Planning things is always a good idea. You get an idea of what you need to do, when you need to do it, and how much that thing costs. Plus, it keeps you on track so you don’t forget anything. There are a ton of planner apps on Android. You can find apps to plan anything from meals to weddings, gardens, budget, and even super basic daily planners. There are a load of options out there, but we think we can help narrow it down. Here are the best planner apps to plan just about anything.
House planner – Floor Plan Creator
Price: Free / Up to $6.99
Floor Plan Creator lets you plan out your house room by room. It creates floor plans across multiple floors and you can add furniture by its dimensions so you can see what the space looks like with all of your stuff. Additionally, the app comes with a 3D mode, S-Pen and mouse support, cloud syncing (pro version only), and several other features. It’s a bit difficult to use at first and the app leaves a lot of the learning to the user. However, it worked admirably in our testing and I actually used this to plan for a new couch. Those with the Google Play Pass can use the premium version of this app for free.
Garden planner – From Seed to Spoon
Price: Free with in-app purchases
From Seed to Spoon is one of maybe a handful of garden planner apps that aren’t terrible. This one has guides on growing over 100 different plants, integration with Burpee for seed purchase, guides on how to deal with garden pests, and more. There are also guides for where to plant, how to plant, and planning your yield. The developers turned their entire lawn into a farm so we think they may know a thing or two about it. The app includes in-app purchases and most of them are for seeds and garden tools.
Route planner – Google Maps
Google Maps is a bit of an obvious choice for this. You can find all kinds of businesses along your route, navigate to where you need to go, and it includes niceties like real-time traffic updates. However, the big feature is the support for multiple stops as one would probably need when performing a route. Google Maps supports over 200 countries and you can download maps for temporary offline use. Another somewhat decent, albeit niche, app in this space is Routin.
Study planner – My Study Life
My Study Life is a great study planner for high school and college students as well as teachers. The app is cross-platform so you can use it on your phone, tablet, or computer. Additionally, it lets you track your tasks and homework assignments, notifications for upcoming stuff, and some extra tools for teachers. To be honest, this isn’t all that much different from a calendar app. However, those extra tools specifically for academia helps set My Study Life apart from your standard calendar app. The app is also entirely free.
Wedding planner – The Knot
The Knot is an excellent wedding planner app. You can basically plan the entire wedding in just this app. You can keep track of things like flower delivery, caterers, your RSVPs (as well as meal choices), your registry, and even a budgeting function. There is also a checklist included for extra smaller things that don’t fit into the other categories. Plenty of people use this app to plan entire weddings from A to Z and as far as we can tell, it’s entirely free. Bridebook is another great app for this kind of stuff too.
Meal planner – Mealime
Price: Free / $5.99 per month / $49.99 per year
Mealime is an excellent meal planner. It kind of runs the gamut from start to finish. You not only plan your meals for the week, but the app also includes a cookbook function to show you how to cook things. It supports a variety of diets, including gluten free, low carb, lactose intolerant, and meal plans for people with food allergies. It even builds grocery lists for you. There is simply a ton of functionality here so it should come as no surprise that the app is a bit expensive. For those looking for something simpler but still highly functional, SideChef is another excellent option.
Budget planner – Mint
Mint is one of the bigger and more popular budget planner apps. It does all of the stuff a budget planner does. You input your income, take out your bills, and see how much you have left. Additionally, the app gives you access to your credit score and other tools to help your finances. The app is easy enough to use and it comes from Intuit, the same company that does TurboTax. Thus, you’re not getting yourself into bed with just any old company. Goodbudget is another decent app in this space.
Daily and all-round planner – TickTick
Price: Free / $27.99 per year
TickTick is an outstanding app for day-to-day use. It’s a to-do list app and it’s technically for that use case. However, you can easily manage your day-to-day tasks and there is a built-in, simplified calendar if you need something like that as well. The app works as you would expect. You create an event or task, give it a due date, add in some extra details, and set a reminder or two. The app takes care of the rest from there. It’s simple, it works well, and the free version is more than powerful enough for most people. If you want something a little simpler, TimeTune is more traditional and, if you want something off the wall, Sectograph is kind of cool.
Travel planner – TripIt
We mentioned Google Maps as a good road trip app. However, TripIt is probably better for travelers. Here’s how it works. You book all the stuff you need to book and import it into the app where you can manage it further. Additionally, you can share that info with other people if you’re not traveling solo and it works offline. You can also create multiple travel events so you’re not limited to just a single traveling event at a time.
Closet planner – Your Closet
Your Closet is a fairly decent closet planner. You take pictures of all of your cloths and then you can select your outfits by looking at what you have in there. It works with tops, bottoms, shoes, purses, and other accessories. The space is unlimited (only by your phone storage) so you can add everything you have in your closet. Additionally, there are editing tools to make sure the photos are good. This one also works with traveling as you can pack a bag with the app and it knows what you brought. Finally, our favorite feature, are the stats. You can easily see what you wear most and least often so when it comes time to donate the old clothes to charity, you know which ones you don’t wear.