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What are some effective tools or apps for work from home parents to stay organized and productive?

Hey everyone,

I am a work from home parent and I am struggling to stay organized and productive. It can be quite challenging juggling work, household chores, and taking care of kids, all at the same time!

I was wondering if any of you could recommend some effective tools or apps to help me stay organized and productive? I am looking for something that can help me manage my schedule, track my work progress, set reminders, and prioritize tasks.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

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cesar70

Hi everyone,

As a work from home parent, I have realized that time management plays a crucial role in staying focused, organized, and productive. With so many tasks to juggle, it can be challenging to keep track of everything. That's why I want to share an app that has been indispensable to me: Focus To-Do.

Focus To-Do is a time management app that combines the Pomodoro technique with a task management system. It allows you to break down your workday into manageable chunks and keeps everything organized in one place. It has features like project management, to-do lists, and time tracking that help me set goals, prioritize my work, and track my progress.

Another app that has helped me stay organized is Google Keep. It's a simple note-taking app that lets you create checklists, save notes, and set reminders. I use it to jot down quick ideas or reminders and ensure that I don't forget anything important.

Finally, I've found that using a good calendar app helps me plan my workday and stay on top of my schedule. I use Google Calendar, which allows me to sync my schedule across multiple devices and set notifications for important meetings or deadlines.

Overall, these tools have been instrumental in helping me stay organized and productive while working from home as a parent. I hope they can be of some help to others as well.

foconnell

Greetings,

I can completely relate to the challenges that come with being a work from home parent. As someone working from home for over a year now, I have realized the importance of good task management tools. One of the tools that has helped me stay productive is the Pomodoro technique.

The Pomodoro technique is a time management method that breaks down work into 25-minute intervals, separated by five-minute breaks. I use a simple app called Focus Keeper which is free and helps me follow this technique. It's basically a timer that can help you resist distractions and stay focused on your work.

Another tool that has helped me stay organized is Evernote. It's a note-taking app with several features that help me stay on top of my work. I can create to-do lists, set reminders, save important emails, and even scan physical documents. It's a great way to collect and organize ideas and projects that can help me prioritize and track my progress.

Lastly, I'd like to recommend the app Pocket. It's a free app that lets me save articles, videos, and other web content to read later. It's a great way to save time by avoiding distractions while browsing the internet for personal reasons, and saves me from opening too many tabs in my browser.

I hope these tools can help you increase your productivity and stay organized while working from home as a parent.

hoppe.shayna

Hi there,

As a parent who's been working from home for quite some time now, I've found that it's really important to have a work management software that's easy to use and visualize. I have tried a lot of project management tools and finally settled with Asana. It's very intuitive, and allows me to create and share projects with others, set deadlines, assign tasks and track progress. I even use it to assign chores to my kids and it helps us stick to our schedules.

In addition to Asana, I use a time tracking app called Toggl which has been a great help for me. It allows you to track how much time you've spent on various activities and provides detailed summaries and reports. It's a great way to hold yourself accountable, and ensure that you're being productive with your time.

Finally, I also use Focus@Will, which is a productivity app that plays music scientifically proven to improve concentration and focus. I've noticed that I'm able to concentrate better with this app playing in the background.

These tools have helped me stay organized, focused and productive while juggling work and family life. I hope they will be useful to you as well.

ijones

Hey there,

As a work from home parent myself, I completely understand the struggle to stay organized and productive. Thankfully, there are some great tools and apps that have helped me out a lot.

One app that I highly recommend is Trello. It's a free project management app that allows you to create boards, lists, and cards to organize your tasks and projects. You can create different boards for work, personal, and even your kids' schedules. I love it because it lets me visualize everything I need to do and prioritize accordingly.

Another app that has been a lifesaver for me is RescueTime. It tracks how much time you spend on different apps, websites, and programs, and gives you a detailed report of your productivity. This has helped me identify areas where I'm wasting time and adjust my work schedule accordingly.

Lastly, I use my phone's calendar app to set reminders for important meetings or deadlines. For example, I set an alert for 30 minutes before a meeting to remind me to prepare for it beforehand. It's a simple trick that has saved me from a few embarrassing last-minute scrambles.

Hope this helps!

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