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Author Topic: Looking for a good project time tracking application  (Read 5901 times)

Tekzel

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Looking for a good project time tracking application
« on: November 21, 2009, 10:19:13 AM »
It doesn't have to be freeware (though that IS preferable haha), but it does have to be cheap.  Being cheap is necessary though. Being out of work blows hard!

Ideally, I could configure projects by name, and have a dropdown box to select the project, then it just has a start and stop buttons, and a timer. It would be neat if each project has a configurable "billing period" and you can easily report on the totals, and on the main interface it would show the total accumulated time for this period when recording.

Anyone know of anything quite like this?

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Re: Looking for a good project time tracking application
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2009, 11:24:34 AM »
Tekzel!!! Great to see you here again  :up:

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Re: Looking for a good project time tracking application
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2009, 03:43:36 PM »
Tekzel!!! Great to see you here again  :up:

Hey there Mouser, I have been here just not posting. I lurk a lot these days. I have been going through a lot lately, lost my job at the veeery beginning of the year but so far I am not homeless yet. Haha. Recently started college even! :)

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Re: Looking for a good project time tracking application
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2009, 03:56:49 PM »
Oh, hold on...I have just the application for you!  I just can't remember the name, the author asked me to critique it for him a long, long time ago.  It was great.  I'll be back with an answer.

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Re: Looking for a good project time tracking application
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2009, 04:11:36 PM »
Tekzel, the program is called Grindstone and unless I'm mistaken, it is exactly what you are looking for.  I haven't used the program for about 2 years, but if you have questions, let me know.  Or better yet, ask the forum on the website.  The author, Daniel Henry, is a very nice man as well.  It's a well designed program that does what it is supposed to do and I love that.

Oh, and it's free!  It didn't used to be.

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Re: Looking for a good project time tracking application
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2009, 04:16:49 PM »
I use Taskcoach, it does ok job. The only issue I have with it is that it does not let you enter manual time span. You can put manual entries between this time and this time but it wont let you enter something like 8 hours on 11-21-2009. You need to enter a starting time and ending time which is awkward sometimes
« Last Edit: November 21, 2009, 04:20:47 PM by kartal »

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Re: Looking for a good project time tracking application
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2009, 05:51:22 PM »
Tekzel, the program is called Grindstone and unless I'm mistaken, it is exactly what you are looking for.  I haven't used the program for about 2 years, but if you have questions, let me know.  Or better yet, ask the forum on the website.  The author, Daniel Henry, is a very nice man as well.  It's a well designed program that does what it is supposed to do and I love that.

Oh, and it's free!  It didn't used to be.

Wow, Superboy to the rescue!  That is actually perfect. Thanks a ton man.

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Re: Looking for a good project time tracking application
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2009, 10:14:45 PM »
You could use timebook.

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Re: Looking for a good project time tracking application
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2009, 10:17:01 PM »
I use Cashboard, and love it.  It's a web app with a great UI, so I can use it anywhere.  You set up projects and tasks, and assign billing rates.  Entering time takes only seconds.  Generating and sending invoices is a snap.   It tracks outstanding invoices until you get paid, even automatically sending periodic reminders to the client. 

It's not free, but it's almost free.   :Thmbsup:

http://www.getcashboard.com/

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Re: Looking for a good project time tracking application
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2009, 09:43:57 AM »
I think you may find useful the free AbstractSpoon's ToDoList.