The main reason to use a project management application is to improve efficiency. Whether you’re setting tasks, delegating responsibilities, or just checking email, a project management tool is meant to ensure that you get these tasks done as quickly as possible, with the least amount of mistakes. This is the theory behind Intervals – an app that stresses time management as much as it stresses overall project management.
In a time when businesses are watching every dollar, managers want to make sure employees are using their time wisely. Intervals achieves this by offering a kind of report card of the time it takes to finish the project. It’s not enough that a project is finished, but that time is being used appropriately. Other project management apps merely track a date for specific project while Intervals includes an actual timer for specific tasks. This may seem minor, but over the course of a month, or year, the extra time can add up. If “time is money” for your business, then Intervals makes sense.
A knock against Intervals is that its emphasis is too much on what it does well – the time management feature is great, but it lacks the functional capacity of other project management apps, such as chat integration, collaborative documents, and so on. As a result, Intervals is potentially not as useful for a large group setting, and likely best utilized by a freelancer who needs to track work down to the minute.
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