Feeling bogged down by your paper clutter? Worried that your important documents might get lost or damaged? Want to have everything available to you on a single device? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then check out these six free apps that will increase your productivity, protect your valuable information, and help you go paperless in the process.
Evernote is the productivity world’s darling. Free, intuitive, and robust, it offers everything you need to live a digital, paper-free life. With this powerful app, you can store documents, photos, notes, bills, receipts, almost anything you can think of, and easily find it again when you need it. You can import large files like manuals or warrantees, snap pictures of notes you jotted down in your notebook or on a napkin, and save virtually any paper document as an electronic one. Evernote is the digital equivalent of your brain, but instead of forgetting things, it remembers and recollects information when you need it. Best of all, Evernote syncs with all of your devices so you have access to your external brain wherever you go.
Lemon Wallet allows you to create a digital wallet — right on your smartphone. With Lemon Wallet, you can store digital copies of all of your cards so you have a backup in case your wallet is misplaced, lost, or stolen. Just like a traditional wallet, Lemon also lets you store all of your receipts so you have access to them when you need them most, saving you time and ensuring your receipts will be safe from physical damage. And, Lemon gives you balance updates so you can effectively monitor your spending.
Do you have boxes and boxes full of old pictures stored away in a closet somewhere? If so, check out Shoebox, powered by 1000Memories.com. The mobile app lets you upload your old photos simply by taking a picture of it with your phone’s camera. You can then crop the image to include only the photo and save it to your phone or sync it with an account at 1000Memories.com, which can be shared for free with friends and family. Shoebox makes it easy to not only share memories, but to save memories as well.