App Review: Nag

Image of "App Review: Nag"We continue the latest series here on the blog— reviews of organizing, time management and productivity apps! I’m reviewing a variety of free apps I’ve downloaded and used recently. I’m looking to do a new review every couple of weeks, so be sure to stop by the blog often! *Full disclosure: I am not being compensated, financially or otherwise in any shape, form, type, or sort for using, reviewing or mentioning these apps.

You’re sitting in a conference room waiting for your meeting to finish, yet the meeting doesn’t end…no one’s watching the time!

Perhaps you’re working hard on a project, so much so you forget to stop what you’re doing and end up leaving late for an appointment.

Need a tool to help you keep track of the time?

In today’s post I review the simple time reminder app for Mac and iPhone, appropriately and humorously named Nag (by Electric Pocket, Ltd.).

While Nag is not one of the newer apps around (it’s been around for several years now), it is extremely simple to use. Honestly, a simple time keeping app that nags you when your time is up or when it’s time to stop doing something is sometimes all you need – no more no less.

The app itself is a digital timer with a display and nine buttons to help you set your Nag alarm. The various buttons allow you to add or subtract minutes, add different time increments (two, five, ten, thirty and sixty minute intervals), set an alarm at the top of the hour and stop an alarm. To set the timer, you simply select your alarm reminder time, and a little red icon appears on the application badge telling you you’ve set an alarm— that’s it! If you so choose, you can type in a little alarm reminder note (such as “Pick up dry cleaning”) for yourself in the gray font area. When the alarm goes off, a little red icon “Due” appears on the app’s badge, reminding you to stop the alarm and reset it.

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There’s only a few different option settings that come with the app, including a collection of different alarm sounds, whether or not you want the timer to repeat after a certain time, as well as the option to turn off the entry key sound effects.

Nag is a great example of an app that does a single task and does it well. Set the timer, work and be nagged when it’s time. What more could you want?

Now to you…how do you currently keep track of the time for meetings and appointments? Do you think you’ll give Nag a try? Join in the conversation and leave a comment below!

*Full disclosure: I did and do not receive any compensation, financial or otherwise, in any shape, form, type, or sort for using, reviewing or mentioning the Nag app.

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