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5 Apps That Help You Live Smarter

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I’m a big proponent of the philosophy: “always be learning.” And with New Year’s resolutions still going strong, I’m making strides to learn something new every day, as well as be very organized in the pursuit.  See, I’m not the most organized person (though I could be far worse!), so any app that can make my life a little easier as I discover something inspiring, or learn about something I must share with you all, is much appreciated.

A few months ago I shared 11 awesome apps worth a download, and today I’m adding a few more to that list. Thanks to these new discoveries, I’m pleased to say I’m finally tackling my ever-growing reading list of industry books (thanks Blinkist). MKR and I have also nailed down a solid way to share countless articles with each other without losing them in the deep dark abyss of our email inboxes (!). Enter Evernote

Click through the slideshow above to read about these five apps that help you live smarter, and do tell me: are you an avid user of any of them?  Cheers, Kat

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BLINKIST

BLINKIST

WITH BLINKIST, YOU CAN DOWNLOAD HIGHLIGHTS FROM ALL OF THE INDUSTRY AND SELF-HELP BOOKS YOU'VE EVER WANTED TO READ, HAVEN'T HAD TIME, BUT NOW IN A FRACTION OF THAT TIME! WE'VE BEEN ENJOYING THE APP'S AUDIO FUNCTION, FINDING IT EASY TO DIGEST "BLINKS" AND KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM INSPIRING, HELPFUL AND MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS ON OUR READING LISTS.

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EVERNOTE

EVERNOTE

WE'VE BEEN USING EVERNOTE ON AND OFF FOR YEARS, BUT ONLY RECENTLY HAVE WE COMMITTED TO USING THIS BEYOND-HELPFUL STORING SYSTEM AS PART OF OUR DAILY WORK ROUTINE. SAVING AND SENDING ARTICLES HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER, AND ITS CATEGORIZING AND TAGGING CAPABILITIES ARE SURE TO KEEP YOU ORGANIZED.

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THINK DIRTY

THINK DIRTY

WE FIRST TALKED ABOUT THINK DIRTY A FEW MONTHS AGO, AND WE'RE STILL RELYING ON THIS HELPFUL IPHONE APP TO TELL US WHICH BEAUTY AND CLEANING PRODUCTS ARE SAFE, AND TO GIVE US INSIGHT INTO EACH PRODUCT'S LEVEL OF CARCINOGENS AND TOXICITY. THE FINDINGS ARE TRULY EYE OPENING, AND MAY EVEN CONVINCE YOU TO DITCH YOUR FAVORITE CONCEALER.

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TILE

TILE

WE WON'T BE LOSING OUR KEYS (OR CAR OR PURSE OR WALLET FOR THAT MATTER) ANYMORE THANKS TO THE TILE APP. THESE LITTLE WHITE TILES ARE PLACED ON THE THINGS YOU CAN NEVER SEEM TO FIND, WHICH THEN STREAM A SIGNAL TO YOUR IPHONE. AN ADDED BONUS: THESE SMART LITTLE THINGS SERVE AS HOMING BEACONS TO LOCATE MISSPLACED PHONES TOO -- SIMPLY PRESS THE TILE AND YOUR PHONE WILL START SINGING.

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VIA COLLAGE VINTAGE
MAIL TO SELF

MAIL TO SELF

MAIL TO SELF IS EXACTLY THAT: A QUICK EASY PLUG-IN THAT SEAMLESSLY HELPS YOU REMEMBER TO READ (AS WELL AS SHARE WITH OTHERS) THE ARTICLES YOU LOVE BY MAILING IT TO YOURSELF. WE'RE GUILTY OF KEEPING A MILLION TABS OPEN ON OUR BROWSER IN HOPES OF HAVING TIME TO GO BACK AND READ POSTS, SO THIS APP IS GOD-SEND.

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VIA PINTEREST
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  • This is such a great list! I have to admit I’ve never really liked Evernote – it seems too complicated to me, but I love all your other suggestions! Especially Blinkist (I need to download that asap!) and Mail to self – I’m the queen of “too many tabs open”, so I can’t wait to give it a whirl! Thanks for sharing your favorites!

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