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Time Management Apps

Time is perhaps the most precious resource we have and the way you decide to spend it can have a paramount effect on your life.

As PC Mike Wendland reports, tracking your time with an app can help you determine how efficiently you are, or aren’t, using it.

RescueTime reveals how often and where you use your smartphone and computer, what desktop applications you use the most and how much time you spend on specific websites. Time is categorized by productivity level, so you can see how your device usage affects your attention, work patterns, and goals. The app is free for iOS and Android.

The app called Timelines is a popular choice for general time management. Use the app to track your time and see where it goes — and how much is being wasted. You get charts and an interactive timeline of specific months, weeks, or days. Time is tracked with the simple push of a button, customizable so you can track specific activities. The app is free for iOS.

Geofency does location-based time recording on iPhone, iPad & Apple WatchArrival and departure times are automatically recorded as soon as you enter or leave a place. That makes it Ideal for automatic monitoring things like working hours, client visits, lunch breaks or the stays at your favorite hangouts.  The app is $2.99 for iOS.

Mike is a veteran journalist whose video "PC Mike" reports have been distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations since 1994, making him one of the most experienced tech reporters in the country. His tech stories and videos have appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, the Today Show, The New York Times, USA Today and in numerous national newspapers and magazines. In addition to the PC Mike tech blog, he also publishes the Roadtreking.com RV Travel Blog in which he travels North America in an RV reporting about interesting people and places.