Let’s action that!
$37 (about £25) Developer Nicky Hajal, actionally.com
Requires OS X 10.8 or higher
Effective time management is ActionAlly’s aim, helping you plan and execute tasks. At a set time each day, it’ll prompt you to plan what you’re doing the following day, including how and why tasks should be done. When the time comes, you fire up work sessions to define how long you’ll focus on a given task, and you can block a userdefined list of ‘distracting’ websites (although this didn’t seem to work during testing).
The interface is a floating window that covers the screen. Setting up tasks is easy enough, although it has a lack of keyboard-only control, which doesn’t feel efficient. The workflow model is at least interesting, and you get handy emails during your initial time with the app to help you make the most of everything.
The seven-day free trial will let you see if it works for you, but we soon found ourselves returning to simpler Calendar lists and Breaktime sessions. Craig Grannell An interesting take on task management, which offers value – if it clicks with you.