Get yourself really organized with these nine organizational apps---no downloading needed!
The Circa smart
Planner ALL 9-app pack contains all nine paper-based apps designed for use in the Circa smart
Planner Master Agenda
and Circa smart
Planner Master Agenda Refill
. Place them wherever they work best for you in your agenda. Each app helps you stay more organized in a different way.
Travel Tamer app
Consolidate info for each trip onto one simple sheet—flights on front; hotels, cars and sights on back. Use completed sheets as reference for repeat trips. They’re also a helpful record for expense reports.
Ideation Station app
Find a creative solution to a problem using different words to connect concepts. The Ideation Station app adapts the effective method that Todd Henry, the author of The Accidental Creative
, has designed for starting with a challenge and ending up with possible---and often surprising---solutions. You can do all this on one junior-size sheet of paper (take some with you on the plane).
Soft colors and different shapes (vertical blocks on back) just may help you doodle your way to ingenious new thoughts. Not a doodler? Use as a sketch pad or to jot notes.
Think of this as the drill-down app to what your agenda does. Use each of the 5 color blocks for detailing different projects due the same week. Or assign one color block to each member of your family or team. Jot reminders on the back.
Meeting Notes app
This app helps you turn notes into useful references and action points. On the front, use separate sections for concepts, key points and action steps. On the back, use the ruled white sheet for taking longer notes. A pagination line keeps track of multiple pages on the same topic.
Contacts app (perforated)
Here’s a smart way to back up your electronic contact lists. You have plenty of room for phones and social media, with perforated blocks for neat deletes. Just for fun—draw your contact. Use the back of the sheet to record children’s names, pets’ names and breeds, and other info that shows you’re paying attention.
To Do app
Five color blocks of 6 lines each give you more manageability—make one long list or five different ones, for daily or recurring tasks. Each color block can be for a different kind of To Do---work, home, fitness, and so on. Or assign different colors to various family or team members. With a column for prioritizing, plus a date and check-off box for marking progress.
Take-With Lists app (perforated)
Vertically perforated sheets mean you can keep separate lists for work and home, or for different projects. Keep these multiple lists in your Master Agenda till you’re ready to perf and take with.
Keep & Share Notes app (semi-perforated)
A delegator’s dream: give the perf’d side of the color block (5 per sheet) to the doer, and keep a record of your directions on the other. Or make it the traffic manager for items you lend, with a note to whom and when on the Keep side and a gentle reminder about returning on the Share side. You can also use the two sides independently, jotting flashes of inspiration on the Keep sheets and making notes to yourself on the Share sheets. (Place them where they’re most likely to jog your memory.) Let this app do the work for your memory, which you can put to better use.