Is time management an issue for you? You are not alone. In today's information age, many of us can feel overwhelmed by the amount of things there are to do in a day. However, help is at hand. By using some of the latest web based time management tools and techniques, you can get more organized, more efficient and become more effective as a result.
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Rescue Time is a web based time management software program that is free to download and helps to analyse and manage time more effectively. There are free tools to switch off the Internet (so no sly surfing, when you're supposed to be concentrating), time planners to manage your day more effectively, and set time based deadlines for activities such as checking emails.
What I love most about Rescue Time is the analytics package, which enables you to see exactly where you are most productive and where you are losing time. This enables you to fine tune your Rescue Time package and as a result, become even more efficient at time management.
Rescue Time is available for Mac and for Windows, and individual, family and company packages are available.
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MyHours is perfect for people who want a web based time management, timesheet and time tracking solution. You are able to track time spent on projects and build comprehensive task lists.
MyHours is particularly useful for freelance workers who need to document time spent for client billing, or people working on multiple projects.
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Slife enables you to track use of applications, documents and websites and co-ordinate these usage patterns with up to 5 projects or activities.
As with Rescue Time, Slife also provides analytics to help better understand exactly where that wasted time is getting to.
A basic free Slife application is available to download for free, or there is an Slife Plus version for $5 per month. For larger organizations, there is Slife Premium to track as many projects as you need.
The paid Slife applications are available with a free 30 day trial.
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TimeTrex is an online payroll and time management for business application Designer to replace punch cards and time attendance spreadsheets, TimeTrex gives employees multiple ways to check in online or in person, and automatically registers their attendance in the system.
A job costing module enables productivity, labor costs and profitability to be managed on a group or individual level, and keeps any changes automatically updated.
The TimeTrex invoicing module enables incoming and outgoing payments to be automated, maintained and invoiced automatically.
The TimeTrex payroll function integrates all of the above with an automated payroll system based on attendance. A tax calculator is included, and tax reports can be automatically generated. Automatic payroll stubs are generated for each payee.
TimeTrex estimates that for a small business of 50 people, a company can save around $50,000 per year by using their system and automating the activity.
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Make use of built in computer based time management tools. See my articles on email time management, and effective time management and learn how to use the best free time management software to make the best use of your time.
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Choose software that can be used on multiple platforms. Cloud based apps are ideal. Otherwise, choose programs that can be used on your iPhone or PDA, as well as your computer and can be accessed from home and from work. Sync your devices regularly and make use of your commute time (not if you are driving, of course) and downtime to keep on top of basic time management administration tasks.
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Don't just download every time management app you think may be interesting. You'll end up wasting more time than you save. Carefully consider what you need to achieve and derive a list of objectives and criteria for any new program. Then schedule some time to get to know the program and to fully implement it into your routine, taking care to set up all the functions you require. Adding bits and pieces as you go is not a good use of time - take a step back and do some forward planning before you begin.
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Other time management articles you may find useful:
- The top 5 reasons to manage time using paper
- Get organized now - Email time management
- Get organized now - Effective time management