Time management widget developers are trapped in a gutter of irony these days. Their products come packaged with so many newfangled upgrades and fancy, schmancy customized widgets that they’re more trouble than they worth.
In other words, many time management applications are time sucks. Well, it’s time to turn the switch from suck to blow, metaphorically speaking, that is.
The folks at freckle took notice of this time-warped trend and sought to bring something fresh to the marketplace. The result is time management for people who hate time management. Through an intuitive tagging design that limits keystrokes, freckle’s ADD-friendly format favors the multi-tasking consultant without a second to spare.
After organizing your hours, freckle lets you call up the tags you created and run reports without repetitive commands or superfluous data flow. The upshot is that you can quickly unmix and match billable vs. unbillable time, so you can hone in on the true value of your business.
While freckle has a refreshingly conversational voice and its creators seem down to earth, I would have appreciated a better interactive walk-through prior to hitting the purchase path, which many of its competitors offer. But with freckle’s plans beginning at $12 per month and the fact that it’s free for the first 30 days make up for the lack of a true time machine test drive.