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ManicTime is a time tracking application that allows you to collect your time spent, use it to denote what you spent your time on and analyze where you spent your time. This allows you track your tasks, and more than that if you feel it could be useful in other parts of your life. Auto tracking of computer usage Manictime sits in the background and ...


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RescueTime is the best. It offers both a free version that is very good and an even better paid one.


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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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I use RescueTime, it's great! It has superb reporting, you can see your activity per day, week, month, etc. Another awesome feature is that it can distinguish between productive activity and non-productive activity, you can view per category / application how much time you have spent on it. You can checkout Scott Hanselman's review for further details:


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There's also ManicTime. It's great... and free.


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You may lose 5-10 minutes of your life by being early. But by being late, you may lose 30 minutes (by missing the bus, doctor calling someone else, and so on). If someone is waiting for you, you'll lose a lot of respect which will take far more than 5-10 minutes of your life to earn back. My father would refuse to do business with people who show up to ...


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I would check out TSheets. It's a one click process between each task (each task can have your preferred title) and it will easily generate a daily report to reflect your totals...


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Disclaimer: This is purely my opinion, and what works for me may not work for others. I've noticed that as I'm working on a given task, I'm sometimes switching to another task for a couple of minutes. I'm starting to think that my tasks may be too small (some are less than an hour) and/or too closely related to each other. These two sentences ...


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Watches are a neglected tool. My biggest issues are that most of them take a (relatively) long time to do simple things, and that most make noise whereas I usually want a vibration. My mutewatch solves both of those problems, although introduces some new ones unique to it. I had high hopes for my motoactv but there's no SDK yet. I had an earlier version ...


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Workrave can do this. It can even be configured to track your time across multiple computers.


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The tag "time-tracking" tag does not give many good answers/suggestions, but the project management sister site has a few good ones: http://pm.stackexchange.com/questions/3650/what-time-tracking-time-management-software-do-you-use http://pm.stackexchange.com/questions/3874/how-to-accurately-track-the-time-a-contractor-spends-on-a-project A few years ago ...


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I think you want Evernote with some add-ons from the trunk. Evernote lets you clip sections or full web pages, create notes, import files. You can do it from a browser add-on, a web application, a desktop program, or a handheld device (iOS, android,others) Anything you add from one client is very quickly available from all other clients. The Evernote ...


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This is not a watch, but more of an old school pager: "Invisible Clock" Check out their 'Uses' tab for ideas.


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Whatever you've tried, you've found a way to defeat it. Tools will only get you so far. You need to train yourself to not wander. I struggle with the same thing, but for different reasons. One thing that has worked is I ask myself before I click on a link: "Why am I going there?" If you have a productive, defined purpose for going there, then go there. ...


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It's still in development (the fundraising Kickstarter only recently ended), but if you have a smartphone, the Pebble watch will be all kinds of up your alley. It remains to be seen what people will do with it (I'm interested in developing for it, once I get mine), but it's designed to communicate with your phone via Bluetooth and therefore it should, in ...


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I used to have a problem with chronic lateness, and I whilst I was well aware of the problems that my lateness caused me, I often overlooked the impact of my lateness on others. This is partly because many of these problems were experienced by people before I even arrived, and when I did finally turn up, I was often in such a rush that I didn’t notice other ...


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There are lots of good answers already. Let me add one more aspect. There is an asymmetry between being early and being late. If you are early, you know that you are early. You can plan accordingly. If you are 30 minutes early, you can bring a book. If you are 5 minutes early, you can do a quick phone call, read or write a few emails or messages. When you ...


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I believe your switching from one task to another can cause because of any of following reasons. 1. First you have not identified the dependency between the tasks. 2. You cannot visualize the tasks (in to-do list) I believe it is better to have a way to visualize the tasks of your to-do list. Try using KANBAN board (Electronic or just a white board) Main ...


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You could try Workrave. It's a tool to help prevent RSI rather than a time management tool, but it keeps track of mouse movement and number of keystrokes.


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The simple GPS logger I own has the feature to record a timestamp (along with the location) if you press a button. The downside of this for your use is the limited runtime of those devices (I guess around 8h per charge). Do you own a smartphone? Then you could think of a number of setups which record timestamps a the press of a button. If you are into ...


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Ktimetracker Although I have no experience with this particular software, it might suit your needs. It's from KDE, so if you are using other Desktop Environment it might install a lot of dependencies. https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/ktimetracker/


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Outlining with Emacs org-mode Emacs org-mode (http://orgmode.org/) should be able to do what you want. It is an outliner software, so it naturally supports a tree-like structure with headlines, sub-headlines, etc. You can add tags, categories and other metadata to each headline/bullet point There are very comfortable features for clocking time spent on ...


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The work time is usually limited to a similar amount every day but time is not strictly related to productivity. I personally understand productivity as a standard output unit over time, meaning a higher output in the same time interval suggests an increase in productivity. Taking for example an industry employee who's supposed to pack boxes: if he manages ...


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I've tested many and ended up using taskcoach, freeware, open source.


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The first thing to do is convince yourself that you will be more productive by taking breaks. And you will. You aren't thinking at 100% efficiency if you don't eat and sleep. The Pomodoro technique emphasizes the need to take a break regularly. You will probably find a 5 minute break every 25 minutes too far from where you are to start there. (I only do ...


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I've used Rescue Time, but unfortunately, they don't offer the (free) ability to track time across your browsing, only showing that you were using a browser during that time. I'm a long term user of Rescue Time (most of the time the free version) and I can see my time spent divided by different website. I think you do not have the proper plugin/addon ...


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Your best resource for this is Electronic Counters. They have both electronic and mechanical counters that you increment by pushing a button.


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This reminded me of this device that a friend got from public radio. http://www.radiobookmark.com/ I don't know if you would be able to hack the device but I believe all it does is store a time stamp every time you click the button. They intended use is to be able to go back and stream the radio show you were listening to on public radio. But if you can ...


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I own a watch from timex that covers all of your specifications. It has a vibration mode, two different repeating alarms, keeps time, indiglo button, battery has lasted for a long time. It has a few more features (including calendar alarms), plus the nice additional feature of being able to hide features of the watch that you aren't currently using. I got it ...


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Well, for my needs I developed WindowListener (win based, but runs on Mono in Linux): http://29algorithms.com/wordpress/projects/window-listener-0-8 http://freshmeat.net/projects/window-listener It does exactly what you as of it: track time on windows, applications, supports tagging, searching. Hope it helps ;)



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