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8 free online tools to organise your life

Free apps to help get your to-do list done

These days the best place to find personal organiser software isn't necessarily on the desktop, it's on the web. We've pulled together some of the best free online apps designed to organise your life

7. Organise your itinerary with TripIt

Instead of letting your flight, hotel, and car reservation email confirmations languish in the depths of your inbox, forward them, before you travel, to plans@tripit.com.

The TripIt travel organiser will parse the messages and pull together a master trip itinerary onto one web page that includes maps, a weather forecast, directions, and city guides for your destination - you know, all the stuff you'd look up by hand anyway. Plus, you can add notes to your TripIt itinerary, and share it with friends or colleagues to view, collaborate, and comment on.

TripIT

8. Turn Gmail into a personal information database with GTDInbox

Dedicated Gmail users who lament its lack of a to-do list will want the GTDInbox Firefox extension. GTDInbox implements the organisation techniques that David Allen pioneered in his geek-hit productivity bible, Getting Things Done.

With GTDInbox installed, star any message to turn it into a "next action"; list and add tasks right inside Gmail; and review tasks by how long they've been around (less than a week, longer than a week, longer than a month, longer than three months) to see how much of a slacker you've been (or not.)

  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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