what time management app you use?

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Hi guys,
I am using toodledo for now. I used rememberthemilk last year. I think toodledo is much more strong, the only drawback is its boring interface. Plus, it doesnt integrate very well with android.

I am looking into rescuetime for now. It is little different i guess and it tracks the time you spend online. I havnt signed up yet, because its expensive.

They want to charge $72 per year or $9 per month. At this point, i am not sure if its really good or is there any good/cheaper alternative.

Can someone help me out here or share what you guys use?

Thanks
#app #management #time
  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    Shoot, just use a watch for free lol. I'm being dead serious too. Condition yourself to work on certain tasks within a certain time limit and apps like those immediately become unnecessary.
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  • Profile picture of the author kojakeugenio
    Try wunderlist. Its free.
    Also get "The action machine 3".
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  • Profile picture of the author Anoopchawla
    Personally I believe no software can beat the old traditional way of using a paper and a pen, but in case you still want a software.

    A very useful and effective software I have seen is RPM it comes with a course called time of your life by tony Robbins. This software not only teaches you how to manage your time but also helps you understand your priorities to help you become more productive.
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  • Profile picture of the author ztak07
    Clockingit is good, you can share and collaborate with other members aswell. You can create tasks and give yourself due dates.
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  • Profile picture of the author PavelSlajs
    I personally recommend The Action Machine 3, fast, reliable, It has
    To do list
    Day planner
    A 'time management' system
    Calendar
    Post-it Notes
    Napkins

    Price is 47 USD
    Hope it will help you
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    • Profile picture of the author PayalRastogi
      Originally Posted by PavelSlajs View Post

      I personally recommend The Action Machine 3, fast, reliable, It has
      To do list
      Day planner
      A 'time management' system
      Calendar
      Post-it Notes
      Napkins

      Price is 47 USD
      Hope it will help you
      May be your shared strategies be much helpful then other manual and natural for time management.
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      • Profile picture of the author Niche Blogger
        I use Evernote for all my to do list planning, although after listening to Brian Tracy I do alot of my goals planning etc. using pen and paper.

        When I'm working I actually use Focus Booster a bit too as I get more done if I work in timed intervals.
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        • Profile picture of the author HouseOfHalo
          Originally Posted by Niche Blogger View Post

          I use Evernote for all my to do list planning, although after listening to Brian Tracy I do alot of my goals planning etc. using pen and paper.

          When I'm working I actually use Focus Booster a bit too as I get more done if I work in timed intervals.
          I love Evernote too. But nothing beats pen and note book
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  • Profile picture of the author haxer8
    I'm using omnifocus. Installed on my Mac and iOS devices. Quite expensive but really works for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Chung
    You might want to browse through the responses or wait for the results of this Lifehacker article:
    Best To-Do List Manager?

    Personally I like TeuxDeux for its simplicity.

    If I really want to get down to work though, I write each task on a sticky note and stick them around my monitor. When I finish a task, I throw it away, and keep working until the monitor is free of post-its.

    Despite all the fancy apps I have on my iPhone, I find that this post-it method works best for me because each task has its own physical representation, so I can't ignore them. I also hate having stuff hanging around my monitor edges so I really want to clear the screen. If I try to slack off and check Facebook or Youtube, the sticky notes are there reminding me that I have work to do.

    It also has the side effect of preventing me from adding too much to my plate - my monitor only has enough room for so many post-its, so I'm forced to prioritize.
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  • Both Toodledo and remember the milk are great products. They both have their own strengths and weaknesses. You may use Toodledo if you want to customize the features and very powerful. Disadvantage is a bit hard to use in the beginning and you can only have one context and one folder per task. While remember the milk is easy to use. Disadvantage is it has limited customization and it lack of sub tasks. Hope this will help you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Damien Kring
      I'm another one of those pen-and-paper types (mostly). I've experimented with a handful of the applications mentioned in this thread, but I've found that it's all too easy to be seduced by managing a to-do list rather than actually doing the items on it.

