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As an hourly contractor, what tasks should I charge for?

I'm an independent developer. I work from home, and I charge most of my clients by the hour. Often, a project will require the computer to do something while I twiddle my thumbs; for instance, downloading, uploading, running, or compiling a lot of code. I'm divided as to whether to charge for this. [more inside]
posted by user c on Jun 4, 2014 - 14 answers

messed up

Hope me! How do I organize a really cluttery room, with limited space to work within? I feel like I'm just shuffling things around. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Mar 4, 2014 - 33 answers

Best system for tracking questions and clarifications on project tasks?

When tracking tasks on a project, what's the best tool you've found for logging the follow-up questions and answers? Trac? Jira? Something else? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Sep 17, 2013 - 7 answers

Oh that was TODAY

Looking for an Android to-do app that manages a single to-do list (and/or calendar events) between two folks' phones. [more inside]
posted by shakespeherian on Jun 22, 2013 - 10 answers

Collaborative Project Management for Small-Scale Freelancers

I'm having trouble finding up-to-date resources for managing tasks. I freelance and handle about 3 clients that want to push through dozens of small tasks and projects each week. Is there anything with the functionality of basecamp but on a much smaller scale? A well-designed template for a collaborative task list via google documents would work too. [more inside]
posted by c on May 14, 2013 - 8 answers

How to best use a virtual assistant service effectively?

We are trying out a virtual assistant service which uses remote human personal assistants based in the US that are communicated with through email and an app. The model is that you buy a month's package of requests that you can make (e.g. 15 task requests, with each task not meant to take more than 20 minutes). It can be a bit difficult to think up tasks for the assistants to do, especially if you only want to make requests for tasks that will save you a big amount of time (rather than tasks - make a restaurant booking etc.- which you could do yourself in just a little more time than it takes to make a request). What are your tips for using this kind of service most effectively? What kinds of task requests are most "bang for your buck" , bearing in mind the limit of a standard month's package of 15 tasks? Thanks!
posted by zresearch on May 12, 2013 - 1 answer

A body like Taskpaper with a brain like Omnifocus.

Is there a good-looking task manager that lets me sort by date added, but also has recurring tasks and iOS sync? [more inside]
posted by miniminimarket on May 4, 2013 - 4 answers

Best "to do" list website?

Best "to do" list website? [more inside]
posted by rainbowbrite on Dec 17, 2012 - 14 answers

ToDo Today: Create a Better Checklist

Business was ... simmering ... and I was starting to let things slip. To get back on track, I created a couple of simple checklists of occasionally recurring processes and saved them as .txt files in dropbox. It works. But it's not very elegant. My lists lack an easy and satisfying way to "cross off" or "tick" finished items. I don't think the system will scale well. I'd like to have some calendar functionality. I may want to share them in the future. Do you have a better way? [more inside]
posted by notyou on Sep 24, 2012 - 9 answers

Project management / shared to-do list software for families?

Project management / shared to-do list software for families? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Aug 12, 2012 - 9 answers

A cluttered mind is a sign of...wait I forget.

This is a question about organization and task management. Long and snowflakey, harsh criticism allowed. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on May 17, 2012 - 10 answers

Quick, remind me about... I forget!

I need a reminder/task desktop (mac) AND iphone (iOS 5, but not a 4S) capable application. It will be for work and for play. Help! [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Oct 21, 2011 - 10 answers

Making better use of Tasks in Outlook 2007 when RTM is off the table?

How to optimize the Tasks function in Outlook 2007 when RTM/gtasks are off the table? [more inside]
posted by mercredi on Sep 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Display multiple Google Tasks lists at once?

Gmail/Todolist filter: Is there a way to have Gmail display multiple (collapsed or expanded) tasks lists at once? [more inside]
posted by brackish.line on Aug 26, 2011 - 5 answers

Multi-platform task management

I am looking for a simple task management application with web, iOS and Android clients. I need something that allows tasks to be shared and/or assigned to other people. [more inside]
posted by chairish on Aug 23, 2011 - 5 answers

One list or many?

