It has been proven by researchers that multitasking can often double the amount of time it takes to accomplish a task, decreases your and effectiveness with each task AND even decreases your IQ – in one study the effects were worse than smoking pot.
“Those distracted by incoming email and phone calls saw a 10-point fall in their IQ – more than twice that found in studies of the impact of smoking marijuana”.
In other words, when you multitask, you not only take longer to accomplish each task, but you are also less effective in accomplishing your tasks.
Time Doctor helps to reduce multitasking in a few different ways. Firstly there is the conscious attention of choosing exactly what you are working on. This is crucial. It’s easy to go with the flow from activity to activity, but this makes you much more prone to interruptions. Time Doctor helps you to consciously direct your activities (and focus) to a specific task.
Also the activity bar on Time Doctor helps to remind users what task they should be working on.
The activity bar appears on the desktop screen at all times displaying the current priority.