Is there such a thing as project aggregation software?
February 23, 2012 1:17 AM Subscribe
I'm not looking for project management, nor time tracking, nor (necessarily) to do lists, but more of a way of assembling all the different project components and work in progress in one interface. Is there such a thing?
posted by outlier to Work & Money (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
In work and in home life, I'm doing many projects, each of which several and distinct ongoing streams of production - the data from the field workers, the software I wrote to analyse it, the actual analysis and results, the paper we're writing up, some supporting documentation and papers ... Frustratingly, all of these things use different tools (the word processor, the code editor, the stats package, the bibliography manager - some of which are finicky about where files live) or are worked on in different contexts, so they end up scattered across the computer. Chaos ensues.
My ideal would be to see and manage all these things under one interface, even if the individual steps are done with other tools, an overview from which you can find and switch to other other components easily. Here's the early reports, and here's the extracted data with I analysed with this code in line with the MOU ... There are todo lists with attached items but they're fairly limited. (Try to attach many files or a folder.) I've been using Eclipse, which has projects that can point to files elsewhere on disk, but it's fairly code-centric and lumbering.
It seems to me this must be an idea that has been thought of before but my Google-foo has failed me. Has anyone encountered such software?