Work can be tough at the best of times, but throw in a bad commute and being up all night with the kids and it can get even harder to stay on top of things.
So we’ve pulled together some of the best online services and tips to help you look like the most organised person in town:
Keep your tasks separate
Calendars that mix to-do lists with appointments are a recipe for disaster. Add appointments to your calendar, but don’t combine them with your to-do list. Keeping your tasks separate will keep your mind clear and a task management tool like RememberTheMilk can help with this.
Don’t store random notes in your calendar – you’ll never remember what they are for. Instead, keep your notes in one place; a paper notebook, a specific document or a service such as Evernote that helps you remember things, using your computer, phone, tablet and the web.
Streamline your schedule
Getting people to agree to a meeting time can be a nightmare, so try using an online scheduling tool like Doodle instead of sending emails back and forth. You just select some possible dates and times and let your colleagues specify what one works best for them. With a quick look, you’ll see everyone’s availability and be able to make a final decision that satisfies all.
If you’re travelling a tool like TripIt that keeps all of your travel plans in one place will be a godsend. It turns all your travel emails – flights, hotels etc –and turns into one simple mobile travel itinerary.
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