Task Coach is a simple open source todo manager to keep track of personal tasks and todo lists. It is designed for composite tasks, and also offers effort tracking, cate...
- Free • Open Source
- Todo List Manager
- Task Management Tool
- Note-taking Tool
What is Task Coach?
Task Coach is a well-structured, portable, open source todo / task manager (supporting 50 languages). It grew out of frustration that well-known task managers, such as those provided with Outlook or Lotus Notes, do not provide facilities for composite tasks. Over time, Task Coach has added effort tracking, budgeting, notes, priority adjusting, reminders, and many other features.
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- Todo List Manager
- Time Tracking
- Task Manager
- Task Management
CategoryOffice & Productivity
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At work I have to track expiration dates on several dozen items and other tasks that occur infrequently and irregularly. I don't have any support from the employer to buy anything to do this. The person who did it previously used an extremely tedious paper-based system.
I tried a few different systems such as spreadsheets, outlook calendar/tasks and other note taking options. I found task coach to be the most helpful because it has every option you can think of and very few constraints.
Also, because there is a portable version, I didn't have to go through a bunch of approval to get it installed; I was able to get going on my own.
The only issue I foresee is that when I eventually have to pass this system on to someone else it might be challenging. Most of the people in my industry are not very comfortable with technology and Task Coach requires a bit of confidence to use. There are lots and lots of options, which to me is a good thing, but could be overwhelming. Nothing can be "all things to all people."
Overall I'd say that if simple to do lists don't do it for you, Task Coach probably has the power and flexibility to get it done. With great power comes a learning curve.
I agree to all that was written before. But, I have to say, Task Coach is terribly slow. I’ve been using it for years, so there are a lot of entries, and it gets slower and slower (GNU/Linux version, Xubuntu), for example when stopping a task and starting another. Even the program start is slow. All of this is not really a surprise, as it is programmed in Python, an interpreter language. Nevertheless, I can’t find a better alternative, at least none which is free, so I keep using it.
Since January 2020 I use TaskUnifier instead (https://alternativeto.net/software/taskunifier/). The price for the pro version is $ 20 as a one-time fee per user, and the licensee can use the software on any of his or her computers. At first I used the free version, but after some time I bought the pro edition. Compared to Task Coach, I found the usage a little unfamiliar at the beginning, but soon I got used to it. The program is very extensive and runs much faster than Task Coach. In the purchase version, you can create your own filters and sort orders, for example, and I find that very useful.
Unfortunately, judging by the screenshots on AlternativeTo, Task Coach for Mac looks ugly.
Version 1.4.6 doesn't work on macOS Mojave 10.14.6 with Security Update 2020-006. It always crashes on app launch.
[Edited by AB6hyF0, January 08] On macOS Catalina 10.15.7 Security Update 2020-001, it has forbidden sign atop of its icon.
As simple or complex as you want it to be - a very adjustable & adaptable program. No flashy graphics but homescreen can be altered to show relevant modules as preferred - task list (traditional text or visual square map) calendar, notes, etc.
Perfect if you are looking for a flexible, totally free personal organizer.
It isn't free on iPhone.
I've only used it for two days, so I wait a bit before writing a real review.
However, as said in the subject, I can already advice you to give it a try, even if it doesn't look very sexy at first : after a few minutes, you'll quickly find out that the application design is very sound, and that you can easily shape it to your own methodology.
It has simple yet powerful features :