Due to current situation around the world, work from home is the necessity to come out from this Covid issue. But at the same time, how will you track the time? How can you measure the productivity of the employees? It is also an important to do the perfect resources allocation and time management while your team is working from home. But how? In this article, we will talk about such 7 such tools those will help you to keep your team time management effective.
There are many work from home monitoring applications are available in market but one has to consider various important points before downloading / buying any of such applications. Here are few important factors you should consider in time management applications you must consider:
- It must offer easy to use interface to start, pause, stop the tracker on single clicks
- It must offer project management to keep an eye on how the time is being distributed on different projects
- It must offer mobile applications that will help you to user while not on your desk
- It should support communication with internal calendar
- Reminder is an important part of such app and hence, it must provide you timely reminder.
Apart from these, there are various factors you must consider before you download such applications. Here is the list our favorite apps you should try now:
HubStaff is on the top of our time tracking and productivity tools list by considering all amazing features they offers. You can easily create an account and by installing small desktop application, you can start tracking not just time but also other activities being performed by the team. This application can track the time, takes screenshots, measure productive hours and can do many jobs directly from the PC of your employee working from home.
Here you can create multiple projects and can accordingly distribute the hours, billing and reporting as per the requirement. HubStaff time monitoring tool, offer different plan which starts from FREE (for single user) and upto $20 per user for their enterprise plan. Checkout below screenshot:
Trello is my personal favorite tool which helps me to manage many things in a single interface. For example, while managing content publishing for DigiFloor, we uses Trello which not only streamlined the process but also help in collaboration between team members. See the below screenshot from Trello interface, where you can arrange different cards as per your process and can accordingly add task / notes, deadline and various other details.
#3 Apple Screen Time Feature – for iOS users
Apple has recently launched the new feature “Screen Time” in iOS 12 which allows you to see the time you are spending on your device. It is great way to identify where exactly your time is spending and once you identified the non productive hours, you can easily eliminate the same by uninstalling app or by not accessing the same on regular bases.
TimeDoctor is one of the leading name when it comes to time management and tracking activities. Generally, this app is being used by an organizations to track their employee’s time and activities but this can be also helpful if you want to track your own time. It offers various features like time use track, chat monitoring, screen capturing, reporting and multiple device support. All this features will make your time management activities even more easier.
RescueTime is another great time management software offers two plans. One is lite version which is FREE to use and another is premium version which can cost you around $4.5 per month. This application is ideal for the individual who want to track their activities. You can understand the utilization of your time from RescueTime reports.
This is our favorite event reminder application that will help you to organize all important events so that you will not skip important events to attend. Checkout all important feature at Google Play store now.
Focus booster is very unique time management application that is build on pomodoro technique. It is a technique developed by by Francesco Cirillo in late 1980 which include an unique method of dividing entire task into small interval i.e 25 minutes. If you are not aware about Pomodoro technique, checkout detailed explanation at Wiki page.
This is another app helps you to boost your focus on important task. Yes, this is very unique application developed based on mind mapping principle.
It is always challenging to focus on particular task while you are working from home due to distractions like social media, video games etc. If you find it difficult to manage your time, these time monitoring applications can be best solution to understand your working habits and will improve your productivity at large scale.