Gadget of the Week – Tiller

Published on October 29, 2017

Sometimes, it’s the littlest gadgets that make the biggest impact on your daily life.

That’s certainly the case when it comes to the Tiller, the sleek, minimalist way to seamlessly keep track of your time with just the click of a button.

Our friends over at The Verge describe the Tiller as a “little puck,” and they pretty much hit the nail on the head. The small disc sits on your desk and connects to your computer, where it works with a specially designed piece of software.

To start tracking your time, just tap the top of the device. To instantly stop, just tap it again. Want to switch between tasks or clients? Just turn the Tiller with one finger to easily shuffle between categories on the pop-up interface. Want to check your recording times or dig up some other analytics? Just double tap the puck and insights will appear on your computer screen.

It really is that easy – and that useful.

You see, while Tiller will certainly appear to the data-tracking obsessives among us – those who just want to know how long it takes to write an email or read an article (you may know the type by their three different Fitbits) – it’s also incredibly practical as a tool, particularly for freelancers or any other professional who bills clients by the hour, and who may actually be undercharging for their services!

Once you get in the habit of monitoring your time with the Tiller, you may never stop; and the insights you gain about how and when you work could change forever affect your productivity for the better.

Ready to give this sleek, handy device a try in your law, design, or consulting office? Unfortunately, you’ll need to wait for a little bit. At the moment, the Tiller is only available through Kickstarter; early supporters are expected to get their units in April of 2018. Once it hits the market, Tiller is expected to retail for around $129. We’ll be counting down the seconds until then!

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