Tweriod.com – The Best Time To Tweet

  • January 12, 2011

Tweriod.comYou know, just because you have a Twitter account and use it extensively you are not necessarily promoting any service or product you provide to the best. No, there are many factors that can determine the efficacy of your messages. One of them is actually tweeting when your followers are online. But with so many people following you, how can you know when the vast majority of them are connected?

It turns out that knowing such a thing is easier than you think. Tweriod is a website that plays that very same role. It can analyze the streams of all your contacts, and tell you when they are online the most. Taking that information into account, you should be able to reach out to them more effectively.

Of course, something like this is not faultless in the sense tat people being people they sometimes change their habits. But as a starting point, the site is quite useful. And using it costs nothing. You just authenticate who you are by furnishing your Twitter credentials when prompted, and sit back and wait for the results to be displayed.

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CubeAnywhere.com – A Simple Way To Track Your Time

  • December 20, 2010

CubeAnywhere.comYou know that feeling. Even though time crawls like a tortoise when you are working or studying, you are always having trouble covering your work or responsibilities satisfactorily. You always fall a good hour or two short off the mark. What is keeping you from working or studying to your full capacity? An application like Cube Anywhere can tell you.

In principle, Cube Anywhere is a tracking tool that can let you keep a good watch on both the time and the money that you are spending in any project. This application can be used from anywhere an Internet connection is available (it works on the browser), and full integration with Google services is provided. All the latest Google Docs that have been consulted by the user recently can be visualized at once, and the same goes for these events set down in his Google Calendar that are connected with his productivity.

An application like this one will suit established businesses, emerging developers and freelancers equally well. Cube Anywhere is billed according to how many people use it, so that the individual needs of such professionals (and more) are sure to be covered.

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Jerela.com – A Tool For Tracking Time Worked

  • December 13, 2010

Jerela.comHiring freelancers and independent contractors is always problematic in the sense that (even when a friend or a close associate has recommended them to you) there is no true way to realize how diligent they are. That is, you have no real way of knowing how they are managing their time. Some would say that such a thing is not a problem as long as they submit their work when they are supposed to do it. But few employers are actually so lenient. Hence, tools like Jerela are available.

Jerela will let you track the time that contractors spend working on any project of yours. And the best bit might as well be that the application can track not only the time that people are spending sitting in front of their computers, but also when they are away from them. That is possible because Jerela lets you define tasks as project-related or not by setting down the relevant criteria in advance.

In the end, it is entirely obvious that a person will work harder the moment he knows his activity is going to be supervised. It might not sit that well with some of the people you currently employ on a freelance basis, but those who work really hard will relish having the chance of showcasing how reliable they are.

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TimeForge.com – A Labor Management Application

  • October 27, 2010

TimeForge.comTime Forge is a labor management application that is meant to be used by those in the retail, restaurant, and hospitality industries. This application works entirely on the browser, and several modules are included for the management of human resources and the overall tracking of schedules, leaves and assistances.

For its part, payroll costs are recorded by employee, position and date. And they can be exported to the payroll application that you have always used, so that you will be capable of having everything printed as usual.

An application like Time Forge will let you reduce employee turnover by letting you know exactly who is going to be available when, and see how to cover any shortage well in advance. And you will also be able to store resumes and background checks in a centralized location, and access them from just anywhere – remember, we are talking about an application that works on the browser. As long as you have a web-enabled device at hand you will be good to go.

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CountdownDays.com – Add A Counter To Your Site

  • October 17, 2010

CountdownDays.comCountdown Days is a new service that is not going to revolutionize anything, but it will be incredibly handy in more than a couple of cases. You see, using this service you will be able to add a countdown timer to your site.

This can be greatly helpful in more than a couple of cases.

For example, people who are to launch a startup can use this application to count the days until their service finally goes live.

And a service like this can also be used by those who are trying to quit smoking. They would be able to keep track of how many days have elapsed since they had their last cigarette.

On the other hand, any person who is a bit of a showoff will be able to display the days to go until his birthday arrives, or until he embarks on a grand tour of Europe. It is all possible, and in each and every case the services rendered by Countdown Days are provided at no cost.

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Enigmai.com – Managing Your Employees

  • September 27, 2010

Enigmai.comManagers looking for a more convenient way to look after their employees are sure to find this site worth their time. Enigmai is an application that works on the browser, and which can be used for free.

Some of the tasks that it can perform include managing both time and attendance for all the people that are on a company’s roster, and also manage the way they actually work in a bid to take productivity higher.

