Productivity is like the holy grail of modern society and in the startup world, it can feel like a religion in and of itself. We’re all trying to figure out how to make the most of our time, maximize our days, hack our lives. We know that time is one of the few assets that we have, especially in early stages, and we want to make the most of it.
Time is also one of the few truly non-renewable resources that humans have. We can grow more trees, we can make more money, the wind never stops blowing but until someone invents a time machine, every second that goes by is gone for good.
It’s kind of scary when you think about it that way, isn’t it?
Keeping track of time is one of the ways that highly productive people stay productive. Squeezing the most out of every second seems to be a favorite way of making sure that our most valuable asset isn’t wasted and one tool that can help you do that is CloudCal.
CloudCal is an Android calendar app that provides both the wide and narrow perspective on your time. If you want to get a good overview of the next two months, the app has a six-week view. Each day has a circle around it that tells you, the user, both what time period during the day an activity covers and what type of activity it is.
If you want to add an event, just do a long press on the day it’s going to happen. If you want to edit an already existing event, a short press on that day will allow you to change the details.
If you swipe left or right, the app brings you to either the week or day view. From here you can get a more close up idea of where your precious time is going to be spent. The week view defaults to five days because that’s easier to view on your screen, but workaholics are welcome to change it to show the full seven day week if they want.
And, of course, there are plenty of times when you need a really close look at where every minute of every day is going, and that’s where the day view comes in. Just like in the month view (and the week view), a short press lets you edit and a long press lets you add.
Simple simple, right? No time wasted here.
CloudCal is currently available on Google Play – check it out here. It also integrates with your existing calendar, including Google Calendars, Exchange, and some iOS calendars, so there’s no reason not to keeping track of your minutes – your most valuable asset – today.