Do you struggle with staying organized? Do you miss appointments? Is it hard for you to hand your work in on time? If so, then you need to check out our list of the best iPhone apps for keeping organized. These apps will help boost your productivity, stay on track, and maybe even free up some time so you can sit down, relax, and have a cup of coffee somewhere in your busy day without worrying about where you lost that memo.
The best iPhone apps for keeping organized
23 Sep 2017, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
We’ve covered the Wunderlist app before and honestly, if you had only one app to choose to help you stay on track and remain productive, this should be it. This is a to-do list and task management app you can use to help plan your next vacation, plan out a project, or just collaborate on a grocery lift with your partner. It syncs instantly across all your devices so you (and anyone you’ve shared a list with) can access the most recent version. You can set due dates and reminders, take a look at the Today widget from any app with a simple down swipe, and even save articles to read later using the Add to Wunderlist extension.
- Create to-do lists for work, home, and everything else
- Share and collaborate on lists
- Add, organize, and schedule your task lists from anywhere
- Add important details using notes, comments, files, and subtasks
- Free with in-app subscription for premium features
Planner Pro is a free app that is meant for people who need help managing their daily lives. It offers settings for different requirements depending on its users, so you’re sure to find features you’ll love. It syncs with iOS calendars and events, supports all-day and cross-day events, and you can show or hide any calendars you want. You can easily add, delete, or edit events. You’ll get a system reminder for each task, and you get 25 priorities for tasks and projects. You get an unlimited number of notes for each day, and managing your notes is easy. There are a number of other key features like support for both portrait and landscape modes, full records searching, and more.
- Easy to add, delete, and edit notes
- Supports app badge
- Syncs with iOS calendars and events
- Supports tasks and projects with sub-tasks
- Free with in-app purchase to upgrade to full version
Grab the ultimate organization app for the iOS which integrates and works with more than 500 apps such as Google Drive, Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Instagram, and Gmail. This app works kind of like a virtual assistant, news reporter, weatherman, security guard, and social media manager rolled into one. It will inform you of current events from renowned publications and set up your messaging alerts for when you are at a certain location or for a certain time. It can help protect your home with its security systems and even regulate the thermostat remotely.
- Works with over 500 apps
- Be aware of current events
- Set up messaging and social media preferences
- Home security alerts
- Much more
Simplenote is a fast, efficient note-taking app that allows you to quickly open it, jot down your thoughts, and save it. As the numbers of your notes grows, you can easily search through them and even organize them with pins and tags. You can share and publish notes to the web to allow others to work on them, and your notes all stay in sync across your devices. You do need to create an account; it’s required to use this app’s syncing and backup features. This is one of those apps that you kind of have to play around with to really see how useful it can be in your life.
- Fast and efficient way to take notes
- Easily search through your notes
- Organize notes with pins and tags
- Share and publish notes to the web
- Free iPhone app for keeping organized
Snupps is a catalogue of your stuff that you can share with other users and then get feedback, organizing advice, and product recommendations. You take photos of your collections and then create public or private shelves to categorize them. Share and get feedback, stay up-to-date on the latest posts from people you follow, and find out what collections are trending based on user feedback. You can tag items and friends to your images in what the app calls “Snuppdates,” and find trending stuff like shoes, collectibles, beauty, and fashion. If you love to show off your stuff, or need help organizing your makeup, shoe, or book collection, then this is the app for you.
- A catalogue of your stuff
- Get product recommendations, feedback, and organizing advice
- Follow posts from people in your newsfeed
- See what collections are trending
- Free iPhone app for keeping organized
Notability is a simple but powerful note-taking and PDF annotation app. Use the app daily to toot down ideas, take notes, annotate PDFs, record lectures, give audio feedback, and mark up photos. No matter if you use it at school, work, home, or on the go, you’ll find it offers just the right features for you. It uses iCloud to back up all of your notes so you can access them across your devices, and you can share via Twitter, Dropbox, AirDrop, email, or print them out. If you mistakenly erase a note, you can retrieve it right away from the trash. The app offers a wide range of fonts, sizes, and colors, outlines and text boxes, and the option to highlight typed text.
- Multitask allows you to take notes while you read a book or research
- Write naturally
- Import and annotate PDFs
- Backup and sync
- For at home, school, work, or on the go
Super Note is a multi-use app that allows you to create reminders, record audio, take photos, and write notes. It’s great for conferences, meetings, debriefings, lectures, brainstorming sessions, to-do lists, planning, interviews, and more. Use it at work, school, and home. You can record, type, add in photos, and more to your notes so you capture all of the information you need to make it as complete as possible. Your notes are color coded to help you find them instantly and you can set future reminder alerts. Want to share a note? Transfer it to someone else or your computer using Dropbox, WiFi, or email. The app offers spell check, languages, and copy/paste functions and you can swipe left or right to switch to other notes quickly and easily.
- Text notes with built-in photos and recordings
- Color-coded templates
- Sort alphabetically or by date or category
- Set reminders and alerts will pop up even if app is closed
- Free with in-app purchase to upgrade
OrangeCal is a shared calendar app that allows you to manage multiple calendars, whether for yourself, your family, your community, or your organization. You can subscribe to calendars made by other people, both private ones to which you’ve been invited, and public ones for things like school events, sports schedules, and other events. Share a calendar among everyone in the family so everyone knows what’s going on; make a private calendar to share with your book club, carpool group, or study group. There really is no end to the uses you could have for this app.
- Subscribe to other people’s calendars
- Publish a calendar for others to see
- Integrates with other apps
- Manage all the calendars in your life
- Free iPhone app for keeping organized
myCal PRO will show you want you need to see; no more dots on a calendar. The app shows the meetings and appointments you created in the default Calendar app but you can also add more calendars and set the color you want your events to be shown as. Add new calendars for home, work, or sports. The app supports Facebook events and you can hide declined events, there’s compensation for time zones, you have the option of list view, and more. Features include AirPrint support, enhanced month view, enhanced scrolling week view, and support for additional contact dates.
- Week view
- Enhanced day view
- Uses default Calendar app as database
- Create additional calendars and choose color of events
- Facebook event support
Tap Forms is an organizational app you can use to manage household items, track inventory at work, keep track of belongings for insurance purposes, and more. Use it to catalogue your books or movies, and whatever else you can think of. There’s support for iCloud so you can access your lists while you’re out and about (but apps for each device cost money). You can AirDrop records to your nearby contacts, pick lists for quick data entry, sync with iCloud, and more. You can encrypt individual fields or the whole database, and import and export standard CSV files.
- Fast searches
- Print record details
- Barcode scanning
- iCloud sync
- Store 23 different types of info