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Nonlinear Ideas: Apps for a Linear Life

I needed to track my time for various projects, and I needed to track my to-do items. I found my solution in two apps for my iPod Touch available from Nonlinear Ideas Inc., whose motto is, “Software should be simple.”

For tracking my time, I use Time Tracker Pro. The app makes it easy to log the time I spend on various projects, organized by “Project,” “Task,” and “Info.” To start the timer for a project, I just hit “Start” or hit a button for a previously defined project. I can then easily review this information and export reports.

For tracking my to-do list, I use Six Things. You can schedule recurring items or enter a new, one-time item. The app saves a record of all your completed projects and generates reports. Overall this works great for me; I wish only that it were easier to keep urgent items at the top of the list.

When I stop to think about it, I am struck by how much of my planning and scheduling is now tied to these two apps, and how much easier it is to manage my time with them.

It’s wonderful that companies such as Nonlinear Ideas recognize the value of time—and make it so easy for us to make the most of ours. Thank you, Nonlinear Ideas!

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Ari Armstrong

Ari Armstrong is an assistant editor of The Objective Standard. He blogs at, and he has written for publications including the Denver Post and Complete Colorado. He is the author of Values of Harry Potter: Lessons for Muggles, a book exploring the heroic fight for life-promoting values in the Potter novels.

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