Task Coach is a simple open source to-do manager to keep track of personal tasks and to-do lists.
Even the busiest people can use a little coaching now and then, but most of the time theyre on their own. Task Coach is a free, open-source task and to-do list manager that can help you manage the most hectic schedule and just about any kind of task.
Task Coachs user interface is nicely rendered, with an efficient layout displaying Tasks in the main window and Categories in a smaller sidebar. Task Coach offers a lot of assistance on the Help menu, including support options, but weve always found that the best way to get a feel for how easy a tool like Task Coach is to use is simply to use it.
We created a Category and scrolled through the wizards extensive lineup of tabs, including Attachments, Effort, Budgets, Notes, and Appearance. The ability to customize color-coding of entries is invaluable for managing lots of tasks efficiently; better yet, like so many parts of Task Coach, we had more than one way to do it: from the taskbar, from the menu bar, or by right-clicking an entry and choosing from an extensive menu of options.
* Creating, editing, and deleting tasks and subtasks.
* Tasks have a subject, description, priority, start date, due date, a completion date and an optional reminder. Tasks can recur on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
* Tasks can be viewed as a list or as a tree.
* Tasks can be sorted by all task attributes, e.g. subject, budget, budget left, due date, etc.
* Several filters to e.g. hide completed tasks or view only tasks that are due today.
* Tasks can be created by dragging an e-mail message from a mail user agent (Outlook, Thunderbird, Claws Mail, Apple Mail) onto a task viewer.
* Attachments can be added to tasks, notes, and categories by dragging and dropping files, e-mail messages, or URLs onto a task, note or category.
* Task status depends on its subtask and vice versa. E.g. if you mark the last uncompleted subtask as completed, the parent task is automatically marked as completed too.
* Tasks and notes can be assigned to user-defined categories.
* Settings are persistent and saved automatically. The last opened file is loaded automatically when starting Task Coach.
* Tracking time spent on tasks. Tasks can have a budget. Time spent can be viewed by individual effort period, by day, by week, and by month.
* The Task Coach file format (.tsk) is XML.
* Tasks, notes, effort, and categories can be exported to HTML and CSV (comma separated format). Effort can be exported to iCalendar/ICS format as well.
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Good product. Easy, fast and stable. Good support.
Excellent and reliable task logger. I use perhaps a third of this programs features and it more than satisfies my needs. Taskcoach has been totally reliable in the several years that I have used it; Ive never lost important data. I am completely satisfied with it.