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Technology and time management: 7 tools that will make you get things done

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Who hasn’t ever felt overwhelmed or lacking time to finish daily task?

 

Most of the time, this is just because we don’t know how to priorities and make the best use of our available time. Time management is about planning and organizing how much time you will spend on activities, either professional or personal. In short, it means working efficiently. And employers, everywhere, look for staff that works efficiently and makes optimal use of a (more often than not) limited time.

 

Thankfully, there are countless tech tools that can radically boost your productivity by improving your time management skills. The problem is not to fall into paralysis with so many options available. Here we’ll help you to find the right ones to get you started.

 

Rescue Time. This app sends you weekly reports to indicate what things are stealing your time. It records your development and tells how much of your time has gone to waste through distractions.

 

Stay Focused. It blocks the exact apps and websites that distract you the most. From whichever device you use to work or from all of your devices, and for a set period of time.

 

Mind42. The best free mind mapping app currently available. It helps you to become more organized by focusing your thoughts and thereby gaining clarity on what needs to be done.

 

Wunderlist. One of the simplest and fastest time management tools. It allows you to create task lists and organize them into folders. It has also a reminder system that warns you of approaching deadlines.

 

Remember The Milk. It helps you manage tasks easily reminding you of them wherever you are. As it can be synchronized to your email account, you’ll always have your tasks right at your fingertips.

 

My Life Organized (MLO). This tool targets what you should be focusing on to reach your objectives. It automatically generates to-do lists, with priority actions so that you can track your progress methodically.

 

Todoist. With a very intuitive layout, it lets you schedule all your tasks and activities. Items can be flagged for priority, given due dates and amended with notes.

 

Lack of time is often mistaken for disorganization. You won’t just find the time, you must make it through effort and commitment. Now that you know some tools and techniques, how about getting organized and improving your productivity?