A. The Problem and The Pitch
How do you plan your day? And manage your calendar? 🗓️
As we saw in Wednesday's article on Rize, planning ahead can help you make more time for things you love ♥️. And yet, we mostly rely on the meetings in our calendar to 'guide us' through the day. And the week!
We have a lot to fit into our days; from meetings, to zoom calls, to e-mails right through to our ever-growing to-do lists. 🤷
It's hard enough trying to manage all the different tasks that need doing in a single day without having to worry about how they fit 🤔 together. We've definitely all been there, getting to the end of long day of e-mails & calls with a To-Do list as long as when we started! 🤕
You might have heard of time blocking for tasks but this can be hard to stay on top of when we're constantly pulled into different meetings last minute & priorities change.
That's where Motion comes in!
It's a super-smart app that optimizes your day, carves out time for your tasks & builds one perfect schedule! It is a Calendar, To-Do, and Meeting scheduler in one 🔥
Although it is priced at $19/month, you should be able to get the regional pricing once you're at the checkout page (I did!)
Psst: Motion is backed by YCombinator.
B. What's special?
Motion is a special app. It takes care of all of your tasks—no more wasting hours every week creating schedules or managing meetings manually! 😌
🛰️ First of all, Motion sits in your browser. So, it's always available. And has universal shortcuts to even access it elsewhere on your system.
Step 1: 🤝 Schedule meetings in the most intuitive and delightful manner. Easily find a meeting time by dragging time slots in your calendar. In 1 click, Motion pulls your availability from your calendar and writes an invite email (see left hand side in GIF below). Goodbye, laborious back and forth when scheduling.
Alternatively, you can also create a single-use booking link like in Calendly.
Step 2: ✅ Create and views tasks in an instant. The task creator opens in 1 click from anywhere on your system. Just add your details and hit enter. You can also organize tasks by project.
Step 3: 🏖️ Sit back and let the smart assistant help you plan your week. Using Al, Motion creates your schedule and prioritizes tasks to ensure everything gets done on time. If your plans change, Motion automatically shifts tasks and meetings to update your schedule!
📦 And there's a lot more under the hood for you to explore like adding team mates, meeting notifications, and highlight your time availability when you are opening someone's Calendly.
And everyone who uses it, loves ♥️ it...
C. What's more?
- ⏳ It claims to have helped 10,000+ customers get 25% to 50% more done. In my opinion, the back and forth time saved in booking a meeting in itself is a huge time saver.
- 💵 Although it is priced at $19/month for the pro version, you should be able to get the regional pricing once you're at the checkout page (I did!)
- 🥳 Discounts: I have 5 codes to share that can give you a $100 off on your subscription. Reply to this mail with your email id, and I'll apply the discount.
- 😎 Sunsama is a similar task manager and calendar combo but it is integrated with tools like Trello, Asana, Gmail etc. and better suited if you are collaborating with a team. It is priced at $20/month.
D. What's next?
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