OrganizationFilter: When scheduling tasks for a day, do you just throw them into a giant list and move through it, or do you come up with specific times and orders for things? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Apr 15, 2011 - 17 answers

TaskMe

I am in love with the Tasks function in Gmail -- but I rarely actually remember to open it. Is there any setting that will make Tasks open automatically whenever I sign in to my account?
posted by hermitosis on Apr 8, 2011 - 4 answers

Need a to-do list app to handle recurring tasks with associated preparatory, deadliney sub-tasks.

Need a to-do / project management app that will quickly schedule events and create all the relevant sub-tasks for me. [more inside]
posted by so_necessary on Mar 24, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me find this todo webapp?

I'm trying to find a specific to do webapp I used a few months ago. It was of minimalist style, the main colors were red/grey/black on a white background. The main features I'm looking for (so if you know of a different one that does this, let me know) was that it was simple to add a task- you just typed it on a line, and that subtasks were also easy to add- as I recall you just hit enter for a new line and then tab to go each level deeper into tasks. I believe you could hide any sub-tasks by sort of retracting them into the top level task (if that makes sense?). Does that sound familiar to anyone? Thanks! If I remember any more details I'll update the post.
posted by jouir on Mar 3, 2011 - 5 answers

Alternative to Basecamp?

I'm looking for a simple alternative to Basecamp with a couple extra features. [more inside]
posted by frenetic on Dec 21, 2010 - 2 answers

Need an Online Day Planner/To Do List with Times

I'm looking for an online day planner that lets you schedule your To Dos. I like to plan my day by assigning a time estimate to each to do item and then sticking it somewhere in my daily calendar. For example: "laundry" 1-2:30PM. [more inside]
posted by kjhosein on Dec 19, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I keep myself disciplined?

How do I make myself buckle down and keep to a normal-person schedule during my current extended period of extreme sadness? [more inside]
posted by Night_owl on Nov 11, 2010 - 26 answers

How is it possible to restructure automatic habits?

How is it possible to restructure automatic habits? [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Oct 8, 2010 - 4 answers

GTD: permanently display google tasks todo list on my wall (next to corkboard)

what sort of device can I buy to show my google tasks next to a corkboard, so I see them on my way out the door? do any photo frames do wireless sync? my first thought was a cheap old itouch, but the screen is tiny, and it does more than I need. low power use would also be a plus (i.e. not a laptop or cheap desktop with wall mounted monitor, which I also thought of - I do have an extra 17" sitting around) I could consider switching to another tasks app if required for the best solution, though I do enjoy gtasks in gmail and calendar.
posted by lrodman on Sep 19, 2010 - 9 answers

I need to Get Things Done on my iPhone

I need a GTD compatible task management app for iPhone that will sync both Outlook tasks AND flagged emails over the air with Exchange Server 2003. Bonus points for three way Outlook/Google/iPhone syncronization and location aware task reminders. [more inside]
posted by tipthepizzaguy on Aug 25, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me get paid to hold this guy's hand

My boss has ADD filter: Is there a way to manage task-scheduling capabilities and see what's been scheduled for you that day? Project management help needed! [more inside]
posted by blazingunicorn on Aug 12, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me stay on top of email threads

I stay on top of my tasks/projects pretty well, except in one case: when the project needs a reply to an email to move forward and I don't get a reply. Is there a simple way for me to address this? [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 on Jul 28, 2010 - 20 answers

Anyone know a way to sync Outlook 2007 Tasks with the Droid?

Is there a way to sync Outlook 2007 Tasks with my Motorola Droid? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Jun 20, 2010 - 1 answer

Help me focus on doing whatever I'm doing well before moving on

I'm really bad about not focusing on my current task, and hastily finishing whatever it is so I can move on to the next and perform it equally as poor. How can I learn to be more focused on -- and enjoy -- what I am currently doing, rather than spending that time looking ahead to the next project at the expense of doing the first well? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Can I Have Multiple Task Lists Displayed Horizontally?

TaskList Special Request: MyLifeOrganized is my preferred tasklist software, because I can do exactly what I need - simply create new tasks and sibling/ child tasks rapidly and unrestricted, and drag and drop them into category groups. Problem: I have so many tasks, one huge vertical list isn't really working for me, nor does it jive with my widescreen workspace. Solution: I want to view each category group (eg immediate actions, projects, documents, clients etc) in it's own vertical list, and each list is displayed side by side in a horizontal view. Is there any Win XP tasklist software *not web-based - no internet access at work* that does this?
posted by forallmankind on Mar 28, 2010 - 4 answers

simple but pretty brainstorm app (mac)?

