I have seen a lot of productivity timer apps (simple & complex) that help you better manage your day and get more done. People also use professional time tracking apps to track & get hold of personal time.
Time tracking in a team setting to decide productive output & billable hours may be debatable. It is of course a daily reality for freelancers. But I am curious to explore time tracking to measure & improve personal productivity.
In the recent years, Pomodoro timers have become very popular. There are other apps which even do more than that, including blocking notifications or certain apps entirely while you're in your deep focus period.
I am keen to hear what you all have to say about this. Some specific pointers I would love to have inputs on -
1. What are your thoughts around time tracking, professional & personal setting? Do you think it even makes sense to use a time tracker in any case?
2. What time tracker do you use & how's your experience been?
3. If your productivity has actually improved, I am curious to know how exactly the timer helped & in what type of tasks e.g. getting mundane work done or for creative work.
Disclaimer: I haven't used any personal producitivity timer myself. I use Notion for keeping track of my personal Todos and daily/ weekly targets. But nothing in terms of time tracking. Maybe I will start using one after your recommendations 😉