Last month, I attended the annual conference for the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). It was an amazing three days of learning, presenting, networking and little sleep. At the conference, NAPO's technology experts met for the Technology Special Interest Group meeting. We were asked to share some of our favorite "apps" and you can imagine how eager a room full of tech geeks were to share.


I didn't want this valuable list to sit unused so decided to share it with you! Before I do, though, I want to caution that before implementing any new system there are some questions you should ask yourself:

1. Do I really have a need or use for this type of application? How does it fit with my current vision and goals?

2. Do I foresee any issues or challenges that may result from implementing the app?

2. Which features related to this app are important to me?

3. Will it impact any of my current systems and/or processes and if so, how will they work together?

4. What is my budget for a new application?

5. What is my plan for implementation and maintenance of the new system? Will I need assistance?

Once you are clear on your need for a new application, what it should look like and how it will be implemented, then it's time to review the (typically many) different options for a solution. The list provided is just one resource for finding the best app for your needs. What may work for one person may not work for another.

I hope you enjoy the list and find a fun app or two that can help to make your work, and life, easier. I'd love to hear of additional apps that you love. Get in touch on Twitter @lvandekrol or comment on Facebook at Life Made Simple LLC.

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