Also, the fact that all the schedules become available online just simplifies everything to no end both to employers and employees. The latter can confirm their availability at a mere click, and to all intents and purposes choose when they are working and when they are going to take a leave.

For its part, managers have access to detailed reports that showcase who has worked and when, in a way that is easy to be understood and printer-friendly. Tracking who is working harder has never been this instant.

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TimeDoctor.com – See If Your Staff Are Working Or Not

  • September 11, 2010

TimeDoctor.comWe can define Time Doctor as a time management application that can let you know how the people who work for you are actually spending their time. Research proves that the impact of personal internet use on productivity is colossal.

It begins with the person checking if he has received any new emails. Then, he clicks on a link that somebody has sent him, and then he goes from that link to another page… before he knows, half an hour has elapsed. And Facebook must be one of the biggest distractions around, too.

Well, this software application can let any manager or team leader know exactly which sites his subordinates have visited, and how long they have stayed there. And it can’t be fooled in any way.

I know what you are thinking, “Hey, but don’t companies block the access to specific sites like Facebook?”. Yes, that’s right. But if you have a distributed workforce, and some members work at home then they won’t have Facebook blocked, will they? This application will be more useful than ever then. And note you can get it for free while it is in beta.

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TrueTimeTracker.com – A Tool For Tracking Your Time

  • September 6, 2010

TrueTimeTracker.comAs its name implies, True Time Tracker is a time and project management application that you can download at no cost whatsoever. Using it, you are going to realize how you are currently spending your time and in which ways you could maximize it, both personally and professionally.

The way this woks is quite convenient, as you are not really asked to input data of any kind to begin with. You see, True Time Tracker launches when Windows boots up and starts collecting information such as which applications you have started, which websites you have visited and so on.

Reports are then generated using that information, and you will have an immediate understanding of how structured (or not) you are, and what an effect that is having on your productivity.

The operating systems that are supported include Windows 2000/NT/XP/Vista/Seven. The application is also a lightweight one, and if you decide to download it (the link is prominently displayed on the main page) you will be able to procure it and get it to work in just a couple of minutes.

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I.Doit.im – Track Your Time & Your Tasks

  • July 6, 2010

I.Doit.imDoit.Im is a simple management tool which has the noble aim of letting you live a more relaxed life.

The idea is that by using it you will enhance your productivity, and achieve more in less time. In this way, you will free enough time to do things that you enjoy with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you have already completed your tasks, and satisfactorily-enough at that.

At its core, Doit.Im enables you to keep track of tasks in more ways than one. There are actually six different modes of tasks, and they are: “Context/Project”, “Contact”, “Review”, “Setting”, “Archiver”, and “Time”. I suppose you can guess how most of these modes work. I am sure that you can guess that the “Time” mode lets you set a date for the task, and that the “Contact” category lets you classify tasks according to these individuals that it touches directly, IE “Family members”, “Friends”, “Colleagues”…

I can also realize that some other modes are not that obvious. For example, the one named “Setting” involves syncing the task to GCal. And the one name “Review” implies making annotations about tasks that are either pending or completed.

As you can see, there are really many ways of handling tasks using this application. It is not that adventuresome to say that at least one will fit the way you already do things quite comfortably. You can find that out now by paying the site a visit and signing up for a free account.

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Timint.com – Tracking Time In A Very Simple Way

  • April 17, 2010

Timint.comTimint can be accurately described as a time tracking utility that is simple above everything else. For starters, it is entirely web-based.

You don’t have to download or install a single file n order to launch it – as long as you can browse the WWW you will be able to use it. Obviously, that also means you can access it from just anywhere – your office, your home, a friend’s laptop… Using the app itself couldn’t be more direct: you simply activate the tracker and stop it when the activity that you want to track has finished. You must bookmark the page for accessing it later on – there is no registration process at all.

When stopping the tracker, you will be able to see how much time you devoted to the task at hand. That can be anything, from cycling or walking to reading a book or laboring at a design task you have undertaken. The site will provide you with some basic analytics for seeing how much time you have spent in relation to previous time tracking sessions.

And that is it, essentially. It is the kind of site that you find practical because it leaves no room for confusions, or absolutely devoid of features. Which is which depends on you – click on the link below to find it out.

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eHour.nl – Keep Track Of The Time Spent On Projects

  • April 13, 2010

eHour.nleHour is an application that makes for keeping track of the time that any company or organization is spending in any given project. This solution is wholly browser-based, and it is also open-source.

