Effortless

Stay focused and beat procrastination on your Mac.

5.0/5
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Effortless is a Mac app that helps you stay focused and do one thing at a time.

Would you recommend this product?
Electrical Engineer & Software Developer

Really enjoy the implementation of this simple app. Would be useful to consider any of the following in a Pro plan:

1 - Pomodoro

2 - Integration with Asana/Todoist/Trello/etc

3 - Statistics

Pros:

Super-simple interface and the notification alarms that your time is running out

Cons:

Cannot configure it with custom goals...yet?

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aracena
Maker
Learning.
Shannon thank you so much for the review, I think next week we will have the custom goals, I'll let you know as soon as we have it
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🦄 Full-Stack Developer and Maker
Yeah integrations as a pro feature would be awesome! 🙌
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Design things with @rosa7082

I had the honor to be one of the first tester of Efforless, and I think that it's a great product that helping me to track my working time. So, It's great to see it on Product Hunt.

Pros:

Minimalist way to add your task and keeping yourself on the way.

Cons:

There's a small issue on show long task name, but it's minor for now.

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Software Engineer @ Snap Inc.

Great example of Simplicty. Very simple and super helpful.

Pros:

Very Cool and easy to use

Cons:

Only supports time in minutes

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aracena
Maker
Learning.
Thank you Rishi for the feedback! if we could support hours how would you write it?
building things.

Effortless is really a perfect example of an app where simplicity is key. They've done a great job of only having the features that are absolutely necessary along with an interface that is simple yet clear.

Pros:

- Simple

- Useful commands

Cons:

- None

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aracena
Maker
Learning.
Thank you so much Pavan

Looks promising, great work!

Pros:

Simple interface

Cons:

just started to use it

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aracena
Maker
Learning.
Hey Győri I would love to know your opinion, how was it?
aracena
Maker
Learning.
Hey Győri here is a new update in case you want to try it https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/...

Good job so far

Pros:

Exactly what I needed

Cons:

Would Have been great to integrate Notes features, cause sometimes you may have a backlog of stuff coming up as you go trough 1 task

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Thanks for the feedback Marie! By the way if you want to write down some tasks and have Effortless ignore them you can put a "#" before the task, or choose not to include the minutes at the end of the task.
aracena
Maker
Learning.
Hey Marie thank you! what do you think if the integration looks like this?
Digital Transformation

The platform is just great! Loved using it.

Pros:

Really easy to use, easy to know what to prioritize, straightforward.

Cons:

Would love to connect with my phone and get push notifications.

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Founder & CEO @Indextrus

It's a pretty good app, but if you were to say press in "CMD + E", rather than exporting an image in your design app, it would open Effortless instead.

Pros:

It's pretty good and easy to use.

Cons:

It takes focus away from active apps by hijacking shortcuts.

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Thanks Aaron for the review Aaron! We will fix this in our next version and allow the user to set their own custom shortcut that doesn't interfere with existing ones.
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aracena
Maker
Learning.
Hey Aaron we already fixed this (now you can cuztomize the global shortcut) the update is here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/...
Founder. Optimist. Author. Educator.

I am unsure if this is just technology for the sake of it, you could just use a timer on your phone, watch etc. I really wish the Product Hunt team would think about reaching beyond promoting their friends and look at international projects..a meritocracy would make product hunt a better place in my opinion.

Pros:

Easy to access from the desktop

Cons:

Goals are unclear.

Unattractive black screen.

aracena
Maker
Learning.
Hey Mark thank you for the feedback, I'm located in Colombia South America and I have no friends in product hunt.
Remote Product Designer & Digital nomad

Love this!

I want some types of alerts. If something is VERY important, I want to set 10 alarms in different periods of time and not be able to turn them off. Or turn of sound

Also, if this app would track my browser activity and would block all websites exept these I need right now (not like chrome extentions, that block ONLY Fb or your list, but block EVERYTHING, except 1-5 links that I need).

Maybe event post link after time? )

Pros:

It really makes me finish tasks. It annoys me until I get back to my plan.

Cons:

Command F is bad hotkey - I always open search =(

aracena
Maker
Learning.
Hey Nelly I would love to understand more about the alerts. I want to prototoype something and show it to you, do you nthink is possible to et your feedback? if so please write me an email to hernanaracenachirinos@gmail.com

A very easy-to-use app, recommended for those who are often procrastinating. It can accurately measure the difference between actual time and estimated time, and help us reduce the gap between them.

In addition, unlike fixed-time tomato time methods, this one focuses on the completion of one thing, while tomato time focuses more on the efficient use of a fixed period of time. My personal suggestion is to use this app's feedback to develop accurate self-estimates, and then use the Pomodoro Technique.

PS: Especially for MacBook users, the timer will automatically pause when closing the lid, and continuing when opening the lid. This feature can effectively handle temporary interruptions in the work.

Pros:

1. Setting the timer can effectively reflect the accuracy of my own sense of time;

2. The shortcut is very easy to use (Command + E, etc.).

Cons:

With delay (Command+R) or early completion (Command+S), the task list still shows the set time instead of the real time. (As @chandika said)

aracena
Maker
Learning.
Hi Leo we are planning to add stats where you will have this kind of report where you can see what time you stimated and what was the real time spent. I would love to show you a prototype and get your freedback can you send me an email at hernanaracenachirinos@gmail.com I would love to send it to you
aracena
Maker
Learning.
Leo We have a new update let me know if this solve those problems https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/...
Lover of cool things.

Hope next version will adress these issues/needs :)

Pros:

Been looking for something like this. Simple and nice.

Cons:

- Doesn't show timer in task bar when you are working in other applications.

- When I click the icon in launchpad, nothing happens.

aracena
Maker
Learning.
Max thank you we are working on it!
Interaction Designer

This is a great tool!

The only Con I have is that I set up a task to end in 45min. I looked at it 5min before timer ends. And then completely forgot about it. So it was at 00:00 but I couldn't figure for how long it was like this. Maybe juste add a "-" so it looks like it took for example 9 more minutes (-09:00)

Thank you!

Pros:

• Minimalistic

• Easy

Cons:

• Can't see how late you are

UX Designer

Really like the concept of menubar task manager with time tracking capabilities. I've been using it for a few days now and it has helped me stay on track with work and reduce distractions. I even create timed breaks through the app between work sessions.

The only real critique I have for the app is that the shortcuts are unintuitive. Specifically

1. Unpause (Command + D) - this should ideally be used for the "Done" action. This can instead be Command + B (as in Break/Unbreak) or Command + S (as in Stop/Go).

2. Done (Command + S) - this should be Command + D.

This is a small gripe however. The app is fantastic and free. And I absolutely love it!

Pros:

Dead simple task management

Cons:

Unintuitive shortcuts