Find time saving apps and resources that will help you with life management!
When I plan my day, I like to find ways to save time on the things I do. It’s like a game: I have to do X and I only have x amount of time- how can I save time with that?
I don’t like to spend more time doing something than I absolutely have to. I don’t want to have to repeat what I’ve done or waste time doing menial tasks.
There are certain things that tend to take up a lot of time- most of those things involve a smartphone or a computer.
Luckily, I’ve found some time saving apps and resources that I’ve come to love. I mean really, who doesn’t like time saving apps?
Time saving apps and resources:
I haven’t even begun to uncover everything this app can do. It’s one of my favorites. “If this then that” operates on a trigger system. You can set up things with all different social media platforms. For example, you could say, “If one of my Instagrams has #crazyidea, then post it to Twitter.”
My personal new favorite thing is to use IFTTT for Craigslist searches. I’m loosely car shopping right now, and so I set it up to where IFTTT notifies me anytime something is within my search requirements.
You can receive a notification from weather ground if there’s a high pollen count in your area. Get notified when the USDA recalls something. Sync your social media accounts, etc, etc.
You can create your own triggers and responses for whatever you want! The options are limitless.
Many people use IFTTT to help them with social media marketing, I actually haven’t done that yet because I enjoy using IFTTT for several personal things: like my craigslist searches AND it reminds me to drink water….. But it is one of my favorite time saving apps! (Because, come on, if I get on craigslist, pretty soon I’m finding all sorts of other things to buy.)
If I have to do any online shopping, I use Ebates because it has lists of deals and coupons for thousands of stores. AND I get cash back. For me, living in a rural area, I order quite a few things online because I live far away from- well everything.
I can order from Amazon through Ebates and get cash back. I can order from Sephora and get discounts and cash back. You can do this with thousands of stores. It’s fantastic!!
Tailwind is an app that allows you to schedule pins on Pinterest and Instagram posts.
I have satellite internet. If you don’t know what that is, count your blessings. It means my internet works. Sometimes. And sometimes it’s fast enough to blog- but other times it isn’t. Which means scheduling things ahead of time is awesome for me because I can’t rely on my internet. Tailwind is a favorite of mine because I can easily schedule all my Pinterest pins ahead of time and I don’t have to worry if my internet happens to crash that week. 🙂
You can try Tailwind and get your first 100 pins free- and if you sign up with my link you’ll get $15 credited to your account. Tailwind link.
This editing app saves me so much time. It integrates with your computer, iPad, etc. and will edit ANYTHING you write. Emails, social media posts, blog posts, graphics, etc. Whatever you write can be edited with Grammarly. Instead of having to go back through and edit what you’ve written, Grammarly helps you edit as you go. It saves a ton of time (and embarrassment) when writing emails, blogs, posts, or whatever it is you are writing. Give Grammarly a look over and you’ll probably see why I love it so much.
Evernote lets you make notes, save parts of the web, send photos, and make lists. Actually, I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of everything that Evernote can do, but even just using it for the most basic things- I love it. It saves me so much time.
Evernote allows you to sync the all your devices. That means if I’m away from home and am hit with inspiration, or need to write something, you can do it and it will sync with your laptop. This makes it easy to work for a few minutes even if you only have your phone.
It saves time by syncing, and by having all of my random notes in one specific spot.
If I don’t use evernote, I end up writing on the back of receipts, soggy napkins, or empty coffee cups. It takes a lot of time to round up so many random objects, and then I have to type it up anyway, so you might as well use evernote to keep it organized and easy to sync.
You’ll notice I don’t have a list of a hundred time saving apps that I use. Want to know why? The more things you try to use, the more time it takes. You HAVE to find what works well for YOUR life and stick with it.
Want to know why? The more things you try to use, the more time it takes and then you defeat the purpose of time saving apps. You HAVE to find what works well for YOUR life and stick with it.
You can’t expect to be using fifty apps every day and still save time. You’ve got to find a few resources that help you save a significant amount of time, and then stay with those!
Finding time saving apps that do the work for you is an added bonus. Choose resources that aren’t going to add to the chaos.