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Author Topic: WorkTimer: A free web app for freelancers  (Read 5914 times)

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WorkTimer: A free web app for freelancers
« on: May 20, 2011, 06:43:41 AM »
WorkTimer is a free web application that allows you to track time spent on projects, with features such as reports, invoicing, data export, and an optional desktop app (Adobe Air).

Seems this might be great for some of the freelancers among us. Has anyone had any experiences using this?


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Re: WorkTimer: A free web app for freelancers
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 08:36:20 AM »
Just registered to try it out. I'll do a review once I've used it for a bit. :)

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Re: WorkTimer: A free web app for freelancers
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011, 12:56:49 PM »
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I'll do a review once I've used it for a bit.

Great -- looking forward to reading it  :up:

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Re: WorkTimer: A free web app for freelancers
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2011, 09:45:55 AM »
UPDATE: I'm going to hold off on writing my promised review. Several of the announced features on the website (text reports, invoicing, exporting)  seem to be missing or broken.

I e-mailed their support address some days ago to say I was in the process of writing a review and asked several questions about their product.  I have not received any response so far.

So rather than write a detailed negative review (such reviews are largely useless anyway) I'll just say that as far as I can see, it's not ready for prime time in its present form. Announced features are missing, and what is there is a very basic data collection web tool that's too simplistic for anything but the most basic time logging tasks.

You could do as much (and more) with a GoogleDocs  spreadsheet. Or a quick & dirty little database project implemented in something like MS Access.

(Note: Time tracking is a simple task. Its so simple, in fact, that it's usually used as a teaching project in most relational database tutorials  Virtually anyone could write their own app to do it using a "desktop database" in just a few hours at most. There's only three tuples: Clients, Projects, and Tasks. After that it's just a little elapsed time mathematics, some reports and data entry forms, and as many bells &whistles as you have the desire to code.)

I'll give them a month or two to get it together and then check back.  Hopefully there will be something worth reviewing at that point. :)

Onward! :Thmbsup:


« Last Edit: May 27, 2011, 10:05:22 AM by 40hz »

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Re: WorkTimer: A free web app for freelancers
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2011, 10:07:14 AM »
Something like that would be great in a mobile app.
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Re: WorkTimer: A free web app for freelancers
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2011, 11:14:19 AM »
Something like that would be great in a mobile app.

They're around already, unless I've totally misunderstood what's being discussed (and there's a high probability that I have).

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Re: WorkTimer: A free web app for freelancers
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2011, 12:30:53 AM »
They're around already

The definitely are for the iPhone. Last I looked there were close to a dozen to pick from. I'd guess the same holds true for Android and other competing platforms.
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Re: WorkTimer: A free web app for freelancers
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2011, 07:17:42 PM »
UPDATE2:

Just heard from Sirbastian Manning, developer of WorkTimer. He clarified a few questions I had and pointed me to some things I was afraid I might have missed or misunderstood.

I'll be doing the review for real as soon as I get a chance. Probably towards the end of this week.

I also invited Sirbastian to drop by and get to know us. Hopefully he'll be able to find the time to join in the discussion.

So...stay posted. Review is on the way. :Thmbsup:


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Re: WorkTimer: A free web app for freelancers
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2011, 01:41:26 PM »
Hmm, this does look very slick.  I've bookmarked it.  Will try it out when I start my next coding project.

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Re: WorkTimer: A free web app for freelancers
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2011, 07:08:34 AM »
Two spam posts in a row.  ;D

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Re: WorkTimer: A free web app for freelancers
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2011, 10:25:31 AM »
What Spam? ;-)

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Re: WorkTimer: A free web app for freelancers
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2011, 03:40:58 PM »

at least they seemed human (are my standards going down...)
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Re: WorkTimer: A free web app for freelancers
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2011, 06:21:39 AM »
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at least they seemed human (are my standards going down...)
They did indeed, that's why I didn't delete the posts. Its incredible how my method of searching for a sub-string of the post in google is becoming increasingly ineffective. Not only are they generating unique phrases, as they are becoming increasingly coherent.
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