5 Useful Memory-Boosting Tools And Apps
It has been suggested that in this age of digital technology, where you can look up information at a click, our memories are starting to suffer. Remembering important appointments, ideas and information is particularly tricky for busy professionals with a packed working schedule.
Luckily, technology has come to the rescue once again. Whilst they won’t help to improve your actual memory, the following five apps and tools will ensure that you never miss an important appointment or forget a career-changing idea ever again.
Best apps and tools to help you remember
This is a universal and highly versatile note-taking tool which is free to download from www.evernote.com. It is used for jotting down the kinds of information that you usually scribble on a scrap of paper, and then inevitably end up losing. You can use Evernote to:
- Make detailed notes in meetings
- Outline ideas for scripts, books and other creative works
- Jot down shopping lists and phone numbers
- Take photos of things you want to remember
- Collect and organise notes into notebooks, which are easily searchable
This is an all-in-one iPad and iPhone app that is free to download from the Apple App Store. The Alarmed time app allows you to create pop-up reminders, sleep timers, wake-up alarms, notes, pre-alarms, DayMinders and customised sounds, amongst many other useful features.
Everything requires a password these days, and it is important for security purposes that you choose a different password each time. It can be impossible to remember them all unless you use LastPass, the free app available from www.lastpass.com. It stores all your passwords in a safe and password-protected storage space, so you only need to remember one master password.
This is a free app available from www.pageonce.com that allows you to access, organise and manage all of your online bills and accounts. It is safe and easy to use, and could make remembering to pay your bills much easier.
A relatively simple app for iPhone and iPad, available for the meagre sum of £0.69 from the Apple App Store, TellMeLater lets you create reminders for everyday tasks. Whether it’s remembering to buy milk or to make a phone call, this app will send you an email, Twitter or phone notification to remind you.