Workload has increased greatly over the past few years. That's why productivity and time management skills are critical nowadays. Balancing it all may seem impossible and unmanageable, but the help is at you fingertips.
Every day we use our personal computers and mobile devices. On average, we spend 2 hours a day on our phone. So why not use the device for a good purpose?
So here are ten best time management apps and tools for your computer or smartphone.
Evernote is one of the best time management apps, and one of the most popular. It is a free productivity tool that allows you to capture all your ideas, thoughts and images in many different ways, e.g. with voice, notes or images. You can even record your meetings, interviews, speeches and ideas, create lists, add voice or text attachments and share your files with friends.
Using Evernote, you can even take photos of business cards. The app will analyze the data and contact that person on LInkedIn.
Because we work from mobile devices, share files on-the-go, cloud storage is becoming more important. Dropbox allows you to set up folders and a key benefit is being able to drag/drop documents from your desktop into the Dropbox folder. This then syncs with your Dropbox account and is available to view on all devices.
3. Remember the milk
Remember the milk is similar to Evernote. It is an online collaboration application that enables you to create tasks, assign priorities, create lists etc.
Once a day, the app syncs with Remember the milk cloud server. After that you can access the data vitually from any Internet-connected device.
4. Google Drive
Google Drive is a free cloud storage for all your files. Upload your photos, videos, documents, and access them from any device or computer. Easily share files and folders with other users.
Do you know where your time goes? Nowadays we keep track of what we eat, how much we exercise. But not many people keep track of their time. Yaware.TimeTracker enables you to track every minute of your work at the computer. Yaware.TimeTracker automatically categorises all applications and websites that you use during the day.
How much time do you waste, trying to remember a password? This situation has happened to all of us at least once. LastPass – is an application where you're going have to remember your last password, ever.
Just install the app and it will save all passwords to your accounts as you work at the computer. The cool feature that this app has is password generation. You can generate complicated passwords so no one will ever hack again.
IFTTT is a tool that will help you to save time on daily interaction with the web, no matter what phone or computer model you use.
The abbreviation stands for “if this then that”. The application uses APIs of many popular applications to automate functions between them. So for example, if you want to Tweet articles and save them to an Evernote folder at the same time, the tool will set that up for you. If you want to get a push notification when a co-worker edits your shared Google Doc, it will do that as well.
8. Focus at will
This amazing app combines neuroscience and music to boost your productivity. It is possible to increase your attention span by up to 400%! Ideal for those who find it difficult to focus while studying, working or reading.
PushBullet – an easy way to quickly transfer files, links, notes, addresses, task lists from the browser in your mobile device running Android and back.
Using PushBullet you will never miss a text or phone call ever again. The application displays a pop-up notification on your computer screen, so it becomes impossible to miss.
When you are surfing the web, it is so easy to get distracted by enticing websites. Use this tool to save your ‘finds’ and access or read later.
So, here are 10 best time management apps and tools. Use them to your advantage and manage time wisely.