Time management – one of the most effective skills you can have in your life and workplace, whether you’re currently working from home, a serviced office kl, a coworking space kl, or even a traditional office. While it’s difficult to take control of how you spend each minute of your day, there are ways you can optimise your time using technology.
In today’s post, we’ve pulled together a list of our favourite time management apps to help with time tracking, task management, focus, team management, and more quite easily. Next thing you know, you’ll be wondering how you ever managed to function all these while without these apps.
Track your work hours with Clockify
One of our favourites on this list has to be Clockify. It’s a completely free time management application that lets you track how much time you spend on different activities, providing data that’s meant to improve your work routine. With the data, you’ll have access to reports indicating how productive you have been within a specific time period as well.
With Clockify, there are two ways you can choose how you want your time tracked, on the Time Tracker page:
Availability: Web, Firefox, Chrome, Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, Linux
Manage your tasks better with Remember the Milk
For the absent-minded, Remember the Milk is the app for you. It’s a to-do list manager that allows you to add tasks, associate tasks with sub-tasks and define due dates for everything you need to – at any time of the day. You can even prioritise items within lists, tag them with relevant keywords and add notes to individual tasks.
Remember the Milk can also integrate itself across different devices such as Microsoft Outlook, BlackBerry, Siri, Twitter, Gmail, Google calendar, and more.
Availability: Web, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Apple Watch
Avoid procrastinating on your phone with Forest
For those who spend hours on end on your phone, Forest is for you. With the tagline “Stay Focused, Be Present,” the Forest app is the top productivity and focus app In 136 countries and trains people to manage their time better and ultimately be less dependent on their phones.
By avoiding procrastination on your phone, with the app, you can grow virtual trees to earn coins, which can then be redeemed and used to plant real trees in five countries in Africa — Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, and Tanzania.
Availability: Android, iOS, Chrome, Firefox
Get ambient noise with My Noise
Did you know that ambient noise can enhance creative performance and trigger brain activity? My Noise app aims to do just that. Created by sound designer Stéphane Pigeon, it’s filled with realistic sounds from the outside world that are meant to keep you focused on your work.
With a wide selection, you can expect sounds like:
Availability: Web, iOS, Android
Gamify your to-dos with Epic Win
If you have trouble keeping track of your to-do lists, Epic Win may just be able to help – with a slight twist. They take your to-dos to a whole new level by gamifying the entire process to a fun RPG game.
Once you’ve downloaded the app, start off your adventure with an avatar that will suffer the consequences if you fail to complete your chores or tasks. However, if you manage to finish it, you’ll gain a reward while leveling up, improving your avatar’s stats or gaining riches in the process.
Availability: Android, iOS
Manage teams with Flow
When it comes to managing projects or teams, we can easily lose track of progress or details can fall through. But with Flow, it’s a management software meant to help with project and team management and track the progression of tasks you have with your team as well.
With Flow, you can
Availability: Android, iOS, Windows, macOS
Multitask better during video calls using Around
If you work from home often, you’re probably no stranger to Zoom and you probably are sick and tired of Zoom taking over your whole screen during the call. With Around, it’s a new video chat software that crops participants down to just circles that float on your screen so you have space for other apps. Designed for laptops, it also uses an auto-zoom function that keeps only your face in focus.
Availability: Web, Windows, macOS, Linux
At Colony, all our spaces are thoughtfully designed for all our users to connect and collaborate while promoting productivity and efficiency. With our wide range of options, we are confident that you will be able to find one that is perfect for your business needs.