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Author Topic: Non automated time trackers  (Read 1715 times)

oblivion

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Non automated time trackers
« on: June 18, 2019, 04:47 AM »
I'm trying to find something that can track, very loosely, where I am and what I'm doing. Like, some sort of ability to create a few locations that I can associate with blocks of time, past or future, just to help me keep track of things without vast and unnecessary detail.

So I'd like to be able to say "tomorrow morning I'm at xyz, lunchtime I'll be in abc, yesterday I was at ghi all day" and maybe show me something like a diary view. Colour coded by location would be nice, too!

All the time trackers I've looked at want me to hit start and stop buttons and/or do real-time location tracking. I don't want or need that sort of fine detail - or complexity.

Anyone seen anything like that?
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Re: Non automated time trackers
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 06:29 AM »
Would a calendar suit?
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Re: Non automated time trackers
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 07:58 AM »
Anuran does this.  An old NANY entry, but I still use it because I'm terrible at tracking time.

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Re: Non automated time trackers
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2019, 09:25 AM »
Would a calendar suit?
I had a feeling someone would say something like that  ;D

I was hoping for something I could impose enough constraints on that I could do everything with a few button presses once I'd defined the basic parameters.
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Re: Non automated time trackers
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2019, 09:27 AM »
Anuran does this.  An old NANY entry, but I still use it because I'm terrible at tracking time.
Ooh. I remember looking at it, years ago, and deciding it wasn't a good fit for me then. I'll take another look!
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Re: Non automated time trackers
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2019, 10:30 AM »
I was using a TreePad for this type of documenting what I was doing daily at a retail shop. Was to remember who came in and what times. What we discussed and when items were shipped.

This is something I wish I knew about when I was working that job. This would have been the best solution for me then.

At least I now know about it and can have a possible use for it later as a nurse.

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Re: Non automated time trackers
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2019, 10:38 AM »
So my idea for the moment is to combine Anuran with a set of stored text items in Clipboard Help And Spell, moved into a group to keep them together. Not entirely what I'd envisaged but I think it will do the job. Thanks for the directional shove!
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Re: Non automated time trackers
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2019, 08:43 AM »
Been using Anuran successfully for this for a while, now: I have a CHS popup menu defined with several cookie-cutter text items that I use for uncomplicated stuff, but I've noticed a couple of things. I've lost the Anuvu filter box and I can't work out where it went or how to get it back... and when the "save note" options are set to save on Enter, you get the Enter as well as the save, so if you also use the "show previous entry" option the previous entry grows by a newline every time. But that's a minor gripe. :)
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