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Behind on life admin? These apps will help you organise your life

Millennials are losing sleep due to stress. Here are the apps to help. Photo Getty
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The cliche about the modern world is that we’re all more time poor and more stressed than our parents or grandparents.

But there is truth to it.

Millennials experience more stress than any other generation and are less equipped to deal with it, according to an American Psychological Association study. The same study found that more than half of all millennials had struggled to sleep at night as a result of stress in the past month.

The stress factors include a lack of “me time”, dating, staying fit and health, uni or work (or both), and of course money.

The modern world might be to blame for keeping us up at night, but there’s no reason we can’t use it to our advantage to help combat stress, too.

Here are some smartphone apps that will help you get organised – the perfect antidote to a stress overload.

Work/study

Wunderlist

With access to calendars on our smartphones, few people under 30 keep a physical diary anymore. But the preloaded smartphone apps aren’t always the best, and many of us can probably admit to having countless crumpled handwritten to-do lists lying around at busy times.

Wunderlist works like a digital to-do list, and will gently remind you of what tasks still need completing. It’s perfect for when uni assignments or work commitments are ramping up or you’re worried you’ll forget to pay your phone bill (the worst!).

Free. Available for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone.

Documents

Documents is the kind of app that people would have dreamed of a decade ago. One for the uni students, it keeps track of where all your files are (iCloud, Google Drive, and those on your device), and allows you to see them all in one place. It’s also an all-in-one app to edit Microsoft Office docs, lets you annotate PDFs, and view photos and eBooks.

Free. Available for iPhone.

Evernote

As much as we’d all like to live in a paper-free world, it’s still a few years from becoming a reality. If stray forms, documents and just random pieces of paper are the bane of your existence, Evernote could be what you need. Its best function is that it works as a kind of digital manilla folder – just use your smartphone camera to scan, digitise and collate your documents, handwritten uni notes, or anything else that is paper-based. The best part is you can then view your documents at any time, a lifesaver if you forget to bring your notebook to class, for example.

It's easy to now take care of work and uni at the same time with the help of these handy apps
It’s easy to now take care of work and uni at the same time with the help of these handy apps.

Free. Available for iPhone and Android.

Health

Sworkit

This is the app for fitness freaks (and those just aspiring to get in shape). Boasting more than 20 million users, Sworkit brings personalised video workouts straight to your smartphone. It acts as your own digital personal trainer, letting you choose which part of the body you want to work out, and then taking you through your paces. You can also create your own workout, and it offers routines across the whole range of styles, from strength and stretching, to cardio, pilates and yoga.

Free. Available for iPhone and Android.

Have your very own personal trainer in the comfort of your own home thanks to Sworkit
Have your very own personal trainer in the comfort of your own home thanks to Sworkit.

Money

AustralianSuper app

Superannuation is probably not something that is always on your mind. In fact, you might only think of it when you get a new job and need to provide your fund’s details. But your super is a great thing to be on top of. The truth is, being across it early in life means you’ll be more likely to make better financial decisions, which can lead to more freedom and security when it comes to all-things-money. And that’s something we all want.

Much like the app you probably have with your bank, the AustralianSuper app will let you see your approximate balance and transactions, tell you when you’ve received a super contribution and quickly access all your super details to share with your employer.

Free. Available on iPhone and Android.

Be on top of your superannuation with the Australian Super app
Be on top of your superannuation with the AustralianSuper app.

Pocketbook

Pocketbook is the mother of all personal finance apps, and is a useful one to have alongside the AustralianSuper app. Australian made, it is one of the few apps that can be synced with an Australian bank account, making it easier to track your spending. This is even more valuable in an era of tap-and-go spending, where it’s so easy to lose sight of how where all your money is really going. You can add recurring bills to ensure you have enough in your account to avoid late fees, and use the budget function, which is ideal if you’re trying to find the funds for a new car or holiday.

Free. Available on iPhone and Android.


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