I have kind of lost track of time. Christmas-New Years tends to be a time when I ‘play’ a bit with new technologies and have a chance to try things on for size. Alas, work has prevented me from playing! But, all work and no play makes for a very dull boy so I DID manage to pull off a quick playtime in the name of expediency.
As a contract programmer (among other things) one of the biggest challenges is to track the time I spend on various projects and activities. A few years back I wrote a simple time tracking application which I started to use and then abandoned because I couldn’t *easily* track time. I wanted it to be so easy that all I had to do was log in, click and start recording my time on a project. I also wanted to be able to manually add and change time. Nothing fit the bill.
Quite by accident I stumbled across Kimai. I was initially put off because the site was in German (it took me a while to find the UK flag indicating an English version). But, since I run PHP on i and it was a snap to install, I was quickly up and running. This is a GREAT time tracking application. Easy to use. Easy to set up.
I have barely scratched the surface on using it but I will report additional progress in the future. The great thing about the app is that I can use it anywhere I have Internet access. I hope to find a mobile app version (there *was* one but it is no longer available) so I can record time while away from my desk.
Give it a try. A great application…a *real* time saver!