You (as the administrator) will be able to create as many projects as you want and have the amount of time spent on any of them measured and reported in a breeze. Moreover, you can create multiple projects for the same client and have all of them tracked in an equally easy fashion.

When it comes to assigning employees to projects, you can assign one employee to multiple projects at the same time, and you can likewise create default projects to which all users should be assigned. That comes in handy for measuring sick leave, days off and so on.

Ultimately, the site has clearly been devised with a “less is more” philosophy. There is nothing overly-complicated about it. Functionalities are kept to-the-point, and nothing will distract you or get in your way. If that sounds like something your company could use, just head to the site to learn more in person.

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Timesheets.com – Keeping Track Of Employee Time

  • March 31, 2010

Timesheets.comThe premise behind the Timesheets website is a simple one: it integrates timesheets for payroll and timesheets for project management into an online dual timesheet that makes for tracking time off and accruals at all times of year.

As a result, you have hourly timesheets and project timesheets that can be used to improve the accuracy of an employee’s time card and to track the time that is being spent on any project or task respectively.

The big advantage that recording employee time online has is that of accuracy. Calculation errors are kept mostly out of the picture, and overtime is reduced. And it goes without saying that a tool of this nature translates into letting employers manage employees that are in distributed locations.

When it comes to accruals, an employee can choose from several different scenarios and set down one that matches his situation minutely. Whenever he requests time off, accrued values are automatically debited.

Finally, the project management capabilities of Timesheets imply that employees can enter the time they are going to work on any project or task, and then the employer can keep these in sight in order to track how the company’s different projects are evolving. This is made all the more instant since the time that is spent on projects on the whole can be aggregated alongside the billable totals.

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ProjectManager.com – Manage Your Projects

  • March 26, 2010

ProjectManager.comAs its name suggests, this site is the home of a project management tool. And I must add that it is quite a comprehensive one.

You can use it in order to create shared projects and collaborate with just anybody that you want to include as part of the project’s plan, and the way everything is progressing can be tracked easily. New tasks can be assigned to the most competent member of the team and prioritized, whereas you can always be fully aware of the way any older assignment is being looked after and act accordingly.

As it is the case with solutions such as this one, you are provided with a thorough set of graphics and stats to determine how efficiently you and your team are tackling the project on the whole. You can always visualize your progress against schedule and your spend versus budget. Intelligent reporting is likewise provided, and you can keep an eye on the way that time is being spent using the provided timesheets

On the whole, quite a flexible tool that is available in four different plans – from “Starter” to “Enterprise”, you are bound to find one that meets your professional needs as minutely as you need.

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ProcrasDonate.com – Procrastinate & Support Charities

  • March 4, 2010

ProcrasDonate.comThis is a site that redefines the concept of “doing nothing” and miraculously transforms it into “doing something laudable”. How is that? Well, what this site will let you do is to donate to a cause of your choice for each and every hour you procrastinate.

This system is implemented as follows. First, you need to activate a RescueTime account in order to let the application know what it is that you are up to at any given moment. You also select a charity and a donation rate, and if from that point onwards ProcasDonate detects any activity on your behalf that can be deemed as procrastination then you are donating the amount that you set down at the beginning. (Payments are authorized through Amazon.)

In that way, you will have a splendid excuse to mince the things that you do, and avoid wasting time that could be better employed elsewhere. After all, is there a bigger incentive for doing something than knowing you will be “fined” for loitering? I frankly don’t think so, and if you also feel that way this site is certainly going to be of use.

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Bill4Time.com – Tracking & Billing Your Time

  • January 22, 2010

Bill4Time.comBill4Time is a web-based application that will empower any professional to track the time he spends on any project he is working upon, and bill his clients accordingly. The obvious users for such a solution are Lawyers and related professionals such as consultants.

And creative firms are also going to put something like this to excellent use, too.

The way this tool works is by letting you organize your clients, projects and staff and then have a good look at billable time and expenses. As it was mentioned at the beginning, the whole product is based on the web, so that you don’t have to download or install anything. And you can access your information from everywhere, not just your office. As a matter of fact, it is even possible to access it from your mobile.

As far as pricing goes, there are both limited and unlimited plans. I advice you to check out the site in order to learn about the exact amounts that are charged. In any case, you will be interested in knowing that a free trial is always provided. This free trial will amount to 30 days, and once it is over you will most likely already concluded whether this app is in the same wavelength with your professional needs or not.

