Online time management tools can help boost your productivity.

Online time management tools can help boost your productivity

There are many online time management tools available which can help you better manage your work and/or personal time, more and more they are paid for applications but don't let this put you off, many of them have free lite versions which give you the chance to try them out and in most instances are enough for normal day to day use.

Try a few out and see how you get on with them.

Tools such as “Rescue Time,” can help you be more effective as an entrepreneur by tracking the time you’re spending on certain projects, providing detailed reports about your online activity and much more.

Toggl is another time management tool that can help by tracking various people who are working on a project, keeping track of billable time and has many of the great features you’d expect in expensive time-management software.

One that many people like is Yast. The main function of Yast is to track your time. This is a great tool for monitoring how you spend your time and making improvements. You can pretty much set it and forget it.

Evernote, Asana and Wunderlist are task management tools. You can use them to organize your tasks, make your to-do lists, monitor progress on individual tasks, and so on. You can also use them to collaborate with other people. If you work on projects with others, you can add them to your projects and work together. Because you can check progress through the tool, there's less need for emails and meetings.

Another good online time management tools are online timers. You can use a virtual timer like Countdown Timer. It's a simple online stopwatch. You don't need to download anything. You can run the timer right there in the site. You can even work with an extra window open where you let Countdown Timer run.

After you’ve used online time management tools for awhile, you’ll be able to quickly discern where you’re being attacked by “time bandits” and can work to correct the situation so you’ll get more done in a shorter amount of time.

You’ll be able to see when and for how long you’ve been working on emails or a particular “pet” project and discover how much time you’re wasting or being productive.

Let us know which online time management tools you use? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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Mike Gardner is The Time Doctor

Mike Gardner aka ‘The Time Doctor’ and is highly regarded as one of the UK’s leading Time Management and productivity specialists. As well as being regularly featured in both online and off-line media outlets around the world, he is the author of the best selling time management book, Business Owners: Your Family Misses You. He regularly speaks on topics that are congruent with his mission of helping small business owners, entrepreneurs and independent professionals to be incredibly productive, whilst still balancing their business and family commitments in a way that enables them to feel fulfilled and guilt-free. He is an avid Aston Villa fan, a Dad to Neil & Emma, a hubby to Wendy and in his role as an Officer with the reserve forces, he has completed operational tours of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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4 thoughts on “Online time management tools can help boost your productivity.

  1. Thank you for the suggestions and guidelines. I must admit I put everything in my calendar. Maybe its time I was more accountable.
    I like the sound of Rescue Time.