With all the time that we now spend in front of our computers, wouldn’t it be great if we could use them to help improve our lives? For both adults with ADHD and teens, there are many online organizational services that can help to keep you on track.
Below are a number of these tools that I have found. Although not all of these have been tested, they sounded interesting and I hope that some will be able to help you to keep your life flowing smoothly.
The Google Calendar has many different features. You can add your events, school projects, upcoming tests and much more. Even better, you can share your calendar with friends or ask teachers to set up a calendar for assignments. (Maybe a parent can volunteer to help the teacher set this up) This way, the calendar can be shared with the class and you, your children and their classmates have access to assignments, test dates and projects right on their computer.
You can set up reminders for events, including email or mobile phone notifications.
Desk Top Post It Notes
There are several of these free on the internet. A search for desktop post it notes will provide you with many different versions. Be careful when downloading to make sure the site is reputable. (I did not check this out as I have this feature in Vista and have made use of this feature.) If you have Vista for Windows, this feature is available by going to your options in the Control Panel. Some of the sites I found were:
3m Post It Notes (not free but from a reputable company)
This one costs either $29.87 per year or $3.95 per month but has many different organizational tools to use:
File Sharing (Hold files from Excel, Powerpoint or Word and access them from another computer)
This integrates with Google Calendar and Twitter and helps you manage your online lists, set reminders via email, instant messenger and SMS. It allows you to create lists, manage your tasks and allows you to remind someone else what they need to do. This site is free.
I am sure there are many more online organizational tools and hope that you will add your favorite to the comments to help us all help one another.
Eileen Bailey is a freelance health writer. She is the author of What Went Right: Reframe Your Thinking for a Happier Now, Idiot’s Guide to Adult ADHD, Idiot’s Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Essential Guide to Overcoming Obsessive Love, and Essential Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome. She can be found on Twitter @eileenmbailey and on Facebook at eileenmbailey.