Intelligent Time Management App 'Timeful' Launches on iOS

Thursday July 31, 2014 1:20 PM PDT by Juli Clover
Timeful, described as "the first intelligent time manager" for mobile devices, is a new iOS app designed to help users manage their lives by combining a time management app with a calendar, a to-do list, and habits. Timeful aims to provide a personalized experience that encourages people to commit to various self-improvement activities and complete goals.

The app connects to the calendar on an iOS device, importing already existing events into a daily view that includes all tasks that must be completed. It also incorporates to-do functionality, allowing users to create tasks and file them under separate colored headings like Personal, Work, Fun, and, Important. To-do tasks can be scheduled for "Today," "Tomorrow," "Someday in the next 7 days," or on a specific date.

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Specific calendar events can be scheduled in much the same way, entering the task and selecting a time. One major negative of Timeful in comparison to other calendar apps is the fact that it doesn't accept conversational input, meaning users have to manually select times and dates for calendar events.

Along with accepting calendar and to-do input, Timeful also includes a "Habits" feature that sets it apart from other time management and task apps. With Habits, users can enter frequently repeated tasks such as "Take a Walk," selecting preferred days and times to perform the tasks, which Timeful will then work into a busy schedule. Events and habits show up directly on the calendar at scheduled times, while to-dos are listed at the top and can be completed at any time during the day.

As users complete tasks and fulfill habits, Timeful will learn more about a person's habits, figuring out the optimal time to present each task for completion.

Timeful is the first Intelligent Time Assistant that gets things scheduled so you'll get them done.

Timeful combines your calendars and to-do lists so you can see everything that's competing for your time in one place. It uses sophisticated algorithms and behavioral science to suggest - based on your own available time and location - the best times to schedule to-dos and good habits throughout your day.
Timeful can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 17 weeks ago
Who works out after having drinks?
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 17 weeks ago
If the nagging reminders come with a female voice I won't need a wife.....
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 17 weeks ago
Apple probably needs this app for their TV project.
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 17 weeks ago
Why does macrumors report about this app?
Is it because this app is so great, or did the company pay MR to report this?

I also have an app that's going to be released, how do I get my app reviewed?
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 17 weeks ago
Why IS it for free? What's the catch?
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 17 weeks ago
I find all these apps fail to account for all the time wasted fiddling with a time management app.

I'll give it a go though, because successfully arranging a busy week into a tidy chart provides about 73% of the psychological reward as actually getting those tasks done, and by the end of the editing session I'm often relaxed enough to sack off Monday's work entirely and worry about it some other time.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 17 weeks ago

Why IS it for free? What's the catch?


Your firstborn. It’s in the user agreement.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 17 weeks ago
I'm glued to OmniFocus 2.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 17 weeks ago

Why IS it for free? What's the catch?


Coming soon - sponsored suggested events: Go to Chili's for dinner!
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 17 weeks ago
...before the tutorial even finishes, it asks me to set up an account?! For some apps, I can understand why the data might need to be 'run through their servers' (a GPS app, like Waze, for instance). But the 'learning' algorithms that drive this software should be able to be accomplished at the device level. So if you have a work calendar (e.g. Outlook/Exchange) and a personal calendar, these guys get access to all your invites, meetings, appointments, as well as the people associated with those invites (aka your co-workers/friends)?! It's as if Facebook came out with a scheduling app. I was intrigued but, sorry, but I'd rather not deal with that risk.

Peace be with you.
Rating: 2 Votes

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