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Re: Strategies for an ADDer

I'm new here but I think thought I would share the three main apps that I use on my android to help keep me organized.

The first is Google calendar. Simple little app that is great for remembering where and when you need to be somewhere. The hard part is sticking to a schedule once you set it.

The second app I use is a to do list called any do. It's great because it's a very simple, quick and easy to use. This app also pops up at the beginning of everyday and asks you to go over your list and plan your day.

The last app is a new one. It's a note taking app called google keep. I have tried so many note taking apps in the past like evernote and just found them to be overly complicated and time consuming to actually take a note. Not so with Google keep. I use this app whenever I have a thought or receive information that I can't forget. It can also do lists, picture notes and voice notes really easy. Give it a try.

As a side note I like to schedule time in my Google calendar to do the tasks on my tasks list.

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Re: Strategies for an ADDer

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I'm new here but I think thought I would share the three main apps that I use on my android to help keep me organized.

The first is Google calendar. Simple little app that is great for remembering where and when you need to be somewhere. The hard part is sticking to a schedule once you set it.

The second app I use is a to do list called any do. It's great because it's a very simple, quick and easy to use. This app also pops up at the beginning of everyday and asks you to go over your list and plan your day.

The last app is a new one. It's a note taking app called google keep. I have tried so many note taking apps in the past like evernote and just found them to be overly complicated and time consuming to actually take a note. Not so with Google keep. I use this app whenever I have a thought or receive information that I can't forget. It can also do lists, picture notes and voice notes really easy. Give it a try.

As a side note I like to schedule time in my Google calendar to do the tasks on my tasks list.

Hope this helps someone.

I use those google apps as well, they're really great. I will need to look into the any do app.
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Re: Strategies for an ADDer

Guys including my post now here I would appreciate if we keep this thread limited to only things which really helped us through our ADD/ADHD. It will be so easy if some new user or an existing user just comes in has a look at the posts and can learn something. This is just a humble request. Let's not get into detailed descriptions and experiences.

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The Outlook reminders helped me for sure.
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Re: Strategies for an ADDer

I use a lot of timers on my phone for meds, time to leave for something, etc. but I notice that I become "immune" to the reminders -- turn them off without doing what the reminder is for. So I change the sounds every month or so.
I keep a central list near the coffeemaker -- it is The List. It's about the only paper thing I keep, but it's the stuff to remember during the time at home. Lists for "away" things, like dr's appts, I keep on the legal-pad looking Notes app on the iPhone.

I started some of this before my diagnosis, as I already knew I was absent minded and forgetful. But with the diagnosis, I have become more aware of just how important this stuff is, of what a smaller margin for error I need to deal with.

Most of the coaching stuff i have read in any of those "helpful tips for . . . " articles that appear from time to time in newspapers and magazines, and now websites. It's just that now I take them much more seriously.
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Re: Strategies for an ADDer

I have a huge list of strategies that I use. It's pathetic in one sense. But the best advice I ever got:

Don't have a bigger home that you need. Have as small as space as you can comfortably live in. This reduces the amount of time needed to organize, clean and minimizes the empty corners that you can stuff things in. It requires you to get rid of stuff because there is no space to store it.

Sadly, this is the thing that has made the biggest difference for me in terms of being able to manage.
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Re: Strategies for an ADDer

I have a table next to the door that I empty my pockets on everyday when I get home. It ends up being the last thing I see before I leave the next morning so I never end up forgetting my wallet, keys, and cell phone.
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Re: Strategies for an ADDer

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Re: Strategies for an ADDer

i have used autiplan works for android or webversion


it only gives your current actvity on the app and u can visualise the next ones

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Re: Strategies for an ADDer

this system has owrked well for me lately: http://www.add.org/page/simple_to_do_lists

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Re: Strategies for an ADDer

I thought doing these things made me look incompetent or lazy... but ultimately it was required to keep me organized and focused!
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Re: Strategies for an ADDer

I carry my I-pad everywhere, I put everything in it, very useful.
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Re: Strategies for an ADDer

This list is wonderful! Includes several tips I've sort of found on my own, but would have been way helpful to have been told previously... The big one for me is breaking things down. I hate entering my business receipts, but work on it an hour at a time till it's done. Really helps. I have an OSX program called 'Tyme' that helps me track the hours I've worked on what. It's a lifesaver!
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Re: Strategies for an ADDer

1) Dropbox- love that app, 'cuz I've been able to sync my non-Google Doc, old MS Word docs & such, onto my Android this way. Saved me many headaches. Suggestions for ADD-ers: can be used for a master cover letter, resume, recipes you've typed up (i.e., ones not available on the Internet, but your own personal recipes)
2) Make daily tasks into non-negotiable rules, not just mere suggestions. Ex.- make your bed right after you wake up. Less stress when you just get it done without allowing a mental debate to ensue.
3) You can do anything for 15 minutes- FlyLady rule. Set a kitchen or other timer for 15 & work on cleaning or de-cluttering ONE area.
4) Google calendar, with reminders sent to my gmail account. Calendar acts as my to-do list this way- instead of scribbling on random sheet of paper, the second I think of something I type it into the next next available time slot.

I have loads more, because lord knows I was NOT born organized...anyone need a personal assistant with mad organizing and time-management skills?
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