If, like business owners the world over, you’re known to mumble the words, “If there were only more hours in the day,” this article is for you.
We’re going to discuss five apps that save business owners time (and frustration). How many times do you wish there was a faster way to do something? And, does the frustration you feel lead to lost work hours trying to find a resolution?
If you’re looking for time management solutions and smoother, less frustrating work days, look no further than these five dynamite apps.
1. Teux Deux
We really can’t say enough about this straightforward, visually-appealing app. If you like to make to-do lists, this app is for you. Not only can you use this app on your iPhone or iPad, it syncs to your laptop and desktop, too.
You can take all of your to-dos anywhere you go, and mark them off when done. Here are a few of Teux Deux’s standout capabilities:
- Set your daily tasks and stay organized every day. If you don’t finish a task, it automatically moves to the next day.
- It’s better than paper because you can take your list with you anywhere. Besides, there’s no paper to lose.
- You can set recurring to-dos. For example, if you send a weekly email newsletter, you can set a to-do to recur by adding “every Monday,” and the system never forgets.
- It’s mobile. Plus, it’s so easy to use.
- You can download all of your to-dos anytime.
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This incredible, “bossy,” app keeps you on-task throughout your day. Let’s say you’re working on a big project, and you are surfing the web which leads to Facebook which most certainly takes you off-task.
MyMinutes to the rescue. This app helps you stay focused. You can set time limits of no more than or up to in regards to how long you want to work on certain tasks. It keeps you on track throughout your day.
One of the biggest frustrations as a business owner is the amount of time wasted browsing the web. Put a cap on your web surfing and gain hours in your day.
If you’re like many over-committed business owners, you may think you know where all your hours go, but, do you really? RescueTime tracks your time on your computer and categorizes it by productivity-pluses and time-wasters.
This will help you plan your days better. Here are our favorite features:
- It works in the background to track your time.
- You can set it to block your most distracting sites for specified amounts of time.
- It allows you to set alerts to know how long you’ve spent doing something.
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If you have more than one phone, device or computer, this handy app can save you time and frustration. With this app, you can organize all of your messages in one common space.
This app sends push messages to your smartphone and adds all of your messages. You can even send 7,500 messages per month.
If you’re a business owner who needs to keep track of and record billable hours, this app is for you. It can also generate invoices and reports.
This incredible time tracker not only helps you keep track of time, but it ensures you’re billing out the right amount.
We especially appreciate this unique app because it is the only time and expense tracking app for Mac and PC that you can sync to your iPhone and iPad.
Pick one of these fives apps that save business owners time (and frustration) or try them all. Then come back and let us know what you think.
While we can’t give you 26 hours in a day, using one of these apps is sure to tighten up your day so you just might find you have a few extra hours.
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