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Best Planner and Calendar Apps for Managing Your Busy Life

No matter who we are, chances are that we all have some pretty hectic schedules. While it would be nice to be able to do just whatever we want, when we want, that's not how the world works. We have to take care of things like work, school, spending time with family and friends, attending events, chores, projects, and anything else under the sun. It's not always fun and it can definitely be overwhelming at times. But when you have the right tools in hand, managing everything can be a bit easier. We've rounded up some of the best apps to help you get your life straightened out, so you can be sure to not miss that important event tomorrow!

Check Your Calendar

If you have a busy schedule daily, then it may be hard to keep track of everything. Fortunately, these great calendars don't let that happen.

Google Calendar: Time Planner

Never miss a date again with Google Calendar

Google Calendar: Time Planner

Get back to today

For Google Calendar users who need to keep track of everything on the go

The official Google Calendar app lets you view your important calendars quickly in month, week, day, and schedule views. You can pull in events from Gmail, use reminders to go along with your events, add personal goals, create new events on the fly and even work with other calendars on your phone, like Exchange and iCloud.

Why we love it

When it comes to the calendar app you'll use every day on my iPhone, the native iOS Google Calendar, straight from the Google mothership, is the best calendar app out there. It looks and works the same way Google Calendar works on the web, and that’s the way we like it. No messing with sync or permissions: Google Calendar for iPhone is just that: Google Calendar on your iPhone.

Calendars 5 by Readdle

Readdle lets you manage your calendar and tasks together

Calendars 5 by Readdle

Your schedule at a glance

For those who want to manage their schedule and tasks from one app.

Calendars 5 is a complete solution for those who want to manage their schedules and their tasks from one central hub. Calendars 5 fetches your calendar data from iOS or Google Calendar, and you can see your native Reminders items and other to-dos right from the same interface. Calendars 5 also uses natural language input so it's easier than ever before to add new events and reminders. The app shows you your entire schedule in convenient month, week, day, or agenda list views so you can see everything you need in one glance. A great feature of Calendars 5 is the fact that the app can even send you SMS alerts for your appointments, which means you'll be reminded even if you miss the original push notification. It's a complete and comprehensive solution that makes planning your life easier than ever before.

Why we love it

We like Calendars 5 because it provides an all-in-one solution for those who want to see their schedule and tasks in one place, together. The app is simple and intuitive to use and has many powerful features that make scheduling and creating tasks a breeze.

Timepage

Digitally plan your days with Moleskine

Timepage

Heat maps of your schedule

For those who like a classy and timeless look for their digital planners.

Moleskine Timepage is a feature-rich scheduling solution from the company who brought you the cult-classic analog notebooks and planners. In Timepage, users get a classic agenda-style interface of their calendar (fetched from the native Calendar, or you can sync with Google or Outlook) with the list view on the main screen. A swipe from the left takes you to the monthly views, where you get heat maps of how busy a day is so you can plan accordingly from a glance. Tapping on a day shows you all of the day's events in a list, and you can even get a quick overview of the weather or an hourly forecast. Selecting events reveals more details like a map, how long it will take you to get there via various modes of transportation, who else is attending, any notes, and more.

Why we love it

Timepage also makes use of natural language input for creating new events so you don't have to fiddle around with annoying text boxes, and everything about the appearance can be customized to your liking, including the colors. We love Moleskine Timepage because it has a super tasteful design that is not obnoxious or cluttered, and the colors really compliment the aesthetics well. It's easy to see how your schedule is going to be from a glance, and the extra bits of data that you get from viewing events is a great touch.

Your Own Digital Planner

If you need a calendar but want to keep track of your tasks and miscellaneous notes, then these apps get the job done.

2Do - Todo List, Tasks & Notes

If you want a powerful GTD-style task manager, 2Do is what you need.

2Do - Todo List, Tasks & Notes

Groups, projects and lists

2Do is a powerful GTD-style task manager for those who want customization and control.

2Do is a powerful and flexible to-do app for those who want a robust system with a lot of options and customization. It is best suited for those who deal with multiple projects, want to organize with tags, and need checklists or subtasks for certain tasks. Everything in 2Do can be customized, from the colors of projects to default due times, number of notifications and alerts, and so much more. If you are looking for a to-do app that will let you do things how you want to do them, then this is the app for you.

Why we love it

If Apple’s native task management solution isn’t cutting it for you, download 2Do today. You won’t find a more complete task manager in the entire App Store.

Get Things Done Today

In addition to a busy schedule, you may have a lot of tasks that need to get done. These are the best apps to help you accomplish your goals.

Todo - Task List Organizer
Todo - Task List Organizer

Todo - Task List Organizer

Appigo

Todo is one of the first task management apps to hit the App Store and is a mighty fine one, too. This isn't one of those simple check lists that you can get as a freebie. This app manages projects and sub tasks with great detail in the popular GTD style. It can also sync your tasks between Outlook, Dropbox, iCloud, Toodledo, and Todo Cloud 7 across multiple devices. Of course there are other added features such as geotagging, contact integration, email sharing, and more.

