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I'm curious about what anyone/everyone is using to track time, tasks, and materials for cartographic jobs. Here, we have an old antiquated DOS-based program that is not doing it for us anymore. We'd like to spend as little time devising/hunting for a new system. There must be some canned program(s) out there that are working for you. What are they?

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I'm curious about what anyone/everyone is using to track time, tasks, and materials for cartographic jobs. Here, we have an old antiquated DOS-based program that is not doing it for us anymore. We'd like to spend as little time devising/hunting for a new system. There must be some canned program(s) out there that are working for you. What are they?


I use FreshBooks for time tracking, invoicing, expenses, and sometimes estimates. I have been very happy with the service!

The best part are automatic payment reminders to clients after 30 days!

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I'm curious about what anyone/everyone is using to track time, tasks, and materials for cartographic jobs. Here, we have an old antiquated DOS-based program that is not doing it for us anymore. We'd like to spend as little time devising/hunting for a new system. There must be some canned program(s) out there that are working for you. What are they?

Openproj & within Adobe Life Cycle there is a timesheet that you can use. Creating an excel spread sheet works too.

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Neil,

I use a little piece of software called TraxTime

http://www.spudcity....me/traxtime.htm
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I was doing some research on Adobe products yesterday and went down a rabbit trail into the Flex and AIR worlds. I came across some Flex demo apps. One on Time Accounting caught my eye as I too have been challenged in this area.

There's a nice little, free desktop app (widget) called TimeLoc created by rad3 found at this site http://www.rad3.com/...oc/default.html

I'm not experienced with AIR built apps so I was apprehensive about security/privacy on the install but I took the risk.

This seems exactly what I was looking for - a simple punch-in/punch-out clock with some reporting. You can also export data to CSV. After one day, ;) I like it. Now of course there's the discipline to use it!

BTW: Here's the Flex showcase site. http://flex.org/showcase/
I liked the BreakingNewsMap app and the MapMyPix app (now called TripPix at UniversalMind website - their GIS stuff is impressive.) There are a number of map/gis related applications in the showcase. Sorry if this leads any of you on rabbit trails and bad time management! If you're an ArcServer developer, bill it to Flex research.

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Clicktime: http://www.clicktime.com/ works very well.

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I'm curious about what anyone/everyone is using to track time, tasks, and materials for cartographic jobs. Here, we have an old antiquated DOS-based program that is not doing it for us anymore. We'd like to spend as little time devising/hunting for a new system. There must be some canned program(s) out there that are working for you. What are they?


Hi Neil,

QuickBooks has an option for time tracking.
There is also a product called TimeSlice http://timeslice.us/ [full disclosure: my sister is one of the programmers]

You might want to make sure the time tracking data goes into your billing system easily.

Donna Genzmer

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Give Talygen a try. You will like it. Easy to operate, consists of different user modules and reporting is in best format.

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Hi Neil,

Try Replicon's online timecard software, compared to the other time tracking software, I personally feel this software to be the best. I have been using this software for a long time and I no longer worry about maintaining invoice or any other task, as this software serves a single final report with all the information required.

Thanks!!!!






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