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Are there any freeware tools that I can use to track time for personal projects.
I would like to create and split the project in tasks and assign time against it.

I am looking for a tool that helps me

  • entering my project tasks
  • log time against
  • once that task is scheduled for today I get an email or an alert.

and also needs to

  • track the time spent on each of it
  • just a report at the end of the month that shows my time left and spent

I'm using MacOS X and Windows.

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do you "only" want to track the time planned and really used per project, or do you also want to do more complex project planning with Gantt charts, dependencies, etc.? –  Martin Sep 29 '11 at 19:17
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Can you be more specific about this? I can't see why regular GTD tools don't help you. –  Tom Wijsman Sep 29 '11 at 19:24
    
@DD2: No, I don't have a software suggestion - I thought you might search a task management freeware like OpenProj, Open Workbenchor TaskJuggler, but that might be too complicated in your case (and maybe not comfortable enough for time logging, etc.) –  Martin Sep 29 '11 at 20:23

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First of all, Joel has a great article called Painless Software Schedules. He explain what should you do or don't.

Have your ever look Toodledo ?

Organize Your Tasks. Use folders, tags, contexts, subtasks and more to organize, search and sort through your tasks.

Improve Your Productivity. Toodledo's hotlist, customizable alarms, and sortable online to-do list will help you remember to complete tasks on-time.

Go Anywhere. Get Toodledo on your mobile phone, in your email, on your calendar, integrated directly into your web browser, and more.

Collaborate. Easily work with other people on shared projects with Toodledo's collaboration tools.

Customize. Select fields you want to use and define how you want to view your tasks. Toodledo is incredibly flexible and customizable.

Import Your Existing Tasks. If you already use a task manager, import tasks from many sources.

And It's free. I know it isn't the best tool for this but I found it very useful. And It's good for me.

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Gr8 artcile ..thanks –  DD2 Oct 5 '11 at 12:54

You can try Eclipse Myln plugin, task focused management. http://www.eclipse.org/mylyn/

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Did you try Trello?

It's

  • free
  • web-based (so u can access from anywhere)
  • can easily collaborate with other project partners (if any)
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