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Add Estimated hours for completion to track time

SIMPLE TIME MANAGEMENT.
* Each task / sub-task should have its own hours or minutes for completion.
* Total time could be allocated to the parent task and All the tasks could be tallied up to a total hours so that you can keep track of the big picture * Once a task has been marked completed its time is then subtracted.

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      • Jonathan Kolodner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Another service you might want to consider working with would be Rescuetime; it automatically tracks your time use, which puts it out-of-sight, out-of-mind so you can focus on what you're supposed to be actually doing.

        They have an API, I don't know how good/helpful it is, but there might be a way to easily match things tagged/keyworded from their service using their projects portion with tasks tagged in Checkvist.

      • Jonathan Kolodner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If you're going to use tags, may I suggest don't use specific time denominations as tags themselves, use something like you use for due dates. Have a shortcut (like hitting tt) that opens a box to input time spent.

        Then as a separate reporting function you could see the times associated with entries that have certain tags. Then all things tagged #ClientAProject you can see the time associated.

      • Adminsashika (Admin, Checkvist) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Tags are a very good suggestion. But I'd like to see some integration with Pomodairo (https://code.google.com/p/pomodairo), a free AIR-based tool for the Pomodoro technique http://www.pomodorotechnique.com which I use to concentrate on work, and count "pomodoros" spent on a task.
        Can be combined with the tags: first you set, say "5h" and then see the "15 pomodoros" which you actually spent.
        Any other Pomodoro fans here? :)

      • Roberto commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        checkvist is really fantastic, but for my daily use I would need a simple
        time management. something very simple, a tool that can answer to questions like "how much time did I spend on this task/list/subtasks?".
        my suggestion is to use a special tag (how suggest raj) to add the time you spent on a single task: [5min], [1h], [35min] ad so on...

      • AdminKirill Maximov (Admin, Checkvist) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Raj, good idea. We definitely want to keep things simple. So as a quick solution tags may really work.
        We'd rather provide some integration with external tools which provide time tracking. Any ideas how it may look like?

      • Raj Patel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with Serge. An incomplete work-around can be done using tags. Create tags for #15min, #30min, etc. So as Ricardo said, you can quickly see which tasks you can accomplish in the time you have.

      • Serge commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I disagree : if everyone wants this kind of thinkgs about task, then Checkvist will soon be a bloated software full of fields everywhere (that's not what i'm looking for).

      • Ricardo Pascual-Jackson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        yes, I am doing that now by adding for example next to the task [02:00]. This is great when you have a free time slot and you ask yourself what do I have that I can do in the next half hour/hour etc. Can also calculate expected hours and at some point autoplot a schedule on Calendar

      • patrickh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would like to see this also, when I go through and assign due dates, it helps to remind me how long everything takes

      • mzwinderman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be really cool if there could then be integrated with a calendar (Google Calendar, iCal). Even without calendar integration I like this idea :)

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