Where do I go ~ By Deb J

I thought I would give you links to some interesting websites. Most of these sites help digitally organise your life without need for clutter. In fact in some cases they can eliminate some paper clutter at the very least.

The first one is actually to an article on a funding site by a 19-year old woman who learned early from her mom about decluttering and living minimally.  This link is to one of her first posts as she tells about her philosophy and reasons for living this way.  Click on www.gofundme.com/dkzs18 then scroll down to Update #1.

www.Mint.com  This is an app for those who want an accounting/checkbook type program on their phone or tablet.  It is by Intuit the company that produces the Quicken program for computers.  Moni told me about this one and I am planning to put it on my tablet once I find the time.

www.dropbox.com  A cloud based storage site for documents, spreadsheets, photos, etc.  I use this and have had no problems with it.  I wanted more storage than they offer free so I pay a small monthly fee for more space. 

www.flickr.com   A place to create albums of photos that you can keep private, share with a few or open to the public.  One of many such websites.

www.Snapfish.com  and   www.shutterfly.com    Two of many websites where you can create a digital scrapbook of memories that can then be printed. 

www.igrocerypal.com   lets you digitally create your grocery list and it will automatically organize your selections by the type of food and aisle. The app also syncs up with local stores to help you find the best deals while making your list and shopping. 

www.mealboard.com   MealBoard combines recipe management, meal planning, groceries and pantry management into a single app. It is fully customizable. You can manage your recipes, ingredients, food categories, meal types, stores, store aisles, grocery items and many more with its clean, uncluttered interface.

www.shoeboxed.com  Lets you scan & organize receipts and business cards, create expense reports, track mileage and more.

www.clothapp.com   an app for iPhone that makes it easy to save, categorize, and share your favorite outfits. The app also uses real-time weather data to help you pick your best outfits for current conditions. If you have iOS 8, you can even wake up to an alert with the weather, and your best looks for the day.

Some of these I have used.  Some I have just read about and scanned their website.  I’m sure some of you may have other apps you like that you find enhance your productivity and provide you with more time to do things you prefer rather than keeping track of various aspects of your life.   Please share those.

Today’s Mini Mission

Declutter something that is located on the floor.

“If we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think we’d be happy with more?” — Unknown

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About Colleen Madsen

Colleen is the founder of 365 Less Things and lives in Newcastle, Australia.

Comments

  1. Thank you for this list, I am looking forward to checking it out.
    Happy Easter.

  2. Thanks for the links DebJ. I will check out if there is an Australian version of igrocerypal. I know there is on for alcohol called boozle.com.au 😉
    I use Pinterest and iCloud . I have used Dropbox as well.
    My son is so in love with the app You need a Budget. It has helped him save and account for future bills. My daughter could use this to her benefit but she doesn’t. 🙁
    My husband is always downloading apps to help us locate each other. They work fine for a while then seem to get a mind of their own. I like them because he travels away a lot and I can see when he will be home for tea.
    The app I need to get rid of is Spider Solitaire. Such a time waster and is it really future proofing me from Alzheimers??
    We used MYOB when we had a business , I found it great for keeping on top of the tax obligations.
    I like to have a weather app on my phone to see what’s happening. The rain radar is especially helpful when it comes to hanging the washing out.
    I like What’s App to chat to my sister.
    A good app when travelling is booking.com, for those deals on hotels.
    I like ABCiview to catch up on TV .
    I love iBooks to save reading material to and brochure and instructions for the oven.
    The best app on my phone is Beat the Q. It’s a Sydney based team which signed up coffee shops to start with and allows you to order ahead of time so you can grab your coffee without waiting. Or just sit back and have them bring it to your table . You preload some money to it , which helps your budget.
    Cheers

    • WendyF, an app to find each other. Funny. I wonder if the reason they all have a mind of their own is because they get tired of all that hunting. Grin. Spider Solitaire sounds like a real time consumer. My one time concumer is Words With Friends. But I only play two games so I think I can hang onto it. I have been having problems with the weather apps I have been trying. They work good for a time and then seem to get bugs or let in a virus. I’m still working toward needing only my tablet. Then I would be rid of this Microsoft based laptop. I like the sounds of Beat the Q. I need to check that out for my coffeeholic friends. Thanks for the additional recommendations.

    • WendyF, Try the app Out of Milk (free), it has a pro unlocker version as well for a few dollars extra.

  3. You can print books using flickr as well. I don’t know how much you can “scrapbook” them, but they come very nice quality.

    • I don’t think you can “scrapbook” them much but you can make a book that would be like an album with descriptions. I think that would be just find for most folk.

  4. Interesting post, Deb J! I’ll check out the links when I have time.

  5. Deb J – Excellant post. We can’t get mint.com in NZ but my accountant set me up with a simple casebook version of Xero so it serves the same purpose. I love the daily bank feeds, no more entering transactions for me.

    I will look into Flickr once I have my photos finalised.

    There are so many clever Apps out there now. There is one called Cozi via Fly Lady’s site which is more home and family management, calendar, meal planning.

    Do not laugh at me but I have just in the last week added a Kindle app and a Kobo app to my iPhone so I can read books on my phone. I prefer my Kobo for general reading especially before going to sleep, the light on my iPad and iPhone get my brain all amped up but my kobo has a flat soft light. But when I find myself waiting for an appointment or to pick up my daughter it is handy to pass the time reading on my phone.

    I am trying to convince my husband I need to upgrade my phone, I have an entry level 4s and I’m finding that when I have to upgrade my banking app I have to delete a heap of stuff first. Then I want to sync my iPad and phone together, guess I’m going to need to up skill too.

    • Moni, I have heard Xero can be programed around to fit someone’s needs. It’s great your accountant was able to do that for you. Sure helps to have something liek that. I know what you mean about the daily feeds. I can’t use that part of an app because while I have only one bank account, I divide it up in Quicken as though I have 8. It helps me keep on budget and to know how much I have available.

      I think it is great you have the Kindle and Kobo apps on your phone. I would want that too. I want to be able to read if I am stuck somewhere waiting.

  6. Just a question for any iPad users out there, who has the A4 size tablet and who has the iPad Mini, and why did you choose that particular size?

    • Hi Moni, no iPad is the size of A4. I don’t have either size iPad so I can’t give you any advice on that.

      • Ok almost A4 size. I think they only come in two sizes. Does anyone have an iPad mini?

        • Hi Moni,

          I have the iPad mini, and I really like it. My husband had the bigger iPad a few years ago, but it was just too heavy. When it finally gave out, I got him an iPad mini, and he loved it. I got mine a little over a year ago. I have all my books on it, I surf the web on it, and I watch shows/movies on it. It’s a really nice size for traveling as well. It will never replace my laptop, but I do a lot with it that my laptop can’t do.

          I say this as a non-gadget person. I’m not one to go out and get the latest and greatest thing just because. But I really do like and use my iPad mini. Hope this helps.

          • Melanie – thanks for that. I find our large iPad difficult to fit in my handbag. How do you get on with the touch keypad being smaller?

    • hi Moni, I originally got the large ipad but found it too big and heavy so sold it to my daughter. I now have the iPad mini which I find is the perfect size for me, easy to hold in one hand and so much easier to see and use then my iPhone for reading and typing. As Melanie said, it’s great for travelling, it fits in my handbag too. I do have a MacBook pro laptop which I use for my uni work etc. If I didn’t have the laptop, I may well have kept the larger ipad with the bigger screen.

      • Andie B – thanks for that. I have just asked Melanie and would also like to hear from you, how do you get on with a smaller touch keypad?