Task Coach: Desktop Task Manager

If you are looking for some task list manager to organize your daily tasks, check out Task Coach, a desktop app with some nice features. You can have tasks, sub tasks and organize them in categories.

Task Coach: Desktop Task Manager

While adding tasks you can add name, description for the task and associate a color with it for easy color coding. A task can have dates, a start date, an end date and a completion date. You can also setup a reminder for the task. If the task a routine then you can set it up as a recurrence task. A task can have a budget, here you can add the rate at which you will charge for the task if it is a client work. Based on the time you spent on the task it will update the revenue generated, this way you can use it as a time tracking application for every task. If you wish you could also add attachments to the task.

Task Coach: Desktop Task Manager

The effort menu will allow you to create efforts, once you create and start tracking effort you can see how much time you spent on a specified task. Along with effort and budget options will allow you to charge for client work.

Task Coach: Desktop Task Manager

Another feature is that you can increase or decrease the priority of any task if you are working on several on the same day.

This is a quite impressive app for managing tasks effectively with some great features. The app is still in alpha but the feature list so far is impressive. Task Coach is a freeware and licensed under GPL, it is available for Windows, Linux and Mac.

Key Features:

  • 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 Outlook or Thunderbird onto a task viewer
  • Attachments can be added to tasks, notes, and categories by dragging and dropping files, e-mail messages from Outlook or Thunderbird, or URL’s 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
  • Tasks, effort, notes, and categories can be printed. When printing, Task Coach prints the information that is visible in the current view, including any filters and sort order
  • Task Coach can be run from a removable medium

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