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8 Apps to Help You Stay Organized

Paper clutter can be overwhelming. See our top tips and app picks to help you get rid of the mess.
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Did you misplace Grandma's sugar cookie recipe again? Check out the Cook app. This app lets you create your own digital cookbook and share it with others in your network. You can design the cover, add recipes and tips and even record the story that goes along with the dish. Then, find and make friends and swap books.

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How many times have you unpacked your grocery bags to find out you forgot the one thing you went to the store to buy? We've all been there, but let's move on. The Hiku lets you scan items that need to be replenished from your kitchen. You can also add new items you need just by speaking their name. You will always have the list with you since it syncs with your phone, so you won't have to take trip number two to the store again.

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You're looking for a photo to send to your sister, but you can't remember if it's on your iPad, laptop, Facebook account or your phone. By the time you find it, you probably could have drawn her a picture. ThisLife by Shutterfly allows you to save and organize all your videos and photos in one place with a touch of a button. Now, you'll definitely find the embarrassing baby photos in time for the birthday party.

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If you have a file folder containing every instruction manual and warranty you've ever received, it might be time to toss it and check out Unioncy. Create an account, and upload or forward the receipts to Unioncy. They'll keep copies of everything for you and send you warranty alerts and recall notifications by email.

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