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John LaVelle on Time Management Tools

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My name is John LaVelle, and I am an advanced graduate student at Claremont Graduate University. An interest (and need) of mine is time management, since it’s so easy to let the day slip away. I’ll be sharing two resources on more effective time management.

Rad Resource: When you’re getting started in evaluation, it’s easy to forget how much time you spend on your project, and that information can be very valuable later on for when you’re estimating costs for future projects. So, I use a free program for the Mac called MyMacTime to help me keep track of my time investments. MyMacTime is available at:

Rad Resource: It’s sometimes easy to get wrapped up in a project and forget about the time. I use a free dashboard app for Apple called Prod Me, which plays chimes or other sounds at regular intervals to help me be more mindful of the time. ProdMe is available at:

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  • Nick · February 3, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    I wondering if you knew of any time management tools for personal computers. These programs sound great, but I can’t utilize using my laptop. Thanks!


  • Sheila · January 11, 2011 at 6:20 am

    John, I started using MyMacTime based on your recommendation. I think it’s a great program and easy to use, but it offers a 30-day free trial after which it appears you must purchase the program for $24.95.


  • Deborah Grodzicki · January 8, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    John, I checked out your two resources -they are pretty fantastic! Thanks!


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