Whether you are still completing your studies, or are about to start your first job, time management will always be of the essence.
As we increasingly use our smartphones to help us coordinate our days, here are four apps that can help you make the most of your time, whether it be for studying or for tasks that need to be completed at work.
At its core, time management requires a thorough assessment of how we spending our hours to begin with. This app helps you to see what things you may be wasting time on, so you can increase your everyday productivity. It allows you to record the websites you visit, the apps you use, and the breaks you take between tasks. RescueTime will block apps and websites that distract you while you’re working, and will take specific productivity goals – like not spending too much time browsing social media feeds – into account, as it helps you to structure your days for optimum efficiency.
If you prefer organising your time on your mobile phone instead of planning your day using traditional pen-and-paper methods, Trello is the virtual bulletin board you’ve been looking for. Use “do”, “doing” and “done” boards to keep track of tasks, or use one of the handy kanban board to brainstorm your next big idea or plan for the future. Download Trello for Android or iOS.
Toggl is an app that helps to track the time you spend on specific projects or tasks. A built-in Pomodoro timer lets you allocate specific amounts of time for specific tasks. Toggl is available for iOS and Android.
You probably already have a fitness tracker on your mobile device – think of Todoist as a fitness tracker for productivity. It gives you a summary of how productive your day has been and even features a personal Todoist Karma score, which encourages you to push higher and become more productive. Download Todoist for iOS and Android, and watch your productivity improve every day.