Posts Tagged time management
How many sick days do I have left? Do I have enough personal time saved up to make that doctor’s appointment? I really want to get away for a couple of weeks, but I’m not sure I have enough vacation time for it.
We’ve all had these problems. Well with the magic of technological innovation and smart thinking, we can use Time Off to keep track of it all. And I do mean “it all.” Sick days, vacation days, personal days – anything that ultimately equates to paid days off – can be documented. It can keep track of multiple jobs, display accrued time in hours or days, and account for rollover. But perhaps the most impressive (and ingenious) feature is that users can send time-off requests to their employers via email from within the app itself.
I know it seems a little silly but I honestly find the concept behind Time Off to be incredibly exciting. And I think anyone who’s dealt with any (or all) of the issues I’ve mentioned about will probably agree with me.
Fans of enjoyable time management game Cooking Dash will have noticed, in recent times, the addition of the ‘HSN Cooks with Emeril’ venue, incorporating celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse and HSN, the Home Shopping Network. Such an addition gave players special discounts on real-life Emeril kitchenware.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, such a promotion has gone one step further. By signing up from within the game, players can receive a free bread pudding recipe by Emeril Lagasse, as well as a coupon for 15% off their entire next purchase at HSN.com. Players can find the recipe inside the aforementioned ‘HSN Cooks with Emeril’ restaurant venue.
Cooking Dash, and its Deluxe sibling, is already a fantastic example of the time management genre, easily bringing countless hours of entertainment. The romantic touch makes it all the more worthwhile to give a play. It’s an ideal inclusion for such a cookery focused title.
Why not check it out now?
Released: 2009-09-15 :: Category: Games
Order Up! To Go is a solid time-management game for those looking to become the next "Top Chef." Despite the freemium version's ad-stricken gameplay, there's a lot of addictive potential to be unlocked.
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Managing time is the key to achieving a lot of things in a short amount of time. It’s also nowhere near as easy to do as it should be. Fortunately there are apps out there to simplify life with HeadFinder being one of the latest and brightest of the bunch.
With three quick and easy taps, users can keep track of their appointments and errands through HeadFinder. Using a notepad/calendar style appearance, it’s easy to see exactly what needs doing at any one time. Keeping track of the timings for each day means that the app is ideal for anything from important work meetings to simply remembering to feed a pet or spend time checking personal email. Everything can be assigned a time limit so life can be made as simple or as complicated as the user wants.
No matter how complex life gets though, HeadFinder remains simple to use with at most two or three taps adjusting everything and taking the hassle out of time management.
It’s out now, priced at $0.99.
Since I currently live in what can be considered “The City,” I haven’t had much need for a car in the past 6+ years. However, I still remember how extensive a trip to the gas station could be: pump gas, check the oil levels, squeegee the windshield, check tire pressure, buy snacks and whatever else the occasion called for. Now I can relive that experience any time I want, minus the snacks (*tear*), thanks to Treat Yourself Apps’ Panic At The Pump.
Panic At The Pump is a hectic, multitasking, time management game that tosses players into the roll of an over-worked gas station attendant. Cars file in one-by-one, each one with a laundry list of demands, and it’s up to the player to take care of it all. They have to be quick and efficient, however, because the clock is always ticking down. Soon it won’t be enough to simply fill the tank; they’ll have to pump gas while refilling oil and putting air in the tires.
Weirdos like me who sometimes miss the full automotive experience, or even just the curious, can check out Panic At The Pump in the App Store right now for free.
Coming to the app store later this month is a game that features enchanted sausages and magic tomatoes. Seriously. Clearly any complaints about lack of originality on the app store have been taken to heart by developers Milkman Games as I’ve certainly never played a game with enchanted sausages before!
Players will control OmnomBot, a robot who doesn’t want to eat his vegetables. Broccoli actually makes his Meat Circuits overload, which is never a good thing! So it’s down to the player to keep things running smoothly by feeding OmnomBot the right food such as the aforementioned Enchanted Sausage and the Feisty Tomato. Plus there’s an appearance by OmnomBot’s vegan cousin, Ted.
It sounds bizarre and it almost certainly will be. Gameplay is a simple one touch affair with players setting out to beat high scores gained by themselves and Game Center friends.
