Pomodoro. Kanban boards. Time tracking. Scheduling. If you’re into productivity and a fan of Lifehacker, you know these concepts and how they can help you get stuff done. TimeStats brings them all in one place to make the ultimate productivity app.
There are three basic elements in TimeStats: Task (Single action), Project (Group of Tasks), and Context (Group of Projects). It’s the good old formula of breaking down your to-do list into smaller actionable items. So first, fill in your context, projects, and tasks.
Then, select a task and start a timer. When you're done with the task, tap "Save". Over time, you'll get a clear idea of how long certain tasks take you. Doing this regularly for multiple tasks will show the time taken for a project, or for a context.
When you start the time for any task, you can set a Pomodoro timer for focussed bursts of work, followed by short breaks. The Calendar mode lets you schedule tasks or projects. Head to the kanban board to visualise a project and prioritise its tasks by urgency or importance.
TimeStats, as the name suggests, keeps a record of the time taken for all your tasks, projects, and contexts, and turns them into helpful statistics and graphs. This way, you can truly understand what you do every day, and build a more productive system for yourself.
The free version of TimeStats has ads and limits you to ten tasks at a time. Try it out; if you like it, $3.93 is quite reasonable for all its features.