It can be really hard to stay on top of everything you need to do, all those thoughts you have running through your mind or even simply remembering what you went to the shops to buy. Organisation is key to all of this!
If you follow me over on my Youtube or Instagram (which you totally should get to know the real me!) then you would know I am currently traveling for 6 months, yes half of the year I am living out of a backpack and visiting a new city every 2 days so I really need to stay on top of things. Launching a blog just before leaving for the trip, along with running a youtube channel and all the social media platforms that go along with that mean I always have alotttt running through my mind.
Not to mention all the new, amazing ideas I get from all the inspiring stuff I am seeing, I really needed a way to get my mind together and have everything written down. Now, I am a HUGE HUGE fan of the bullet journal system and once I go home I will definitely start that up again but while travelling it’s just not realistic to keep up.
So here are the 3 apps I have been using to keep all of my thoughts together, including to-do lists, ideas, little notes I want to remember and so much more. Most of this is based on a blog, youtube and social media stuff but it really can be applied to any day to day life notes.
Another one of googles magical extensions, I love that this app is connected to all my other Google accounts it just makes it so easy! This is my main true “note taking” app. Here you have almost post-it note like little boxes where you can store different notes. To be completely honest I am currently writing the draft of this post on google keep as we speak? Read? I’m not sure what the right word is to use in that saying.
It has the ability to label all of your notes into different categories for easy organisation and finding of notes. There is also another colour coding option, which I personally don’t use because I find it too harsh to be looking at a brightly coloured note but if that works for you girl, go for it, colour those notes like a rainbow! It does also have the function of adding tick boxes to a note but I also don’t really use that either as I will use the next app to write down that kind of notes. I write down everything that comes to my mind on these notes. From post ideas to podcast I want to watch to blogging tips, literally ANYTHING and EVERYTHING that comes to my mind/I read somewhere random and have nowhere to save it to. It is my whole grail note taking app. It also syncs across multiple devices so you can read, add, change on any device with an internet connection. Oh and you can also add/edit things without an internet connection and it will update the changes next time you are connected! What more could you want from an app?!
For those list taking freaks out there, this is the app for you! I have tried out lots of list apps before and none of them worked as well as a pen and paper for me. The only problem is when travelling it’s pretty hard to carry and pen and paper around with you and if you manage that, it’s pretty hard to keep track of where you put that paper. Then I found Wunderlist, this is another guy that syncs across multiple devices which is always something I look for in these types of apps because I will need to access them from both my laptop and phone. Tick boxes are one of the basic features you would expect, but I also love that it has the ability to organise the lists into folders (something I wish Google Keep would bring out too) as I like to have multiple lists under one category. For an example, I have a Tailwind Tribes folder (if you’re a blogger and don’t use tailwind tribes, boy oh boy are you missing out girl, sign up to tailwind here and seriously watch your blog traffic explode).
This is how I keep track of which tribes I am in and what category they fall under and also the ratio of posts. Now all of that is not really important if you’re, not a blogger but this is just an example of how you can keep track of multiple things in the one place. Another bonus feature is you can set reminders and due dates to make sure you get your tasks done on time. I love this because often there are little things I want to check after a few days or so and it’s not something that I will always remember to do so the little reminders are an awesome way for making sure I get these tasks done!
I have been using Trello on and off for probably a bit over 2 years but I never really found the best way to use it for myself until I watched Erin Henrys Video’s How I plan my months, weeks and days and How to organise your content schedule and it changed my whole view on using this app. Go give her a watch and subscribe to her channel, she gives really awesome advice on entrepreneurship and being a girl boss!
Anyway back to the app, if you take a look at the screenshot below this will help me to explain exactly how this works, it quite unique in the way it’s organised. You basically have boards, lists and cards. So boards are there overall topics you are organising, then within that you have lists, so in my example below I have all the different stages of getting a YouTube video together, these are the titles of the lists. Then in the lists you have cards, which I use for each video so I am able to see which stage it is up to. Cards have the capability to have their own descriptions, comments, attachments, labels and checklists. There is also a calendar feature so you are able to put a time and date against each card.
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