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Nirvana for GTD
Nirvana for GTD

Nirvana for GTD

Nirvanahq

Getting Things Done® is all about freeing your mind and knowing your next action. Nirvana is a cloud-based task manager to help you achieve true GTD bliss.

“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.”
- David Allen

Nirvana is GTD-ready “out of the box”:

• Capture, Clarify, Organize, Reflect and Engage
• Inbox, Next, Waiting, Scheduled and Someday lists
• Create Actions (to-dos), Projects and Reference items
• Filter by Area, Context, Time and Energy
• Focus on actually Getting Things Done

Your data stays in sync via the cloud, across the web and on all of your devices.

“It's by far the best GTD app I have used (and I've tried them all!).” - Damian Surr

* FREE vs. PRO -- What's the difference? *

Nirvana is free to use for as long as you like, with unlimited to-dos and easy data export.

Upgrade to Pro for unlimited projects, unlimited reference lists, unlimited areas and recurring to-dos.

You can find out more about Nirvana and GTD® on our website: nirvanahq.com

If you have any questions or suggestions, send us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. You can reach us by email at [email protected]


GTD® and Getting Things Done® are registered trademarks of the David Allen Company. Nirvana is not affiliated with or endorsed by the David Allen Company.

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DayNinja - Focus Timer+
DayNinja - Focus Timer+

DayNinja - Focus Timer+

Envisage Apps

DayNinja combines 2 of the best productivity methods in the world: Pomodoro® and GTD by David Allen and more, all in one FREE app.

Backed by years of research in what truly helps become a more productive person, some features include:

- 'Day View': Calendar shows your tasks for the day including in-between appointments and commitments.
- 'New Day': DayNinja cleans up old tasks and resets your timers ready for you to re-prioritize and set goals each day.
- KPI performance streaks: Measure your focus each day and compare with daily performance charts.
- Statistics: Learn how many hours you spend doing focused work, breaks and the time you will finish your workday based on your goals and appointments.
- To-do: prioritize your days tasks by drag & drop tasks into order.
- Target block count & estimates: Improve your ‘Zen’ by setting goals to complete tasks and number of blocks per day.
- Optimized user interface: only tasks that are important to complete your work focused. Quick swipe actions to keep you in flow throughout your day.
- Customize your block and break durations.
- Tags let you simply glance to see related tasks and projects in your to-do list.
- Satisfying sounds keep your day light and a smile on your face as you slash through tasks.

Ideal tool for professional freelancers, designers and coders.

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From the author:

"Do you know how many hours of your day are actually productive, focused time?

Whether it be phone calls, emails, your smartphone or well-meaning colleagues tapping you on the shoulder for a “Do you have a minute?” kind of chat, our days are bombarded with interruptions. Before we know it, the day is over and we are left feeling rather down and thinking "Eek!? ...Is that all I got done today?"

Now let’s just assume that it is possible to work in a quiet place away from external interruptions. Our own minds are an even bigger source of distraction, with a new thought entering our minds every 3 minutes! Unless we have a system, a method, a process - whatever you want to call it, the outcome is likely to be the same day after day: stressful mess bouncing between other people’s agendas and not getting your most important work done. Sound familiar?

The techniques built into this app have been inspired by proven productivity techniques:

Pomodoro®: The idea is to work in predetermined blocks of time. To do this, simply break a task up into 25-minute segments without stopping or getting distracted.

Getting Things Done®: Begin with a to-do list for the day and classify tasks according to priority.

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You have allocated them time and under your terms, you have achieved your goals, performed every task with a sense of quality and you finish every day satisfied. It sounds simple, and it is - in concept, but don’t expect to master this technique right away. It takes weeks of practicing the method day in and day out. It takes discipline. I have strayed at times when overwhelmed, I have reached the end of the week and wondered, “Where did I achieve this week”. It is those weeks when I have failed to be disciplined and failed to use the app. I have let other people’s agendas overrun my own.

Researchers have proven that self-control is one of the key determinants of success. When you exercise self-control and self-discipline through a good part of your day, it cannot help but spill over into other areas of your life... How you eat, sleep and your health and happiness. Stick with it, and you too will be a DayNinja.

- Nathan Challen, App Developer. (A.K.A. @theDayNinja)

Want to learn more? Read, “Zen and the art of getting Sh*t done” by Nathan Challen on Medium or subscribe for more tips on productivity.

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Email Scheduling

Our inboxes may be packed with messages that discuss meetings and other important events. Don't miss a thing with these email apps that let you schedule your plans ahead of time without ever leaving the inbox.

Mail Master by NetEase

Mail Master by NetEase

NetEase (Hangzhou) Network Co., Ltd.

Mail Master, the excellent mail app in this year, 20-year-experience of mail service.
● Use your mail account as Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, Outlook, AOL Mail etc.
● Real-time push notification.

- Full IMAP/SMTP/POP3/Exchange support
Support for popular email service as Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, MobileMe, iCloud, 163/126, QQ, Sina, Sohu and other IMAP/SMTP/POP3/Exchange server.