      Aside from a legal pad I keep near my computer, I also use Sunbird, which is Mozilla's calendar program. I plunk extra-important dates or deadlines into it, look at it in the mornings to keep myself on track, and that's pretty much it.
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  • Profile picture of the author frettcarla
    I specifically use Replicon for the time management purpose. This tool is some what hassle free in experience and is the market leader in terms of the time tracking and management.
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    • Profile picture of the author TimoK
      I'm currently using Nozbe and I like it's user interface. It's based on Getting Things Done (GTD), but you can still use if you are not into GTD.
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  • Profile picture of the author BethHewitt
    I sometime use focusbooster which allows me to have solid focus for 25 minutes with 5 minute intervals. It's based on the pomodoro technique. I did a post about it here.

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  • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
    I guess I'm not really using time management at all. Pomodoro and other similar techniques are great, and I should use them more often.

    For task and note management I'm currently using Due and Any.DO for iOS, but I'm not syncing anything to my Macs. Having notes on the mobile device is enough for me. Toodledo is also nice, and there's several apps that can use it as the "cloud service".
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  • Profile picture of the author Quality Serves
    There are some great suggestions here guys, thank you for sharing - and kudos for a great question Ankur.

    I have used a variety of apps and time management techniques including Pomodoro and Rescue Time but as Damien Kring says, I found I was spending more time managing my lists rather than actually completing tasks.

    I have also noticed that if I set myself to use the same methods for any great length of time, eventually the methods i am using lose their "draw" and I tend to skim over their use. That is why I change methods fairly often.
    Changing my methods brings a regular newness to the equation.

    My current methods are using pencil and paper to keep up with my to do lists and mind maps. Works for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Athey
    I'll cast another vote for the Pomodorro technique--it's been my bread-and-butter approach for staying focused when I need to get real work done. Personally I have better results using the 45 minutes on/15 minutes off variant, but good old school 25 minutes on/5 off works as well.

    Focusbooster is a good choice for a desktop program. To go even more minimalist, you can load up a browser plugin--I use Chromodorro personally but there's plenty of options, should be a free one for every major browser by now.
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  • Profile picture of the author C G
    Pen & paper

    Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author AuthenticSelf
    Time Management Apps are just a way of helping you work your time management system. You need to know your system, and it will help point you in the right direction for apps.

    I use a combination of Folders setup in Outlook, general calendar app on iphone, and a notepad and paper. I work best off a written out action list.

    For Time Management systems strongly recommend David Allen's Get Things Done. Anyone that is looking to work on time management, I would point them here first, before looking at the different tools that are out there

    Josh
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    • Profile picture of the author PayalRastogi
      Originally Posted by AuthenticSelf View Post

      Time Management Apps are just a way of helping you work your time management system. You need to know your system, and it will help point you in the right direction for apps.

      I use a combination of Folders setup in Outlook, general calendar app on iphone, and a notepad and paper. I work best off a written out action list.

      For Time Management systems strongly recommend David Allen's Get Things Done. Anyone that is looking to work on time management, I would point them here first, before looking at the different tools that are out there

      Josh
      Authentic Self
      Manually you can save your time, but no any fixed management app for time save.
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  • Profile picture of the author HouseOfHalo
    Honestly if you need a performance optimization software then you don't need a software, you need to work with your mindset and discipline. Nothing like good old time from a clock, a pen and a notebook.

    Plus the satisfaction you get just slashing off things you finished doing gives you immense satisfaction. I love crossing off things I did. What do you'll think?
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    • Profile picture of the author PayalRastogi
      Originally Posted by HouseOfHalo View Post

      Honestly if you need a performance optimization software then you don't need a software, you need to work with your mindset and discipline. Nothing like good old time from a clock, a pen and a notebook.

      Plus the satisfaction you get just slashing off things you finished doing gives you immense satisfaction. I love crossing off things I did. What do you'll think?
      In your statement i am looking something is better then nothing, keep done for such theory.
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    sundial is not ten letters sop i can not answer sundial
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  • Profile picture of the author Becky Fourtion
    you'll find this list very useful. I personally use #3 and #7
    Top 15 Time Management Apps and Tools
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  • Profile picture of the author MrTwoFister
    I have not seen anyone use a time management app as such. It took some learning and failing but I have become very good at doing this for myself.
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