Do Now - Focused Timeboxing

Do Now - Focused Timeboxing


Simplifying the todolist: Planned - stuff to do now/today. Unplanned - brain bump, worry about it later stuff. Routines - stuff you repeat a lot/want to plan ahead for/interval training and since you can load them into any other list they can be used over and over again as building blocks for easily managing lots of variations of your day - not to mention that they can be scheduled to be loaded into your planned list automatically. Helpful for those with ADD/ADHD and need help staying focused.

Focusing on time: Be time rich. See how much time things actually take to do. See what time you'll be done with each task. Move tasks around while the timer is going without worrying about losing progress. Control the timer like a music playlist - play, pause, stop, put it on auto-repeat so tasks completed will be re-added to the bottom, put on continuous mode so the timer will automatically move through tasks as their time's up and you don't have to intervene. Enter full-screen mode for less distraction and to reinforce the idea of focusing on one task at a time. Optional countdown alerts, status bar notifications, and a widget all give you awareness and control of your time.

Stay Organized and In Sync: Google Task Syncing is available to make it easy to connect not just with Google Tasks but other services such as Todoist that focus more on organization (more direct integration is planned). See this Zapier recipe a user of Do Now created: https://zapier.com/zapbook/todoist/google-tasks/38205/todoist-new-incomplete-task-to-google-tasks-new-task/.

Make time look good: Multiple themes to choose from and more coming! Widget theme matching app theme is being rolled out.

No ads!: The only ads are optional - you can opt-in to get rewards for completing tasks that are usually discounts/deal types. In-app purchases available include unlocking extra features and themes.

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 boxing. 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.

Turning on continuous and repeat mode as well as the countdown option make it a powerful interval timing for your workouts or structured work tasks.

Check out the settings page for options. Feel free to use the Help & Feedback option to learn more and reach the developer for feedback.

Permissions:

Networking-related permissions are used by Google Task Syncing, Kiip - the rewards service, Google analytics, Google Play for purchasing items.

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
Public Requests/Bugs/Roadmap tracking: https://trello.com/b/UCDOElzB

Recent changes:
[v 2.4.7]

*Alert popup fixes

[v 2.4.6]

*New: Widget theme matches app theme
*Fix: Weird behavior after setting new theme (no need to restart app)
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About Do Now - Focused Timeboxing
Simplifying the todolist: Planned - stuff to do now/today. Unplanned - brain bump, worry about it later stuff. Routines - stuff you repeat a lot/want to plan ahead for/interval training and since you can load them into any other list they can be used over and over again as building blocks for easily managing lots of variations of your day - not to mention that they can be scheduled to be loaded into your planned list automatically. Helpful for those with ADD/ADHD and need help staying focused.

Focusing on time: Be time rich. See how much time things actually take to do. See what time you'll be done with each task. Move tasks around while the timer is going without worrying about losing progress. Control the timer like a music playlist - play, pause, stop, put it on auto-repeat so tasks completed will be re-added to the bottom, put on continuous mode so the timer will automatically move through tasks as their time's up and you don't have to intervene. Enter full-screen mode for less distraction and to reinforce the idea of focusing on one task at a time. Optional countdown alerts, status bar notifications, and a widget all give you awareness and control of your time.

Stay Organized and In Sync: Google Task Syncing is available to make it easy to connect not just with Google Tasks but other services such as Todoist that focus more on organization (more direct integration is planned). See this Zapier recipe a user of Do Now created: https://zapier.com/zapbook/todoist/google-tasks/38205/todoist-new-incomplete-task-to-google-tasks-new-task/.

Make time look good: Multiple themes to choose from and more coming! Widget theme matching app theme is being rolled out.

No ads!: The only ads are optional - you can opt-in to get rewards for completing tasks that are usually discounts/deal types. In-app purchases available include unlocking extra features and themes.

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 boxing. 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.

Turning on continuous and repeat mode as well as the countdown option make it a powerful interval timing for your workouts or structured work tasks.

Check out the settings page for options. Feel free to use the Help & Feedback option to learn more and reach the developer for feedback.

Permissions:

Networking-related permissions are used by Google Task Syncing, Kiip - the rewards service, Google analytics, Google Play for purchasing items.

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
Public Requests/Bugs/Roadmap tracking: https://trello.com/b/UCDOElzB

Recent changes:
[v 2.4.7]

*Alert popup fixes

[v 2.4.6]

*New: Widget theme matches app theme
*Fix: Weird behavior after setting new theme (no need to restart app)

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jul 28, 2015
The widget text color is way too light. I can hardly even see what tasks I have planned on it! >_<
A Google User
Jul 11, 2015
I love this app. I've literally downloaded and tried out over 100 time management applications. This is the best one for me. I actually use it in a really cool way. So, I assign the tasks as shrinkable or minimums. If it's shrinkable, I use a down arrow in the task. If it's a minimum, a dash. Then I plan my day. As I plan, I start the tasks then stop them to see the total length (expected completion). Then, I'll plan until lunch or bedtime or some other fixed time that I want to be done by. Then I'll start the timer. When I complete the task, I'll move to the next. If I complete it late, i'll shrink the next shrinkable task with the extra time it takes. That way, I'm always on schedule for the end of the cycle. If I get ahead, I can either finish early or expand an expandable. I'm always hurrying to get things done so that I can finish on time. If I have no shrinkables left, I cannot extend the current task. Keeps me on time and on task. I also like Todoist, though I'm looking for something with better integration with google tasks so I can feed into here.
A Google User
Jul 4, 2015
Omg Totally fu¢king awesome
A Google User
Jul 4, 2015
This app is the perfect timer to get tasks done! It can play in the background, or foreground, can be used from notification tray, or widget, easily syncs! It's just what I was looking for! Love it!!
A Google User
Jun 20, 2015
Very useful. Thanks a lot