Keenen Charles
Keenen CharlesIndie Hacker

What's a good app for logging tasks done each day?

I'm looking for an app that lets me keep track of what I did each day. Not a to-do list but a daily log of the tasks I completed so I can look back at the past and track my productivity.
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  1. Callum Flack
    Callum FlackBrand designer, frontend developer · Written
    I used this for a while, in two periods separated by some years. Both times it was fun. But I didn't keep up the habit. Prob cause I had no team, just me… More likely I just flaked. I liked how idonethis they emailed me at 5pm everyday with questions and I could reply by email, very quickly. You could, however, just set this up within gmail or s'thing and use a label search as your "interface". …also, this idea has relations to stoicism's evening minutes method, CBT's gratitude journaling, etc. which I believe can be a better "measure" than number of tasks, cause who's to say those tasks are important? To feel like you've stacked up a few things makes one happy, and pays itself forward, both for yrself and others. ETC!
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    Memory by Timely

    An intelligent timeline of everything you did in a day.

    Kunal Bhatia
    Kunal Bhatia50Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp · Written
    Memory by Timely is just magic. I never worry about tracking anymore. It keeps a log for me, and I can look back/categorize activities later in the day.
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    • Elizabeth Hannan
      Elizabeth HannanChief Digital Strategy Officer

      Started using this product in Aug17. By Oct17 stopped functioning. Unable to collect, download data, export, etc. Pretty UX interface just doesn't work for actual use at its core. Contacted customer support in Oct17 still not functioning in Jan2018... but they are still charging my card even after cancel subscription in Oct17.

      Support: Avoid "AMY" - very unprofessional. If you want a down and out argument with a stranger then AMY is your girl! #Human #Support #Unpleasant

    • Wilka Carvalho
      Wilka CarvalhoMachine Learning Research Intern, IBM

      Nothing from any app I've had open has been added to Timely from the Memory on either my (a) work macbook (b) personal macbook or (c) surface. I thought it could replace rescuetime and allow me to integrate that with my projects but it doesn't actually work. It didn't work for any of my devices.

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    Simply reply to an email every day to update your team

    Tadas Labudis
    Tadas LabudisFounder of Prodsight (Intercom Insights) · Written
    it emails you daily to ask what you've done and then compiles that into a diary shareable with a team.
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    Automatic productivity & time tracking for macOS

    Ivan Mir
    Ivan Mir3maker of Qbserve time tracking app · Written
    Ivan Mir made this product
    If you are working mostly on Mac, Qbserve (our app) will log both your productivity and project time, and generate various reports.
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    • Kiran Kunigiri
      Kiran KunigiriA guy who makes cool stuff.

      This app is pretty awesome. They made it so detailed that when I walked away from my laptop for 20 minutes, instead of just logging whatever app I was on, it asked me if I was eating, sleeping, exercising, etc. since it knew I was away from the computer

      It logs every single website and app you visit, and almost everything has been categorized for you. You can even make your own categories and projects to specifically log as well. At the end, I can also look at everything I did with charts and a pie chart showing my overall time spent categorized into productive, neutral, and distracted, which is a really awesome way to get a quick overview.

    • Ted Han
      Ted HanTechnical Lead, DocumentCloud

      Other activity trackers and systems for keeping organized have always stressed me out a ton. Qbserve is the first activity tracker i've used that i don't feel hung up or bad about using through the entire cycle of use. There are periods where i will stop tracking for a while, but Qbserve is always easy to jump back into and use. You get immediate feedback about what's going on, and the color tracking in the dock icon gives a great visual feedback mechanism as a reminder for how on track you've been (or not).

      Classification has gotten better, and the ability to triage stuff yourself is great. I wish there were some way to segment up my twitter use into work related, and time wasting, but that's my only complaint.

  5. Steve Sohcot
    Steve SohcotWeb/App Developer - · Written
    "Track what you do, in order to better manage how you'd like to spend your time." Full disclosure: I made this app.
  6. Create a form, set a Google sheet as destination for answers (every entry will come with a timestamp), include the form in a recurring calendar invite.
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    Timing 2

    Automatic time and productivity tracking for Mac.

    Daniel Alm made this product
    Timing automatically tracks how you spent time on your Mac and presents them graphically in a timeline. In the timeline, it automatically recognizes what blocks of time belong together — simply click them and enter what you did during that time, done! This is much easier than trying to remember what you did without the extra time context to guide you the process. It also offers a special "snippets" report to list all the things you accomplished in a succinct fashion.