10 Jul 4 iOS Apps to Structure and Organise Your Day
Why there are simply not enough hours in the day unfortunately is something we cannot answer.
But we know it’s vital to organise and structure all the time you do have, to attend to everything that needs to be done, in the most efficient way. .
Aiming for optimal productivity isn’t always easy but you Apple Smartphone can help bring a sense of structure and organisation to your life.
To help you organise your day and improve your productivity, we have put together four great iOS apps that do just that.
Acompli Email and Calendar App
Email on smartphones finally growing up, Acompliis a three shop stop including email, calendar and contact list.
Simplifying and integrating email
Compatible with Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Google Aps, Gmail, iCloud, Outlook.com, Hotmail, Live and MSN, Acompli collates all your emails into one easy to use app.
After viewing an email, you can fast swipe your email into your archive or slow swipe them into your trash. By acting on the email, there and then, you’re helping organise your mailbox by keeping what you need and deleting what you don’t.
The aesthetically pleasing and simply designed app has a threaded view for the messages keeping everything intact and together.
Normally, when organising the date and time of your meeting, you’ll probably find yourself switching between your email and calendar. But with Acompli, you can easily access the built in calendar without leaving your email app. You can scan upcoming events as well as set meetings within the calendar feature or via the message compose window.
Better yet, organising location of meetings has become extremely easy with location sharing. When you send someone an email, you can add a location by the embedded pin of your location.
To top it all off, Acompli makes it easy to find and attach recent access files and contacts to email for efficiency.
Pricing: Free, But at a cost?
Currently, Acompli is available at the Apple iTunes Store and is compatible with iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches running iOS 7 and up. At this stage the thoroughly thought out, fast and innovative app is completely free.
The Next Web writer, Owen Williams voices his concerns over the pricing of the app, “I’m a little apprehensive about giving all my email to a third party, without paying them a dime… they could use my data to profit from it.” The security threats are making some users more wary.
They do say the best things in life are free, but the clichéd saying could be wrong. For those who are worried about the potential security threat, check out a great Dispatch Email, a great alternative.
Accessing and modifying your important documents or files on the go is a great way to stay productive no matter where you are.
Similar to Drop Box, Google Drive is a cloud service platform that gives you a place to store and modify your documents and/or files when you’re out and about. It offers up to 15GB of file and data storage for free which is a greater amount that the 2GB Drop Box offer.
Editing Files and Real Time Collaboration
Not only can you store documents and files, but you can also modify spreadsheets, documents and presentations using Google’s own suite of office apps. Files can be shared with anyone and multiple people can make changes to a document at the same time using real time collaboration.
Google Drive also allows you to view PDF’s photos and videos.
Google Drive is available for free from the Apple iTunes Stores with 15GB of storage. For additional storage it costs $10 per month.
Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock
Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most critical factors of being productive.
Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock aims to help you improve your sleep by providing an intelligent alarm clock, while tracking and analysing your sleep.
The app obtains information on your movement during sleep using the sensitive accelerometer in your phone. This information is then compiled and displayed in a graph, which shows when (and for how long) you are in a deep sleep or awake.
You can track your sleep overtime and add notes as to how you feel each day to monitor how your sleep is affecting your daily life.
Intelligent Alarm Clock
Using the information gathered, Sleep Cycle finds the best time to wake you up gently during the 30 minute window up until your designated alarm time. The app intends to wake you during light sleep, which is considered to be the optimal time for feeling more awake when you wake up.
Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock is available for $1.99 on the Apple iTunes Store. The app requires iOS 6 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
SamCard – Business Card Reader
It’s not unlikely, after keeping a business card so long and not using it, you’re bound to throw it away. The dilemma is when you need the information again.
Like most professionals, managing your collection of business cards is something you’d like to avoid. Maybe you have a dedicated drawer or you spend an unnecessary amount of time manually entering contact information into your phone.
To spend less of your time managing business cards SamCard is a must have app.
Digital Business Cards in a Snap
The app makes it easy to enter new contacts by automatically scanning and collating contact information from business cards. All you have to do is place the business card on a flat surface, and take a photo of the business card in a parallel position.
The app will scan the photo for contact information and collate it. The information then goes straight into your contact list after you hit the Save icon. The information collected includes the name, job title, company, numbers, emails, web address and address of the owner of the business card.
The app will not only recognise business cards in English but is able to read French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Swedish.
SamCard is free on the Apple iTunes Store. The app requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
An Android User? Read our – Four Android Apps to Structure and Organise Your Day