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Date Added: 5/9/2009     Reviewer: Habitat
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Action Machine Description

The Action Machine is a program which helps people quit wasting time. It is said to help you find more hours out of your day, more days in your week, and more weeks in your year. Pretty much, it's design is to make you more productive during the time you spend working.

Action Machine Detailed Overview

Many people seem to get distracted when they begin their daily tasks by constantly logging onto social networking websites, checking email etc., etc. It's been a problem with internet marketers that they have so much planned yet do so little. So the basis of this, The Action Machine, is to take the time that internet marketers spend elsewhere and make that time yield productivity. The Action Machine is a simple system in which if you follow the steps, you're supposed to have been a lot more productive than you normally would have been any other day.

The Action Machine does this by using a simple yet, sophisticated system beginning with: Writing down all the things that you plan to get done in one day, from the biggest things to the smallest details. This is followed by assigning a specific block of time to each task ranging from 15 minutes to 2 hours - it's said that 30 minutes or less is most effective. Then to finish it off, you simply select the task, start a timer, and give that task your complete undivided attention until you're finished.
So where's the machine?

Instead of having to make a list everyday on pen and paper, the developer designed a program titled: The Action Machine. It has a nice, simple layout with a simple concept behind it - Action. You type in the task, assign a time block to it and then click the mouse when you're ready to begin your task.

The Action Machine promises you to take the time that spend doing countless tasks - and use it properly so that you'll have more time, and be more stress free. Personally, I think it's a great idea because I use a system similar to this and didn't even know The Action Machine existed. It's a very effective way to schedule your time, and if you are one of the people who cannot seem to get things done or just always manage to get distracted when yuou start working - this will help you use your time more effectively and squeeze the hours out of the day that you're missing out on.

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Action Machine Reputation

The Action Machine was created by Derek Franklin who is a best selling Adobe Press author. The Action Machine doesn't promise much except to make your time more effective. If you would prefer to schedule your life on pen and paper, then you could save the money. But if using a PC is your way of doing it, this product is probably worth your while.

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Get Your Work Done

This product worked great. If you are unable to stayed organized this is the product for you. It can be hard to realize you've spent two hours of facebook and have not gotten any other work done. Enter the Action Machine. A simple reminder of how much time you spend working and how much time you spend playing. This convenient and easy to use product is an easy way to check off the list everything you would like to get done, but it's you that has to make the effort to spend your time more wisely. This could be a huge help to you like it was me!
 
 


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avatar   by harringtonwes on July 19, 2011 at 9:23 PM CST

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Very Worth it to Me

If you have trouble getting organized, this software maybe what you need. This software will help you to make your tasks more organized.

Personally I think this program is good since I have too many tasks to organize. Action Machine helped me a lot to organize my tasks from online tasks to offline tasks, now I feel better after using Action Machine. Sometimes I use it to plan a trip and I use it to schedule my daily office tasks. Now Action Machine has become a part of my daily routine and I can keep myself on track.

I rated Action Machine B.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by olin400 on October 7, 2010 at 10:09 PM CST

 
 
 
Worth the money

If you have trouble getting organized or get easily side tracked when moving through your own plan then this software might be what you need. This software will help you to make your task more organized and not get side tracked easily. Personally I think this is very useful for me because like most people I also have trouble keeping focused on something and this software really helped me a lot. The interface might be a bit confusing at first, but after a while of using it you will find that this software can really help you to get more organized. I recommend this to anyone who gets side tracked easily.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by NellieOSuarez on August 4, 2010 at 7:10 PM CST

 
 
 
Worth spending money

I was little surprised to know about this product at first as I was not aware that there could be such a product, I heard about it from my friend. He is already using it and he advised me to try it as we are in to the same profession, I thought to give it a try. It turned out to be a great time saver as I am able to schedule my entire task and save lot. Now I am more organized and can work simultaneously on different tasks. The work I used to complete in 5 hours is now just taking 3 hours which means I am saving at least 2 hours which is a big difference. My advice would be for all those workaholics to try this product and see the difference. Worth spending $50.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by kevinrobinson111 on January 15, 2010 at 2:34 PM CST

 
 
 
I Really Needed This

Now I'm a scatter brain when it's comes to organization, so I really needed this program. This has been a tremendous help in keeping me on track through out the day. When you are trying to complete a lot of tasks online, Action Machine is a blessing. I think the price could have been lower, but if you're really not a good planner it's well worth it. I actually used it to plan a trip, and I use it to schedule my daily office duties. Action Machine has become part of my daily routine until I can keep myself on track. If you work at home, this can be a tremendous benefit.
 
 


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avatar 5,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Master   by Promoman on January 8, 2010 at 9:32 PM CST

 
 
 
Good Stuff if You're Disciplined

I tried Action Machine when I heard it can speed up productivity by breaking a task into multiple sub-tasks and assign certain amount of time to it. So I installed the product and tried to put the whole day as a timeline and broke it into multiple tasks.

I was in my blogging project, so I assigned 5 tasks to it. The interface is pretty and easy to learn, you can even change the background into the images you like. When you finish the task before the specified amount of time assigned, you can move on to the next task. But if the time is exceeded, an alarm will ring ( I just like how it sounds, not hurting my ears ).

But well to be honest, I'm not a rush kind of guy that can be broken down into sets of timelines. I prefer free flow decisions when doing my tasks, I just put a what to do list in front of me and never assign a timeline to it. So Action Machine doesn't do anything significant to my productivity. But some guy or maybe you can make a good use of it.
 
