If you’re like me, you’re ALWAYS looking for new ways to stay organized and to cram more things into your day.
As a millennial, I pride myself on being on top of all things phone and computer related.
These two things are the main weapons in my arsenal when trying to stay productive and organized.
If you want to know the secrets of a millennial intern: I’ve put together a list of the top 3 apps I use to help me get everything done!
This may seem a pretty obvious one as the app is very popular already, but thought I would include it for anyone who still uses their in-phone calendar and thinks it is sufficient (like I used to). I started using Google Calendar during my internship, but as soon as I saw the possibility for color-coding, I was sold. You can layer multiple calendars so as to keep up to date with a colleague’s/partner’s calendar, as well as your own. Each of your calendars (e.g. personal, work, partner’s, colleague’s) can be color-coded and also toggled off so you don’t get too overwhelmed with events. Such a super-easy way to keep on top of things and because all your events (work and personal) are in one place, it’s unlikely you’ll make the mistake of double-booking yourself! Check it out here.
If you’re like me and are constantly using your phone to write down things you need to remember rather than spending time looking for a pen and some paper (which you will probably later lose), you will love Letterspace. It’s an uncomplicated note-taking app which beats the in-phone note app for one reason: organization. All your notes are organized neatly in the list view, but they can be further organized with hashtags and mentions. This means its easy to search for a particular note, with the navigation around the app made easier by the amount of swiping you can use. Download it here.
You may or may not have heard us talking about the Trello app before, but if you have, you’ll know why we love it so much! Trello is a project management app which allows you to create and share boards, lists and cards with other members of your organization. You can tick off items in the checklist as you complete them; other members of your team can also view this, meaning they know what stage you are at in your projects. We also use it to create planning timelines for our clients, offering a full demo in The Apprentice Program curriculum. It’s a great way to make sure that you get everything done on time and the fact you can easily integrate your boards with your team and your clients is a huge plus!