Managing Your Time Effectively With These Apps
Small business owners understand more than anyone that time is money. But not all of them know how to make the most of the limited number of hours in a day. Thankfully, we live in an age where technology can help bridge that gap.
So, if you’d like to become a better, more productive time manager, check out what the following apps can help you with:
Your personal time cop
Sure, you spend a lot of legitimate time online. But one-off trips to check fantasy stats or your exes’ Facebook status can undermine even the best of intentions. My Minutes is a simple app that alerts you when you’ve gone too far. You set a predetermined limit on how much time you want to spend say, browsing Amazon, and the app alerts you when you hit it, so you can get back to work.
The push you need
Keeping up when you run a business is difficult enough when you have one phone, let alone multiple phones or devices. With Pushover, however, you can receive all of your messages in real time, and in one convenient inbox. It also lets you send up to 7,500 messages each month, so you can stay connected and on top of your game.
Save yourself from yourself
When you’re your own worst enemy, it pays to have a resource like RescueTime, an app that records how much time you’re spending (or wasting) online. It tracks bad habits – like watching YouTube videos or Googling random topics – and shares the eye-opening findings with you. Once you know, you can adjust accordingly.
A hand-held travel agent
When you hit the road for business, Tripit – a cross between a savvy administrative assistant and a personal travel consultant – can save you time, headaches and hassles. This handy application unifies all of your travel information on one platform, so you can see at a glance what you’re up against. Flight delays, rental car information and more can be accessed from nearly any device.
Make timely billing a habit
If you consult by the hour or freelance, you know that time tracking is an inexact science. When you use the convenient scheduling app Timely, however, you can precisely log hours, and bill more accurately. When there’s a direct connection between your time and your money, this simple and effective solution can be your best financial ally.
Track your activity
Where do you start when you want to get a handle on everything? Atracker is a free app that can be used to track all of your activity and see the results in a daily report. If the first step toward managing your time better in the future is knowing how you’re spending it now, this is the place to start.
Time management is a skill that only improves the more we do it. With these handy and helpful apps, it’s easy to get started on a path to becoming more productive, organized and successful.