Are you finding it difficult to find the time to work on your highest priorities? Does it seem like time is escaping you?
It’s no wonder your marketing isn’t coming together exactly as hoped. You need to be able to dedicate considerable thinking and planning to be able to execute at a high level.
So, let’s get you focused once more. Here are several time management apps that can help.
Productivity begins with you. If you aren’t organized, and you don’t have a way of tracking your own tasks and priorities, you can’t expect your team members to either. Lead by example.
There are many tools you can use to manage your own calendar. But one that’s free and easily accessible for anyone is Google Calendar. Since you can manage your calendar online, you can access it anywhere if you have an internet connection. Smartphone calendars also tend to sync with Google Calendar, so your phone will generally be up-to-date. You can also share your calendar with your personal assistant or team members if you want to.
Schedule your priorities. Create timelines for marketing campaigns. Delegate low-level tasks, projects, and responsibilities. Use an online calendar so it’s easy to access and share.
Remember The Milk
Although Google Calendar can help you manage and prioritize your tasks, sometimes it’s just easier to use a simple app like Remember The Milk to keep a running to-do list. If you find yourself running around a lot, spending time on different devices (and you probably do), then this app will be a godsend.
Remember The Milk not only works on a variety of devices, but can also sync with your email. In addition, it will send you reminders about tasks that need to be completed.
Get a grip on your tasks, whether it’s with this task management app, or another.
Ever wonder where all the time goes, especially while you’re on your computer? RescueTime is a simple app that will track your activity and send you reports to let you know how you’ve been allocating your time.
As a manager or leader, the last thing you should be doing with is dealing with masses of email. And if “a quick minute on YouTube or Facebook” is turning into hours, you’ll know based on the reports RescueTime is sending you.
If you spend a lot of time at your computer, and you’re looking for nooks and crannies in your schedule that could be better utilized, then install this app immediately.
Do you find yourself doing a lot of research online? Are there articles that you don’t have time to read, but would love to come back to later? Are you always thinking up new ideas to be implemented in your business? Then Evernote should be installed on your tablet and phone right away.
Evernote makes it easy for you to organize your notes into topic-specific notebooks, and you can also tag every note to further organize it. Evernote is highly searchable, so finding what you need when you need it (if you’ve tagged and categorized it), is easy to do.
Evernote can also be used from any web browser, so if you want to use it on your laptop or desktop, you can.
Again, if time is getting away from you, then Toggl is an exceptionally simple app that tracks the amount of time you spend on different projects. So, it will be easy to tell whether your time is going towards the high-level tasks that matter.
No more guessing. Figure out exactly how much time you’re dedicating to various projects.
If you’re eager to make progress on important tasks you never seem to have the time for, then it’s time to let apps do the hard work of tracking for you. You can then analyze it to come up with ideas on how to make better use of your resources.