The 7 best iPad apps for personal organization

April 24, 2012
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If your organizational skills could use a little, ahem, enhancement, consider one of the below iPad applications to help you make it to the end of the day.



Organizing your finances can be a pain, but Mint is a pretty useful way to straighten everything out, from viewing account activity and categorizing transactions to offering up customized budgets and bill reminders. Easy-to-digest graphs show where your money is going, there’s the ability to add manual transactions and even view your data without having a wireless connection. As a further bonus, all of this data can sync back centrally to, while your account should be securely protected by your chosen four-key passcode.




Dropbox is a great all-rounder app for personal organization (although some competitors would argue, only if you’re storing non-sensitive data). The Dropbox app enables you to save all kinds of files and multimedia to the cloud from a desktop, tablet or smartphone device, and also from a raft of other apps promising Dropbox integration. Once you’re in the app, you can organize your content into folders, or share files to the outside world via email.






Arguably the most versatile personal organizer/note taking app out there on the market, Evernote is great for archiving notes (including audio, video and web clippings) and organizing these by notebooks and tags. These files are synchronized across your desktop and mobile devices, while those who upgrade to the premium version also get offline access to notebooks, the ability for others to edit your notebooks, and the chance to add a PIN lock to your Evernote app.


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OmniFocus for iPad


2Do Tasks


2Do Tasks is a very simple but effective personal organizer app, which offers great synchronization support across Dropbox, iCal, and iCloud. The app uses Siri to add reminders, offers tabbed calendars, projects, check-lists and to-do lists, and secures your content via password protection. There’s also the opportunity to drag-and-drop tasks into folders, repeat to-do actions and schedule tasks for days or weeks in advance. The app is location aware, supports voice notes and Apple’s Retina display, and can back-up and restore data. You can also export to-do lists to view as an email or in a CSV file format, or to share these via Twitter or SMS.



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