I don’t know why I was surprised to hear that the app developer on the other end of my Skype call was 21 years old. This is 2016, after all. Still, how important is time management to a person just now able to have a beer? Well, I guess he showed me.

  • Real estate coaches agree that an organized agent is a better agent.
  • TouchTime is a productivity app for Android that produces a daily log of how you spent your time and also generates slick pie charts that can be saved or shared.

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I don’t know why I was surprised to hear that the app developer on the other end of my Skype call was 21 years old.

This is 2016, after all. Still, how important is time management to a person just now able to have a beer?

Well, I guess he showed me.

TouchTime_timersForWeb

Igor Nefedov’s app, TouchTime, is certainly one of the coolest time management apps I’ve come across. Having only played around with a few, I’m no expert in this specific category.

But I wish I was — because I need to be better at it.

What stands out about this Android app is its icon-driven interface.

TouchTime is one of the coolest time management apps I’ve come across.

TouchTime has more than 1,200 color-coded icons to represent every form of activity most people would engage in during a typical day.

TouchTime_icons

Many real estate agents are very careful with how their time is divided between prospecting, marketing, education and working with current clients. This app should help those folks.

I know many real estate coaches are bullish on the importance of routine. Well, here’s another tool for them to recommend.

How it works

A timer starts by tapping an icon. There’s no need to type anything after you initially assign one to a task. Tap it again to stop or simply tap another to switch activities.

The beauty is in its minimalism. The best apps are those that are productive without needing much from us. This is why fitness trackers have become so popular — they’re becoming incredibly automated.

You don’t have to unlock your phone to use TouchTime, another feature that contributes to its simplicity.

TouchTime produces a daily log of how you spent your time and also generates slick pie charts that can be saved or shared.

TouchTime_piechart

Short text reports can be emailed to friends to keep you accountable, or maybe to a broker who wants to know how agents are spending their time. The uses are many.

TouchTime isn’t on the iOS platform yet, so I’ll have to keep using my paper-based Gutentag method until then.

But Android phone users should give it a look. Or touch, rather.

The app is available for download on Google Play.

Have a technology product you would like to discuss? Email Craig Rowe.

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