Time management is part skill and part resourcefulness. The former is something innate while the latter is something you can manage. In our previous blog, we gave you some time management tips. Today, we’ll look at the practical side and give you some of the best apps that can help you manage your time better.
Being a small business owner can be overwhelming. Since you can’t say yes to everything, you need to master the art of time management. Here are some apps that can help you do just that!
This brilliant app will help you prioritize your daily tasks by letting you choose 1 big thing, 3 medium things, and 5 small things to accomplish! It also allows you to create different lists and apply the 1-3-5 rule on them. You can use 1-3-5 List on Mac, Android, Windows, and Linux. There is also a Google Chrome extension that you can use for web-based tasks!
This time-tracking app will help you log either by activity or phase. An example of an activity would be encoding and a phase would be the first draft of designing. Its intuitive design makes it easy to use! It allows your team to log in their hours for work or tasks. Timely can be synced to your Outlook, Google Calendar, and Office 365. This will prevent double logging, too! It will also help you get a better estimate on how much you need to charge a client for a project based on your employees’ logged hours.
This app allows you to allot a specific time for your tasks. It has a timer that alerts you when your time is up! My Minutes lets you set “at least” and “at most” goals. For example, “Do at least 30 minutes of exercise” or “Do at most 30 minutes of email checking.” You can set days for tasks that repeat like a weekly meeting. The app will remind you. My Minutes will help you cut down on wasted time!
Focus at Will
This app takes productivity to a whole new level by using scientifically engineered music! Focus at Will first asks you a series of questions to determine the right music for you then give you the scientifically engineered music channel that is guaranteed and proven to increase your focus and productivity four times!
According to them, scientists have discovered that depending on your personality type, there is a specific type of music, that when engineered just right, can put your brain into a “flow state.” This, in turn, will make you hyper-focused and exponentially more productive.
This app is your personal timekeeper. It runs in the background of your computer and captures all your activities, logging how much time you spent on each one of them. Whether it’s email checking, web research, or Office processes, Chrometa logs them all! Not only that, it can be easily added to your billable hours to your clients! You can also track phone calls and meetings. Getting an overview of how you spend your time will help you make better time management decisions moving forward.
Time management is now easier these days with the help of apps. As a small business owner, you need to take advantage of these productivity tools to help you work smarter. Maximize the use of these apps to help you manage your time more efficiently! After all, it is your most valuable resource.
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