Questions tagged [time-management]

Requests for applications or tools for the efficient use and control of the time in specific tasks or activities with the purpose of raising productivity

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A program to log how much time you spend in what program

Seems like there should be something. Basically it should provide a report: with the total time spent in program X with a graph of how much time was spent in program X at what time of day (think the ...
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Software forcing me to make rest breaks during work at the computer

Is there a software which suggests me to make regular breaks during longtime staring at the computer screen? It should help to keep eyesight or organize regular physical exercises. It would be ...
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Time management / personal planning service

Please recommend a good time management (personal planning, todo list, GTD) service. It should be accessible from different platforms (at least Linux and Android), nevermind as responsive webapp like ...
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Work planning and time protocolling tool (preferably with invoice generator)

I need a tool that works on my desktop (Linux) that helps me keep track of the time I spend doing a task (telephone, coding, going-to-lunch, ...) The less it distracts me the more I like it, it ...
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Simple Mac To-Do list

I love lists. I made list for everything, since shopping to what todo today ... Even lists of options for movies or food. But one of the most usabilities for lists for me is, ToDo lists for tasks to ...
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Take notes and organize tasks by project, prioritiy, and urgency

Project organization I'm looking for a note taking and organizer/task management application. What I'm using it for I'm a freelance web developer and I have many projects at any given time, and ...
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Free self-hosted project management with time tracking

It should be a free web application for self-hosting. Source code must be available. Those would be the optimal features: Access from mobile devices should be easy Multiple projects support Multi ...
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Software which integrates project management, routines and daily todolist

Lately I have been looking for a software to better organize my life. I found a plethora of project management software, todolist software and other stuff. What I really need is a software which ...
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Limit time usage on certain websites

I need software (for Windows; preferably for Android too) that monitors and restricts internet usage. It would have to split websites in 3 categories: Allowed. Unrestricted access, as often as wanted ...
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priority oriented TODO list manager

I want to be reminded about tasks with highest priority. For example notification about that I should plan my yearly doctor visit is useful – but not on day with extremely high priority tasks like „...
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Is there any app that keeps track of time spent on iPad?

I would like to know if there is an app you can download from the Apple app store which can keep track of the time spent on each app. I am also curious to know on more control apps (from Apple app ...
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Calendar with task <-> events integration (or Gannt with high time resolution)

I want to manage my time spent on different projects in a similar way as in real project management, but with higher time resolution. I've asked a similar question on PM, but it was closed as OT ...
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Simple time tracking application

I am looking for an application to track my time spend on different projects. Let's say I have about 3-4 project and in every of them I work on 5-10 tasks. I often switch between the projects, so it ...
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A program to log how much time you spend in what program for Ubuntu

Basically it should provide a report: with the total time spent in program X with a graph of how much time was spent in program X at what time of day (something like Github graph of activity) or ...
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Mobile apps to track how much time a user spend using different apps on a mobile phone

The idea is similar to the social networking site Wakoopa, which was a software usage tracking tool for the desktop but has since been closed. ManicTime is another time tracking software for desktop, ...
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Suitable product for job management

A group at my work are looking for software to help with job management in the workplace. The work environment is a laboratory and flows roughly as follows: items come in items may require one or ...
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Need Time Tracking/Billing software that meets specific use scenario

I’m trying to find a time-tracking program that will meet our needs as a company. We're an IT consulting firm and have different contracts with each client, each of which includes an allotted amount ...
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Automated screen pause reminder

Do you know of an existing application (e.g. for android) that automatically monitors how long you've been staring at your screen and suggests you to pause after a while ? Pause reminder apps are ...
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Simplistic time tracking application

I am looking for a time tracking application which is used primarily for personal interest, not billing, so 100% accuracy is not as important. The features I would like: List of projects "Quick add" ...
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Online schedule planner for single student lessons

I haven't found any solution to a common problem: Teacher has some time slots to teach N students (single and small group lessons). Every student has a school schedule (= constraint) Now, enter ...
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Stopwatch function that saves time after reboot/closing

I need to count the number of hours I am working on a certain project. Is there Windows 8 app or a small software that acts as a stopwatch but that can also save the elapsed time after I reboot and ...
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I need an application that logs the time spent on games

My son spends way too much time on games. I need parental control software that'll allow me to set per-day limits on a group of applications, or that will make application usage stats available in a ...
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Timer/Stopwatch for Windows that looks nice and is “always on top” or in the taskbar?

I want a simple task timer or stopwatch that I can pause and restart. I would like it to look decent, minimal and be able to run "always on top" of other windows. Ideally, no chrome (windows close ...
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A standalone (not-cloud based) task management and timing app

I'm wanting a task and time management app for use at work. Ideally the app should not be cloud-based - as: I don't need to be taking work home with me. I don't want to have to worry about ...
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(open source) course management web software

I'm looking for a few alternatives for a course management web software. It should be able to: manage courses online generate a website with all courses allow online booking with an adjustable form ...
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Time tracking Software which allows categorisation

I am looking for a personal time tracking software which allows me to set a category (project, task or whatever out is called) for each work item. This categories must be organizable into ...
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Timer GUI utility

I'm looking for a GUI utility which you can use to set a timer to go off after a fixed amount of time. When it goes off there some sort of strong visual notification. Required features: Works on ...
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Is there a ManicTime alternative for Linux?

