Create 1 – Explore Time Management Tools

Research: Link to five time management tools in your blog. Briefly describe each tool’s use and relevance to the online world.

Answer: How is each tool used? Would the tool be most helpful in a personal or professional setting, or both? Explain.

1.Google Keep – “Quickly capture what’s on your mind and get a reminder later at the right place or time. Speak a voice memo on the go and have it automatically transcribed. Grab a photo of a poster, receipt or document and easily organize or find it later in search. Google Keep makes it easy to capture a thought or list for yourself, and share it with friends and family.”

  • . This tool is Great! It is useful both in a personal and professional setting. You can share lists and tasks with others. You can take a picture of an item with words and Google keep with make it into words. You are able to color code and categorize items/lists. You can download the chrome extension on your computer and the application on your phone and everything is seamless

2. RescueTime – “This tool runs with your Windows or Mac to watch and record how long you spend on each application or activity as you go. It also generates an analysis of how you’re using your time to help you plan more effectively for the next week”.

  • This tool is good for both personal and professional setting. This will allow you create data of your time usage. You can then create a plan to change. In a professional setting you can put this tool on company computers and see where employees are spending most of their time. After analyzing the data admin can decide next steps to increase efficiency.

3.  Toggl – “This program is for those who want to keep of how long they have been working on a project. You can try to beat you time on given tasks to improve efficiency. Plus Toggle saves you entire project  and is accessible on Mac, PC and mobile phones”

  • This is good to help with the 25-5 concept 25 minutes of hard work 5 minutes of relax. If you are one that is struggling to reach that 25 minutes of hard work, Toggl can help to keep you accountable. This can be used personally as this helps a person stay accountable to oneself.

4. Remember The Milk – If you’re an iPhone 4S user, you’ll find this cool app is compatible with Siri. Just ask Siri to “remind you to…” and the new task will be added to your Remember The Milk list. This simple virtual to-do list is also compatible with Outlook, Gmail, Google Calendar, BlackBerry, and Android.

  • This tool is pretty easy to use, as far as a list goes. The fact that you can use it email system makes it seem like you can use it in the professional world; but Google Keep does a better job of seamlessly bridging your personal and professional “to-do” lists

5.  StayFocusd – “Download this Google Chrome extension to block your biggest time-wasting sites. It works like a timer, and asks you to set the maximum time you want to waste on your customized time-killer sites before they’re blocked.”

  • This is a great a chrome extension. Best thing is that it can be turned off and on at the users will. I would say this is a tool more for personal use.

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