie you made from scratch? Well, there’s an app for that – all of that. We’ve gathered the best apps to keep you organized during hectic times, traveling times, and resolution time.
1. Beep Me (available for iPhone and iPad)
This is a reminder app that works similar to your Calendar app, but only requires description and time. Use it for appointment reminders, or as a timer for cooking. It’s extra helpful if you have multiple things cooking in the kitchen. Also, you get 3 reminders for each task. For Android users, try MyReminders.
2. Clean Freak (available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
With kids on winter break and friends & family visiting during the holidays, it can get tough crossing off your usual cleaning check list, and too easy putting off cleaning until things get ugly. Use this app to stay on top of your cleaning schedule. It allows you to itemize every chore, and keeps track of when you last did them. It’s perfect for hostesses with big families! For Android users, try House Cleaning List.
3. Packing Pro (available for iPhone and iPad)
Here’s your new personal packing assistant! If you’re traveling during a busy season (aka holidays), this is a must-have app to help you pack for every kind of trip possible. It will provide packing recommendations depending on your destination, and will help you sort & filter to see what you’re missing. For Android users, try Packing List.
4. Stylebook (available for iPhone and iPad)
With so many holiday soirees going on, this app is essential for those looking to avoid wearing the same thing twice, and prevent successive Instagram & Facebook photos in the same outfit. Import your winter/party pieces onto the app, and create never-before-worn ensembles right on your phone. Plus, it will save you the trouble from trying on one thing after another. For Android users, try Stylish Girl.
5. Habits Pro (available for iPhone and iPad)
As 2014 is creeping up, you may be thinking about your New Year’s Resolution. However, before we get to January 1, let’s make sure we’ve completed our 2013 resolutions. Use this app to help make your goals a habit. For example, if your goal is to live a healthier lifestyle, create a list of things, such as flossing, getting 8 hours of sleep, etc. Check off your list every day until these activities are ingrained. For Android users, try Habit Streak.