Yes. This is true. Productivity is a popular topic for discussion because it is a struggle for many people, including me. Because of this, there are a number of products to help solve the productivity problem.
There are "to-do list" apps, there are email apps, there are time-tracking apps and there are tons more out there. Yes, these products help someone understand how time is spent, or which flaws exist in someone's day. I feel that after using the productivity product suite, the goal is to end up with a perfect-100%-totally-productive-no-good-very-bad-day. Sometimes you need imperfections in your day. The imperfections help you understand something about yourself that nothing or no one else can tell you.
I wrote this article after boomeranging the email notification for writing this article three times back to myself. Why? It's because I have a bad habit of putting things off and determining what is important. For me, the problem isn't solved by tracking my time to see how much time I waste on other things. It's not solved by a better to-do list list app. Again, for me, it's solved by 1) not taking on more than I can handle, and 2) focusing on making small accomplishments every day.
I'll leave you with this: a product may help you to be more productive. If it's working for you, then keep using it! I've learned that I don't need a product to be more productive. The only thing that I need is to identify what my productivity problem is, and to try to fix it on my own.