Time Management: 8 Apps to Make Your Business Effective
The process of preparing any event consists of dozens of tasks, calls, trips and meetings. In order to keep up with everything, you need to control time correctly, be able to identify priority tasks and not be distracted by less important matters. This will be possible not only by knowledge of the basic techniques of time management, but also by using special programs.
For example, you have scheduled a business meeting in Pittsburgh, USA, and you need a rental car. You simply follow Rental24H.com, book a vehicle from Enterprise at Baum Blvd, and add this action to your application. Why Rentalcars24H.com? Because it’s fast, convenient, and cheap. Plus, you get access not only to offers from Enterprise at Baum Blvd, but also to many other companies in thousands of locations around the world.
Then, when the time of the event approaches, the scheduler will remind you of it with a sound and visual signal so that you don’t miss it – such applications are designed to effectively control and plan time.
So, check out 8 convenient programs with which you can better organize and monitor the implementation of daily tasks.
Time Planner is a useful application for mobile devices that comes with multinational language support. The program combines the functions of a task manager with reminders and a time management tool that allows you to analyze work efficiency for a certain period. The program is free of charge, but there is also a PRO version with advanced features, which can be purchased on the App Store and Play Market for $4.99.
RescueTime helps you keep track of what you’re wasting time on your computer. It will be especially useful for fans to ‘spend several minutes’ in the social network or to ‘quickly see’ the latest news. Having found out how much time you actually spend viewing unnecessary information, you will be able to distribute it more efficiently to perform basic work tasks.
The program is free of charge and runs in the background on PCs and mobile devices. The premium version costs $9 per month and allows you to add to the statistics of the day the tasks performed outside the computer, as well as block sites that are not allowed to be viewed while working.
My Minutes is a simple program for iOS/Android devices, which allows you to create a to-do schedule and set specific time frames for their implementation.
The application user receives two types of alerts: when it’s necessary to start the execution of a scheduled task and when the time allotted for it will end. You can purchase the application for a small fee of $2.99.
Timesheet is an interesting free application that allows you to create voice notes, monitor and plan your work and free time. It’s also possible to calculate the payment of work (based on the time spent on it) and create the appropriate reports in Excel, PDF and QuickBooks.
Nirvana is a new service that is based on the well-known David Allen technique of Getting Things Done (GTD). The main goal of the project is to free a person from remembering a large number of necessary tasks and help to concentrate on performing a specific current task.
The service is created on cloud technology and is accessible from any computer or mobile device connected to the Internet. Currently works with the browsers Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. Here you can lead up to 5 projects for free, while for more projects you will need to purchase a PLUS version at a price of $5/month or $39/year.
Focus booster is a small program based on the Pomodoro time management technique. According to the methodology, a person works more efficiently if alternating the execution of work and short stretches of rest. For example, 1 hour of work and 10-20 minutes of rest.
Focus booster is a simple convenient timer with a sound signal that can be used to perform any specific task. The program window will always remind you of the time left, and after a signal of its completion, you can take a short break.
Toggl is a service that allows you to control and plan the working hours of a specific user or an entire team. By adding your employees to the list of teams, you can track the time they spent on tasks. The program can create general and individual reports.
Toggl supports integration with various popular services (Basecamp, JIRA, Teamweek, Google Calendar, etc.). The application can be installed on PC, mobile devices or work directly in a browser.
Mind42 is a free service that helps to remember a lot of necessary information, to better organize work and more efficiently perform work tasks.
The basis of the program was the Mind map technique. This is a visual map of important actions or events that can be created by using pictures, inscriptions, and keywords. The diagrams are based on associative thinking, and help to cope with the processing and systematization of a large amount of information on order to focus on priority tasks.