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Author Topic: 'Work Done' Lists Sofware, any ideas ?  (Read 1888 times)

mahesh2k

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'Work Done' Lists Sofware, any ideas ?
« on: August 26, 2011, 07:33:22 AM »
I'm looking for software which works similar to "to-do" lists but also offers logging feature. By logging i mean keeping track of weekly, monthly and daily tasks. For example, you've done 10-12 tasks today and marked them as completed. So this information needs to be accessible in sorted format as per day, week, months. Something like this -

Day 1 :   | Week 1 | Month 1 | Completed Tasks | Pending Tasks
{ Task1 }
{ Task2 }
{ Task3}
{ Task4 }
{ Task5 }

I'm focusing on software that helps me log completed tasks for now. Any ideas ?

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Re: 'Work Done' Lists Sofware, any ideas ?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2011, 09:05:55 AM »
It seems like what your looking for is a "time sheet" program.

Take a look at Grindstone2 by Epiforge. The desktop app is free. They also offer online accounts if you want to sync among multiple machines. Once it's installed however, you can easily make it portable by copying a few files and changing the preferences to reflect the new location of the data file. Some very slick features too. Look at custom fields and think of all the clever uses you could find for them.

Good hands on review and discussion here.
 
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« Last Edit: August 26, 2011, 09:13:25 AM by 40hz »

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Re: 'Work Done' Lists Sofware, any ideas ?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2011, 09:24:37 AM »
I use workflowy.com for this. Make an entry per week inside that the schedule and one entry per day and inside that a worklog of things I did that day.

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Re: 'Work Done' Lists Sofware, any ideas ?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2011, 09:44:06 AM »
Wow. Workflowy is amazing! Thanks for pointing that out!


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Re: 'Work Done' Lists Sofware, any ideas ?
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2011, 10:18:52 AM »
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Re: 'Work Done' Lists Sofware, any ideas ?
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2011, 10:46:44 AM »
I use workflowy.com for this. Make an entry per week inside that the schedule and one entry per day and inside that a worklog of things I did that day.

Couldn't you do much the same thing just using any outliner app - and optionally hosting or (preferably) syncing the data file with something like a free Dropbox account? That way, if workflowy ever went out of business, or changed hands, you'd still be set to go.

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Re: 'Work Done' Lists Sofware, any ideas ?
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2011, 02:25:20 PM »
@40Hz, thanks. Using Grindstone right now and will update this thread after one week testing.  :)

@Justice, thanks for web based solution of this. Requires more work from my side but it is one good web app to use.  :up:

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Re: 'Work Done' Lists Sofware, any ideas ?
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2011, 03:12:05 PM »
I use workflowy.com for this. Make an entry per week inside that the schedule and one entry per day and inside that a worklog of things I did that day.

Couldn't you do much the same thing just using any outliner app - and optionally hosting or (preferably) syncing the data file with something like a free Dropbox account? That way, if workflowy ever went out of business, or changed hands, you'd still be set to go.

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yes, the keyboard shortcuts are great though. Also you can export your stuff out of workflowy and into any outliner.