Timeular First Impressions

You may remember this Kickstarter from a couple years ago: I wanted one for myself for a long time, but sometimes I forgot and sometimes I felt that the price was too steep. I’ve changed my mind about the expense as I’ve been getting frustrated with just HOW MUCH MAINTENANCE regular time-tracking requires. Also I came Read More

Hello Trello My Old Friend

So a long time ago now, I discovered Trello and became very friendly with it. At the time I was overloaded and disorganised and something had to be done. Trello’s simple card system is like digital Post-Its on a board, and is a great start. However, I didn’t find that it suited routines particularly well. There Read More

Focus!

Sometimes I get distracted from my work. There’s a conversation going on that sounds too fun not to join in. Someone asks me something that isn’t super important, but they’re right there and I want to help them. I work on a small project for half an hour instead of the big one that has priority. Read More

How To Be Super Productive

Sometimes when I talk about productivity, it sounds like I live and breathe to simply be productive. The header image would certainly support that and it is an example of a productive day for me. However, whilst I do love being productive, I also love being lazy. This is no exaggeration and I have the proof. Read More

RescueTime One Week Later

I’ve been using RescueTime for over a week now, which means I have enough data for a weekly analysis of what I’ve been up to, yay! The app is on both my laptop and phone, but I do sometimes use my wife’s devices (iPad and laptop). There’s probably around 3 hours unproductive time missed there! In Read More

Trying To Keep Up With Everything Is Hard

Time! It is on my mind a lot lately. I’ve got several different projects at work and keeping on top of them is proving challenging. Time constraints! And at home I have a fair amount of studying to do. The Predictive Analytics Nanodegree, for instance. Although I’m prioritising that as it has set deadlines, I’d still Read More

Plan: A Task Management Alternative To Trello

I’ve been a big fan of Trello for a long time, singing its praises to my friends and colleagues and writing about it on a couple of occasions. It does have some shortcomings, but I’ve mostly found ways around these, such as Butler for automation and Planyway for calendar scheduling. While happy with the results I’ve Read More

Making Friends With Deadlines

The feeling that there is never enough time to do anything is a common one these days, and I am no different. There are only so many hours in the day and with 7.5 of them belonging to my employer every week day, I have to be very careful with how I use that time. There Read More

Managing Tasks And Projects With Trello

6 months ago I started using Trello because I suddenly had a lot more work than I could comfortably handle without some structured planning and tracking of my tasks. I started off simply with a few lists to show different stages of progress for my tasks, such as to do, doing and done, as well as Read More