Apps for Time Management

TimeTrack App

By: Lunit AB

Cost: $0.99

This app is used to visually display time between 1 and 300 minutes. It is intended for children and adults who have a hard time understanding the abstract concept of time. This app can be set when children do their homework to teach them that 10 minutes is not so bad, it is only 10 small lights away!

Pros:

  • Simple and easy.
  • Provides visual representation of time.

Cons:

  • If children focus too much on the lights, time may seem very slow to them, especially when setting for higher amounts of time and one light equals 5 minutes.

Available for iOS only.

Get app now from the Apple Store.

MIN TO GO

By: Neuron Industries Inc.

Cost: Free

This simple app allows users to set a count-down timer with options to alert at 5, 15, and 60 minutes remaining. An excellent app to use for timing breaks, job tasks, parking meters, and other daily tasks.

Pros:

  • Simple and easy to use.
  • App does not need to be open as it displays the time remaining on the app icon.

Cons:

  • Alerts can only be set for 5, 15, and 60 minutes, limiting options for users.

This app is available for iPhone and iPad.

Visit the Min-To-Go page on Formid Apps.

Todoist App

By: Doist

Cost: Free to $33/year

This app is a “to do list” that has a browser plug-in and mobile apps to boot. It can be used on your mobile device and on your desktop. The app allows users to create and update task lists, set priorities, share projects and track productivity. It can keep your lists in sync across multiple devices. This app is easy to use and should definitely be on your radar to review to see if it will work for you.

Pros:

  • Clean and simple to use.
  • Solid task-management features.
  • iPad app works offline.
  • Available for browsers on both Windows and Mac OS.

Cons:

  • Users must upgrade to premium to receive extras like task notes, the ability to add tasks by email, searching for tasks by keywords and other options.

Use the free version before you upgrade to the premium version – it may be all you need.

Visit the Todoist website.

Time Timer

By: Time Timer

Cost: Varies with platform.

The Time Timer for Android and iOS App creates and saves timers for the activities you do every day, like morning routines, meetings, projects and children’s activities or lets you quickly customize a new Timer whenever you need it. You can also get this app to use on your PC or Mac desktop.

Recommended by experts in education, professional organizing, healthcare, ADHD, Autism and parenting.

Pros:

  • Used by many professionals in helping children and adults around the world better visualize and manage the passage of time.
  • This app is available in different languages.

Available for iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Android.

Visit the Time Timer website.

Home Routines App

By: Wunderbear
Cost: $4.99

This app provides the user with a way of keeping track of recurring household routines.

Users create routine checklists, then complete them on their chosen days of the week, with reminder notifications to keep them on track. Gold stars are provided for each completed tasks.

Pros:

  • Able to break large cleaning tasks down into manageable chunks
  • Reminders can be used for routines and tasks

Cons:

  • Could be overwhelming for some users. Not always straightforward to use, however the website provides help in using the app.

Visit the HomeRoutines website now.

DropTime App

DropTime: A Pomodoro Timer
By: XiaoZhou Su
Cost: Free

DropTime is a countdown timer that uses the Pomodoro technique. It sets up a loop sequence of timers and records how much time you spent on a task.

The timer breaks down periods of work into intervals of your choosing. You can name the timers and arrange them in any sequence. An important interval to add is one for breaks or rest periods. If you alternate periods of work with breaks, you may be surprised at how much you accomplish. A great timer for keeping individuals with ADHD on task.

Pros:

  • Add new timers and rearrange timers
  • Change timer interval and name (personalize)
  • Loop all timers for continuous work productivity throughout the day.

Cons:

  • Free version includes advertisements
  • The break period plays music – unable to turn off (must mute volume on phone).

iOS users can search in the App Store for DropTime.

Cozi Family Organizer

By: Cozi

Cost: Free

This app is a mobile family calendar that also includes shopping lists, to do lists and more. The entire family shares the account and each member is color-coded. You can view the entire family calendar or an individual’s schedule. A great app for keeping the whole family organized.

Pros:

  • Shared access and immediate updates of new items added by other family members
  • Encourages all family members to be involved in planning, scheduling and communicating tasks and events

Cons:

  • Premium version has additional features (birthday tracker, more reminders, mobile month view) but costs $29.99

This app is available for iPad, iPhone, Android tablet, Windows 8.1 Tablet, and Kindle Fire.

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RescueTime App

By: RescueTime

Cost: Free for basic edition and a Premium edition

If you have ADHD, then you know how important it is to improve your awareness of time. RescueTime allows you to see how you are spending your time on your computer, because if you want to save time you need to know how you are spending time.

RescueTime runs in the background and tracks your online activity. When you review your activity, including the two hours you spend watching cat videos, you can rate the activity from “very distracting” to “very productive”. You can then set goals and track your progress.

There is a free version which allows you to track time in websites and applications, and there is a premium version which will also allow you to block distracting websites. For example, if you only want to spend 30 minutes a day on Facebook, it will block Facebook after half an hour.

Pros:

Easy to use

Great way to set goals to monitor time spent on devices

Cons:

Website blocker only comes with the Premium version

Available for: Mac, PC, Android, Linux

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Unroll.me

By: Unroll.Me Inc.

Cost: Free

Here’s an app that could also be included in the Time Management section. Unroll.me is a free service that can clean up your e-mail inbox. Sound good?

It works by unsubscribing you from everything you don’t want to receive and will then get all the newsletters, emails, etc. that you do want rolled into one daily digest. If you subscribe to as many newsletters as I do, then you will want to look into this app.

Pros:

  • Clean up the clutter in your inbox

Cons:

  • None that we are currently aware of.

Available for: Gmail, Google Apps, Yahoo! Mail, Outlook.com, AOL Mail, iCloud

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30/30 App

By: Binary Hammer

Cost: Free

This app allows users to set up a list of tasks and a length of time for each of them.

During the task, a circular visual time is displayed at the top of the screen. When the time limit for a task has expired, it will tell you to move on to the next task. The app can tell you what time it will be at the end of each task as well as what time it will be when you complete your list. On busy days, it can also help you to figure out if you have the time to complete your task list.

Pros:

  • Allows users to create several tasks lists, with varying amounts of time for each task
  • Will sync across iOS devices.

Cons:

  • Users need to remember to add “tasks” in for breaks, travel time, and down time, otherwise the app just moves from task to task.

Also available from the iTunes App Store.

Visit 30/30 website now.