1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Best Time Management Software/Procrastination Soft?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Vladamir, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. Vladamir

    Vladamir Power Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    310
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Restore Old Boats
    Location:
    Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa, Mexico
    hey everyone I used to use time tracking and procrastination software to keep me honest but I stopped a while back I'm thinking about reconsidering again I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations.

    The following are the ones I'm looking at

    Rescue time - 6.75 a month
    time camp - free for basic, 7 a month for extra
    timedoctor - 5 a month
    activtrak - free for solo
    toggl - 9 a month
     
  2. Sherbert Hoover

    Sherbert Hoover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2010
    Messages:
    999
    Likes Received:
    8,064
    Occupation:
    ORM - Branding - Content
    Location:
    United States
    Home Page:
    Just use a pomodoro timer and get to work. Minimize distractions. Tools and tools and more tools are distractions to productivity as well.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  3. Sherbert Hoover

    Sherbert Hoover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2010
    Messages:
    999
    Likes Received:
    8,064
    Occupation:
    ORM - Branding - Content
    Location:
    United States
    Home Page:
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  4. wowregister

    wowregister Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Canada/US
    The aspie in me just does simple spreadsheets. I take all the time from different categories daily and add them together for a clean report at the end of the month. It's highly effective at pushing me to my limits. Can get overwhelming if you track too much.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. Vladamir

    Vladamir Power Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    310
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Restore Old Boats
    Location:
    Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa, Mexico
    this is a phenomenal guide my friend thank you so much for sharing. I actually started incorporating morning meditation after reading about it through tools from Titans a book I recently purchased it's been helping a lot surprisingly I'm not usually the type of person that does any of this holistic stuff but it's really helped and calming me down and clearing my mind.

    A Pomodoro timer doesn't really work for me because I run a business other than my Internet marketing where I have people walking in to my office and asking me questions and calls sporadically throughout the day so there would be a lot of interruption in the rhythm. The best I can hope for is something like revive time that keeps me honest and make sure I go back to the tasks.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. humanAI

    humanAI Newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2017
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Europe
    Regarding this I can suggest Tomighty.org
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  7. .:mAestro:.

    .:mAestro:. Power Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2010
    Messages:
    560
    Likes Received:
    146
    Occupation:
    Life
    A notebook and a pen should be enough.
    Write everything you were doing that day.
    Multiple times per day.
    Try it for a week.


    Beside that, if you don't have real problems with procrastination, and just with time management that I strongly recommend going through David Allen's Getting Things Done.
    You will need some time to figure out everything and to adjust some things for yourself.
    But, it's worth it.
     
  8. The Curator

    The Curator Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2013
    Messages:
    995
    Likes Received:
    386
    Toggl is by far the best, add Leechblock on your browser and you've regained 85% of your productivity!
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  9. thezeebase

    thezeebase Junior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2014
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    54
    Gender:
    Male
    Time is more than MONEY ;)
     
  10. mihai1497

    mihai1497 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Messages:
    764
    Likes Received:
    112
    Home Page:
    I use rescue time free version to track my activities. I may start using the premium version soon.
     
  11. Vladamir

    Vladamir Power Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    310
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Restore Old Boats
    Location:
    Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa, Mexico
    though I used to be a big fan of the pen and paper method I kind of like something like rescue time that shows you charts of how much productivity you have and where you're wasting time it kind of is like an eye-opener tto show me where I'm screwing up and how I could be doing better. Also there some gamification there for me where I can daily try and increase my productivity and build upon the last day.

    its settled then I'm going to give rescue time I try, thanks forum brethren. :)
     
  12. mihai1497

    mihai1497 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Messages:
    764
    Likes Received:
    112
    Home Page:
    Yes, you're right, before I was using it I was like: Today I've programmed for 4-5 hours, when in fact I was programming only for 2-3 hours and I was wasting a hour or more on other things.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  13. uncutu

    uncutu Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,468
    Likes Received:
    690
    I use todolist by abstractspoon to keep track of all the things I have to do. tried a lot of software and this one's great.
    At night i take a piece of paper and write down the most important things i have to the next day. Proven system and works well. Start with the biggest/hardest task and work your way down.

    Stopping from time wasting activities is about rewriting your bad habits with good habits. I blocked all bad time wasting sites i mindlessly browsed in my hosts.etc file.

    Self help books help you a lot in terms of the mental shifts you need to make. Check out The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg and anything by Brian Tracy
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  14. darulez

    darulez Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2013
    Messages:
    2,285
    Likes Received:
    720
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Waiting 36 days till I can stick it in
    Location:
    Walhalla
    rescuetime.
    and headphones.
    dont know why. If I put headphones on, it makes me concetrate.
    great I just have two bosses: $ and €.
    and a lord that guides me.
     
  15. Vladamir

    Vladamir Power Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    310
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Restore Old Boats
    Location:
    Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa, Mexico
    yeah thats a super strange phenomenon for me, i put my headphones on i feel like im in a safespace. I also have the same song playing on repeat now for 3 months U with me? Drake, I dont know why it puts me in a trance haha. Problem is when i dont turn it on im useless
     
  16. deal with it

    deal with it Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2015
    Messages:
    513
    Likes Received:
    205
    Gender:
    Male
    i need a software to look after anti-procrastinate software.