Can anyone recommend a nice looking simple mac app to help me organise ideas/projects? [more inside]
posted by soymilk on Mar 10, 2010 - 21 answers

The Daily Task

Recently I found out about http://dailyshoot.com/. Before that I found out about http://www.crossfit.com/. What other sites do you know of that give you a very specific tasks to do everyday? Or every week? I find that I am more motivated to learn something when I am given specific tasks to do or projects to work on so services like this are a big help. Looking for any and all things so don't hold back.
posted by newtux on Feb 22, 2010 - 9 answers

Need a simple task time tracker that works out of the Windows system tray

I'm looking for a simple Win app that tracks time spent on tasks/projects. I'd like one that can work directly out of the system tray without needing to pull up the window for the app. [more inside]
posted by kjhosein on Feb 18, 2010 - 6 answers

Ridiculous things to do at Christmas light displays

I'm organizing a Christmas light convoy tomorrow night. Basically a bunch of cars driving around town visiting the best lit up houses. I want to assign a ridiculous task to be performed at each house? Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by 913 on Dec 22, 2009 - 9 answers

Ghost processes in Windows 7 x64?

When I close some programs in Windows 7 (x64) their tasks still show up in the task manager. [more inside]
posted by frenetic on Nov 11, 2009 - 1 answer

Why no iPhone -> Outlook task sync?

Why no iPhone -> Outlook task sync? [more inside]
posted by Izzy on Nov 6, 2009 - 9 answers

Grouping Outlook tasks into projects

I'm looking to replace Shadow Plan on my Treo with something more robust. All I'm really looking for is a way to group individual Tasks into projects. [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Sep 21, 2009 - 2 answers

MS Project like to-do list

todolist filter: I know there are dozens of questions here about to-do lists already, but, alas, none of them fit my requirements. I really like MS Project - it's hierarchical (tasks can nest), and can enforce due dates, but it's too heavy handed for what I need & old tasks don't disappear. I need something like MS Project, but simpler... [more inside]
posted by Muffy on Sep 18, 2009 - 13 answers

Can the iPhone be productive without a Web connection?

I am thinking of switching to the iPhone cult (long-time Nokia user) but I am very concerned about whether the iPhones/iTunes combo can support my day-to-day workflow, which is mostly Outlook-based. [more inside]
posted by costas on Jun 18, 2009 - 5 answers

How can I easily backup Outlook?

Is there an easier and less manual way to export your calendar, contacts, tasks and notes in Outlook? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Feb 20, 2009 - 6 answers

Gmail, Exchange, Outlook, oh my! Please help sort this through.

Gmail, Outlook, and Sync oh my! How do I sort through this? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Jan 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Task management without the cloud

Oh no not another task management question! I'm looking for a web-based task manager that lets me sub-divide tasks. [more inside]
posted by devnull on Jan 19, 2009 - 10 answers

Outlook task help

OutlookFilter: Is there a way to assign a task in Outlook where I receive the reminder as well as the assignee? [more inside]
posted by faunafrailty on Jul 28, 2008 - 2 answers

Running to stand still - resource management in IT

Scheduling and work-request software for an IT team. [more inside]
posted by ajp on May 2, 2008 - 14 answers

How do I only run a task on one startup a day?

I need to schedule a task to run only on the first startup of each day. [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Jan 25, 2008 - 5 answers

Web remote control

Best web server/language for running remote tasks? [more inside]
posted by mphuie on Jan 21, 2008 - 9 answers

I hate cooking. I need to love it.

I hate cooking. I hate cooking. I really, really, really hate cooking. I need to learn how to love it. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Oct 20, 2007 - 87 answers

Entourage tasks print in the wrong order.

Why does Entourage (2004) print my tasks in a different order than they show up on the screen? [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Jul 31, 2007 - 1 answer

To Do application with task-specific reminder options?

Is there a To Do/task list application that offers reminder options per task? [more inside]
posted by thatgirl on Mar 22, 2007 - 8 answers

Need Mac ToDo!

I need a better todo/tasks management system. I'm on a mac, and iCal isn't getting the job done... [more inside]
posted by Gideon on Feb 2, 2007 - 15 answers

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