SZ Project Tracker

Make dev/learning/anything logging as effortless as Twitter

Whether it's to build in public, keep track of work for reports, or just to learn and reflect better, we could all benefit from logging our projects. SZ Project Tracker makes keeping dev logs or learning journals as easy as posting to Twitter.
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4 Reviews5.0/5
I really want add some noise here and mention I've had the opportunity to watch this project grow over the last couple weeks from a tiny demo to the amazing product it is today! It's been crazy to see @wwsalmon make progress in real time as he uses SZ Project Tracker itself to build the product in public! Quite meta :) I've tried keeping personal dev logs before (in notes and .txt files), but never before run across a dedicated service quite like this one. I can even imagine a tool like this possibly making it easier for teams to run standups (if members can keep little dev logs of what they've done). Looking forward to see this continue to develop in the future, and will certainly be using it myself!
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Swyx
Hunter
Sr. Dev Advocate at AWS
Discovered this product while speaking with the students from Summer of Shipping (https://summerofshipping.com/). I'm a big advocate of learning and building in public and to my surprise Samson was working on the perfect tool for doing this! So here it is.
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Samson Zhang
Maker
Human-centered designer & developer
Hi Product Hunt! I'm so excited to share this project with y'all, huge thanks to @swyx for hunting it! Logging your work is sometimes necessary, other times just awesome to do; but it can be a hassle. Google Docs and Notion are powerful tools, but they're not meant for rapid, continuous updates like how learning and building actually happen. Personally, I found myself just writing plaintext markdown and committing it into my respositories for dev logs. Sometimes, all you need is the right tool to change your habits or workflow for the better. SZ Project Tracker (excuse the unoriginal name ๐Ÿ˜…) is such a tool I built for myself, to make project tracking 10x easier. Just hit "New update," write in Markdown, drop your screenshots in, and hit "Create," and you've got an update logged. It feels just like posting to Twitter, but fully within your control. Want others to see an update, or follow your progress on a project? Make the whole project public, or individual posts, and send the link to whoever you want! Want to post an update to Twitter? Draft it as usual, then hit "Create and share to Twitter," and a snippet of your update with a link to the full post will pop up in a new Tweet draft. I've been using this app heavily myself from as soon as it was functional -- I even tracked the development of the app, in the app! I've found myself using it for class notes, learning journals, and customizer interviews, too. I've shared links to my learning with mentors, only to have them be passed around, resulting in further connections and opportunities. (Build in public, as @swyx tells us!) All this is to say that, this app has been really useful for me, and I hope that it will be for you as well! It's also the first full-stack app that I've built ๐Ÿ˜›, so I've learned a ton from the experience so far and only expect this learning to continue. Now go sign up and give it a whirl, then let me know what you think in the comments below! โค, Samson
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Terry Xu
Mindful Suite | ex: Notarize, Twitter
Amazing work, congrats! This will be a huge advantage when you start school! Gonna get it and use for my projects as well!
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Samson Zhang
Maker
Human-centered designer & developer
@coolnalu Thanks so much, I hope you find it useful! Thanks for all your support and advice, too, I wouldn't be here without you ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Ray Li
Mobile Developer @ NOCD Inc
What about work that isn't necessarily visible? For example, building an underlying architecture/framework where the UI looks unchanged for months but there's a lot of progress underneath. Any good way to track that? This project tracker looks phenomenal, upvoted and will be using for sure!
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Samson Zhang
Maker
Human-centered designer & developer
@rayliverified Thanks Ray, hope you enjoy using it! SZPT is perfect for tracking less visible work -- I frequently make updates when I refactor code, for example, by just dropping in screenshots of it. You can make these updates private or public at your discretion
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Ray Li
Mobile Developer @ NOCD Inc
@wwsalmon Thanks for the helpful advice.
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