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6 Best Time-Management Apps & Tools

Life gets busy. You have a million things to do, so you need a way to keep track of it all. We have some suggestions.

Rescue Time

How much time do you spend browsing Facebook? Twenty minutes a day? Thirty? More? Chances are that you don’t really know and you’re underestimating anyway. Rescue Time can help keep you honest. It runs in the background on your phone and computer and will give you an accurate summation of where you spend your time.

Remember the Milk

Imagine a to-do list. Now imagine that the list syncs across all your devices and email. And it will send you notifications so you’ll remember important tasks. And you can share the list with someone else, so you both can chip away at your list of tasks. That’s Remember the Milk. It also lets you colour-coordinate tasks, drag and drop stuff, and set priorities.


MyLifeOrganized is more than a simple to-do list. In fact, it’s as complex as you want it to be. You can break tasks down into as many subtasks as you want, create hierarchies, and add dependencies to every task. A cool little feature is it can send you reminders when you arrive at certain locations. For example, it will remind you of your shopping list when you get to the grocery store. It syncs with the cloud, and best of all, you can create new tasks by emailing the app.

Focus at Will

Want to improve your focus and attention span? Then Focus at Will may be the answer. Designed by neuroscientists, Focus at Will can help you train your mind to focus on the task at hand.


Maybe you’d like a little more excitement in your to-do lists. Maybe you wish life could be more like World of Warcraft. If so, EpicWin is the to-do list app for you. Every task completed lets you gather XP, allowing you to level up your in-app character.

Cozi Family Organizer

If your evening routine involves chauffeuring kids around to activities, keeping track of appointments, and searching for recipes so you can in turn write down a grocery list, check out Cozi Family Organizer. It can help with all those things: scheduling activities and appointments, creating chore lists, and more. Our favourite thing about it is you can store recipes on the app itself, which will then create shopping lists based on what you’ve stored.

Bottom Line

Life is very busy and full of distractions. You know that, we know that, but somehow the distractions still get in the way. These apps can help you figure out how you’re spending your time and give you important reminders about your most important tasks to help you stay on track. With the help of these apps, taking care of those pesky distractions can go a long way to getting the most out of every day.