@superboyac : I don't know exactly what you had in mind but meetingsense is not exactly free, at 20$/month per user. I'm sure there must be a better (cheaper) alternative. I was going to try creating an IQ Database just for that, for the fun of it. But I wonder what the feature list would be....
Whoa! I didn't notice that. I thought it was a normal shareware program. I'm really not liking this trend of applications going web. This is off-topic, but I normally don't like web applications vs standalones. But I also understand that there is value to some web apps, like gmail, google docs, etc. But I also feel that developers will push more and more for that model because it makes it more acceptable to charge monthly fees. With regular shareware, it's a one time charge. If this is the trend, I don't like that.
Anyway, back on topic...I was also thinking about setting up Infoqube. But I haven't yet, nor do I know exactly how I would do it. Here is the feature list I was going for:
--Firstly, the main goal here is to have a printout (report) that shows the info I want, properly formatted and all that. If I didn't need the report, I wouldn't have even started this thread. For example, if all I wanted was to track action items, I'd just use mylife Organized the way I'm doing now. but when you have to share a report with people, now we're talking a different software. I bring this up because I don't know how capable IQ is with generating reports and stuff. I haven't explored that.
--Action items: I should be able to add action items to a list, and I should be able to tack their progress with (I'm guessing) a checkbox just to indicate if it's finished or not. Furthermore, I'd have to be able to add status notes to those action items that explain why it's not finished yet, or what went on with it last week. And the notes should be dated. So each action item should have:
title, description, who it's assigned to, potentially multiple status notes (with dates)
--Meeting minutes: this is pretty simple. Just a description of what was discussed during the meeting. It could be multiple short items, or just one item (per meeting) with the details written in the html pane. The latter is what I'd probably do since i don't like having a ton of little items for most meetings. Just a short summary paragraph. So each meeting should have the following information:
title, date, attendees, location, meeting minutes (notes)
Now, let's say I have a meeting now. I need to provide a piece of paper that is going to pull in all this information and display it somewhat nicely. So my current meeting report will have to include:
meeting minutes from the previous meetings,
unfinished action items and their status history
recently finished action items
maybe some other stuff
I don't know, that's my idea. I guess the challenge for IQ is to do it in a way where the action item history is kept track of. And I don't even know if IQ can do this kind of reporting. This is pretty much MS Access kind of funcionality. data, forms, reports...