Productivity Tools

The year is still young, so I’m hoping that you’re still going strong on your resolutions. 🙂 I found (but I forget where I found them) a couple of time management tools that look really good. Perhaps they could be useful to you.

Toggl: I guess leaving the vowels out of words is a thing now (e.g., Tumblr, Flickr). Aside from the odd name, Toggl appears to be useful mostly for businesses or for managing your time at work, but I could see how it could be used for writing: you can see just how much time you’re spending on the Internet or vacuuming or washing dishes when you ought to be writing. And for the really super-organized folks among us, it allows you to color-code your projects.

Pacemaker: I’m glad it’s not spelled “Pacemakr.” This tool allows you to set a word count (or page, chapter, stanza, scene count [and there are even more]) and an amount of time, so you can work out how you want to divide up your project. It even allows you to pick how you approach your goal, as shown below:

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I imagine that this would be an excellent tool for someone who is just starting out with writing and doesn’t want to be on a really rigid schedule.

Who knows? One (or both) of these might be useful.

8 thoughts on “Productivity Tools

  1. Rather than Toggl, I use Rescuetime which I’m able to customize and get a weekly report letting me know if I’m being “productive” or not. I’ve never heard of your second productivity suggestion, I’m going to have to check that out! Very cool, thank you!

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  2. One of my goals for immediately after the new year was to find two or three genuinely helpful writing apps/programs, so I will have to check these out. One app that I’ve found to be pretty cool is Writeometer. I got it from the Play Store for my phone, and the widgets allow you to display project completion bars, so practically every time I pick up the phone I’m reminded that I should be writing. 😛

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    1. Timeneye looks interesting. I’ll give it a try. I’ve tried Grammarly before, but I don’t really care that much for it. Thanks for the suggestions!

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  3. Hope all is well with you in the new year! Looking forward to catching up on all of your blog posts! Thanks for posting the app recommendations. I will check them out. 🙂 All the best!

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