These two iOS apps practically manage your time for you

Aug 11, 2014
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These two iOS apps practically manage your time for you

Admit it — you are terrible at time management. Even though you make calendar appointments, stuff falls by the wayside. If you’ve ever ran into the “uh oh” situation where you wanted to get things done, but totally forgot, we’ve got a few apps that might help you out. From daily routine to vacation sightseeing, these two can manage your time for you.

Fetchnotes

We’ve all done it; you download that cool note-taking app, aiming to keep life on track and organized. The problem is, a lot of them involve you habitually checking them. If you don’t, things can slip into default, and your tasks start mounting.

Fetchnotes brings context to your note taking, and is actually really easy to use. You can take down a note like would with any other app, but can then organize them via hashtags (create your own or use their preloaded suggestions). It’s a lot like Pocket, wherein you create and control your own tags, and can access them later for better contextual control. Hammer out a note to find Halibut at the market, and tag it with #groceries. Next time you go shopping, just check on your tag!

You can also share the note with others, if you let Fetchnotes access your contacts list. If you don’t like that, there is a method for emailing notes as well, making them shareable to just about anyone, and a great way to manage projects. Setting reminders for each note is another handy way Fetchnotes keeps you on target, even when you forget you need to do something.

If nothing else, Fetchnotes is a crafty app for organizing yourself and others from the first step of creating a note. It’s a different way to approach note taking, but could ultimately be better than your current method.

Timeful

If you try your best to stay on task and organized, a calendar app may be your lifeline. Busy people end to add everything in life to their calendar, keeping them on point for appointments or other tasks.

That can have consequences, though. Even though you feel accomplished, a lot slips by you. Life’s little chores, like laundry or exercising, don’t find their way into your life. If that sounds like you, Timeful might be your new best friend.

Timeful is a decent calendar app at its core, but offers up a few bells and whistles that can keep you on point outside of scheduling appointments. You select those things you need to get done, like laundry, and Timeful finds time for it so you don’t have to. It can even remind you to manage your emails!

There are a lot of little nuances to Timeful, but if you often find yourself too busy (or forgetful) for the little things, this can help. Choose from the list of typical stuff, or create your own to-do to better manage what needs to get done. You can get very micro-managerial in creating your own tags, which might be necessary if you’re spread a bit too thin.

We like Timeful for its attention to those things we take for granted, and we think you will, too. If you find yourself cursing the missed opportunity to handle a necessary task, Timeful is one you’ll want to check out.

Conclusion

The great thing about these apps is that you don’t have to remember anything, and rarely even have to think twice. So long as you do a little work to set these up as you like, they’ll keep you on task, leaving you to go about business as usual.

If you have a favorite app for managing your time, let us know int he comments section below!


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