Go Paperless in Your Office (You CAN Do It!)

Going paperless in the office and home can be a daunting task and can feel incredibly overwhelming. Grab your phone or tablet and put it to work with these apps that are sure to simplify the paper-elimination process.

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A Place for Everything, and Everything in Its Place

If you think it's impossible to go paperless with all the paper coming in and going out on a daily basis, think again. You can go paperless or semipaperless (if you still want to keep that favorite notepad and paper planner), by using apps to eliminate the excess paper in your home and office. It's easier than you might think. These five must-have apps will make your paperless process a breeze.

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Paperless Post

Invitations, announcements, birthday cards, thank-you notes -- we all know how wonderful these are to receive in their paper form, but if you're looking to send something last-minute or fully embrace a paperless lifestyle for yourself and others, consider Paperless Post. You can send paperless invitations and cards via the app, which is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Paperless Post also offers in-app purchases.

Invitations, Cards, and Thank-You Notes

Invitations, announcements, birthday cards, thank-you notes -- we all know how wonderful these are to receive in their paper form, but if you're looking to send something last-minute or fully embrace a paperless lifestyle for yourself and others, consider Paperless Post. You can send paperless invitations and cards via the app, Paperless Post.

Sync Photos from Events with Ease

Paperless Post can also collect photos from all your guests from an event. For those who enjoy a more traditional approach to correspondence, this app brings together the best of both worlds.

Evernote

Evernote is available for any device, computer, or Web browser with free and paid subscriptions available.

Shared Files Are Easy

The Evernote app is an essential tool if you're looking to truly go paperless. It has the ability to merge your home and work files in one place, and you can share these files with whomever you choose. If you want to share files with a workmate or your spouse, this app seamlessly accomplishes this without a piece of paper. You can save receipts, PDF files, documents, and just about any piece of paper imaginable. If you take the time to organize your important home and work files into Evernote, you're also protecting the physical papers if they were to be lost or damaged.

BrightNest

BrightNest is a free app available for Android and iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Organize Your Home Tasks and To-Dos

The BrightNest App is a free download that helps you create a house profile and set house goals. Once you've set your goals, you can get custom tips, schedule home tasks, and create custom tasks to help you get things done. Think of it as a home to-do list that simplifies your home management.

Artkive

The Artkive app is $4.99 and available for Android, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Organize and Preserve Kids' Artwork

Kids' artwork and special papers can quickly take over. After you've saved your favorites, you can use your phone or tablet and the Artkive app to quickly create a digital file where you can store artwork forever. You can even turn artwork into mugs, coasters, calendars, or -- our favorite -- put them in hard-bound books to save in one place for your kids to look back at years later.

Cozi Family Organizer

The Cozi Family app is available for any device, computer, or Web browser with free and paid subscriptions versions.

Sync Your Family's Schedule

The Cozi Family Organizer app seamlessly meshes everyone's schedule together so you're all on the same page and can see everyone's week in one place. This app is the place for everything including shopping lists, to-do lists, recipes, color-coded schedules, and so much more. Everyone shares the same account, making it easy to keep the family in sync.

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