When you think about apps, the first ones that come to mind might just be all of those iPhone and Android apps that are killing time, taking away time, and making you less productive (this goes for most social media apps). But there are so many amazing apps out there that can actually help you live a better life. These are the apps that are time-management geniuses — the apps that you and your coworkers will find so useful at work and at home.
This is the one app employees love because it saves them SO much time.
Let’s cut right to the chase: one of the reasons most people aren’t as productive at work as they could be has everything to do with the fact that there are SO many distractions out there, particularly online. Whether you’re tempted to check Instagram every 10 minutes, watch a YouTube video, or fall down any number of online rabbit holes, one of the best apps for work is one that helps you cut down on wasted time.
As its name implies, RescueTime is the app that accurately tracks the time you spend online to help you take a good, hard look at how you’re spending your time — and then improve upon it if you find yourself unable to complete tasks in a timely manner.
Not only does this app give you a better picture of your online habits over time, but it sends you real-time alerts that prompt you to stop watching kitten videos on Facebook and get back to your project.
Available on both iOS and Android, the RescueTime app lets you set and track daily time management goals and use it in conjunction with the desktop Productivity Pulse. You can set alerts that notify you when you go over your screen time goals.
There are two versions of the RescueTime app. One is a completely free version that tracks your online actions and provides in-depth reports and weekly updates. If you upgrade to RescueTime Premium, which costs $9 a month (or $72 per year if you pay at once), the app can be customized to temporarily block you from accessing all of those websites that tempt you most.
Either way: download this app and get ready to take back your time.