Listary – Another Great iPhone App for My “Caregiver’s Toolbox”

by Kaye Swain

Tis the season when the Sandwich Generation caregiver could use extra help - and the Listary iPhone app can be a great helperI just returned from errands uncompleted, due to a HUGE line at the post office, and a LONG To Do list between now and January 5 (at least). And now, thanks to the post office's long line, my To Do list has grown larger since I will have to mail half my senior mom's items at another post office with a handy dandy automatic machine and the other half next week. Tis the season, isn't it!

As is true for many caregivers, a lot of the items on my to do list are for my sweet caree, not to mention some for equally busy kids and grandkids and a couple of friends (who all help me as well :) ).

BUT I am a happy camper this week when it comes to said To Do list as I just discovered a wonderful new-to-me iPhone app that has been such a blessing – just in the last few days I've had it! It's called Listary and it's GREAT! You create a list, click the plus sign at the bottom of the list to add items. As you complete each item, you check it off, it disappears BUT you can view completed items if you ever need to. 

I continue to love Evernote and consider it one of the important tools in my caregivers toolbox! They also have an option to create checklists but it didn't work well for me. They didn't always line up well, were slow to add items on the fly, and when you check the item off it is still there, cluttering things up, until you manually remove the item. For just a simple basic To Do list, Listary definitely works much better. 

I wish it did sync with Evernote (hint hint to Evernote :) ), but I did follow their directions to sign up with SimpleNote – only for the purposes of backing up my lists. In addition, periodically I select the option to copy a list and paste it into an email to send to myself – an added backup. 

I am really happy with this handy dandy little app! It's definitely another great addition to my caregiver's toolbox. :) Have you tried it? We'd love to hear. 

Beverly's Got tons of cute pink things each Saturday to put a smile on the face of the Sandwich Generation dealing with the issues of caring for the elderly parents and babysitting grandchildren

Kaye

P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. I do my best to reply to them all but value your patience when that isn\'t possible.

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1 Ann

This sounds pretty neat, I’ll check it out. I’m almost done just a few more things to purchase and finish. Thanks for your comment. Merry Christmas
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2 Kaye Swain

Hi Ann, I’d love to hear what you think of it if you try it. :) Merry Christmas! :)

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