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Task and Time management (tracking) software for Windows

Task and Time management (tracking) software for Windows

I have seen a few discussions about the subject here, but it is still not clear for me which program I should use for task management. My requirements are following:

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Guest [Entry]

"Also a big fan of ManicTime, although the lack of task hierarchy did bug me too at first. I don't know if it would be good enough for what you need, but ManicTime does have an export feature -- you could always do an end of day ""wrap-up"" instead of interrupting your workflow when you change contexts.

I've found the best combination is to lay out tasks on paper at the beginning of the day, log time invisibly with ManicTime, and mark off tasks as I go. Low overhead and low stress.

[Edit] Actually, I use a variation of the Pomodoro Technique, which is worth looking into if you need a way to track time and stay on task. The PDF book on their site makes some good points about task tracking and overhead... basically, the returns for minute-by-minute task tracking aren't worth the extra effort. As long as you can approximate that level of record-keeping, it tends to be ""good enough"" for most people. Unless you bill by the minute of course. :)"
Guest [Entry]

Try using ToDoList it has a bunch of features, like assigning task to users, splitting tasks into subtasks etc., in addition to the features you have mentioned. Most of all it's a freeware
Guest [Entry]

I'm using SlimTimer for my office needs. It's very lightweight and flexible. I like that it's so simple -- no bells and whistles, and it's web-based so I can access it anywhere.
Guest [Entry]

"Try PTM (http://ptm.sourceforge.net/ .
I prefer TaskCoach because it runs on Linux too, but PTM may be what you're looking for. I too think the ""tiny window"" thing would be useful in TaskCoach, but it's not really an issue for me because I have two large monitors and I leave TaskCoach open on one of them."