rubato 4+

apps2achieve LLC

    • 4.0 • 3 Ratings
    • $0.99



Rubato is a “real-time” app that not only helps you manage your time, but also helps everyone learn how to get the most out of their time. A great resource for children, parents, teachers, therapists, or anyone looking to be more efficient and productive with their time.

Rubato teaches the critical executive functioning skill of time management. Just like Robin Hood, rubato allows one to “steal” from one segment of your schedule and "give" to another.

Rubato’s easy clock face user interface makes for fast organizing of one’s time; multiple segments can be arranged, rearranged and organized easily and intuitively.

They say “time waits for no one”—but it’s hard to sense time passing when you’re engrossed in a task, or to know how to segment time when multiple tasks are on your plate. Rubato helps you keep time by visually reinforcing real-time concepts. You can keep track of your use of time and even trade time—between the things you need to do and the things you want to do—quickly and easily with rubato.

When time expires from one segment, rubato asks from which other segment you might wish to borrow time, and then visually adjusts the display to reflect your choice. Done early? Rubato lets you select the segment to receive that extra time, then adjusts your schedule accordingly. Have to do your homework before watching tv? Rubato offers the option to lock in certain segments so that non-negotiable time cannot be traded.

Rubato’s background alerts and interactivity makes you a real-time participant in the management of your schedule at home, at school, at work and at play.

With rubato, you can:
• Easily create and modify segments using the touch screen interface
• Delay the beginning of your first segment if you wish (because all schedules do not start at the top of the hour)
• Customize each segment’s color
• Customize the time you wish to borrow
• Lock segments you wish to maintain as non-negotiable time allowances
• Reference a full user’s in-app manual, including essays about the rubato philosophy of time management by executive functioning skills expert and child behavioral therapist, Todd Kellogg LMFT, BCBA

Rubato is for anyone who wishes to “make the most out of time”—whether for time management, prioritizing or delay of gratification. There’s nothing better than the feeling that you’ve finished your tasks efficiently and on time, and now you can enjoy yourself without the anxiety of looming chores and deadlines. In short, rubato is for everyone— the person running a meeting; The college student studying for exams; The homemaker who needs to multi-task; The person who needs to complete a series of projects by a certain deadline—you name it.

As a Parent, Teacher, Coach, or Therapist, rubato can help you teach the important lessons of Time Management, Decision-Making, and Delay of Gratification to a young person. You can use rubato to help your child or teenager complete their responsibilities before they have their “fun” time—and to show the correlation between finishing their obligations on time, early, or late with the amount of time they will have left for “the fun stuff.”

A special education teacher or therapist can also use rubato’s interactive visual format to concretely demonstrate the passage of time while showing the cause-and-effect relationship within behavior choices. Because rubato makes the user’s internal, invisible thought processes take on external visual and kinetic form, it’s highly responsive to how many young people actually absorb and integrate information.

At apps2Achieve, it’s part of our mission to help young people develop the critical executive functioning skills so important to self-empowerment and self-esteem, and to help adults maintain their balance and reduce stress. Please support our efforts with your feedback, and let us know how we can make rubato work even better for you.

What’s New

Version 2.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

iPhone X support
Keyboard bug fix

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Uncle and Counselor ,

Very Helpful

Works great with my nephews in helping them plan out and follow through with a schedule. They are on time! Will also use with kids in my school. Look forward to more positive results there too.

jaclark7 ,

only good for 1 hour

can only schedule an hour max

joanna522 ,

Love this!

I love this app! It's a fun and efficient way to teach time management. Great idea! thank you!!!

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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