Online Alternatives To Daily Planners

With so much going on in the world today, it’s no wonder there’s a kind of hamster wheel feeling in the air. The non-stop ‘groundhog day’ of regurgitating the same old moves and behaviors only to result in today’s plans moving over to the next day and becoming the new plan. Perhaps you’re quite old school and are accustomed to the physical paper and pen method of keeping organized. That’s great, but what happens when you’re limited to what you can carry with you, or if you need to share access with others?  Wouldn’t it just be more convenient having all of your calendars, plans, and other instruments of mass organization in one place? 

Why plan and not just wing it?

The late PM, Margaret Thatcher once said this about planning, “Plan your work for today and then work your plan.” In other words, planning is integral to one’s A-game. Whether you loved her politics, strongly opposed, or aren’t too sure either way, there’s no denying planning yields purpose, drive, and tenacity. 

A good online organizational resource is the answer to your virtual wingman (or woman) and can assist you in achieving your personal and professional goals consistently and with ease. And, with the onset of modern technology and a host of online apps available, there is no time like the present to take this particular bull by the horns. 

Hot online solutions to get you organized

For the tech-savvy, Things 3 offers advanced planning and organization capabilities. This intuitive app will help you plan your time, manage your tasks and thereby achieve your goals. Check out Things 3 to see if it’s right for you. Some time and effort are required here to create your ideal working structure and this app comes at a price. Things 3 is an award-winning app although it is only available on Apple devices. Android users therefore will need to find an alternative.

Available on Android and IOS, Microsoft 365 offers ad-free email and calendar functionality with Outlook. Use Microsoft on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone. Share with others, and create documents in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Microsoft provides users with a multitude of solutions for their everyday needs and is globally renowned and trusted. 

Canva meticulously allows you to custom-build your online planner from scratch. You can decide between a daily, weekly or monthly planner. There are templates to help you choose which layout is best if you’re not too comfortable with completely doing it all yourself. You can still add personal touches here and there to help keep you motivated and on track. You can also share your planner online and have it printed for reference.

Hiring an online Virtual Assistant is another ingenious way to maximize your productivity and keep you on track. An external professional whose focus is to efficiently streamline your life is a happy medium between going all out on technology and the human, pen, and paper approach. What if you could have an actual person to handle all the nitty-gritty for you, creating the ideal online set-up that works for you? 

All too often, there’s valuable time spent on downloading and organizing apps and planners, before you know it, days have gone by, but your to-do list is growing. A personal Virtual Assistant is on hand to accomplish all of the tasks you don’t or can’t get to. Furthermore, they’re virtual, so there are no extra overhead costs to worry about. A personal Virtual Assistant’s capabilities aren’t limited to an app written by code. You can build the relationship and tailor it to suit you, hence ‘personal’. You decide what and how you would like help with, whether it’s your calendar, arranging meetings, organizing documents, your website, or your online presence; the possibilities are endless. 

There is a wealth of talent out there that has been sourced and carefully selected to provide busy people with the support they need to ensure they are successful. 

AVirtual UK provides quality assistants to suit you. The Virtual Assistants typically have worked for giants such as Goldman Sachs, Unilever, and McKinsey and are well educated and experienced. AVirtual UK is able to provide favorable rates as their staff operate from Cape Town, where salaries are less lucrative than you’d find in the UK. Use virtual assistants to achieve your goals and keep you organized, visit CTA for more insight into how you can benefit.

Conventional daily planners had their day, particularly in the ‘80s. Filofax cornered the yuppie market, everyone wanted one. Today, we live in a ‘less is more’, work-life balance era. Wealth has become more than just money in the bank. We are thinking about legacy funds, personal growth, as well as business growth, and a more holistic approach to wellbeing. Outsourcing is a smart and progressive move. 

A simple but effective attribute to an online daily planner is its ability to share across different users. That means you, and anyone you give access to, such as your Virtual Personal Assistant, can easily access your planner and make adjustments where necessary. Outsourcing and digitizing your needs has never been easier. Visit for further information on tapping into a pool of talent waiting to be deployed. You’ll be glad you did because it will set you free to do the things that matter and get those plans in action.

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