People have problems transitioning from paper to pixels, but tech tools are a handy way to keep you organized. Not only is it great for the environment, but it's also a lot more convenient to do all your organizing from one platform. Readers have said they wanted to become more online savvy, so I'm sharing some of my favorite websites that help me stay organized. Take the plunge this October and start organizing with just a few clicks of your mouse!
- Remember your milk and everything else on this free electronic to-do list. Reminders can even be sent to your Gmail or sent via text and IM. The best thing about it is you can sync it up to a lot of programs including Microsoft Outlook and iCal. For me, the biggest perk is accessing it on my cell phone!
- I know I listed Remember the Milk as an electronic to-do list fave, but guess what? Google has its own electronic task list. The thing I love about it is it's always there when I'm checking my Gmail, Gchat, or Google Docs (which is practically 24/7, I'm such a Google addict!). Google Docs is also a great way to create lists online and share them with friends to read and edit. I have everything up there from travel itineraries to lists of favorite websites.
- I found this great tip from Ramit of I Will Teach You to Be Rich that I've been using for a while now. You can create these automated sub-savings accounts within your ING direct savings account and divide them into categories like Savvy's savings and travel. I even created an emergency piggy bank category (like Ramit's stupid mistakes tab) that I crack open anytime something unexpected happens. It's a great way to organize your finances and to make sure your money is going towards worthy goals every month.
- This is a must-have program if you're juggling different chat programs like Gchat, Aim, and even Facebook chat! On Adium, you can access the accounts of 15 different chat programs and squeeze all your contacts onto one list.
- If you're like me, you'll have multiple social media accounts running in Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Wordpress, and more. To keep everything neat and tidy, I manage them all from the comfort of my HootSuite home. I love, love this program because things can get a little confusing when you're logging in with different usernames through a web browser. The best part is, you can even time the messages you send out on HootSuite!
- What better way to take charge of your money than to do it through Mint and its pretty pie charts? Link it to your checking and saving accounts (if you dare) and watch how your flow of money trickles in and out. This is a good way to keep tabs on how wisely you are spending and saving and in what categories.
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