best time management apps

We’ve selected these apps based on their quality, user reviews, and overall reliability as a source of support for people who want to manage their time well. If you want to nominate an app for this list, email us at [email protected].

We all lead busy lives. With crazy work schedules, appointments, workouts, social activities, and kids, things can get hectic.

There are only so many hours in the day to get everything done. So if you’re struggling to efficiently manage your time, and maybe missing a few too many important tasks, a little assistance from technology may be just what you need.

The right time management app can help you remember everything on your to-do list and make time for it all, too.

Remember the Milk

rating:
5 stars Free
rating:
4.5 stars Free

Remember the milk — and everything else on your list — with this simple yet intuitive virtual assistant. Organize your to-do list in Remember the Milk and set up reminders in your preferred mode: email, text, messenger, and more. You can share lists and assign tasks to others, sync everything across all of your devices, and see all your tasks at a glance. It makes planning efficient and convenient. The app also integrates with Gmail, Google Calendar, Twitter, and other platforms you use every day. Although free to download, for full access there’s a $39.99 annual fee.

Wunderlist: To-Do List & Tasks

rating:
4.5 stars Free
rating:
4.5 stars Free

This robust task manager and digital to-do list can help you manage everything from grocery shopping to home projects and vacation planning. Organize and modify your schedule across all your devices, and set important due dates and reminders. You can edit subtasks, notes, files, and comments when you need to include additional details, create shareable lists, and separate your tasks into personal and professional. Wunderlist was designed to help you get stuff done, and that’s exactly how it works. For unlimited access, upgrade to Pro for $4.99 a month.

Todoist

rating:
4 stars Free
rating:
4.5 stars Free

Managing your time comes down to organizing and prioritizing your task list, and Todoist makes that easy. Create individual to-do lists for all the things you need to do. Then start checking things off! You can view and prioritize your tasks for the day or the week, assign due dates, separate your personal tasks from work tasks, and share lists with anyone. Manage your tasks across all of your devices, even when you’re offline, and get a little satisfaction from your increased productivity when you check out the color-coded graphs showing your project progress. It even has optional premium and business upgrades.

30/30

rating:
4 stars Free

If you struggle with allocating appropriate amounts of time to different tasks, 30/30 can help keep you on track. Simply set up your task list and the amount of time you want to spend on each thing. Then start the timer. The app will tell you when it’s time to move on. Stay on task and on time with this simple, useful interface.

Fathm

rating:
3 stars Free

Allocate time for everything on your list with Fathm, a time management app billed as both beautiful and personal. Daily donut and fragmentation charts that are pleasing to the eye show you the breakdown of your day or week.

Moments

rating:
4.5 stars Free

Get organized with the least amount of effort! This time-tracking app lets you customize and add activities, set and track targets, and hit time goals. Plus, interactive statistics broken into days, weeks, and months can reveal patterns in your lifestyle. Moments is free for the first 30 days and then certain features are available for only $1.49 annually.

ATracker Pro

rating:
5 stars $4.99

Organize your day — and your life — with this elegant and intuitive app. The ATracker Pro lets you customize your task and activity list, and even the interface itself. An overview of your day’s activities shows you at a glance where you spent most of your time. Set activity timers to stay on schedule, add notes when you need them, group tasks into categories, and view reports in bar and pie charts.


Jessica Timmons

Jessica writes about pregnancy, parenthood, fitness, and more. About 10 years ago, she was a copywriter at an ad agency before switching to freelance writing and editing. She could eat sweet potatoes every day. Find out more about her work .