productivity

  • Timely Turns Your Calendar Into A Time Tracker

    Timely Turns Your Calendar Into A Time Tracker

    One of the most important things a small business manager can do is make sure that everyone is taking on a fair share of the workload. If some are taking on a bigger share of the work than others, it can lead to hurt feelings and inefficiency. Timely is an app that hopes to make that task easier to manage by thinking about how much time everyone is spent on work in total. Read More

  • Apple Design Award Winner Tapity Launches Hours, A Time Tracking App

    Apple Design Award Winner Tapity Launches Hours, A Time Tracking App

    Those who have to keep track of how they spend their time working during the day should check out Hours, a new app from Apple Design Award winner Tapity. Launching today, the $4.99 iOS app uses an intuitive visual timeline and smart reminders to keep you focused. Read More

  • Popular Task-Management Software ToDoist Releases Its First Enterprise Product

    Popular Task-Management Software ToDoist Releases Its First Enterprise Product

    As it promised earlier this year, ToDoist has launched a version of its popular cross-platform task-management software for enterprise users. ToDoist For Business includes the support for collaboration and real-time sync it added back in January, as well as a host of other features. Read More

  • iOS App OptimizeMe Encourages You To Make The Most Of Your Day

    iOS App OptimizeMe Encourages You To Make The Most Of Your Day

    I have so many pastimes that I like to say that my hobby is hobbies. Unfortunately, I often let my craft supplies sit idle for weeks while I spend hours surfing the web. That’s why I was intrigued by the concept behind OptimizeMe, an app that lets you record the amount of time you spend on various activities and then draws correlations between them and your mood. Read More

  • FIO Is A Simple, Attractive Time Zone Tracker

    FIO Is A Simple, Attractive Time Zone Tracker

    One of the things I love about working with people all around the world is that I feel like an international woman of mystery. Unfortunately, by “mystery” I mean time zones and my propensity for mixing them up. Missing phone appointments or calling people obscenely early in the morning is embarrassing, so I was happy to install FIO, a free Chrome extension that tracks time zones. Read More

  • Cal By Any.do Adds New Feature To Make Meetings Easy

    Cal By Any.do Adds New Feature To Make Meetings Easy

    Cal, the smart calendar app that integrates with to-do list maker Any.do, has launched a new feature called HeadsUp that helps you manage meetings and appointments. It is currently available for Cal on Android and will be available on iOS in the near future. Read More

  • Acompli Raises $7.3M Series A From Redpoint & Others To Fix Mobile Email

    Acompli Raises $7.3M Series A From Redpoint & Others To Fix Mobile Email

    Acompli, a company building a mobile email application which functions as an all-in-one productivity app for iPhone, has raised $7.3 million in Series A funding – a sizable investment that points to the scale of the problem the startup is aiming to solve. The round was led by Redpoint Ventures, and includes participation from Harrison Metal and Felicis Ventures. The app itself is due out… Read More

  • DropTask Is A Productivity App That Does Away With To-Do Lists

    DropTask Is A Productivity App That Does Away With To-Do Lists

    To do or not to do. That is the question for anyone who has a love/hate relationship with productivity apps. I’ve tested out so many different to-do list, mind-mapping, and Getting Things Done (GTD) apps (as well as various pen-and-paper planner hacks) that I sometimes wonder if it’s become just another way for me to procrastinate. Read More

  • Life Graphy Is A Simple But Refreshing New Take On To-Do List Apps

    Life Graphy Is A Simple But Refreshing New Take On To-Do List Apps

    There are so many to-do list apps now that instead of figuring out the differences between all of them, it might seem like a better use of time to just go back to pen and paper (or the infamous white board). But iOS app Life Graphy lends a refreshing new twist to task management. It lets you visualize how many things you manage to complete over the course of each month with a unique calendar… Read More

  • Web App Searchlet Lets You Perform Multiple Searches Without Opening A Gazillion Tabs

    Web App Searchlet Lets You Perform Multiple Searches Without Opening A Gazillion Tabs

    At any given moment during my working day, I have browser tabs open for my email account, Feedly, TechCrunch, WordPress, Convo, Twitter, Google Calendar, Reddit, Pinterest and Facebook. That’s in addition to all the sites I am using for research (or to procrasinate) and desktop apps like Skype and Spotify. As a result of tab overload, and my ever-dwindling supply of brain cells, I… Read More

  • Carrot Is A Productivity And Social Motivation App With A Sense Of Humor

    Carrot Is A Productivity And Social Motivation App With A Sense Of Humor

    There are plenty of productivity and self-motivation apps on the market, but Hong Kong-based startup Innopage wanted to create one with a sense of whimsy. iOS app Carrot‘s interface only allows you to fill-in a simple template and people have used the Mad Libs-like format to set goal and reward sets (called “carrots”) that are silly (“I am going to wake up at 6:30AM… Read More