8 Apps to Help Teachers and Leaders Be More Organized

8 Apps to Help Teachers and Leaders Be More Organized

Teachers and leaders have multiple roles. And multiple roles = multiple tasks. With so much to do, it is often difficult to keep a track of things and is way more difficult to remember all of those must-to-perform tasks on a regular basis.

Here, technology can rescue you from all the embarrassment by making sure you are aware of all the things that you need to do. There are a lot of apps that you can use to keep your work managed & organized and the best ones are listed below. Have a look!

1) Evernote

It is an easy-to-use, note-taking app that helps you remember everything and keep it in sync with all of the devices that you use. With it you can take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders and easily search notes on the go. With so much to do most of it is in the form of emails, calendar events, notes, homework, and to-do lists this tool can help you a lot. One of the great features of this tool is that Evernote notebooks are shareable hence; if your students use Evernote you can easily exchange notebooks with them digitally making it easy for you to keep a track on the performance of the kids. The flexibility of the tools helps you discover new ways to use it everyday. Once you start using it you will discover new ways everyday that are going to be beneficial for you to manage your life.

Get more tips on “How educators can use Evernote”. 

The free app is available for Android and iOS with a paid premium and plus versions that adds more to your regular Evernote.  

2) Google Keep

This note taking application by Google is available for both Android and iOS users. Its distinctive features like color coding notes, inserting images, creating lists, shareable notes, and search by color makes it an awesome app to get your hand on. Users can set time or location-based reminders for notes so that when you pass through that street your phone reminds you to pick all the stuff. Reminders set through Keep are also accessible by other Google applications such as Google Now. Text from images can be extracted using Optical Character Recognition technology. This, however, works only with the English language. Voice recordings created through Keep are automatically transcribed. Google Keep allows users to convert text notes into checklists. The features this tool comes with are never ending. Explore as you go. For teachers and leaders, the tool can be of great use as it not only helps then to manage their profession but also can be great for managing things that have nothing to do with your profession.   

3) GDrive

With 15 GB of free online storage, GDrive offers you to save a lot of stuff and keep it safe. User can save a variety of files like photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos or just anything! Once saved, access your files anywhere, so basically teachers need not bother to carry laptops as you can access your entire files over your smartphone as well. Collaboration can be done over GDrive. You can invite your colleagues or students to view or download the files you want to share without exchanging your emails. One of the best things about Google Drive is that it is automatically linked to other Google services like Google Plus and Gmail and that makes it easier for you to attach file from your Gmail to GDrive. The app is free of cost and is available on Android and iOS.  

4) Dropbox

With Dropbox, you can save all your confidential documents safe and access them anywhere you want. It allows you to create a folder where you can save all your files and documents which then can be accessed on any computer, dropbox app or their website. Everything you keep in Dropbox is synced on all your devices so you don’t have to worry about losing your file. The app works on a freemium model and is available for both Android and iOS users.    

5) SimpleNote

Like the name suggests, it is an easy way to keep notes, lists, ideas and more. This tool is for those who simply like to take notes for everything. Something strike in your mind? Jot it down & make a note. Something to do? Make notes. For everything to anything, just make a note. The best thing about the app is that you can instantly search for particular notes from the collection of your notes and keep them organized with tags and pins. You can also share and publish your notes. It keeps your notes in sync across all your devices so that makes it easily accessible. The tool is free and is available for both Android and iOS users.   

6) Todoist

It is an elaborated to-do list and task manager helps you to manage your work in an efficient manner. Included in Google's Best of 2014 Collection, the product offers a lot of useful features. User can easily add due dates and reminders, know about the tasks on priorities; never miss a deadline by getting reminders from this wonderful app. Get notification when important changes happen. Put tasks into contexts via labels, a great way to become even more organized. Create custom filters that fit your workflow. Also you can add as many details as you want using task comments. Or attach PDFs, spreadsheets or photos. With hands on this tool you can easily manage tasks and projects anywhere. At home. At school. At work. Online. Offline. And across 15+ platforms! Download app for Android and iOS.


7) Wunderlist

It is another task managing app, which allows you to manage and share your daily to-do lists in an easy way. It syncs notes across all your devices and its friendly reminders ensure that you never miss deadlines. This tool offers you the maximum features with an option to create folder to keep the alike documents separately. The hash tag feature is another one you cant skip that helps you to add more context to your to-dos. There is also an option to print your lists directly from the app. This tool not only helps you to manage your professional tasks easily but also with hands on this tool manage your professional and personal life on the go in the easiest way.  Learn more “how Wunderlist can help you as a teacher”.

Download the Android and iOS app. 

8) inClass

It is a free app that allows you to have a daily planner and notebook for each class. It helps you to keep track of all your courses and your tasks by reminding you which tasks are pending which of those are on priority. You can take notes more efficiently and include video, audio or photo notes. No matter how complex your school schedule is, inClass will help you keep track of all your courses. The tool is perfect to manage all your class related work. The tool is compatible with iOS devices and also available in app version.   

Which other tools do you use?


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About the Author
Author: Priyanka Gupta
Priyanka is a blogger by profession and has an increasing interest to write about the edtech space. While writing she keeps in mind the educators to come up with right resources and ideas which might be relevant for them in relation to effective use of technology in their profession and institutions/classrooms.
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