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On 5/27/10 11:32 AM, Pinkham, Jim wrote:
> Very interesting that you should mention this. I'd been looking for
> something similar, and I scoured my own e-mail archives and the list
> archives yesterday because I thought the discussion had come up in the
> past year or so. I found a reference to Personal Time Manager (PTM
> 1.4.5, from SourceForge, IIRC). That's what I've been using for the past
> couple of years. Light and minimalist and no real complaints. I did not
> find the application that I seemed to recall had been more recently
> used, tested, and lauded. Unfortunately, I didn't bookmark it and
> couldn't recall the exact name.
> But I also checked to see what was new and perhaps more feature rich.
> After checking out the reviews and sites such as Google, Wikipedia,
> Snapfiles, Gizmo Richards "Best Free Software" series, and the like, I
> ended up downloading Time Sheet
> (http://www.timesheetsmts.com/freesoftware.htm), Toggl
> (http://www.toggl.com/), and Grindstone 2
> (http://www.epiforge.com/Grindstone2/) for potential testing. Of the
> three, Grindstone seemed easiest, lightest, and most appealing to my
> needs. I installed that this morning, and I'm very much liking what I
> see so far. It looks like it will be easy for reporting -- and I could
> easily tie to rates, even variable rates, if I were using during my off
> hours to bill a freelance client. The application can be carted around
> on a stick, too, and tasks ported back and forth between home and work.
> I had to chuckle when I stepped away from my desk for 11 minutes and 22
> seconds this morning and was greeted by a message when I hit the first
> keystroke upon my return. The application promptly asked what I'd been
> doing, if I wanted to assign the time to a task, or "Nothing that
> concerns you, Grindstone."
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> Subject: Project time tracking application
> I work on multiple development projects that are billed separately. What
> software (or method) have you found works best for tracking how much
> time is spent on which project? Suggestions or experiences would be
> greaty appreciated.
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