Ever since I read getting things done by David Allen, I started experimenting with time management and productivity. I’ve read many books, ebooks and I’ve completed many courses and I’ve bought software and apps. And I’ve written about productivity tips for ordinary people and the writing apps I am using.
I’ve even written about email productivity tips.
For the past week, I’ve been testing an app called 30/30 by Binary Hammer. I am using 30/30 on my iPhone and iPad to combine tasks and time to get things done.
The first thing I noticed was the brilliant design. The colors and the icons are awesome. The second thing I noticed was how easy it was to use it. Write the name of the task, set the time you’ll use, set the color and chose the icon. You can rearrange all the tasks with drag and drop, with one finger.
30/30 helps me focus on one task at a time. I add different times to different tasks, I keep doing the tasks until I hear a sound. I have been using the pomodoro technique for a while, but I discovered that 25 minutes is too long for some tasks and too short for other tasks. When I use 30/30 I feel more in control.
I still use Things to manage all my tasks and projects. I add the daily tasks to 30/30 after I’ve added them to Things. So, 30/30 is a way for me to manage my time and focus on my important tasks.
I find that I add tasks that I’ll be doing for several days or weeks to 30/30, like writing the novel. At the moment, I’m writing on my novel for 90 minutes a day, every single day. 30/30 helps me keep all the tasks, and I have to remove old tasks or add new ones.
So far, I believe using 30/30 has increased my productivity and it has helped me focus on doing one task at a time.