Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, but it seems to be making them busier, drowning us in information, notifications, to-do lists. Funny enough, the only way to tackle this is to use more tech, really. To be precise, to use some of the solutions meant to make our jobs and lives easier and more organized in this digital mess.
A (Digital) Personal Assistant
Batman had Alfred, and you can have Lucy, a personal phone assistant. This smart system can help you organize your communication – calls, SMS texting, emails and voice mail. When somebody calls you, you can choose to chat, talk or delay the call. It will also tell you if your contacts are available or not and remind you if you scheduled any delayed calls. Lucy supports several services like Skype, Google Voice or just plain regular calls, and it consolidates several essential services into one place.
Inbox Zero. Finally. Please?
Yeah I know. You’ve been reading the archives or 43folders or browsing Lifehacker and all you can hear is: INBOX ZERO. It seems like having less email is the secret of eternal life, isn’t it?! While it might not grant you a 1000 years of life experience, Inbox Zero does make your (work) life a bit easier so why not turn it into a game.
And if you remember – we did write about the Email Ga.me. It’s actually a free app that’s been enhanced since we last wrote about it – it works not only with Gmail but also your corporate Google Apps account! Game on!
Scan Your Documents So You Don’t Lose Them
Here at .Me, we are strong proponents of a completely paperless work ethic but as you know – there will always be that one piece of paper, tha one document that you get and have to keep. It can be a bill or a contract. Don’t worry, though, especially if you’re a German-speaking .Me fan! Hi Munich! 🙂
Organize.Me is a simple mobile app that lets you do the most important thing you can do with that pesky paper document – scan and organize it into your digital archive. Use Box or Google Drive? It’s integrated – so you get your documents sorted out!
Personal Finance – Like A Scroll In The Park
Taking care of your personal finance is one of the milestones of adulthood, but not any adults are that good at it, really. Financial.Me is an interactive overview that allows you to sweep through your finances and explore what’s happening where. You can get a view of your whole financial life, see what’s ahead, and then tweak things to see how you can change the future.
You can sign in from any web-connected device, such as your computer, mobile phone or tablet, and quickly search or check your account balance. You can see and interact with your financial history and current financial status.
I hope these services make your life a bit simpler, because if you’re not using them yet – you should!
Editor’s note: We apologize for including two services that are currently not available any more in this post previously. Ivan Brezak Brkan, .Me blog editor.