If you tend to be very busy or you’re not used to sticking to a routine, managing your time can sometimes become difficult. Spending more time than you can afford on tasks is easy to do. Unfortunately, losing track of time can sometimes cost you not only opportunities, but also money.
By neatly organizing your priorities and keeping track of the amount of time you are spending on tasks, you’ll begin to manage your time more effectively. Luckily you can do all of this with one device—your smartphone or tablet—and it doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money or additional time.
Apps are no longer only for entertainment; they are also tools that can help make your life a bit easier, and by utilizing what they have to offer, you’ll soon be able to manage your time more effectively.
Here are seven Android apps that will help you stay on track, be as productive as possible, and make the most of your day.
Remember The Milk (Free)
Prioritizing your tasks is very important when managing your time, and though you could keep your tasks somewhat organized in your Google Calendar app, Remember The Milk works a bit better for this purpose.
Remember The Milk makes it easy to create, organize, tag and prioritize lists, as well as assign due dates, URLs and locations to your tasks. You can also add estimates as to how long each task will take you.
When using the location settings, you can easily find nearby tasks. Remember The Milk also has a feature known as Smart List, which will automatically update and organize lists based on certain criteria.
For example, you can choose to create Smart Lists that will only show tasks that have already been postponed a few times or those that are tagged with specific words.
One of the handiest features of Remember The Milk is that you can receive reminders about your tasks via instant messenger, as well as email and SMS. You can also sync your tasks and notes with Remember The Milk’s website, so you’ll be able to access them even without your phone or tablet.
One of the best time management apps available, Any.do can serve as your daily planner, as well as a place to organize and create lists and notes.
It can also do much more, such as allow you to collaborate on tasks and projects, leave comments, upload files and even contact others through the app.
You can actually makes calls, send text messages and book trips through Any.do, which can save you a bit of extra time since you won’t have to leave the app in order to do so.
Any.do syncs across all of your devices, and though it offers a free version of the app, the Premium version is recommended and only costs around $5 per month.
Google Keep (Free)
When you’re on the go or in the middle of completing other tasks, but need to take a quick note, Google Keep can come in handy.
Google Keep will allow you to record a voice memo, and it’ll automatically transcribe it for you so you can easily locate it later on using the search feature. You can also create lists, notes and even add photos to your memos.
By color coding and adding labels to your notes, you’ll be able to keep them well organized, and if you’d like to collaborate and share them with others, you can do so in real time. Like the other apps mentioned, you can sync Google Keep across all of your devices.
The app will also allow you to set up reminders, including those that are location based, so you won’t forget to view your list when you’re out shopping.
Amazingly, Google Keep offers all of these features for free, and you can even use it on your PC if you choose.
ExpressVPN (Free for 24 hours)
When it comes to time management, you really can’t afford to have unnecessary burdens taking up any of your extra time, but not to worry—ExpressVPN can help.
It prevents two major hassles so you can spend more of your time completing your usual tasks instead of having to waste it on the stressful situations that malware and identity theft can bring to the table.
It can also help you prolong the lifespan of your Android device since it’ll prevent your device from acquiring viruses (which unfortunately can be lurking in the apps you download).
ExpressVPN encrypts your connection and hides your location, which can deter hackers and protect your identity online, as well as prevent malware and even unblock regionally-restricted content. Geo-restricted content can also be a time-waster since you might have to try to find an alternative website to visit if the one you would normally use is blocked because of your location.
According to SecureThoughts.com, Express VPN offers the most secure connection out of all the VPN services they’ve tried.
If you decide to keep using it after the free 24 trial it’s affordable, costing around $12.95 per month and even less if you pay for six months or a year upfront.
PlanMyDay is a great app for prioritizing your tasks by importance, as you can not only organize them, but also set up and keep track of the duration of time spent on each task.
With the ability to import your activities and events from Google Tasks, Toodledo, and Google Calender, you’re able to easily keep track of how much time you have to work on each activity.
You’ll also be able to better understand how long each task takes you on average.
PlanMyDay is free, but offers in-app purchases.
TimeTune Schedule Planner (Free)
More than just a planner, TimeTune Schedule Planner is an app that will help you stay on top of your routines.
You can even create and share schedules for others and assign custom tags to specific activities. Customized notifications are also offered, so you’ll never miss any of your reminders.
The main appeal of this app is that it has several uses; it can be used as your planner, calendar and daily activity manager. It’s also free to use and provides routine statistics, so you can detect time leaks and improve your routine over time.
If you’re often working remotely, Prezi is a great tool to use in order to manage your company. This is a companion app for the full capabilities at prezi.com.
With Prezi you can view and show prezis from your Android device, as well as browse through others’ presentations.
It also offers intuitive touch gestures, so your presentations are a bit more interactive compared to usual, and your employees or coworkers will be able to view the details in depth no matter their screen size.
Even if you don’t have access to the internet everywhere you go, you can still view your stored presentations on Prezi. As for cost, Prezi ranges between $5-$13 per month, depending on the plan you choose.
No matter your location (whether you’re traveling, at home, or at the office), managing your time can sometimes become a bit troublesome.
If you’re not used to sticking with a routine, it can be especially difficult to remember to pay attention to how much time you’re spending on specific tasks.
But that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn to manage your time more effectively; luckily, using apps for this purpose can actually save you some extra time, as well as keep your space a bit more organized!
What are your favorite apps for time management? Share them with us in the comments below.
7 Android Apps to Help You Manage Your Time — published by AndroidAppsReview.com
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