Over the past months, I've found a few apps that I'm head over heels in love with. I've been able to organize so much through apps, and it's made my life so much easier! Here are the ones I use and love the most!
This is a fancy term for TO DO LISTS. Ever since I was a wee one, I have been plagued by lists, writing them over each day by hand, getting stressed out by them, etc. So digitizing these lists has been so easy and convenient! (Realize you won't get to half your list? Press a button and move the items to another day!)
Things is my app of choice for this:
This is one area where my phone has helped me get a handle on things SO much!
Mint is fabulous because it pulls together information from ALL of your accounts (checking, savings, credit card, amazon card, store cards, etc) and gives you a big picture of your account. It also doesn't make you enter in five bazillion passwords and security questions. Which if you know about me and my memory, is a VERY good thing:)
Envelopes is my next love. I think this is a Dave Ramsey idea, but it's the way I've been intuitively doing my budget for years. You can set an amount per week or month, and then enter in transactions. It's so quick and easy to use that although I've been entering EVERY expense for a few months, it hasn't annoyed me yet!
This is new find, but Menu Planner helps me keep track of what I'm making each day. The feature I love on this app is that it allows you to create meal templates that you can plug in. Since every Friday night and Shabbos we have big meals that are more involved than a normal dinner, this has been SO helpful! I also love having the information with me so that if someone texts me asking if they can bring something, switch what they're making, etc. I can answer them right away!
I'm a huge planner addict, and NEVER thought I'd go digital. But, between keeping track of personal events, things to do for baby, work commitments, and more, it got really stressful to not have my planner on me. And since I already shlep a huge bag, bringing a planner with me everywhere didn't seem to make sense.
I searched high and low for a planner app that would look like a real planner and discovered MyLife Cal.
The formal is so easy to use and "paper-like"
Keeping the Faith:
You may think I'm kidding, but there are few apps that make Jewish life easy and convenient!
It's a bit pricey at $9.99, but the Rusty Brick Siddur app (Siddur is Hebrew for prayerbook) is worth the money.
It has the text to all of the major prayers, including Ashkenazi, Sefardi and Chabad versions.
Beyond that, though, it gives you candlelighting times, a Jewish calendar, and GPS based information on prayer services nearby.
Finally, Kosher GPS is BRILLIANT--it uses GPS to determine your location and lists the kosher restaurants nearby. LOVE it!
So there you have it--a few of my favorite
Are there any apps YOU need?