Background I'm looking for an app that can automatically record my app usage throughout the day so I can check back to see later what I've been up to, when, and for how long. I really like the GUI ...
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Software that can automatically shut down/hibernate my computer

I have a really poor self discipline, mainly caused by my computer. I'm therefore looking for a software that can automatically shut down (or hibernate) my computer, for Windows 10. I have some ...
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Time Log/User Login Tracking Software

I'm looking for some software that will act as a time clock. The only thing I'm interested in tracking is when users log on or log off their PCs. I need to be able to generate a report, having it done ...
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Time-tracking software, Google-calendar-style

I'm looking for a Windows or web-based time-tracking software with the following features: manually add time using some GUI like Google Calendar to define the time spans: visually see time spans as ...
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Task management, reminder, or todo software with repeating reminders

Example scenario: I assign some tasks to my kids (who also have access to the software). Maybe a few weekly tasks like clean your room, and a daily task like complete your homework. If they don’t ...
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GTD Android app

I'm looking for a GTD (Getting Things Done) app for Android that has the following features: Lightweight and easy-to-use (no need for feature creep) Possibility to sync the tasks between devices and/...
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Free alternative to google calendar allowing categories

I am looking for an alternative for google calendar that allows events to be categorized into different groups (which can be toogled by the users). So for instance that one wants to see only the ...
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ManicTime alternative for Mac

Im looking for an app like ManicTime to use standalone on a Mac. Basically I want to track active windows, websites, and open documents and display in in a timeline like: So basically I want a time ...
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measuring time spent on tasks

I'd like to know how much time I've spent usefully and how much time I've wasted in a day/week/month. This could be done with a program, that one triggers when a task starts and when a task ends, ...
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Timer with visual alerts for Windows 7

I'm looking for a free or open source lightweight timer compatible with Windows 7. Essentially I'm looking for a pomodoro-type timer, but I don't want 30 minute intervals; I want to set my intervals. ...
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Open-source software that allows me to keep track of working hours

I am looking for a software that allows me to keep track of: when I started and finished working per day total hours worked per month average hours worked per day per month optional: average hours ...
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Time tracking web-app that calculates overtime hours

Currently I use toggl to track my time, but I am missing one feature: Let's say I have a client that I work for X hours a week, fixed, every week, minus holidays. I would like to have a tool (...
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Timer on notification slider for Android

I'm looking for a Timer for Android that has pause/play button functionality on the notification slider without the need to switch to the Application window itself. I'm looking specifically for a ...
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Scheduling software with Google 2-way sync, redirect URL, limited availablity

I run a business that requires me to enable people throughout the USA to be able to schedule phone appointments with me. I'm having a lot of trouble finding a service that helps manage my calendar. ...
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Off-line to-do list, alternative to Trello/Kanboard

People like connecting everything to the internet. I know, because it's part of my job description. However, one of my devices (it's a laptop/tablet hybrid) is never connected to the internet. This ...
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Webpage for creating roadmaps?

Is there some sort of webpage where I can create a visual roadmap/timeline of what I have to do? This would help me a lot at work since currently I do everything on paper each day, and things get lost....
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What to use to track work time? (Linux)

KTimeTracker is being removed from KDE. Which (Gnome or KDE) program to use instead to track my working hours? I have just a single time-counted project and want a robust and easy program included in ...
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Time tracking app for mac w/ special requirements

I'm looking for a time tracking app for mac with the following features: it constantly reminds me, if I have not activated any task. it follows a pomodoro technique: tracks by discrete 30 min time ...
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Inbox zero for IMAP

I am searching an application to help me to get inbox zero for my mails. Wanted features: Re-submission of mails should be easy: +N days, +N weeks Connect to IMAP mail server (I use Dovecot) Should ...
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Countdown timer or Pomodoro for Android that is automatically restarted but asks to be dismissed

Android's timer is one button for dismiss and one button for reset. Sometimes, I forget to press reset. Please suggest a countdown timer app (for Android) that automatically restarts but asks to be ...
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Staff timetabling software?

I have a new role which requires me, among other things, to staff some tertiary courses. The timetable is fixed, so what I have to do is to scatter staff among the various subjects so that each ...
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Contractor/Vendor Invoice Submission and Approval

We have a bunch of third party vendors/contractors working for us who submit invoices back to us for payment. These invoices are a breakdown of time and fixed expenses. In reality, it's similar to a ...
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Application to organize a weekly schedule

I am looking for a scheduling application. The problem is the following: I have several activities that are to be cut into 1 hour sessions. Each activity requires a different number of sessions (but ...