Are you always on the lookout for the latest, greatest ADHD time management apps like I am? Smartphone apps have made living with adult ADHD dramatically easier. And lucky for us there are some fantastic smartphone apps out there for managing time and tasks.
I’ve written about smartphone apps before, (Apps for Staying Organized with ADHD, Using the iPhone to Manage ADHD) but in the past month I’ve come across two new apps that I find are particularly useful when it comes to ADHD time management.
Killer, New ADHD Time Management Apps
30/30 – A Task Timer
One of my newest ADHD coaching clients, Peter, told me about one of his favorite ADHD time management apps. It’s called 30/30. You can get it for the iPhone from the Apple App Store, and I believe, Android phones, too.
30/30 lets you set sequential, count down timers to walk you through your day’s tasks. I’ve been using 30/30 for a few weeks now and find it very helpful. Taking just a few minutes each morning to set up my day in 30/30 takes the guess work out of what I need to do next.
30/30 has also made me keenly aware of how I, probably just like you, underestimate how long I think it will take me to do things.
It takes some honest awareness to adjust my time estimates to improve my ADHD time management skills. Doing so is a good thing. Living with ADHD is much easier when I’m realistic about how much I can truly accomplish in a day.
TeuxDeux – A Task Manager
Pronounced ‘to do’, which frankly I find a bit teux cute, this app has quickly risen to the top of my list of favorite ADHD time management apps.
TeuxDeux is a clear and simple task manager. It reminds me of my adored, old week at a glance calendar that I left behind years ago. With a view of five days at a time, you assign tasks to a date plus there’s room at the bottom of the screen to list tasks by project. The latest version allows for repeating tasks.
Here’s what I like best about TeuxDeux. You can access it through your web browser and it syncs to an iPhone app. Got an Android? They suggest you open TeuxDeux on your browser on your phone and bookmark the page.
Why am I so crazy about the web browser feature? Frankly, much as I love my iPhone, I find the daily managing of my to do list tasks on the phone very tedious. I prefer the big, clear screen of my laptop. Yet the updated tasks are there on my phone for those times I break away from my desk.
The wizards at TeuxDeux are now charging a small, monthly subscription fee to support their work. They currently offer a three-month free trial to give you time to throughly test it out before you buy.
There you have it, two new killer ADHD time management apps to try out. Let me know what you think.