Organization in the Small Town
Posted on 11:49, June 14th, 2012 by Small Town Mommy
I have mentioned in the past that I love to be organized. A lack of organization makes me anxious so I will do anything I can to be organized. Today I wanted to share one of my favorite organizing apps.
As many of you know, I run a marketing communications agency. I work with different clients and most clients are billed by the hour. Even if someone isn’t billed by the hour, I need to know how much time I spend on each account. A friend introduced me to an amazing tool that would help anyone who needs to keep track of time.
The Desktop Task Timer is right on my computer. I enter a project and client and start working. When I am finished with that client, I can easily switch timing to another client. It allows me to track work down to the second.
While tracking my time is helpful, my biggest issue is the amount of time this app saves. I used to track time in an Excel spreadsheet so at the end of the month I would have to add up time, multiply it by the hourly fee and calculate the total. It would take forever. Now it takes less than a minute. I just gather the month’s data and sort it by client. It calculates the time and even the fee due. No more math!
Do you have any organizational tips you can share?
I paid for the task timer with my own money because it was highly recommended. I have no idea who manufactures it and no one is paying me to say nice things about it. The manufacturer doesn’t even know I exist.