Do Now - Time Box

Do Now - Time Box


This is a time boxing and daily agenda app designed to help you get things done today.

- Timed tasks with optional alarms and notifications
- Autocomplete remembers previous tasks as well as average duration and actual time spent
- Plan ahead or make it quicker to enter in repetitive tasks/upcoming plans by saving them as routines
- Complete tasks/pause/start from widget
- Sync with Google Tasks & across devices (Use Todoist? A Do Now user generously shared a Zapier recipe to sync Todoist with Google Tasks which then syncs with Do Now. See here: https://zapier.com/zapbook/todoist/google-tasks/38205/todoist-new-incomplete-task-to-google-tasks-new-task/).
- Re-order tasks and your timers will adjust
- Auto-repeat mode - completed tasks get re-added to bottom of list (Pro feature)
- Routine scheduling - set a schedule (can be repetitive) for a routine to get loaded automatically into your planned list (Pro feature)

Helpful for those with ADD/ADHD and need help staying focused

The app is broken up into simple lists:

- Planned - stuff you want to get done today and where you start your timer. Just hit play or set up a reminder of when you want to start. Synced tasks due today will end up here.
- Unplanned - stuff you want to get done at some point (brain dump). Synced tasks not due today will end up here.
- Routines - saved lists of tasks that you can load into either of the above lists whenever you want. This can be useful for repetitive tasks (every morning) or just for planning ahead. You can start the timer from within each list and the tasks will be loading into the Planned list.

Recommended usage is to follow a technique like Pomodoro or 30/30 as well as GTD. Break up your day into chunks of time and assign some amount of time to each task you want to get done otherwise known as time blocking. There’s no need to be rigid - you can vary the duration for each task and the app will keep track of the time and tell you when it’s time to move on.

Especially useful for mundane tasks, this will help you stay focused and on task. It will also help to keep you from staying one thing for too long, reminding you to move on and work on some other things for maximum efficiency.

Your day can be as simple as that with your time managed efficiently. With a quick glance at the app, widget, or notification bar you can see what you’re working on and how much time you have left. You can also start/pause and complete tasks straight from the widget.

Have the same usual routines? Save as many as you’d like and load a routine’s tasks into your planned list when it’s time to get things done.

The app will also remember how much time you actually spent vs the estimated duration you entered. So the next time you start entering a task you’ve done before, autocomplete will show you the average time spent vs the average estimated duration. You’ll become that more precise in predicting how long something will take. Basic stats are also there for you to track progress (with more details and graphs coming soon).

Check out the settings page for options.

Permissions:

Networking-related permissions are used by Kiip - the rewards service and google analytics.
Vibrate permission is used for timing notifications (can be disabled in settings)
Sync and account related permissions are required to sync with Google tasks (optional feature).

If you'd like to participate in translating this app please contact me.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/do_nowapp
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/donowapp
G+ (with access to beta/alpha versions): https://plus.google.com/communities/116626905003478130395

Recent changes:
[v 2.2.8]

*Fix: Routine scheduling crash fix
*Color & Text tweaks

[v 2.2.7]

*Fix: Routine's sort order taken into account when loading into another list. When loading a routine, make sure to set the sort order of that list to 'Manually (insert new tasks on bottom)' if you want to maintain the order of the routine's tasks otherwise they'll be sorted according to the destination list's sorting order.
*New: Added help section accessible from the options menu
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About Do Now - Time Box
This is a time boxing and daily agenda app designed to help you get things done today.

- Timed tasks with optional alarms and notifications
- Autocomplete remembers previous tasks as well as average duration and actual time spent
- Plan ahead or make it quicker to enter in repetitive tasks/upcoming plans by saving them as routines
- Complete tasks/pause/start from widget
- Sync with Google Tasks & across devices (Use Todoist? A Do Now user generously shared a Zapier recipe to sync Todoist with Google Tasks which then syncs with Do Now. See here: https://zapier.com/zapbook/todoist/google-tasks/38205/todoist-new-incomplete-task-to-google-tasks-new-task/).
- Re-order tasks and your timers will adjust
- Auto-repeat mode - completed tasks get re-added to bottom of list (Pro feature)
- Routine scheduling - set a schedule (can be repetitive) for a routine to get loaded automatically into your planned list (Pro feature)

Helpful for those with ADD/ADHD and need help staying focused

The app is broken up into simple lists:

- Planned - stuff you want to get done today and where you start your timer. Just hit play or set up a reminder of when you want to start. Synced tasks due today will end up here.
- Unplanned - stuff you want to get done at some point (brain dump). Synced tasks not due today will end up here.
- Routines - saved lists of tasks that you can load into either of the above lists whenever you want. This can be useful for repetitive tasks (every morning) or just for planning ahead. You can start the timer from within each list and the tasks will be loading into the Planned list.

Recommended usage is to follow a technique like Pomodoro or 30/30 as well as GTD. Break up your day into chunks of time and assign some amount of time to each task you want to get done otherwise known as time blocking. There’s no need to be rigid - you can vary the duration for each task and the app will keep track of the time and tell you when it’s time to move on.

Especially useful for mundane tasks, this will help you stay focused and on task. It will also help to keep you from staying one thing for too long, reminding you to move on and work on some other things for maximum efficiency.

Your day can be as simple as that with your time managed efficiently. With a quick glance at the app, widget, or notification bar you can see what you’re working on and how much time you have left. You can also start/pause and complete tasks straight from the widget.

Have the same usual routines? Save as many as you’d like and load a routine’s tasks into your planned list when it’s time to get things done.

The app will also remember how much time you actually spent vs the estimated duration you entered. So the next time you start entering a task you’ve done before, autocomplete will show you the average time spent vs the average estimated duration. You’ll become that more precise in predicting how long something will take. Basic stats are also there for you to track progress (with more details and graphs coming soon).

Check out the settings page for options.

Permissions:

Networking-related permissions are used by Kiip - the rewards service and google analytics.
Vibrate permission is used for timing notifications (can be disabled in settings)
Sync and account related permissions are required to sync with Google tasks (optional feature).

If you'd like to participate in translating this app please contact me.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/do_nowapp
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/donowapp
G+ (with access to beta/alpha versions): https://plus.google.com/communities/116626905003478130395

Recent changes:
[v 2.2.8]

*Fix: Routine scheduling crash fix
*Color & Text tweaks

[v 2.2.7]

*Fix: Routine's sort order taken into account when loading into another list. When loading a routine, make sure to set the sort order of that list to 'Manually (insert new tasks on bottom)' if you want to maintain the order of the routine's tasks otherwise they'll be sorted according to the destination list's sorting order.
*New: Added help section accessible from the options menu

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A Google User
Dec 18, 2014
One of the best applications , good job
A Google User
Nov 8, 2014
finally someone got it right! after trying most of the 'big name' productivity apps,I tried this one and sticked to it . thanks
A Google User
Oct 28, 2014
Love it! I have severe adult ADHD. Needless to say, time management is not my forte. This app allows me to keep on task, organized and timely. If I could get reports on my daily tasks it would be the perfect app for us ADHDrs, since it would help us identify efficiency reduction wich corrolates to symptom flares. Thanks!
A Google User
Jul 29, 2014
Great! Nice and functional
A Google User
Jun 21, 2014
I feel so much more productive!