10 Extremely Useful Time Management Tools
Web designers, especially freelancers, face the challenge of effectively managing their time while juggling a lot of different responsibilities. There are a number of online apps and tools that can help you to take control and make the most of your time. In this post we’ll look at 10 that may be able to help you. This includes calendars, to-do lists, time tracking, and project management tools. If you have a favorite please feel free to share in the comments.
1. Remember the Milk
Remember the Milk is a free to-do list manager. You can add tasks that you need to get done, prioritize them, and check them off when they are done. Remember the Milk apps are available for the iPhone and for Android.
2. Ta-da Lists
Ta-da Lists is a very simple to-do list manager. It’s free and you can get your own to-do list up and running in no time.
3. Google Calendar
A calendar is a must-have. Google Calendar is free and can help you to keep your appointments and priorities organized. Best of all, you can access your calendar from anywhere with your computer or phone.
4. Rescue Time
Rescue Time will help you to track your time and to identify areas for improved time management. It claims to recover an average of just under 4 hours worth of productive time per week per person.
Thymer is “project management and task planning for people who hate project management and task planning.” I think most designers and freelancers fall into that category. You can organize your projects, track time and cost, work with teams, run reports, get reminders, and more. Plans range from free to $50 per month.
Ronin is a time tracking and invoicing app. There are a lot of options out there for invoicing, but Ronin’s sleek interface is very intuitive and easy to use. Vandelay Premier members can currently get a 20% discount on Ronin’s team plan through the Vandelay Premier Marketplace.
Toggl is an online time tracking app. You can easily switch from one task to another, use it from any device, and run reports. Plans range from free to $40 per month.
Verb is an online app for task management. You create tasks with priorities, due dates, and tags. You can also share your tasks with team members. Verb is a free app.
9. Project Bubble
Project Bubble helps you to manage projects, track time, and create invoices. It also includes a CRM where you can manage your clients. Prices range from free to $7 per month.
Subernova is a project management app that includes time tracking and invoicing. You can view all of your project statuses at a glance, set up and track milestones, schedule follow up emails with clients, and more. The cost is $14.99 per month or $149.99 per year.
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Published September 22nd, 2010 by Steven Snell