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Team-Trick.net – Implementing Scrum In An Easy Way

  • January 16, 2010

Team-Trick.netManaging teams with Scrum is certainly better than doing it the old fashioned way, IE with paper and pen, but there are still some aspects that could use an overhaul. That is exactly what this site will let you do.

Named Team Trick, it will take Scrum and polish some rough spots until it becomes as usable as you need it to be.

For example, by using Team Trick you will be capable of visualizing graphs in which values such as work hours and assignments carried to completion can be easily determined. Besides, since Scrum is a web-based app your whole team will be capable of accessing it and checking what it is they have to do at all times. Anywhere a web-enabled computer is available will do.

Implementing Team Trick is equally easy, as all you have to do is download the provided ZIP file and unpack it wherever you want. As long as you have Ruby, you will be capable of running it. And note that the source code is freely available. Useful if you have an idea or two of your own and are fluent in Ruby on Rails (the framework Team Trick was assembled).

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MakeSomeTime.com – Tracking How You Spend Your Time

  • January 15, 2010

MakeSomeTime.comTo the outsider, tracking time might seem more or less difficult for some individuals than to others. One might think that a businessman who has to sprint from meeting to meeting the whole day long will have a different sense of time than the guy that sits at the office from nine till five each and every day.

But the truth remains that both individuals are likely to make a mistake or two along the way, and end up missing on something important.

That is why tools that make for managing time are good for everybody. And when they are as easy to use and get to grips with like Make Some Time then it’s even better. The emphasis here is on letting you track the time you spend in projects you are working on, in order to bill your clients the exact amount that is owed. You can generate reports to be included as part of any invoice that you are creating, and you can always set a project budget and value for each project that you become involved in.

The idea, then, is to let professionals have a realistic grip on how much they should charge, while clients can have the assurance that the amount which is charged is actually an accurate one. That is quite nurturing for both sides in the end, and the app has some true potential as a result.

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ClickTime.com – Track Your Time & Expenses Online

  • December 11, 2009

ClickTime.comIf you run your own company you probably have a tool like ClickTime that you use frequently, but in case you are new to the scene and are building up your library of resources this might come in more than handy.

Generally speaking, ClickTime stands as a browser-based timesheet software application that will let you keep every single task in track both in terms of time and overall expenditures.

Aspects such as the accounting of costs and payrolls can be fully monitored through it, and you can produce and print reports in a very easy manner.

The best way to move beyond the basics (as described above) and grasp the nuances of systems such as this one is by actually putting them to the task. As far as ClickTime is concerned, that is made possible since a free trial is provided. This trial amounts to 30 days, and when signing up you can prioritize these aspects that you are keener on testing out from the following: “Timesheet approvals”, “Expense tracking”, “Time of accruals” and “Audit trail / DCAA”.

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Normalisr.com – Study Your Musical Habits

  • December 10, 2009

Normalisr.comHow do you know when you have crossed the line from liking a specific artist into being a true fan? Maybe if you could keep track of the time you have spent listening to his music you could arrive at some sort of conclusion, wouldn’t you? The thing is, not even an obsessive would write in a little black book “Listened to Pearl Jam for 1 hour” or “Listened to Shakira for 40 minutes”. That would certainly be useful, but to do it manually just never comes into the picture.

Doing it automatically, though, would be something acceptable. And that is exactly what this mashup lets you do.

Named Normalisr, it will weigh your Last.fm music data and produce a report detailing how long you have been listening to what. The results will be interesting for sure, notwithstanding how depressing they might turn out to be in some cases.

Using this system is absolutely free – you just log in using your Last.fm credentials and you are ready to submit yourself to such an analysis. So, whenever you are ready to find out how much of a music lover there is already in you this site will assist you splendidly.

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Watchonista.com – A Community Site About Watches

  • December 4, 2009

Watchonista.comThere are community sites and networks about just anything, and I have already seen them in most shapes and colors. I don’t think I have seen one like Watchonista before, though, and that is why I am covering it today.

When saying that I had not seen a site like it before I am talking about the subject matter, of course. Community sites are a bit like rock & roll – it has all been said and done by now. New talent more or less rehashes the old formula and everybody’s happy and riles mum and dad in the process.

This site is all about watches. Those who love watches, those who collect watches, those who auction watches… these individuals are the ones who will maximize it. They can get down to the usual activities of community sites including messaging, sharing images and sharing stories. I think the section that will attract the most attention is the one where collections are shared, though – it is also the one that catches your eye when you visit the site for the first time.

So, there you go. If you are a collector or if you want to become one, this site will set you right on track. If you have the time (excuse the poor pun), pay it a visit.

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