Y-Productive

Y-Productive

by Y-Productive

Who Uses Y-Productive?

Y-Productive is developed for digital workers: business owners, software developers and designers, marketing managers and any kind of self-employed or freelancers.

What Is Y-Productive?

Y-Productive productivity management application helps to improve your focus on work.
It provides the real-time feedback about your efficiency and distractions to keep your work under control. Website blocker is included.
Using Y-Productive, you'll learn to balance your time and energy around daily priorities and save some for your leisure.
With a unique task-centered design you'll get only the essential data about the tasks and goals which have the impact on your work.

Y-Productive Details

Y-Productive

https://www.y-productive.com

Founded 2016

Y-Productive Pricing Overview

Y-Productive starts at US$7.00/month. Y-Productive does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. See additional pricing details for Y-Productive below.

Starting Price

US$7.00/month

Pricing Details

Lifetime plan is available too.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Installed - Mac

Installed - Windows

Training

Live Online

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Y-Productive Features

Productivity Software
Collaboration
Database Creation
Document Creation
File Sharing
Notes Management
Office Suite
Presentation Tools
Project Management
Task Management
Team Chat

Y-Productive Reviews

Showing 5 of 60 reviews

Overall
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.2/5
Customer Service
4.6/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4.1/5

Good time tracker with plenty of space for improving

Reviewed on 1/10/2018
Martín C.
DevOps Engineer | Deviget LLC
Consumer Electronics, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
3/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: I used Y-Productive for a couple of days to get a first-hand experience, and I liked it -- a quite. However, maybe I'm used to Timing, or indeed Y-Productive lacks some of the functionality I use every day, I felt it's not ready for me yet. Nevertheless, as I previously said, I liked what I saw, and I'm looking forward to giving it another drill once my Timing subscription ends.

Pros: Maybe the first thing you notice when you launch Y-Productive for the first time is the clean and beautiful interface. While some people may think it's 'a little too much clean,' the truth is that it fulfills its objective without flooding the screen with non-relevant information. I also absolutely love that developers underwent the effort to make the application run as a Chrome extension so even GNU+Linux users will have the chance to enjoy Y-Productive.

Cons: I'm currently using Timing.app, which excellent, and already paid for the annual subscription (not that I especially like this business model). Timing is also a more mature application, and you learn from the very first moment you run them both side by side. Said that, and judging from my experience with Y-Productive, I'm already considering switching to it once my current plan with Timing ends.

Useful tool for measuring activity and planning and allocating time

Reviewed on 13/09/2018
Colin M.
Consultant
Information Technology & Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: I'm generally not a fan of 'productivity' tools - most don't work that well or they require too much time to manage. I purchased Y-Productive after using the demo version for a few days as it is a useful tool for measuring activity and that feeds into planning and allocating time to specific tasks and projects. For many users the key feature will be the 'Focus Mode' that stops you from going down the rabbit hole of distraction when you spend a lot of time in front of a connected computer, but for me it is a tool to give a reasonably accurate measure of time spent on specific tasks and projects so that in future planning and allocation of time can be more accurate and realistic. It's common for us all to underestimate the time that tasks will take; Y-Productive shows actual time expended. This can be fed back into future project plans giving more realistic timeframes and costs. Y-Productive is also good for spotting areas where efficiencies can be (or should be) introduced and to ensure that sufficient time is spent on important tasks that may not be urgent. A key factor in the purchasing decision was that customer support is responsive and suggestions do get fed back to the development team. Most 'productivity' tools get used for a few weeks before being abandoned, but Y-Productivity looks like it will be joining the select few that become an integral part of the working day and actually make a positive contribution to time management.

Pros: - Simple interface
- Does a good job of tracking activity
- Doesn't require much user intervention
- Nice visual reporting

Cons: - Takes a bit of time to classify productive/unproductive sites/apps
- A few tracked items aren't easily identifiable
- A few quirks in the UI
- Would be nice to track activity across desktop and laptop

Application use productivity is context based.

Reviewed on 13/09/2018
Marco aurelio V.
Lead Consultant
Computer Software, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
3/5
Ease of Use
2/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: I went to y-productive with expectations created from Rescue Time (which I used long time ago). So my main goal using it was to get a sense where the my time went. After some use I felt that y-productive wasn't answering this question and was more trying define what productive means for me. Through tasks and uncategorized application uses. Another insight that drove me away from y-productive, and probably other applications with the same functionality is the definition of being productive. The mere use of an application doesn't necessarily mean I'm being productive or not. I'm a polymath so I do lots of things at once and application usage needs a context to be classified as productive use or not. When I thought about this I realized that this approach of classifying applications would not help much.

Pros: Y-Productive is easy to use and install, works with minimal effort. Its interface is clean and pleasing and its feature set is accessible. The premisse of the y-productive, which tracking what you do on your computer, is a good one. Applications like Rescue Time (which I used before) can help us to get more productive by seeing where our time is going and so Y-Productive.

Cons: The lack of pre-categories for common applications was a big deal. On the first use the uncategorized applications grow fast and the time investment to get value from the application is high. Having tasks for me is a conflicting feature which gets in the way of the time tracking. I see what the idea is, to know you're productive is good get tasks done. But I feel the application should be divided in two. There's the time tracking application and maybe a tasks application. Both in the same application brought little value for me.

Doesn't fit my needs

Reviewed on 17/09/2018
Grant G.
College Student
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, Self Employed
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source 
3/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
2/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Unfortunately, I don't think I have a use for Y-Productive. I am already using Todoist, myHomework, and Due (iOS). These have been covering all of my bases, and I couldn't find a way to fit Y-Productive into how I currently work as a college student. I did like the site blocking, and if I were more concerned about the fine details of how I spend my time, maybe it would have been easier for me to use Y-Productive. As it stands though, the most important thing for me at the moment is whether I finish something or not, not how much time I spend doing it. In short, I don't have any complaints about the app. It's just not the right fit for me. If I had encountered Y-Productive before getting invested into other productivity apps, maybe I'd be buying a subscription right now.

Pros: The site-blocking. The ability to specify projects and tasks.

Cons: The inability to set a task due date. Mainly, the fact that it doesn't fit my current needs as a student. The most important thing for me at the moment is whether I finish something or not, not how much time I spend doing it.

Keyboard shortcut frustrations

Reviewed on 18/09/2018
Verified Reviewer
Growth Engineer
Computer Software, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
3/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: I liked it! Keyboard shortcuts frustrated me to no end though, and it took a while for me to track down where they were customizable in the app. If I'm looking to save time on time tracking, I don't want to fight the default configuration of the app. Overall though: stunning UI, awesome tracking, task management with time tracking against each task is awesome, and I love the analysis I'm able to do against my days with it.

Pros: Loved the automatic tracking and task tracking. This software nails that aspect like nothing else.

Cons: They made the start / stop keyboard shortcut for Focus Mode and Timer control shortcuts that many other apps use. Working in a doc and need to "Save As"? Nope. That keyboard shortcut will start or stop your timers. Need to cut special text? That will enable or disable focus mode. This is all customizable but seems really silly and shortsighted to have this be such a common keyboard shortcut by default.