Top 10 Time Management Apps and Software for the Busy Entrepreneur
Posted on June 26, 2016
Dear Friends of Donna’s:
Well, summer is here, finally. Looking forward to enjoying a few “Lazy, Hazy Days” with my husband down the beach and with possible friends. But, in the meantime, it’s Work as usual!
No one can dispute the countless benefits technology has brought us. It has undoubtedly allowed us to connect, perform, improve and leverage our resources beyond what was once imaginable. We all make daily use of a wide variety of different tools and devices to make life easier and more comfortable. How many tools and apps are you currently using to optimize your time?
If you are not taking advantage of the hundreds of apps and tools out there, you are certainly missing out. With so many apps to choose from, how do you know which ones to use? Of course, this will depend on your needs, and so, I was thinking of how I could Bless yall, my faithful Readers with a few (proven) apps that work for better Time Management for the Busy Entrepreneur. Listed are the top 10 apps/software:
- Rescue Time
If you have doubts that you are using your time wisely, this app will send you weekly reports to indicate your time thieves. You may be shocked to discover how much time you are wasting.
Manage all your tasks effectively
If you are struggling to manage everything you have to do and you work with many different devices, this app is for you. It is a great free tool which is compatible with your mobile, computer, gmail, outlook, etc. It helps you to manage your tasks easily and reminds you of them wherever you are.
Share and send large files effortlessly
There are many apps that allow you to transfer content from your computer to other devices, but Dropbox is free and easier to use than others. With the Dropbox app, you can access and share important files on the go.
Capture everything in one place
Evernote is a free productivity tool that allows you to capture all your ideas, thoughts and images in many different ways, eg with voice, notes or images. You can even record your meetings, interviews, speeches and ideas, create lists, add voice or text attachments and share your files with friends. Now you can also sync Remember The Milk with Evernote to really optimize your time.
Need to just get something done?
- Focus Booster
This app is based on the principles of the pomodoro technique for individuals who procrastinate and feel overwhelmed by tasks. It is designed to enhance your focus and remove any anxiety you might have with time.
Track time spent on projects
This is a great alternative to time-sheets if you need to track how much time you spend on different projects. Effective time management starts with being clear on exactly how much time you actually spend on your projects and tasks, and then analyze how you can manage them more effectively.
Create focus on the tasks at hand
Mindmapping is a great productivity technique, and Mind42 is the best free mindmapping app. It helps you to get more organized by focusing your thoughts, thereby gaining clarity on what needs to be done.
- Syncback Freeware
This free software allows you to back up, restore and synchronize your files easily. It not only saves you time now, but also in the future. If you have never backed up your files before, you should certainly not overlook this pivotal tool.
Do you want to manage your to-do lists effectively?
- MyLifeOrganized (MLO)
Check this out if you find it difficult to manage all your tasks, to work with your to-do lists and to organize your goals. This task management system helps you to target what you should be focusing on to reach your objectives. It automatically generates to-do lists, with priority actions for your immediate attention so that you can track your progress methodically.
Do you often need to capture business cards?
This free Linkedin app allows you to take a picture of a business card, capture the information and upload it immediately. This way you can stay on top of new connections without wasting time getting organized and connected.
I hope this Post has been a help to you. I use some of these apps/software myself.