Productivity Planning 101: Don’t Manage the App…Manage your Time!

Whoever said “Learn to manage your tools better!” got it dead wrong! And that’s especially true for the top productivity apps available today. When it comes to “intelligent” apps, it’s the job of the App to manage your productivity tasks, and not the users’ job to manage the app. The best productivity app designers understand that, and build functionality that produce best-in-class productivity-boosting capability within the app. And, to avoid users having to manage the app, they create seamless integration between all components of the app.

It’s About Time Management

We all have a limited amount of time in our day. When it comes to productivity management, it’s really all about managing time. How quickly you can provide the app the necessary inputs to help you manage that time, is what a great productivity planner app is all about.

Take Reminders, for instance. Some apps have you entering data repeatedly, across multiple apps, just to keep track of what’s coming up and what’s already occurred. However, great app design would have you do all that through a single point of entry.

Imagine entering your doctor’s appointment as a note, and then pulling in all the details automatically into your calendar app – that’s how top productivity apps operate. Instantly, you’ve got your reminder set up; and you’ve only had to spend minimal time getting yourself organized. Imagine if you had to create a note first, then go and re-enter that same information into your calendar app:

  • Think of the possibility of errors and omissions
  • Consider the nightmare you’d have reconciling the two – Is your Note correct, or is it the calendar entry that’s the right one
  • And what if you had to do this for multiple appointments and reminders each day, each week…and every month

The way some apps are designed, the time spent managing those apps often negates the amount of time saved using the apps to manage your day. And, at the end of the day, isn’t productivity about saving time, and about trying to get more done within the limited amount of time we have available to us?

Integration – The Key to Saving Time

The best productivity tool designers use an integrated approach to saving time and boosting productivity. Instead of hoping from one screen to another, or launching one app and then another, the designers offer a single-app solution to perform all your productivity enhancing tasks. With Aspire’s productivity planner app, you get capabilities, such as:

  • Emailing
  • Texting
  • PDF file editing
  • Digital Bullet Journals
  • Electronic Notes
  • Budgeting
  • Meal Planning
  • Grocery Lists
  • To Do List organizers
  • Fitness Log

…and a lot more functionality – all integrated into a single app.

You’ll dramatically cut down the time taken to learn how to use multiple apps. You’ll have all your functionality synchronized across multiple platforms – iPhone, Mac, laptop and tablet. And best of all, the clean, easy to understand and simple to use interface makes it a breeze to manage your limited time instead of managing the unlimited number of powerful features built into the app. Now, how productive is that!

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