When it comes to saving time, apps can help.
Whether you’re spending time taking the kids to soccer practice or fitting in a trip to the dog groomer, it’s tough to find time to do everything you need to do.
Luckily, technology makes it easier. With tons of apps and online services on the market, you can start practicing better time management – and follow through it. Whether you need help with note-taking or banking, here are some of the top time-saving apps that you should be using:
With over 80 million users, Evernote is one of the most popular time-saving apps on the market.
You can use Evernote to create personalized to-do lists, notes, and reminders. You can import notes and reminders right from your email, and see them in one comprehensive dashboard. You can even clip and save articles, videos and images you find online for later use. Evernote’s search function allows you to find anything you’ve saved quickly and easily.
The best part? Evernote’s basic services are free, and you can upgrade to Premium for just $5.
Are you someone who has trouble sticking to goals? Goal Streaks can help.
Whether you’re trying to remember to pack lunches in the evening or struggling to fit in your daily workout, Goal Streaks will mark it on your calendar and remind you every day. The app tracks your daily progress records your “streaks” of task completion and encourages you to keep the streak alive.
The only downside is that Goal Streaks costs $4.99 for Apple and Android phones. But if you really struggle with sticking to your goals, it could be a good investment.
Pocket is a great time-saving app because you can use it online just as you would your real pocket. You probably spend a lot of time online. On your travels, you likely stumble across websites, articles you want to read and videos to watch multiple times a day. If you jump down those rabbit holes, not only is it a time-suck, if it’s a habit it can be a big distraction. But with Pocket, it’s not a problem.
Pocket allows you to save links and content you find throughout the day, and go back to browse them when you have the time. You can save almost any type of media from your web browser, your email account, and over 500 different apps. The best part? Pocket saves content on your device, so you can check out your saved links even if you don’t have an Internet connection.
One tip? Set aside a few 10- or 20-minute breaks during the day to hit up Pocket and check out your saved content. You’ll be more productive, while still being able to read and watch the things you want.
Keeping track of finances can take a lot of time. There are bills to pay, due dates to remember, and balances to check. But Mint makes it easy to stay on top of your accounts.
Mint is a time-saving app because it keeps all your financial information in one place. From checking and savings accounts to credit cards and student loans. Mint allows you to set budgets and financial goals and sends you alerts to help you stay on track. The app categorizes all your purchases, so you can see exactly where your money is going. You can even get reminders for approaching due dates for bills.
Mint allows you to save time because you can use it to set budgets, track savings, and manage finances on nearly every mobile device. Mint is a time-saving productivity app.
30/30 for Task management
Last on the list? 30/30, a task management time-saving app.
30/30 is based on the idea that people should focus on tasks for 30 minutes at a time, with no distractions. This app follows the idea of the Pomodoro Technique (breaking tasks down into doable 30-minute time blocks). The app allows you to easily create to-do lists, and then set those lists to a timer.
With 30/30 it saves time. You can break tasks up into the recommended 30-minute increments. Another way to use the app to save time is to create a custom schedule. The app will help you finish set tasks before moving onto the next one. You can save recurring schedules, and re-order them throughout the week as new priorities arise.
30/30’s interface is gesture-based, and you can set unique icons and colors for each task to help you keep track.
Please Share Your Time-Saving Apps With Our Readers!
If you struggle to stay on schedule, the apps listed above might be able to help. What time-saving apps or online services do you use to help with time management? Please let us know by sharing them in the comments below.
Abby Perkins is Managing Editor at Talent Tribune, a SoftwareProviders.com blog dedicated to all things HR.