Get Your Life Organized {Week 3} – Getting the Most Out of Your Calendar!

It’s {Week 3} of Get Your Life Organized Boot Camp. Here was our homework from Sharon, “This week I would like to for you to take a good hard look at the calendar system that you are using to run your life. Does it still work for you? Does it give you the ability to access it wherever and whenever you need it? Is it easy to use- doing some of the work for you?”  Mostly, Yes and now it does…

My Calendar

I am a gmail girl and an iphone lover. Don’t laugh, but I have 6 gmail accounts and corresponding calendars. (it works for me, especially since I can access them from any computer or my phone)
1. Personal Account  2. Family Combined  3. My Business – www.resumebutterfly.com  4. My Blog www.getSNAZZY.com 5. My other business www.livinglifedesigns.com  6. My junk mail aka when I sign up for things (I just use the email; I don’t have the calendar set up)

 

I have been using the calendar app that comes standard on the iphone, it allows me to see all the calendars on one screen, but doesn’t have a print feature. Today I found something GREAT…

calprint iphone app - calendar organization - print iphone calendar - day - get organized boot camp - momof6 - getSNAZZY

 

CalPrint for iPhone Calendar Printing (and viewing)

CalPrint is available on itunes for $1.99 – totally worth it for the added features and flexibility.
Highlights: You can view and print lists of appointments plus daily, weekly and monthly calendars
You can email PDFs of your calendars too! Each calendar has a different color too (can’t customize very easily) Here’s the itunes description: “CalPrint uses your existing calendar entries on your iPhone (Exchange, iCal and Google Calendars etc) and is not just a great calendar printing utility, it is a fully featured calendar viewing and organizing app that enables you to view, group, add or edit your appointments and tasks. You can easily get an overview of your schedule by Day, Week, Month or as a list of appointments.”

 

Sharon with Momof6 uses iCal (I don’t have a Mac, yet anyway) and prints her weekly calendar and adds “to do” list items. CalPrint will allow me to print off my calendar (that includes alllll of my gmail accounts) as needed too. I’m going to add a bulletin board to my Command Center (in place of the printed family calendar) and pin my weekly calendar there.

 

My Old Fashioned Spiral Notebook

I also have a small spiral notebook on my nightstand to jot down “to-dos” that I think of when I’m about to go to sleep! I then transfer them into my phone so I will have my info everywhere I go. I haven’t figured out the best iphone app for my “to-dos” that aren’t date/time specific. Suggestions? Right now I just use the note app or put them in my calendar under an random time.

 

Grocery IQ

Grocery-IQ iphone app logo shopping list made simple getsnazzyJust a quick note about one of my favorite iphone apps. Grocery iQ is the only way I keep my shopping lists now. I never lose a piece of paper or forget to take the list with me. I created an account on my computer and also have the app. I made lists according to my favorite stores and also a list of favorite items to make list making extra quick. I could go on and on about the great features…  oh and it’s FREE. Check out the Grocery iQ website or visit itunes!


Stay tuned as I continue with the Get Your Life Organized Boot Camp. You should join!

p.s. What calendar system do you use? I would love it if you’d leave me a comment! Follow me on Pinterest too :) All opinions are my own.

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  • http://twitter.com/sharonmomof6 Sharon Rowley

    Jess- I LOVE the apps that you featured here! We probably could have had a whole discussion just on organizing apps we love!
    Thank you so much for linking up again this week- running this Boot Camp has helped my re-focus my personal processes to stay organized- and it looks like it is doing the same for you!

    • http://www.getSNAZZY.com/ Jess Smith – getSNAZZY.com

      It’s been great! I need to keep up with something each week so I stay on track! I do love organizing apps :)

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