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Time’s a Tickin: How Do You Manage Your Time?
Time Management in our industry is crucial to getting projects out on time. I am most definitely an advocate of the good ol’ fashion agenda and sticky notes, but in this day and age there are more efficient and eco-friendly ways to manage your time. Everyone keeps a busy schedule and wishes for more hours in a day. So for the last 4 weeks I have decided to play guinea pig and use three different apps, for a week at a time and see how they would help keep me on track and become more productive. With that said, I want to share my experience and give pros and cons for each app. There are tons of time management applications out there, but the three apps I used were Evernote, Toggl and RescueTime.
I liked Evernote; it was helpful in making to-do lists and taking pictures of important information...
Toggl is interesting because it let me time specific activities so I had an accurate account of the time spent on a task and could associate specific tasks to different projects. I think it is great if you work with multiple clients and projects because you can really show the data and time it took you to do something. This app is useful for becoming more productive and using your time effectively.
I liked RescueTime because it was able to track my activity on my phone and it gave me a real picture into where most of my time was spent. It’s great because it told me how much time I spent on social media and surfing the web.
I feel that each of these apps has its benefits and it really depends on what you are trying to accomplish. They all help you to improve your productivity, keep yourself completely organized or manage your time better in some capacity. So if you are an editor who is looking for a better way to keep all the client's instructions, requests, feedback and changes in one place or you are an #AVTech running #videoconferences for your clients and you want to make a check list for the specific set up and have the links to the PowerPoints being used, one of these apps is for you. They will help you be more productive, organized and maximize the number of jobs you can take. I personally will be using Evernote, because it meets my needs for the type of work I do and for my personal life. I am the queen of multiple sticky notes and to-do lists and Evernote lets me keep everything in one place! So try them out, and if you don’t like these, the right app is out there for you, just have to do a little research.
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