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Author Topic: Task\Project Utility  (Read 3899 times)

adenjago

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Task\Project Utility
« on: August 02, 2010, 04:13:23 PM »

Hi guys

Longer time lurker, first time Poster....loved the site for ages......and the help from some the utilities has been invaluable

after following the Organised Text thread it reminder of I project\task utility I have
been hunting around for years, but not found anything suitable for needs


Basically it's like a Task\Project Manager (preferably portable & which sits in the task bar)

I do alot of upgrades for a customers which involve some repetition, so I generally try to use the following folder structures (sometimes i'm on the customers site, sometimes remotely, hence the portability) to try and keep the things simple including the workflow

I guess im after some type treedb crossed with a mini File Explorer Manager.....I think...
at the moment I just have several explorer windows open witch I copy and paste and move files from

Customer..\notes.txt (general info about upgrades...contacts\Times\dates\notes)
..............\Reports  (results of the pre & post upgrade reports .txt)
..............\Upgrade (collection of txt files about the upgrade)
..............\Harvest (collection of .ini\.pf\.st files basically txt & config files)
..............\licenses (collection of reg files)
..............\scripts  (collection of batch files)


 
if any know of any tools.....I would be interested....

I have looked Filehamster & sqlnotes and things like that but they the seem either
to bulky or not really for for my needs

apologies though If I have not explained it very well



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Re: Task\Project Utility
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2010, 04:08:51 PM »
the closest app or something which is like what im looking for is NotesLogExp Software V2009


NotesLogExp Software V2009
« Last Edit: August 04, 2010, 02:46:49 AM by adenjago »

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Re: Task\Project Utility
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2010, 04:37:19 PM »
At time of writing, 2010-08-03, 22:36 GMT, your link is 404'd.

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Re: Task\Project Utility
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2010, 02:47:30 AM »

strange...was working when I posted.......Updated with a new link....thanks

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Re: Task\Project Utility
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2010, 04:31:43 PM »
Working now, thanks  :)

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Re: Task\Project Utility
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2010, 04:54:35 PM »
I'm not familiar with many PIMs but surely there's a bunch out there that you can link files to - or simply drag-drop them in there.
I'm also not sure what other capabilities you're looking for (?)

Rereading, it sounds like you want a hierarchical template of sorts within the PIM - or would you prefer to keep the folder/file structure and link them to the PIM file?

What have you tried & why didnt you like them?

I believe InfoQube (sqlnotes) will do what you want and is very 'extensible' in terms of using that info and relating it to other info etc., it's portable too (but is still in beta). I use it myself mainly to keep track of files I'm working on. I'm sure there's others, but I think you'll need to give some more details.

(Isn't there a simple notetaker that saves notes as text files - locate those text files you could possibly just duplicate them as a template for the next client - would something that simple do? If so, I'm sure we could track it down)
Tom

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Re: Task\Project Utility
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2010, 07:11:56 PM »
You might look into Wikidpad. It is a text based wiki. You can create a new wiki project per customer, thus you might be able to produce what you are looking for. Every wiki entry will be saved to your hd as a human readable text(wiki) files.
As far as organizing files with explorer goes, instead of using multiple explorers you can try this one http://www.softwareo...seite=Freeware/Q-Dir. It is a quad-pane explorer

« Last Edit: August 04, 2010, 07:17:50 PM by kartal »

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Re: Task\Project Utility
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2010, 02:54:21 AM »

thanks for the Reply guys

I have tried numerous ways methods\programs, I have looked at sqlnotes\tiddlywiki\treesheets\infocube\mempad\neopad\yourtree\infowonder
I have basically tried a lot which have been in the PIM\info managers\note taking threads

I found most of them don't suit what I need or a Little to bloated, I found sqlnotes I little over whelming when I looked at it a while ago, thats not to say they aren't good, just i haven't found one which works or fits\suits in with my work-flow

Q-Dir - is great been using it for the Past year, I think it really helps with productivity, I will have another look at wikipad, I sometimes miss using q-dir when working on a customer site

@ tomos - something as simple as that would do, but I think im basically what im doing now, what im doing now just trying to manage it a bit better
I have a customer area and template area, I copy the template folder and then rename the folder to the customer name


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Re: Task\Project Utility
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2010, 09:08:11 AM »

found a nice program which is very much close to what Im looking for, small simple, the only thing missing is being able to import\link to files

also seems portable as well......

Microsys.TimeSage.Timesheets
http://www.microsystools.com/products/timesheets/

from have a simple play & looking @ the sceenshots, it looks like I could use one Sheet as one project or customer
would really be nice to link or import files, but i suppose I can't everything
http://www.microsystools.com/products/timesheets/screenshots/timesage-time-sheet/

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Re: Task\Project Utility
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2010, 02:10:21 PM »
Linked notes
http://www.linkednotes.com/

Alos if you are interested in an organizer
C-organizer
http://www.csoftlab..../C-OrganizerPro.html

There is also a discount in this article
http://www.techishar...ith-c-organizer-pro/

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Re: Task\Project Utility
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2010, 03:21:12 PM »
Here's a List of outliners - maybe some more ideas to try?

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Re: Task\Project Utility
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2010, 02:15:10 AM »
@rjbull: Wow. That's a seriously comprehensive list you link to there.  :Thmbsup:
I am now going to have to compare it with the one I have independently built over the last couple of years.    :(

@adenjago: These could be relevant:
Check this out: PIMs discussion in DC.

Also, try a DC forum search for "PIM" using Smart Matching, and you will get a very useful list of relevant topics covered.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2010, 02:32:06 AM by IainB »

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Re: Task\Project Utility
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2010, 01:17:23 AM »
Q-Dir - is great been using it for the Past year, I think it really helps with productivity, I will have another look at wikipad, I sometimes miss using q-dir when working on a customer site

Try installing Q-dir as a portable version, and have it handy on a flash drive

http://www.softwareo...faq-Q-DIR&faq=23