It’s set for release in late August – take a look at the YouTube trailer in the mean time.
It’s becoming a habit to see which new games powerhouse Chillingo will serve up each Thursday. They seem to be entering every genre. This week they have a casual universal title, racing themed, but standard fare. But they also launched a free game souped up with in-app purchases, a serious tower defence-shooter title and something we haven’t seen from Chilingo before – time management.
Dream Track Nation
This game has players racing on fun, sometimes downright silly tracks jumping over obstacles and getting power-ups, while collecting up to three stars in the usual progression formula. There are 20 tracks set in Texas, Alaska and New York. The game is physics based, and the type of great casual game one expects from Chillingo. Dream Track Nation has a level editor to add an extra dimension to the game, and uses both Game Center and Crystal Network for multiplayer action locally and online. Chilingo calls the design “patchwork quilt” style – it looks hot.
Released: 2011-07-21 :: Category: Games
One Man Army
One Man Army is a more serious game. It’s a tower defense title in which Earth is a desolate planet under threat of mutant invasion. Players mix shooter elements with classic tower defense gaming. There are six zones to defend with a total of thirty-six levels in all with high-end graphics meant for retina displays.
Released: 2011-07-21 :: Category: Games
Hack and slash at monsters galore in something new – a freemium game, not a lite or trial version – called Monster Mayhem. It’s bloody, cartoonish and vibrant and it’s something Chillingo hasn’t done before – that is making a game free to play, but making advancement almost dependent on IAPs. Insane monsters are lurking in the dark and gamers playing as The Gate Keeper have to keep them out by any gory means available. It also has castle defence elements, but served up with humor. There are 20 monsters to kill and five distinct bosses to battle. Upgrading the arsenal is key to progress and that’s where the IAPs come in, but they aren’t necessary to buy in order to enjoy the game – there is no pay wall, just ways to advance quickly for a fee.
Released: 2011-07-21 :: Category: Games
Jet Set Go
Jet Set Go is the biggest departure for Chillingo and the most intriguing. With the free game released last week and Chillingo and parent EA’s increased used of incentives using its Crystal Network integrated with social network sites like Facebook and Twitter to unlock items in some newer titles, one can’t help but wonder if they aren’t thinking of moving into not just time management, but also the lucrative freemium market?
Jet Set Go, however, is a premium game with everything included for the one time purchase. The game is universal and only $.99. Nothing extra here to buy, and it’s from the team that brought us classic iOS time management title Sally’s Spa. Players help April build her new travel agency empire and fly customers around the globe. The game has five different types of time management systems built in so there isn’t much waiting around and there are a total of 12 locations from Montreal to Hong Kong, with 14 different types of customers, each with their own specifics likes and needs to learn. All these games look great but, we especially can’t wait to give this one a try!
So this is something that makes me especially hungry as I write this around lunch time. Tycoon game Gogo Sushi is now half price to celebrate its biggest update so far.
Gogo Sushi is a deceptively simple looking game that’s all about making a plentiful supply of sushi and sashimi. Following the tale of Alice, a young woman who has to save her grandfather’s restaurant from being wiped out by the local supermarket, Gogo Sushi is a time management game essentially.
Each customer has different favorite sushi and it’s down to the player to keep each patron happy. There are over 300 different combos to be created and both easy and hard missions to entice the player into a challenge if they so wish. Special items can also be acquired along with numerous Game Center achievements providing the player performs well. The latest update has also added a tutorial mode to gradually introduce players to the basic game mechanics.
Gogo Sushi is available at $0.99 for a limited time.
PC Gamers might well be familiar with Island Tribe, a popular strategy adventure game set on a mysterious island. Now, players are able to experience the fun of Island Tribe on the iPad as well.
Island Tribe promises to be a simple game to get into, offering 3 episodes that each combine strategy, time management and adventure gaming in a compelling dose. Players have to help tribal people on this island to reach the ocean before a great volcano wipes the people out. Resource Management is important across the 30 levels on offer but there’s a bit more to it than that thanks to the strategy elements too. It looks set to be an ideal game for young and old to play with some nice casual elements ensuring it’s welcoming to everyone.
The video and screenshots below should give players a good idea of what to expect with some particularly glorious visuals.
The game is available now for $2.99.