5 Apps for Time Management Every Small Business Owner Should Consider
Your time is one of your most valuable and scarcest commodities. Did you know the right tools can help you stay in control?
New smartphone apps for time management let you manage your calendar anywhere at any time. Whether you are an electrician, plumber or another type of skilled tradesperson, using one or more of these five apps will save you a lot of time.
Toggl is a popular app that tracks the billable hours of a business. The software shows you how much time you are spending on each of your tasks and which are the most profitable.
Toggl's dashboards can also estimate your project timelines before you even get started. The app creates visual reports which you can present to your clients or internal team members.
Toggl offers a free 30-day trial. If you decide you like the app, you can choose among the three paid versions (Starter, Premium or Enterprise) available for download.
MyLifeOrganized is a time management tool that helps you manage tasks, create to-do lists and set goals. Its user-friendly interface allows you to focus on your most important tasks so you are always prepared for whatever may come next.
In the MyLifeOrganized app, you can drag and drop tasks to rearrange their order or organize everything by tasks and subtasks.
Ultimately, you can build a smart list of actionable items you need to complete.
MyLifeOrganized, which syncs with iCloud, is available for iPhones, Androids and Microsoft Windows.
3. Google Calendar
Even though it launched more than 10 years ago, Google Calendar is still one of the best apps available for time management.
Google Calendar for Business, which costs $5 a month, can create shareable, confidential team calendars. The app also gives the option to delegate another employee to manage and schedule your events. Google Calendar syncs seamlessly with Microsoft Outlook.
The free version of Google Calendar helps with scheduling events, inviting guests and adding events to your friends' calendars.
Foreceipt is an excellent app to save time managing your small business expenses.
It's a cloud-based receipt-capturing app that uses Google Drive. Foreceipt will securely save all of your business receipts in one place for later retrieval. All you have to do is snap a picture, then enter the amount and merchant. Every picture you save is available across multiple devices. You can also set budgeting categories to help you track different types of expenses and set reminders to pay your bills.
Foreceipt Pro, which costs about $10 a month, is available for iPhones.
5. My Minutes
My Minutes is an app you can use to budget time for your projects, meetings or other important job functions. Determine a minimum or maximum amount of time you want to spend on one task. For example, you can set the clock to "at least one hour" or "at most an hour."
My Minutes will then track your time and help you maintain productivity.Tasks may also be set to repeat. It will then send you a reminder at the appropriate time.
My Minutes is available for iOS-enabled mobile phones.
As you can see, there are now many ways that technology can help you to make the most of your time. Try one of these five apps for time management today to increase the efficiency of your small business.