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8 free online tools to organise your life

Free apps to help get your to-do list done

Overwhelmed by the thought of getting your hectic schedule on track? Get your must-dos done with these essential and free web apps

5. Find the perfect gift with Amazon Gift Organiser

Never spend the morning of her birthday scrambling for a gift, any gift, ever again.

Enter your loved ones' names, birth dates, gender, and Amazon wish list into Amazon's Gift Organiser, plus gift-worthy occasions for each, like birthdays, anniversaries, or graduation. Then sit back and relax.

When the big day nears, you'll receive an email reminder that contains eerily on-target gift recommendations. Order on the spot and you'll have the perfect present in hand right on time.


6. Capture web clips with Google Notebook

You've got two dozen browser tabs open again, and this time, bookmarking them all just won't cut it. It's time to try Google Notebook.

One of Google's lesser-known products, Google Notebook is an indispensable tool for web researchers. Save sections of web pages to your Google Notebook and annotate them with your own notes and comments.

Organise your clippings into multiple notebooks that you can break down into sections, rearrange your notes by dragging and dropping them into the right page, and search your notebooks using Google's signature special search sauce that you already know and love. Notebook also turns clipping pages into a one-click operation with the Google Notebook browser extension, available for both Firefox and Internet Explorer.

NEXT PAGE: Creating a master travel itinerary with TripIt

  1. The organisation game
  2. Remember the milk, and all the tasks you have to do
  3. Your own personal assistant called Sandy, and finagling finances
  4. Great gifts and web clips
  5. Creating a master travel itinerary and a personal information database

Gina Trapani is the founder of Lifehacker.com

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