Effortless is a Mac app that helps you stay focused and do one thing at a time.
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 - StatisticsPros:
Super-simple interface and the notification alarms that your time is running outCons:
Cannot configure it with custom goals...yet?
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.
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 desktopCons:
Goals are unclear.
Unattractive black screen.
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 =(
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)
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)
• Can't see how late you are
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 managementCons: