June 4, 2008

Loafing Around

Some time back, I wrote about my search for a good time tracking application and how I couldn’t find anything which really met my needs. As I mentioned in that post, I coded my own app, named Loafer, since I wanted specific features from a time tracking application. At that point in time, I wasn’t sure if I was going to release Loafer as freeware or not.

However, I realized that I liked releasing applications that I found useful, as freeware. It seems wrong to charge money for an application just because I can code it and somebody else can’t. Besides, if I were to charge money for the app, I would have to handle all the support issues that come along with a paid app 😀

Anyway, even after I had decided to release Loafer as freeware, I never got around to doing it since the app wasn’t totally complete. It was able to track time without any trouble but I wanted reports, I wanted billing management and I even wanted some way to do invoicing. At last, I’ve got most of that in place (minus the invoicing) and so I’m ready to release the first version of Loafer to the public. Go get it from my downloads page

It does what I want from a time tracking app but you might want a lot more. If you do, do drop me a line and I’ll see what I can do about adding the extra functionality in :)

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Posted by Fahim at 11:18 am   Comments (0)