When you’ve got a lot on your plate, it can be hard to keep track of everything and ensure you don’t fall behind. We’ve rounded up some of the best websites and apps available to help you manage your time as effectively as possible.
Clear is a simple, well-designed to-do list app that makes it easy to stay on top of everything you need to accomplish, helping to maximise your productivity. It’s as easy to use as pen and paper, and once you start organising your life with Clear you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it.
The app allows you to see your goals as a series of straightforward, step-by-step processes, no matter how hectic your life may be. You can organise your daily tasks into separate categories using themed lists, giving you a quick look at exactly what you need to do next.
One of Clear’s greatest strengths is a fully customisable and easy-to-use interface. Using simple gestures, you can add and complete tasks in moments.
Clear is available for £4.99 on the App Store.
Workflow is our new favourite personal automation tool, enabling you to drag and drop any combination of actions to create powerful workflows for your Apple devices.
The app is equipped with over 200 actions, including those for Contacts, Calendar, Maps, Music and Photos, to name just a few.
You can use Workflow in a variety of ways to achieve a ton of different tasks. Some of the features it offers are the ability to make animated GIFs, add a home screen icon that immediately calls a specified contact, make PDFs from Safari or any app with a share sheet, and get directions to the nearest coffee shop with one quick tap.
Workflow is available for free on the App Store.
Smarter Time (Android)
Smarter Time is a fully automated time tracker for all of your time management needs. It’s a productivity app, a self-improvement tool and your new personal assistant, all in one.
It works by creating a detailed time log of all your activities, whether you’re working, in meetings, reading, sleeping, showering or watching TV. You then get precise analytics of your time usage, making it a comprehensive, automatic time tracker at your fingertips. This can enable you to make your day more efficient, such as shaving off five minutes in the morning to beat the worst of the traffic.
Smarter Time is available to download on the Play Store.
Wunderlist (Apple and Android)
Wunderlist is a simple to-do list and task manager app that helps you to get stuff done.
Whether you’re working on a group project, sharing a grocery list with a family member or planning a well-deserved holiday, this app makes it easy for you to capture, share and complete your to-dos with work colleagues, friends and family.
Wunderlist is able to instantly sync between your phone, tablet and computer, so you can access your lists from anywhere at any time. Thanks to its recurring items and notifications, you’ll never miss an important deadline or forget to grab milk from the corner shop ever again.
Wunderlist can be downloaded from the App Store and the Play Store free of charge.