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Preston Thurler

5 Time Management Apps for Adult Learners

There are many time management apps designed to help you stay on task and minimize your stress so you can meet your goals.

Balancing school, work and a personal life can make each day pretty hectic for an adult student. That’s why time management skills are a must. Luckily, there are many time management apps designed to help you stay on task and minimize your stress so you can meet your goals.

1. Todoist

This app offers a simple way to keep track of all of your to-dos. Todoist allows you to map out projects and sub-tasks, which helps you remember which step you’re on for each project. Whether you’re working on a term paper or planning out your study schedule for a big exam, Todoist can help you manage and track your progress.

Another unique feature allows you to set daily and weekly goals for yourself. Todoist will create a productivity chart based on this information, which helps you see what you’ve accomplished and how long it actually took you, so you can plan your schedule more accurately in the future.

2. 1-3-5 List

If you need help prioritizing your responsibilities, this app has you covered. Borrowing from an established time management method, this app makes you choose one big task, three medium tasks and five small tasks to complete each day. This can help you visualize what needs to be done first and what can wait until later. If this method isn’t your thing, the app also allows you to customize lists in a way that works for you.

3. RescueTime

This app helps you find the right work-life balance by showing you where you spend the most time online. This app offers a unique “productivity score” based on your internet habits, as well as detailed reports on which websites and applications you spend the most time on, so you can weed out the browsing habits that are holding you back from being productive. You can also set goals for yourself that play into your productivity score.

A premium subscription even gives you the option to block certain websites for times when you want to minimize distractions and get to work.

4. Wunderlist

Perfect for a group project, Wunderlist allows you to easily share documents and communicate with friends, classmates, family and colleagues. Even if you aren’t working on a group project, this app is still a powerful resource to manage your personal schedule, create lists and set due dates and reminders for yourself.

5. Clear Todos

Designed for Mac OS and iOS devices, Clear Todos is another simple time management system perfect for the adult learner. In addition to creating a daily to-do list, Clear allows to you to organize your life into separate categories, with different themed lists for school, home, work, etc. The app also holds you accountable to the goals you set for yourself with reminders and push notifications throughout the day.

With the help of the time management app that best suits your needs, you’ll be able to accomplish more during your day.

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