9 Best Time Management Apps to Keep Life on Track

6 min readFeb 2, 2020

Are you one of those people who have cannot function without a watch on their wrist? For a productive life, your day has to be organized and scheduled to the minute? Do you keep a to-do list for time management or do you rely on your daily planner or a calendar?

Managing time on a daily basis can be a slight challenge for many out there. People fall prey to procrastination, binge-watching Netflix (we’ve all been there) or they could be distracted by some other project that offers a personal distraction.

For some people aiming to live a prolific life, to avoid anxiety and constant stress — having things planned out for the hours in the day is an important step. It also decreases that dreadful feeling of not having “enough hours in the day”.

You have your phones on you at all times. They’ve sort of become our additional limb, haven’t they? Let us show you ways to manage your time on the go. You can have apps to be your time management genie, right in your pocket.

More on these apps appended below:

1. Evernote

Evernote uses the logo of an elephant, because “Elephants never forget”. Evernote has been designed to help not to forget!

One of the most popular time tracking apps out there is Evernote. You can keep your notes, ideas and to-do lists here. It offers the ease to share your notes with whomever you wish to without them having Evernote as well.

You can easily integrate Gmail, Outlook, Google Drive, Slack and Siri to alternate and work more efficiently.

Sign up for Evernote for free or you can also get additional features on Evernote with the premium and business plans costing $7.99/month and $14.99/user/month respectively.

2. Todoist

Your mind might be too cluttered with all the tasks you have to accomplish before the end of the day. Or your daily planner pages might have turned black with all the little notes and things you have to do. Todoist cannot just unclutter it all for you but also help you stay focused on getting the job done.

Todoist will rescue you from being overwhelmed by the stacked work you have. Just take a breath! Calm yourself with this app’s features to prioritize work and get tangible progress.

3. RescueTime

It is a fully automated software that will let you keep track of all of the 24 hours in your day. This way you can divide your time efficiently to add in the “me time” as well as the focused time you need for achieving your goals.

RescueTime, by understanding what you use your time most for, lets you prioritize your tasks too. It automatically keeps a track of all websites you visit or the apps you visit. That way you can build focus towards what is more important. With a clever little feature called “Productivity Pulse,” you can see how concentrated you were on a particular day.

This is a great app to use if you do not want to find yourself stuck in front of your laptop, working all your hours away. You need to be mindful of your time.

They have separate plans for individuals and for teams. You can use it for free or for $6 per month per member.

4. Toggl

It is a simple but powerful time tracking app. As with other apps on this list, Toggl will help you to learn what your time is worth and where to spend it the most. With Toggl you can take assistance to assess where exactly your money can be monetized; this app is business intelligent.

It learns from your daily routine and provides you with further suggestions to fill up your task schedule. If you are one of those people who are all over the place when working on various projects then Toggl is certainly for you. It will help you to make better and smarter choices.

Toggl offers a starter’s package of $9 per user per month, a premium package for $18 per user per month and an enterprise package with custom pricing.

5. Timely

Apart from being a team and project planning software, Timely is an excellent time tracking tool as well. You can have a full view of the team’s time and their performance accordingly in this app. This will surely increase your productivity. You can also keep track of your time using reports for payrolls and performances.

They have various pricing plans separately for individuals- ranging from $6-$20 per month; for teams based on their size $44- $404 per month.

6. Forest

Forest is one of our favorite apps to use for keeping mindful track of your time.

If you need to spend time away from your phone and on the task at hand; this app lets you grow a tree. That way you will be building your forest. If you move away from the app, your tree will be killed. (a fun and productive way to be reminded of the importance of trees as well.)

Forest also partners with organizations that plant real tress for all the virtual coins you earn and then spend. It is a contributive way of practically caring for the environment and also staying focused on your work.

7. Workflow

If you want everything to be done with fewer taps then, Workflow can work for you. If you are tired of having to shift among various apps and tasks as you have a million things to do at the same time then the workflow is also for you. It lets you custom create your Workflow. It collects all the best features of your favorite apps and places them all together.

You can play a playlist, read the news, make a note to self, order a ride-you would be in control of creating a customizable app, just for your use.

8. HabitMinder

We have all made our New Year’s Resolution, promises to our loved ones that we will definitely see this one particular thing through. We will make this one thing in our habit.

It can be difficult to keep up with the new productive habit you want to keep integrated into your life. This app would let you keep track of your habits and possibly change your life too. Stay on the road with your daily goals, and even your work using its intuitive software. Soon you will be able to flaunt that you did keep your New Year’s resolution after all.

9. Remember the Milk

Have you ever stepped out of the house, thinking of grabbing the milk off the rack? However, you end up buying everything but the milk (Happens to the best of us). You can use this app to not forget the milk the next time, or any other item on your list for that matter.

It lets you break your tasks into smaller subtasks, and prioritize using colored tabs. It also has easy reminders using texts, IM emails, and Twitter.

There is a free version of this app available as well. Or you can use it for $40 per year.

Obviously, the aforementioned apps are just something we scraped up; there is plenty of other fish in the sea. If you are interested in sharing your favorite application, feel free to write to us at fwilson@ntaskmanager.com.

Originally published at https://www.ntaskmanager.com on February 2, 2020.




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