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Time Tracker v1.0 - Open Source Efficiency Tracking Utility for the Lotus Notes Client
10/13/2009 10:50:00 AM by Chris Toohey
Time Management experts will tell you an individual only has 24 hours in a single day; proper time management isn't finding time in your day, but rather discovering and dealing with inefficiencies in your day. The best way to discover those inefficiencies - at least as recommended to me as part of the AMA Time Management Strategies seminar which I recently attended - is to document how you spend your day.
With that, I introduce Time Tracker, an Open Source Efficiency Tracking Utility for the Lotus Notes Client.
The idea is simple. At the start of your day - upon completion of your first task - create an entry highlighting what you did and whether you feel it was an efficient or inefficient use of your time. Based on several requests, you can also select the priority, apply categories, or even align your time against a project.
For Lotus Notes Client v8.0 and above, you can use the Time Tracker Widget to make this process even easier!
- Lotus Notes Client Interface
Take a look at your daily time log and quickly pinpoint inefficient problem areas in your day. See how your time is spent against your priorities, your projects, and categories that you maintain.
- Lotus Notes Sidebar Widget
Making your time tracking even easier, you can opt to use the time logging and categorization capabilities of the Time Tracker v1.0 Lotus Notes Client Sidebar Widget!
Download Time Tracker v1.0 for the Lotus Notes Client
The next release of Time Tracker will feature the following:
- Various ImprovementsExpect both minor functionality and user experience improvements, as well as improved Sidebar Widget support for the next release of Time Tracker.
- Entry Calendar
Pulled from v1.0 more because I wanted to get it just right without holding up the release of this product. The Entry Calendar will allow you to view your time log in a standard Lotus Notes Calendar format.
- Mobile Browser AccessSometimes you're away from your desk, and keeping track of your time is often most critical when walking around the office to and from meetings. How did it take me 25 minutes to cross the building?! With the next release of Time Tracker, you'll be able to track how many sidebar conversations you were pulled into, and whether that was an efficient use of your time.
- Blackberry Client for Time TrackerDon't worry about those dead zones in your building keeping you from tracking your time. The Blackberry Client for Time Tracker will allow you to replicate your time log with the Lotus Notes Client release of Time Tracker.
The above next release features are things that I want to see in the next release of Time Tracker... but I'm completely open for suggestions. If there's something that you want to see in this next release, leave a comment on this post or feel free to contact me at email@example.com!