Time Tracking--What's Good?

by John Adams

Any time tracking ideas for a two-party, separate-machines, hard-to-coordinate household?

My wife and I have the need to track our time independently and yet work with it in the aggregate. Does anyone have something to suggest--possibly something web-based? The primary constraints for us are quick start-up, shallow learning curve, and data export to various formats.

Back in the day, I used a pad and every fifteen minutes made a hash mark next to what I'd done. It seemed to work pretty well, so far as billing was concerned. What's your solution?


5 Comments

phillup
2006-01-03 11:22:32
Achievo
Here is what I use:


http://www.achievo.org/

roger69
2006-01-03 12:01:26
Backpack
How about something like 37 Signals Backpack? Minimal use is free, other plans cost up to $19 a month for lots of storage and reminders.


You can send reminders to email or mobile phones. There are to-do lists, notes, image/photo/file space, etc.


http://www.backpackit.com

emmfan
2006-01-03 15:24:09
AirSet
What about Airset? If you're using Outlook, then it will synchronize your schedules using categories and different rules. It's free too, at least for now.
Dan_Zambonini
2006-01-04 01:17:42
Track-It
We've used this for a couple of years, and are happy with it:


http://www.dovico.com/


It may be too over-the-top for your needs though...

caseydk
2006-01-04 06:36:17
Task Tracking?
If you're talking about Task Tracking and related stuff, you can check out dotProject. I'm a core member and happen to know that it's in use in numberous contracting companies, a few lawyers' offices, and lots of purely internal groups.