As designers, it's important to stay current with new trends and to sharpen your skills when needed. But how effective can these skills really be if you're not organized? Being a cool and collected designer that's organized is key to your success. Without the discipline a designer needs in today's industry, it will be a bit hard to stay afloat when large and very important projects that require this skill come your way.
This is why we've compiled a list containing the Top 10 Free Applications That Help Designers Stay Organized. Takes these applications seriously and use them to systemize and enhance your workflow.
Nozbe trully allows you to get things done, with the use of to-do lists, task and project management features. You can also recieve reminders, share with others, and even access this app from your mobile device.
Open Atrium is more of an open-source Intranet platform, it's features are useful for keeping track of research and projects, most notably a to-do list feature integrated with a wiki. The six main features included are - a blog, a wiki, a calendar, a to do list, a shoutbox, and a dashboard to manage it all.
QuickSilver is usually categorized as an extendable interface that allows you to quickly launch apps, manage contacts, shortcuts, music, images, and several other programs on your Mac. You can also utilize this application with the help of your command line.
Todoist is an effective list-maker, that helps you create all types of lists (through a nice interface) that are simple and clean. You can integrate Todoist with Gmail, it is mobile accessible , it has a built-in calendar, and it helps you manage and keep track of your tasks.
As a designer it's important to set goals, create and follow through with tasks, evaluate performance, measure your progress, and more! MeCanBe helps you do all that with ease and simplicity.
Voo2do is a simple task management tool that makes it easy for you to manage your time, organize tasks by project, add tasks by email, and track your time as well using a clean interface powered by Ajax.
Toodleo takes you much further than just having you create a list of all the important things you have to get done. This solid to do list manager also enables you with push notifications that will let you know when an item with a due-date is coming up.
Evernote is often reffered to as the leader in portable notes because of its ability to record tasks, plans and even images from anywhere in the world. It helps you manage your thoughts and ideas efficiently.
Geared towards designers and developers ShareDen allows you to upload any file of any type (i.e. JS, PSD, HTML, CSS, etc.) with free unlimited space and either share it (with clients, colleagues, and team memebers), host it, or store it into a folder that can help you keep all of your files organized.
HiTask is a free web-based task management tool that can help you stay organized. It also provides detailed and easy scheduling, organizing, assigning, and the sharing of tasks with anyone that you may want to inform.