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Brandon Checketts has a question, one frankly I am not equipped to answer since I don’t do projects based on time and also I am not a software developer like many of our readers. Hopefully the community can provide the input and help Brandon out. I’ve […]

Brandon Checketts has a question, one frankly I am not equipped to answer since I don’t do projects based on time and also I am not a software developer like many of our readers. Hopefully the community can provide the input and help Brandon out.

I’ve just quit a full time job to do freelance work. I’ve been doing it for about a month now and enjoying it tons. However, I’m often in the middle of 3 or 4 projects, and am having a difficult time tracking where my time is being spent. I’m wondering what time-tracking software, applications, or methods others are using.

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  1. Sean Winstead Tuesday, October 3, 2006

    For many, many years, I have used Timeless Time and Expense personal edition. It runs while I work and shows up as a tray icon. It’s quick and easy to use. Just right click on it to switch to a different task or to pause/resume.

  2. There are a lot of great solutions out there.

    Tick (www.tickspot.com)
    SlimTimer (www.slimtimer.com)
    Harvest (www.getharvest.com)
    88 Miles (www.88miles.net)

    Of course there are many others as well… I personally prefer Tick – but I’m completely biased ;-)

    Best advice I can give you is to take a few minutes and try them all out. I’m sure there is one that will fit your needs.

  3. I use Basecamp to manage all my projects. It rocks. The time tracking tool is pretty sweet. You can track by person and by project.

    Check it out. And use the link below, I get a referal credit.

    Sign Up For Basecamp

  4. For those who prefer to simply click…

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  5. If you’re using a mac, check out:
    http://www.stuntsoftware.com/OnTheJob/

  6. Mixxer, Time Tracking, Myspace & Broadband TV « Technically Speaking Tuesday, October 3, 2006

    [...] Web Worker Daily has a nice post that will interest allot of people working that self employed job style. It’s a question posed about “How Do You Time Track?”. That is a very good question, and Technically Speaking I hope to be reading allot of comments and ideas from others later on this afternoon. [...]

  7. Check out http://davidseah.com/archives/2005/09/23/the-printable-ceo/
    He also has a Flash based program that will hep you track time in 15 minute chunks.
    HTH


    Parag

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