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The Tasktop Team has just released Tasktop Summer 2008.

The coolest thing in this release is the new time tracking and reporting feature, which gives you full transparency into your work activities with automatic to-the-minute tracking of time spent working both within and outside of Eclipse. As usual, we put all of the control at your finger tips, enabling you to do things like adjusting timings. You also get flexible reports so that you don’t have to stress the creative side of your brain when needing to report activity or fill out time sheets, and can save your creativity for more interesting activities like coding. As an example, take a look at my time report for the week after the Mylyn 3.0 release, from which I can immediately see that I spent most of my time on the Tasktop working set (blue part of pie chart on far right), a bunch of time went to managing (the gray bars in the graph) and thankfully a higher proportion to working on the tasks I had scheduled (colored bars in the graph). From this I can immediately see why I was itching to write code by the end of the week, since most of my week went into non-programming activities.

Tasktop are also providing a free version of Tasktop called Tasktop Starter, allowing Eclipse Mylyn users to access some valuable features that are out of the scope of Eclipse and Mylyn, including the Gmail connector for free, which lets you easily tag conversations in Gmail have them appear in Mylyn’s Task List and be accessible when working offline.

For more information read Mik's blog entry about the release.


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