Best Time Management Apps
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It would seem that there is now an app for just about anything and everything you do in life. From business to personal, creating grand designs, planning corporate projects and communicating on a global scale, there is very little left that your hand-held gadgets can’t achieve.
Ultimately though, it’s the person holding the device that has to do the donkey-work, and with so much to do and achieve it’s very easy to fall behind and forget at least one thing from your ever growing ‘to do’ list – particularly when you factor in the amount of distractions that are literally at your fingertips, from free games online like Candy Crush, to social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
The good news is there is a huge range of apps designed to work for you, helping to keep you ahead of schedule and making the most of your valuable time. Here are 5 of the best:
Wunderlist makes it simple (and dare I say it – enjoyable) to organize your daily life. It’s the perfect app for prioritizing your workload, and allows you to create a simple task list, add deadlines and due dates, and even delegate to other people.
It even comes with alarms that can be set for daily notifications like taking your medications, or yearly alerts for things like renewing your license or someone’s birthday.
If you’re worried about forgetting something, worry no more. Wunderlist has got it covered.
Microsoft has entered the time management world with both an employee time management app as well as a personal time management app that integrates right into their suite of Dynamics 365 for phones and tablets.
Yes, this is a more powerful version of the app, but for any small business owner it is a must. Just imagine you have your personal calendar, and then all of your employees calendars as well, so that you not only are able to track their hours, but also see any meetings that are scheduled between them and you, or meetings set for any and all people that are currently in your database.This is a “normal” time management app but on steroids, so it is a little complicate. Try usedynamics.com as they have guides on how Dynamics 365 works and how to use them in the fastest and easiest way possible.
This app is like having a portable personal assistant that lives in your pocket. Available for both Apple and Android, this simple tool allows you to manage multiple projects and actions, grouping and prioritising them in the way that suits you best – from complicated project management to simple to do lists.
2do was named the ‘best app ever’ of 2010 and consistently receives rave reviews from its many users.
This goes hand in hand with your ‘to do’ apps as it allows you to prioritize your work based on importance. Time is precious, especially in the fast-paced world of business.
Managing multiple projects and campaigns can be tricky, and it’s easy to forget the little things – this helpful app will make sure nothing is missed.
One of its more interesting features is a tool that allows you to review how much time you spent on past projects. Using this information you can identify process bottlenecks, helping to avoid these in the future in order to remain as efficient and effective as possible.
It can also keep track of employee hours and integrates with IndexTimeClock software.
Evernote is probably the best note taking app. Ever. It allows you to write down and capture anything you need to remember easily, at the touch of a button, turning your device into an extension of your brain.
It works with practically every computer, mobile phone and device out there, and the best news of all is that it’s free!
This app allows you to take your business with you wherever you go, meaning you can squeeze as much out of each and every day as possible.
Cube provides you with external access to your existing devices and tools, meaning you have the necessary information to make important decisions on the go.
Recently named by Forbes Magazine as a ‘must have iPad app for professionals’ you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it.
So, there should be no more excuses for missing that deadline or procrastinating about your latest project. Use your fast and quiet ultrabook, iPhone, smartphone or iPad to download at least one of these fantastic apps and start getting the most out of each and every day.
So there it is, our top 6 picks. Do you use something else, something maybe even better than what we’ve reviewed? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll take a look and see if it deserves to be on our list!