Time is interesting. We all have the same amount of time each day. We can’t really save time, as we’d save fruits in the fridge, or money in the bank. But we can use time better, more efficiently, more effectively to get things done, seemingly saving time.
As with our energy and efforts, the day-to-day action items and events that we assign to our time need to be managed carefully. That means we also need to watch time carefully, plan carefully, track what we do carefully. And, yes, there’s an app for that.
A New View Of iCal Events
My view of life is big picture. I want to see at a glance all that’s going on so I juggle and re-arrange events to get more done as the day changes.
iCal, for what it does, is OK. TimeWorks makes it better. It’s a one glance window of all that’s in the calendar.
Whatever events you have on iCal need to be displayed so you can see the bigger picture; the whole day, the whole week, the entire month.
One look. That means one of two things. Cover the entire Mac Desktop with a calendar of events, or splash those events and calendar onto the screensaver so everything is viewed with one glance.
TimeWorks can also take over the screen with a quick mouse move to a corner hot spot. Here’s what happens.
TimeWorks is completely visual. A yellow line on the left of screen represents the time now.
Any events on iCal which are near the yellow line are coming up; anything to the left is late.
You can set up TimeWorks to look ahead a week or a month or whatever. And, you can have dozens or hundreds of events plastered all over the screen.
The events nearest the time line (yellow line on the left) are the important ones. Anything due or due to start later will display to the far right of the time line.
That gives you a quick look at how the day is going. If events are crowded on the time line, it’s not a good day. If the time line is clear but events are coming up, you’re still in control. All that’s required is to take a glance at the screen. That display makes TimeWorks unique among inexpensive time management apps.