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Best tools for tracking productivity?

Looking forward to improve my productivity skills by analyzing in terms on time I spend time in social media, text editors, github, etc.
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    RescueTime

    Analytics on your daily habits and productivity

    Sachin RekhiFounder & CEO @ Notejoy · Written
    Have been a religious user of RescueTime for years, especially their weekly reports showing time spent in productive tasks (editors, design tools, etc) versus less productive tasks (social media, youtube, email, etc).
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    Gerrit KestenCo-founder of evermée · Written
    I love it and use it in combination with awaremac.com, so that I can easily see how long my current work session lasted already. Sometimes you'll be shocked how much time has flown by!
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    • Michael BennettMarketing, sales, operations.

      I love Rescuetime and have used it for more than a year. Affordable and a great way to manage how you are spending your time. It's not yet a full solution, and will need to expand to iOS mobile and also provide a more robust solution for offline tracking.

    • Alexander RomanovChief Financial Officer

      Extremely helpful tool if one struggles to improve his/her daily productivity.

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    Codegiant

    Beautiful yet powerful tools for agile project management

    Rishi MathurFounder, Codegiant · Written
    Rishi Mathur made this product
    We've built this as a developer friendly way to track tasks and increase productivity.
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    Best tool to track tasks in distributed teams. Best suited for teams that follow scrum/agile.
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    Teamwork

    Powerful & Yet Simple Way to Manage Your Projects & Team

    Saketh RasakatlaSr. Digital Marketer · Written
    It's the best.
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  4. 5
    Orcaso 2.0

    Gamify the way you work and get everything done

    Deepak kumarChief Everything Officer @Orcaso.io · Written
    Deepak kumar made this product
    Uses gamification in right context to track and deliver productivity by creating a motivated workculture. Recognized as 2018 great user experience award winner by FinancesOnline.
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    • Orcaso plays the role of a project manager in the most efficient and effective way. It breaks down complex tasks into simpler portions. And the best part is that it's gamefied. Now, who wouldn't want to have some fun while working? Orcaso is the perfect balance between work and play. It also gives cool badges that make you or your team mates complete task faster. Definitely worth an upvote!

    • The product totally automates the role of a Product Manager and provides an ethical and efficient way to go about tasks and allocation . It also boosts the sense of work and aura with the cute avatars allocated.

  5. 4
    Qbserve

    Automatic productivity & time tracking for macOS

    I haven't found anything better yet :)
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    • Kiran KunigiriA guy who makes cool stuff.

      This app is pretty awesome. They made it so detailed that when I walked away from my laptop for 20 minutes, instead of just logging whatever app I was on, it asked me if I was eating, sleeping, exercising, etc. since it knew I was away from the computer

      It logs every single website and app you visit, and almost everything has been categorized for you. You can even make your own categories and projects to specifically log as well. At the end, I can also look at everything I did with charts and a pie chart showing my overall time spent categorized into productive, neutral, and distracted, which is a really awesome way to get a quick overview.

    • Ted HanTechnical Lead, DocumentCloud

      Other activity trackers and systems for keeping organized have always stressed me out a ton. Qbserve is the first activity tracker i've used that i don't feel hung up or bad about using through the entire cycle of use. There are periods where i will stop tracking for a while, but Qbserve is always easy to jump back into and use. You get immediate feedback about what's going on, and the color tracking in the dock icon gives a great visual feedback mechanism as a reminder for how on track you've been (or not).

      Classification has gotten better, and the ability to triage stuff yourself is great. I wish there were some way to segment up my twitter use into work related, and time wasting, but that's my only complaint.

  6. 5
    Toggl

    insanely simple free time tracking

    Chris AwadDirector of Marketing Strategy - · Written
    I cant stick to one for too long but the one I used the longest was this one, its very easy to use and works on every device
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    The free version is perfect for small project.
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    • Eduard DolocFront-End Programmer

      The product is great, it's flexible, dynamic, you can use it on almost any device (as app, not just web), but the pricing is pretty bad, I mean there is alot of cool features, but paying more for a user than the user's email hosting (google) is not ok.

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    TimeCamp

    Automatic time tracking made easy

    Ola RybackaSocial media freak, blogger · Written
    TimeCamp helps to develop a habit of productive time and team management. The software automatically tracks spent by your team on work and creates detailed but comprehensive reports.
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    • tom maurielloowner, thinkscreen.is

      I have probably used a dozen different time tracking apps & processes.

      Recently I had need to track a lot of time & task details on a couple of projects. The issue with most time tracking tools is if they do not exist within your existing software set, it can be a drag to use yet another app. My one exception to this rule is a standalone mobile app which TimeCamp provides.

      Currently I am using (and demoing) the free single user license and I have entered about two weeks of time I had been jotting down in a notebook. Time entry is quick, intuitive and flexible with ample room for notes.

      There is a companion desktop and downloadable versions which allow you to upgrade for a broader feature set plus integrations and other bells & whistles.

    • I'm really happy with this product. It allows us to track time at a very granular level for reporting and invoicing. I don't use all of the features, but like what I do use. And the team is super responsive anytime I have a question or support need.

