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6 Tools That Help Clients Track and Monitor Time
Time Management Tools
If you want some concrete tools to help you plan for the future and take care of your daily tasks, try these useful time management apps:
- RescueTime (iOS, Android, Mac, PC, Linux; Free for basic; $9/month for Premium)
Before you can save time, you first need to take stock of it. The Rescue Time app does that without bias or judgment — it runs in the background of your computer or mobile device and quietly tracks how much time you spend working, reading the news, or mindlessly scrolling through Instagram. After rating each activity from “Very Distracting” to “Very Productive,” set your goals and track your progress!
- Finish (iOS, Free)
Finish calls itself “The To-Do List for Procrastinators,” making it perfect for anyone with ADHD who has a lot on their plate. When adding a task to the app, you select a due date: “Short Term,” “Mid Term,” or “Long Term.” Instead of due-date reminders — which can feel meaningless to procrastinators — Finish shows you how time is running out, and moves tasks from one time category to another as it does.
- 2Do (iOS, Android, Mac; $2.99-$49.99)
The 2Do app organizes simple reminders and checklists, as well as larger projects, by color — an important feature for visual thinkers. The app’s ingenious clear tab system also allows users to create lists and then not promptly forget about them. Each task is sortable by priority, due date, note, an embedded audio note, and/or photo.
- MIN TO GO (iOS; $0.99) MIN TO GO is a timer and alarm app designed especially for people who are “time blind.” It features three pre-alarm notifications that announce, out loud, “60 minutes to go,” “15 minutes to go,” and “5 minutes to go.” Each announcement begins with a few pleasant tones, followed by a calming female voice. There’s no need to open the app to see how long you have left — the remaining minutes are displayed right on the app’s icon, making it easy to see at a glance how efficiently you’re using your time.
5. Time Timer
- Increase productivity by breaking projects, assignments and chores into
6. Pomodoro app (iOS app) - If you are familiar with the Pomodoro Technique, this is a great app for setting increments of time with a specific plan to motivate you to get your task done.