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A Faster, Easier Way to Get Organized

October 2, 2008

By Cohen, Arianne

“Clutter takes several forms. It can be too much to do or too much stuff,” says Barry Izsak, former president of the National Association of Professional Organizers. But it’s simpler than you think to ease the stress that comes from information overload: Stay on top of the details that are bogging you down. These sites can help you. -ARIANNE COHEN SCHEDULE YOUR DAY

iscrybe.com

WHAT IT IS

A comprehensive site that combines your calendar and to-do lists on one screen and features a note-pad that lets you drag in photos, text, and links.

WHY WE LOVE IT

You can create work and personal calendars, then merge them into one. Just hit print fold twice, and you’ve got your week in your pocket Bonus: It works both online and off.

UPDATE YOUR PHOTO ALBUM

flickr.com

WHAT IT IS

A place to store, sort, and display pictures with friends, family, or other groups.

WHY WE LOVE IT

You can easily upload photos from different sources-like your desktop, iPhoto, or your cell phone-and share them with your network. Organizing your albums is even easier when you invite friends to add labels and tags, which can help you find your pics faster.

BACK UP YOUR INFO

drop.io

WHAT IT IS

Your own private Web page that securely stores files-everything from text to photos to videos-online so you can access them at home, in the office, or on the road, or send them to someone else.

WHY WE LOVE IT

It’s like having an external hard drive without having to carry one around. And it’s more private than e-mailing your docs through cyberspace.

TRACK YOUR FINANCES

mint.com

WHAT IT IS

A secure money manager that lets you see activity on your credit cards, debit cards, and stocks.

WHY WE LOVE IT

The automatic e-mail and text alerts about low balances and bill due dates can save you a bundle of money in fees. Plus, it makes graphs of what you doled out for clothes, groceries, gas, and more so you can see where your money’s going.

Let your laptop do the dirty work

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Topics: Human Interest


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