  8. Alina VandenbergheCEO & Co-Founder @GipsyBot · Written
    Great if you want to see how much time you spend on different websites and tools
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    WakaTime

    Metrics & automatic time tracking for programmers

    Fred RivettCo-founder @ The Dot · Written
    WakaTime is a zero effort plugin that integrates with your editor of choice. Simply set it up, then once a week you'll get a roundup of which projects you spent the most time on, what languages, editors and operating systems. You can also see graphs of these over time in the dashboard. There's also a premium plan.
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    Gyroscope

    A new OS for the human body

    Adithya ShreshtiFounder of Knowmad Life | Startuposphere · Written
    I haven't come across anything better and holistic than Gyroscope. Of course, the experience and features are achieved because of the integrations with other apps like RescueTIme, Movely etc Become a Quantified Self!
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    • James HicksFounder, HicksNewMedia

      Great team working on a great platform.

      UI and relevance of data is front of mind with the team - which is a good thing.

      I've been a pro user since day 1 and truly recommend the platform

    • Jonathan KnegtelBuilding blockdata.tech

      It is nice app to see simple overviews of how much time you have spent Online, movement and places but you need to use those apps.

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    Timing

    Automatic time tracking for your Mac

    Ruman AgarwalInsider, Indian startup ecosystem · Written
    A brilliant tool for Mac users to automate time tracking with deep insights and beautiful data visuals.
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    Azendoo

    Teamwork made easy, Get Sh!t Done without email

    Teekay MerahBrand Manager & Content Creator · Written
    I use Azendoo as it is the easiest and most intuitive of all apps on the market (or at least the ones I've used so far). Amazing fluidity, intuitive and with beautiful design. I love tracking the amount of time I spend on each task and doing a monthly analysis, gives me great overview on my productivity levels :)
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    • Teekay MerahBrand Manager & Content Creator

      Signing up to Azendoo comes with a lot of perks. It has a beautiful UI, integration with all major apps, over 80 external services via Zapier, and offers numerous features. It is very intuitive and reliable, which resulted in deals with the likes of Netflix, Evernote, Box and MasterCard.

      The chat application was made to avoid the clutter that users often complain about when it comes to productivity apps. With Azendoo, discussions center around a particular topic where users can post documents, images and text.

      Furthermore, a new feature will roll out in the next few days allowing its users to create subtasks and assign them to the different collabortors of your team.

      The subjects can host multiple discussions with comments, so the software is arguably much more organized and clean. They also put a lot of attention in their task manager, explaining that talking about the details of a project rather than who has accomplished what is much more time-efficient.

      This also functions on their iOS and Android mobile apps, where you can organize tasks, send direct messages, view the activity feed, and more. It’s simple to use and synchronizes any updates among all platforms.

      Azendoo also comes with dashboards that help you keep track of everything that’s been completed, shared calendars, document sharing, 400+ app integrations, and 5GB storage per member.

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    Zoho Projects 6

    A tool to help you manage projects successfully

    Alison Harrisfounder, PlanITPDQ · Written
    If you're willing to manually enter time, you can track it by category/task. Invite team members to enter their time, too. You can export data in .csv for analysis. I use it to track time for all contractors. High five on trying to be more productive!
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    TMetric

    User-friendly timetracker for freelancers and teams

    TMetric is a free time tracking software for individuals and small teams. Start tracking your work time in a minute. Integrate TMetric with your favorite task management app. Create projects, categorize your time with tags, view and export time reports. Invite your team members and monitor their work online.
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    • I have tried many time trackers before I started to use TMetric, but each of them has its own cons. TMetric combines user-frinedly interface and a wide range of useful functions and integrations. Integration with Asana was one of the essential points for me. Also I like that Tmetric has a mobile time tracking app, so you can keep tracking of your activity out of office too.

    • I use Redmine + TMetric to manage my working activity and keep tracking of working hours and I am fully satisfied with these tools. TMetric helps me to stay productive and reduce the waste of time. Tmetric provides me with detailed time and tasks reports

  16. Paul AllingtonDirector @ The code Guy · Written
    Doddle makes project management and client management ridiculously simple, but also combines together sales funnels, task boards, time tracking and invoicing so it's simple, but feature full
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    Harvest

    Simple Online Time Tracking Software

    Never tried myself but heard food reviews.
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    • Great product - we went through several time tracking apps on our journey to use Harvest and this is the best for us.

      The Asana integration is wicked!

      Whilst the UI is ever so slightly dated and some functions can be a little hard to find than they should be but on a whole it is, in fact, very functional and infinitely better than some pretty but clunky app.

      Highly recommended.

  18. Sanjay PatelProduct Designer · Written
    Sanjay Patel made this product
    It's an elegant project management tool that merely your task management, time - logging, invoicing, build for a small team & individual freelancer.
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    Habitify for macOS

    Form good habits & save the most of your time, anywhere.

    Definitely a life-saving app when it comes to productivity
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    • Dallas AllisonUI/UX Designer, Craftwork

      I've been using Habitify on my phone for months and so far found it the best habit tracking app I've ever used, so excited with this macOS version but Is 20 USD a once time purchase?

    • Habifity follows a simple concept, but it is super effective. I‘ve been using it on my iPhone for quite some time and it helped me with some habits! It doesn‘t just remind me but also motivate me, especially with the statistics and streaks.