Organize Your Life: A Nexus 7 Review

A HUGE thank you to Staples for sponsoring today’s Moleskine and Nexus 7 review, and our discussion on Fall organization! I received product for review; all opinions are my own.
Organize Your Life with the Nexus 7 and Moleskine Planners from Staples

Hi friends! I’m so excited to share my favorite new planning tools with you today – the NEW Nexus 7 Tablet and Moleskine Notebooks from Staples! What are your favorite tools to keep organized? I use a variety, from paper and pen to digital, on my laptop and now on the Nexus 7!

Moleskine Professional Notebook from Staples

By day I’m a project manager, so that means that I like to keep lists. And though I do this digitally, there’s also something about writing it down! A great notebook/planner is a MUST! Whether you’re planning out your family’s schedule, keeping track of things at work, or even planning out blog posts and making notes of blog to-do’s, Moleskine products have you covered!

Nexus 7 Tablet from Staples

Now on to the Nexus 7 review! I really like it! I was very interested in reviewing this product for a number of reasons. We have smart phones and larger tablets, but I have been on the market for a smaller, hand-held tablet that was more comfortable for reading and for portability. I’m just not going to toss our large tablets in my bag for on the go. And I was right about the Nexus 7! The 7-inch tablet was just what I was looking for. I have had it for the last couple of weeks and already I’m two books in (the blogging may suffer), and I’ve been able to take it with me everywhere. Which means, this is the PERFECT tool to keep organized!

So how do I use the Nexus 7 to stay organized? Well first off, it has all the social tools that I need to keep on top of the blog: Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more. But there are also other apps that I’ve found that are already helping me to get more organized this Fall! Some of them are so great that I’ve put together a list, in case you’re on the hunt for Android organization apps!

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  1. Google Keep (Free) – Quickly capture what’s on your mind and be reminded at the right place or time. Create a checklist, enter a voice note or snap a photo and annotate it. Everything you add is instantly available on all your devices – desktop and mobile. Or if you’re already an Evernote fan and user, you can also use that instead!
  2. Dropbox (Free) – Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your Android device, and even the Dropbox website! With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go.Jorte
  3. Chrome (Free) – Browse fast with the Chrome web browser on your Android phone and tablet. Sign in to sync your Chrome browser experience from your computer to bring it with you anywhere you go.
  4. Robin (Free) – Need quick answers on the go, hands-free? Robin is your voice assistant for local information, GPS navigation, communication and fun! And she’ll help keep your eyes on the road and off your phone. Voice in, voice out.
  5. Any.DO (Free) – Millions use every day to remember all the tasks they want to-do and make sure they get them done. Key benefits: Seamless cloud sync, Speech recognition, Alerts, Moment, Snooze tasks, Google Task Sync, Notes, Sub tasks, Amazing Widgets, Repeating / Recurring Tasks, Missed call, Auto complete, In app actions, Gesture support & much more!
  6. CloudOn (Office for Free) – Unleash your productivity. The CloudOn workspace makes Microsoft Office® (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) files more accessible and useful on your Android tablet or smartphone letting you edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations from anywhere with full functionality. You can also connect to your Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive account(s), and share files with colleagues and contacts via email directly from the app.
  7. Google Drive (Free) – With Google Drive, you can store all your files in one place, so you can access them from anywhere and share them with others.
  8. CamScanner (Free) – Turn any Smartphone into a Scanner with CamScanner for Intelligent Document Management. CamScanner is an intelligent document management solution for individuals, small businesses, organizations, governments and schools. It is the perfect fit for those who want to scan, sync, edit, share and manage various contents on all devices.
  9. Friday: Automated Journal (Free) – Friday is just like your brain. It captures events happening around you. The people you talk to, the places you visit, the images you capture, and the songs you listen to, etc. And like your brain, it initiates thoughts and ideas for you, it helps you remember information, it tries to anticipate actions.
  10. Jorte Calendar (Free) – Jorte is one of the most popular calendar/organizer applications. They spent all their time and effort into making the application look as close to a real personal organizer as possible. Enjoy this highly customizable app, you cannot find an application which has as many functions as Jorte.

