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5 Effective Tricks to Track Productivity

Thanks to the digitizing nature of the 21st century, the job market and workplaces have become more efficient and more competitive. Nowadays, productivity is key.

Despite this, workplaces across the country have wasted $15.5 billion in lost productivity, according to a recent study. This means that there is further room to break your bad habits and optimize.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of the 5 best ways to track productivity, both on a personal and company level.

1. Toggl

Toggl is a web-based app that allows you to track your time and money most effectively. It’s particularly good for freelancers that work on big projects or writing assignments. How it works is simple: you press the start the in-app timer when you want to start working and stop it when you’re done.

With this information, Toggl can automate time-sheets for you, calculate your billable hours, manage your client base, print production reports and so much more.

2. Everhour

Everhour works in a similar way, but is better-suited for big teams of people rather than an individual.

With its simple-to-use interface, Everhour allows you to create different project groups and give access to the space to your teammates. From there, you can budget out your financial and time constraints for your project and monitor your progress.

With Everhour, staying on top of your deadlines and budgetary restrictions is simple.

3. Trello

Trello is another web-based application that basically functions like a digital bulletin board to track productivity. In it, you can create project folders and within that project folder you are given three columns: To Do, Doing, and Done.

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You start out placing all the tasks required to finish a given project on digital cards on the To Do column. When you start one of the tasks, you move it into the Doing column. Then, of course, when you’ve finished that task, you place that note card into the Done column.

You can also add teammates to your project board, and they can add and edit things there as well.

4. Moment

Rather than focusing on the productive work you’re doing, Moment is a phone application that tracks how much time you spend on your phone per day.

Most of what we do on our phones is non-productive nonsense, but if you’re someone that uses their phone frequently for work things, that’s okay. Moment also tracks which apps you use the most throughout the day, by monitoring your phone’s battery usage.

So if you’re putting too much time into Facebook and Twitter, this will keep you honest.

5. Harvest

Harvest is both a web and phone-based browser that allows you to create real-time reports of your hours spent working and create invoices you can send to your clients.

This app frees up the time you’d usually spend working on annoying paperwork to work on what really matters.

Now That You Know How to Track Productivity…

You can now branch out to improve other aspects of your life. Check out the hacks and tips section of our website, which has a ton of information on how to improve your happiness, productivity, and wellbeing.