- Smart Server Configuration
Automatically configure service setting, one-click to login.

- Multiple accounts
Switch multiple accounts quickly and easily.

- Push
Real-time push notification.

- Pattern lock/Touch ID
Pattern lock and Touch ID (iPhone 5s and above models) are available to protect your mailbox privacy.

- Contacts
Full CardDAV support, sync contacts between multi-platform.

- Attachments
One-click to compress image attachments.
Support for JPG, PDF, DOC, XLS, RAR, ZIP files preview.
Share your attachments to wechat, qq and yixin with a simple click.

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[Instruction on Mail Mater monthly ad-free service]
- Subscription period: one month
- Subscription price: 8 yuan per month
[Instructions on Mail Master yearly ad-free service]
- Subscription period: one year
- Subscription price: 68 yuan per year
-Payment: When user confirms the purchase, the cost will be paied through users' iTunes account.
- Cancel renewal: To cancel a subscription, please manually turn off automatic renewal service in [Settings]--[Apple ID, iCloud, iTunes & App Store] --[Subscription] within 24 hours before the current subscription expiration.
- Renewal: Payment will be deducted through apple's iTunes account within 24 hours before expiration, and the subscription period will be extended for one month when successful deduction.
- Privacy Policy: http://gb.corp.163.com/gb/legal.html
- Terms of Mail Master Privilege Service: https://maas.mail.163.com/dashi-web-extend/html/master_privilege_service.html
- Agreement of Automatic Renewal Service: https://maas.mail.163.com/dashi-web-extend/html/master_automatic_renewal.html

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Contact us at [email protected]

Mail Master Pro by NetEase

Mail Master Pro by NetEase

NetEase (Hangzhou) Network Co., Ltd.

#Pro version only#
- Specially designed App Icon.

Mail Master, the excellent mail app, 20-year-experience of mail service.
● Use your mail account as Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, Outlook, AOL Mail etc.
● Real-time push notification.

- Full IMAP/POP3/Exchange/SMTP support
Support for popular email service as Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, MobileMe, iCloud, 163/126, QQ, Sina, Sohu and other IMAP/POP3/Exchange/SMTP server.

- Smart Server Configuration
Automatically configure service setting, one-click to login.

- Multiple accounts
Switch multiple accounts quickly and easily.
Unlimited number of mailbox accounts. (Pro version only)

- Push
Real-time push notification.

- Pattern lock/Touch ID
Pattern lock and Touch ID (iPhone 5s and above models) are available to protect your mailbox privacy.

- Contacts
Full CardDAV support, sync contacts between multi-platform.

- Attachments
One-click to compress image attachments.
Support for JPG, PDF, DOC, XLS, RAR, ZIP files preview.

Contact us at [email protected]

Digital Student Planners

Being a student can be a tough job with all of the assignments, tests, quizzes, and projects you have to work on. Make sure you stay on top of your classes and grades with these apps.

myHomework Student Planner

myHomework Student Planner

Rodrigo Neri

myHomework Student Planner

For students looking for a homework helper.

The clean interface and design make this app great for college, high school, or middle school. This homework helper contains additional features that make it easy to use for high school students with a block class schedule. Keeping track of assignments has never been better! The myHomework student agenda is today's students favorite way to focus and reduce anxiety. With this school tracker, the information normally hidden in the academic planner is now available everywhere. Using myHomework as a school organizer makes keeping track of what assignments to do easier than ever before.

iStudiez Pro Legendary Planner

Organizing school and the little bit of life you have left outside of it is manageable.

iStudiez Pro Legendary Planner

Keep track of every assignment

For anyone wanting an all-in-one solution for getting their life together while in school.

Being a student just might be the most hectic part of your life. With so many things to worry about all the time, not to mention happenings in whatever small fragment of a life you have left outside of school, you're going to need a lot of apps. A to-do list, a calendar, a grade calculator, a scheduling app, an agenda, a contacts app ... the list goes on and on. That's where iStudiez comes in to save the semester with an all-in-one solution that can do all of the above and more. By inputting information about your semester including courses you're taking, when class components are scheduled, assignments and their weights, grades, professor contact information, and more, the app will magically combine all of this information together to always give you an overview of what's going on today and in the future. Plus, it all syncs across iOS devices and with your Mac, which makes managing your life that much easier.

Why we love it

The iStudiez Pro app greatly reduces the number of apps you need to manage college life, and is very versatile in considering different schedule types and grading schemes. It can handle virtually anything you throw at it.

Pocket Schedule Planner

Stay organized throughout your school life with an easy-to-use app.

Pocket Schedule Planner

Pocket Schedule Planner

For those looking for an intuitive scheduler and planner for school.

Pocket Schedule is a powerful tool for helping you manage your academic life. Add your classes and see them in a week view, organize your assignments by date, course, or priority, and configure notifications so that you never miss a class or assignment. The app offers an intuitive interface that keeps things simple and allows for quick updates to all of your school items.

Why we love it

For staying on top of all your classes, assignments, and exams, Pocket Schedule is an uncomplicated and handy app.