The 30/30 App: A Free Tool to Boost Your Focus and Productivity

The 30/30 App

I have been very excited to share my love for the 30/30 app for some time.  I have been busy telling the people in my off-line life about it first.  Now, it’s time for me to tell you about it.

How the 30/30 app works:

First of all, this app is beautifully and smartly designed.  It is almost a no-brainer.  With just a few taps, you can identify the items you need to get done, sort them in lists, set the proposed time frame for completing each one, and then have a count-down timer to help you accomplish the items in the time frame you’ve selected.  There are options for shrinking or expanding those time frames as needed also.

So…this app effectively operates as a to-do list, a timer, and a type of accountability coach.  Magic.  And it’s free!

How the 30/30 app has helped me specifically:

I think the first thing I realized after starting to use the 30/30 app was how damn fast time actually moves.  Time does fly.  Of course, it also reminded me how I am susceptible to miscalculating how long things will take to accomplish.  Yes, miscalculating too little time rather than too much.

The second realization I had was just a reminder of how I hate, just hate, to set something as a priority.  You see, the to-do list on the app allows only one item to be at the top of the list at any given time, thus forcing you to work on what is at the top of the list.  This is NOT how I typically work #randomashumanlypossible.  I have found that there is much to be gained in concentrating on one thing at a time with the help of the 30/30 app.

Another benefit of the 30/30 app for me is being able to make rapid progress on my to-do list items.  I have found myself utilizing this app more for the mundane tasks that I need to remember and to get done, rather than the big kahuna tasks.  The 30/30 app helps me to get my tasks in order, in front of me, and out of my way.  It is amazing how an app can create the sense of urgency that many of us need to get anything done.

If you can’t tell already, I love this app and have enjoyed using it very much.  Enjoy your expanded sense of time after using the 30/30 app and then help me spread the word.

 

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