ADHD Apps & Tools

How to Beat the Clock with High-Tech Timers

Get organized and stay on time with two ADDitude-approved timers. Whether you lose track of time or have trouble remembering specific tasks, these gadgets are a great solution for anyone struggling with ADHD.

Alarm clock on table might be a useful gadgets ADHD adults trying to manage time
Alarm clock on table might be a useful gadgets ADHD adults trying to manage time

Most adults and children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do well using a simple kitchen timer. Decide how much time you need to do something—five minutes, an hour, and so on—and set it. When the buzzer sounds, it’s time to move on.

If you have trouble remembering to perform specific, recurring tasks (taking ADHD drugs, picking up the kids, and so on), you might do well with a WatchMinder3 (watchminder.com). This vibrating wristwatch displays any of 60 pre-programmed messages and up to ten personalized messages. You can set as many as 30 alarms to vibrate daily.

If you’re the sort of person who simply loses track of time,
you might prefer a Time Timer (timetimer.com). This gadget, available in clock or watch form, as well as a computer program and app, shows remaining time with a shrinking red disc.

NOTE: This page was last updated in June 2013.

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