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ADHD-Friendly Apps that help with Time Management and Organization

Looking for apps and programs that are designed to help with organization, time management, and productivity can be overwhelming. 

The list is growing, and new and exciting programs seem to be coming at us at a constant rate. How are we ever supposed to know what will work, and what will be a huge waste of time?

Well, good news: we have developed a list of ADHD-friendly apps that specifically help with Time Management and Organization. These apps and programs are recommended based on our own experience with them, but more importantly, based on positive reviews from our clients – individuals with ADHD who have done the dirty work for you by testing them out. You may recognize one or two from our previous blog related to apps that help with procrastination  but other than that we hope this adds to your repertoire!

Organization/Managing Responsibilities:

To help keep track of your to-do list:

image Clear: An easy To-Do list manager that’s simple and visually appealing.
Available for Mac products
Android Alternative: Koalcat’s Clear

 clearAny.DO Task & To-do List: Another easy to-do list manager that helps separate tasks based on what needs to get done today, tomorrow, and later. As a bonus, you can set both time and location reminders.
Available for android, apple products, and Chrome

So you don’t forget that thing you have to do:

image Sticky Notes: Now called Notefuly, this program lets you create electronic sticky notes/lists and post them directly on your background. Time and location reminders are another great bonus of this program.
Available for Mac products
PC Alternative: Stickies for Windows
Android Alternative: Sticky Notes (different developer)

To help organize your paperwork/random stuff:

imageEvernote: A program that lets you take notes, sync files across your devices, save webpages, record ideas, and so much more, all in one easy to access place.
Available to download on your desktop and phone, and can be accessed online

 

Time Management/Staying on Task:

To help you step back and assess how things are going while you’re working:

image Timeout:A program for your computer that lets you set time intervals where the screen will dim and force you to stop what you’re doing. Great for micro-breaks to help you stay on task or as reminders to take longer breaks.
Available for Mac computers
PC Alternative: Workrave

If you have trouble tearing yourself away from your computer at night:

image SleepTime: Lets you set a timer on your computer so that it automatically goes into ‘sleep’ mode at a certain time
Note: Although free at the time of writing, this is now a paid application
Available for Mac computers
PC Alternative: Shutdown Timer

To help better manage your time with daily tasks:

image 30/30: An easy-to-use program that lets you set up a task and assign it a set time. Once that time is up, it will tell you to move on to the next task.
Available for Mac products
Android Alternative: Activity Timer
Note: Although free at the time of writing, this is now a paid application

So you don’t get caught up in distractions on the internet:

image SelfControl: A simple program that lets you block certain websites for a specified amount of time.
Available for Mac products
PC Alternative: StayFocusd

image Freedom: Blocks all internet access for a specified amount.
Note: This is a paid application
Available for Mac and PC

If you need an extra reminder to stay on task:

imageStayOnTask: A program that will ask you if you’re on task at random intervals.
Available for Android

 

Have experience with any other apps? This list is by no means comprehensive, so please share them with us!

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