Phew! That is quite a list, right? I sure do LOVE my lists. If you love a good list too, you’ll love the Moleskine products and Nexus 7 Tablet to keep everything together, both on paper and digitally! You can find both of these products at Staples! They really know how to make things easy! And today, one lucky reader is going to WIN $60 in Moleskine products! That’s right, planners, notebooks and pens are up for grabs. So you list-making folks out there – you know who you are – enter TODAY via the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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Kimberly Sneed
Hi, I'm Kimberly! A working mom, wife to my best friend and mother to two adorable boys. By day I'm a project manager and list-maker extraordinaire, and by night I attempt to make our house a home. I enjoy crafting/DIY, decorating, photography, thrifting and love to share my creative adventures with you!
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  1. Samantha marie says:

    DropBox is the best! Thanks for the chance :)

  2. I use a combination of pocket-sized notebooks, basic iPhone apps like Notepad and Reminders and more advanced apps like Evernote and Dropbox.

  3. David and I both LOVE dropbox!
    Other than that, I’m a big list maker- I have dry erase boards and notepads everywhere full of random lists.
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  4. i live by my plain ol’ iphone calendar, notes and reminders!!!!

  5. I try to keep as much as I can in electronic formats, but nothing beats pen and paper.

  6. I am an avid journaler and keep lots of lists in my notebook- which is currently a Moleskine notebook (watercolor notebook). I love all their products I have used their sketch books, graph paper notebooks, lined notebooks, etc., etc., their books are amazing and the binding is so sturdy and if you get the right type the pages are so smooth and thick. I’m a Moleskine fangirl so here is hoping I win this giveaway weee!
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  7. I love using the calendar app on my iphone to keep track of daily stuff that I need to get done!
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  8. My Galaxy helps me organize everything. I love it.
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  9. I am a big list person I would love a planner .
    I take care of my grandson during the day and keep house for my daughter also drive with my grandson to green valley from mesa to spend one week a month with my parents. So organization is important!

  10. I love making lists too! Love a great notebook.
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  11. kolleen moss says:

    Love the app suggestions. I have several but want to try some of the others! Thanks!

  12. I keep written “master lists” (mainly because I’m prone to forget if I don’t write something down immediately) plus I use my cell phone calendar for reminders, as well as appointments.

    Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

  13. Jessamer Abing says:

    Different reminder apps from iphone

  14. amanda s. says:

    My favorite organizing tool is my planner. I think I have had one ever year since I was 11 !

  15. Love my list maker!
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  16. I am a pen and paper kind of girl. If I get a good marker pen and pretty paper I feel inspired to write my,lists
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  17. I would so love to win this. I love notepad, notebook, and pens. Nice prize.

  18. michelle elizondo says:

    I like calculators.

  19. I love Dropbox. I downloaded it to share my husband and I’s engagement photos.

  20. Sheltiemama says:

    Honestly, I use plain old composition books more than anything else for organzing. My parents gave me a Nexus 7 for Christmas, and I call it My Beloved.

  21. A paper organizer and a pen.

  22. I’m a bit old-fashioned. I stick to a planner using printouts…

  23. Moleskin is the best!

  24. I usually use Outlook to organize all my to-do lists and events! This is a great giveaway – thanks!
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  25. Mellissa H says:

    I still love my paper lists! However, I am adjusting to my android. I find it so helpful that I can sync my phone calendar with my computer. I use Google plus to back up my photos from my phone. I love it!

  26. Cozi! It is a great calendar app!
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  27. Evernote
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  28. Cynthia Sizemore says:

    Google keep is great to help keep you organized.

  29. just simple reminders on my iphone

  30. Sticky notes on my phone!
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  31. pen & paper is what works for me. thanks for the giveaway!!
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  32. laurie nykaza says:

    my day planner is a must

  33. Christine Smith says:

    Congratulation to Bonny!
    I usually worked a lot on my PC and used Chrome for most times, and the best thing is there are so many wonderful extensions available for this great browser, the Google Task extension helped me a lot when listing To-Dos.


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