 


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avatar   by depapepe on January 7, 2010 at 9:17 PM CST


 
 
 
It helped but not enough

Most of the information in it is information I already knew. The idea behind it is great, and it really helps break everything down step by step, but it didn't answer any specific profound questions. Although it's good to use as a guideline for organizing your time, I wouldn't recommend spending the money on it unless you're completely lost or completely new to internet marketing. I was looking for more and was disappointed.
 
 


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avatar 5,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Master   by maxgreen on December 23, 2009 at 10:17 PM CST

 
 
 
It's useful for me

Oh, it's just the program for me. I was always getting distracted when I begin daily tasks, and I always wasted a lot of time.

About a few weeks ago, I came across this product and thought that it could help me organize my daily tasks. I gave it a try and it turned out to be of great help for me. Now, I can manage my daily works easily and it's not bad to race against the time. It's really cool.

The program is smart, it has a specific time frame or deadline which will make you get things done on time.

It's really a good program, so I recommend it to you.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by Witherspoon on December 17, 2009 at 9:38 PM CST

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Good tool to increase efficiency

Well, I am actually running the timer as I write this post. Yes, you guessed it, I love Action Machine. I like to monitor to my activities, and I get a special feeling when I race against the time.

Action Machine has a very clean interface that helps anyone to master it's features within minutes. I have been using AM since 6 months, and it has helped me to estimate the time required for each activity before starting it.

Action Machine has a very cool way of organizing tasks which can be categorized into many ways. However, this complexity brings in a drawback in the final report generated. It's reports are not easy to interpret and hence it annoys me as times.

Apart from that, the software is complete bliss and is worth the money. While most of us hate to monitor time restrictions, I prefer doing work with regular status update on the time elapsed for that particular task.
 
 


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avatar   by prabhurams on December 11, 2009 at 5:18 PM CST

 
 
 
No need to pay for this

I bought it thinking that I would improve my productivity, but I took a refund a few days later. It does provide a method to make you more organized and not waste time when you work, but all that can be done without this program. You could just use an egg timer, a pencil, some paper and do a bit of planning for the day, and you will accomplish the same as this program except you won’t have to spend money.

I can recommend the Pomodoro Technique for anyone interested in doing what this program does, but for free and in a better way.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by AvaWinters on December 6, 2009 at 9:31 PM CST

 
 
 
Action Machine Rocks!

I bought the Action Machine about a month ago, and it has made quite a difference in my life. I started working from home almost 6 years ago, and until now, it was an up and down struggle. Surfing the internet is one of my favorite past times, and I knew I did it too much. The things that needed to be done in my business would take second place to my web surfing. The time seemed to fly, while nothing or very little was being done in my business. I called it "procrastination nation", and I ‘googled’ for a remedy.

I know about hypnosis, and I know it works for some people, but it didn’t work for me.

When I found the Action Machine, I didn’t think it would work. I was already writing down what I needed to do everyday, but at the end of the day, I couldn’t account for my time, because very little was done. In the product description it said that there was a built in timer, so, I decided to use my method with an egg timer! That was a disaster! The timer was too loud!

I became desperate for help, so I bought the product. I had a web site due in 3 days with 20 pages of content, and I had not even started it! Luckily, the instructions were easy to follow and the set up was simple. I just planned the whole project on screen and allotted a certain amount of time for each step of the project to the end. When the timer went off, I would go on to the next phase of the project. I made the deadline without having to ask for an extension! The Action Machine doesn’t work by itself. It does work, if it you work with it.
 
 


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avatar   by callie713 on December 3, 2009 at 10:28 PM CST

 
 
 
Why spend so much on this software!

Ok, I must admit the software did help in the beginning, but afterwords I became very lazy and decided I didn't want to use the program anymore. There goes $50 down the drain! This product is good for people who are very busy and need every step laid out for them so they can get it done with ease. For people like me who don't really have the time to toggle with software before they do anything, then this product is not for you!. Yes, this was very helpful in the beginning. I used it all the time. I planned out my son's whole birthday party and got it done fast, buying balloons and ordering things, I got it done with ease. But for things like clean the house, I didn't want every step planned out. My son would go back and dirty up what I cleaned, but the software didn't account for that! I'm just saying, this is a wonderful product, but if you are a mom who has a lot on her plate and don't know much about computers, then I don't suggest it.
 
 


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avatar   by macymakesmoney on November 8, 2009 at 9:07 AM CST

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It's by far a bad idea

I will be the one to admit that most of my days were spent searching the web and getting distracted. I always came to the table with a plan but I never got half way through all because I ended up doing something else.

My co worker told me about the Action machine and I thought it was stupid at first. But then I decided that maybe I was in denial. I decided to try it out and see if it could actually help me get more done in less time.

Action machine didn't create a miracle for me but it did help me to get organized. It also helped me to do things in a timely fashion without feeling pressured. It to me, is like a reminder; whenever I get side tracked, it reminds me that I'm not on my job. The interface was a bit confusing and I had to get used to it but once I did, I was using it everyday.
 
 


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avatar 5,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Master   by WebJunky on October 18, 2009 at 7:21 PM CST

 
 
 
This is a way to get moving toward daily success

I always seem to have more tasks than I can handle each day. My multi-tasking power just seems to bog down before lunch, and then the rest of my day appears to be a waste. That is the reason I (and many other people) invest in the Action Machine software. Think of Action Machine as your daily "Job Control" software. You enter all the tasks you have scheduled for the day, then you set the allotted time for the tasks. The Action Machine will then proceed to keep you focused on getting each task done in the allotted time. I think it is a very useful tool. Naturally there are multiple ways to keep track of multiple tasks (like writing them down and checking them off as you complete them), but The Action Machine has been a wonderful time saver for me and a few of my co-workers.
 
 


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