8 Tech Tools That Help You Tame Tasks and Recapture Time

As a small business owner, there is no end to the list of ‘things’ that you need to do on any given day. Add in the fact that there is this thing called ‘life’ that we also need to deal with, and the list gets even longer. If you are looking for a way to easily manage your daily tasks by using a task management app, here are eight tech tools that help you tame tasks and recapture time.

My clients are continually coming to me for advice on ways they can become more organized and productive in their small businesses and what tech tools they should consider using. With so many apps on the market that help with task / list management, I went on a search for those that I thought were simple to implement and use. I chose apps that I felt that an individual with little tech ‘comfort’ and ability could use, because a technology solution is only a solution if it works for you and is EASY! Here is my list of  apps that will help you with managing our daily tasks.

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If you are using any of the tools above, please share with us how it is saving you time and helping you to manage your tasks. Did I miss a great task management tool? Well, let me know what it is and why it’s a great tool to consider!

By better managing your daily tasks, you will quickly find that what was once a bit of a chore is now a much easier process that gives you back wasted time in each day to spend on growing your business or having fun in that thing called ‘life’!

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About Carolyn Crummey

Carolyn Crummey is a business and technology strategist and the owner of VirTasktic (www.virtasktic.com), an agency dedicated to providing high-level virtual services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. A lover of technology and small business, Carolyn has built a career on the intelligent use of technology to increase business efficiency and productivity, which ultimately leads to greater profitability. Carolyn works closely with her clients to understand their challenges and helps them integrate the best technology solutions into their businesses so they too can enjoy great successes. You can follow Carolyn on Twitter at @CarolynCrummey or @VirTasktic.

  • Mark Hirsch

    And when you talk about recapturing time, you need to understand where your time goes. I strongly recommend TimeTracker by CreativeWorx. It’s an automatic time capture solution that automatically generates a gorgeous dashboard of how you spent your time. The results is great awareness of your effort. And for anyone who provides a service, it generates your timesheet…automatically! http://www.creativeworx.com (Full disclosure: I’m the company CEO, but that take away from the fact that TimeTracker is the only time capture solution you’ll ever need.)

    • http://Smallbiztechnology.com/ Ramon Ray

      Mark, awesome advice – thank you!

  • http://linkedin.com/in/raymond Ray Sidney-Smith

    @Carolyn – Thanks for the great list! (It stands that great minds think alike since 2 of my 3 favorite task apps on the list.) ;-)

    I noticed that Asana didn’t make the list and they are an amazing up-and-coming task (and project) management tool on the Web/mobile. The plugins/addons available are really powerful.

    And, to @mark_hirsch:disqus’s point below, I’m going to check out TimeTracker. Thanks! I’ve been using the “Be Limitless” extension for Chrome…and it’s amazing in one sense, but lack of an account structure to sync across devices/browsers is, well, limiting. Great concept, and I suggest you check it out…but also let the developers know it needs to be made a solid, synchronized product! :)

    • http://Smallbiztechnology.com/ Ramon Ray

      Ray thanks so much. Asana actually powers Smallbiztechnology.com… We’ve given them lots of love and love their product.

      • http://linkedin.com/in/raymond Ray Sidney-Smith

        Just goes to show that I need to read your blog more often…I’ve missed a spell! :-)

  • Arlen Mark

    Great list, thank you for sharing this. I want to recommend you a project management tool i.e proofhub.com. This tool can easily manage projects, teams as well as clients. Highly recommended.