Archive for April, 2011

So, yeah, it works on the PlayBook

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Since the release of the BlackBerry PlayBook on the 19th, some customers have been wondering if the offline mobile access for Heap CRM and Torch Project Management is compatible. I can confirm that it is:

Heap CRM's Offline Mobile Access on BlackBerry PlayBook:

Torch Project Management's Offline Mobile Access on BlackBerry PlayBook:

This means you get to choose the tablet you want. Heap's/Torch's offline mobile access is compatible with iPad, Android tablets, BlackBerry PlayBook and HP TouchPad.

Recent Open Source Tools that Connects/Enhances Torch Project Management

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Here is a few tools I've been working on that either enhance Torch Project Management or somehow connect to it.

csvToLedger

CsvToLedger allows you to convert CSVs into a format appropriate for Ledger. It’s particularly useful when you need to specify multipart transactions.

It can take any sort of CSV but it was specifically designed to read CSV generated by Torch. If you have TorchCL installed, you can even pipe the output directly to csvToLedger. So, if you need to automate the process of importing invoices/expenses/time entries in Torch into your accounting software, this is the tool for you.

expense.txt

Expense.txt allows you to track and analyze your expenses using plain text files. With this tool you can see what your spending money on, search based on categories, projects amounts, dates or some combination of the aforementioned list. The format of the expense file is completely freeform and consistent with GTD style for todos.

Expense.txt can import/export merge any kind of CSV or text file. In particular, it can import and export to and from Torch's expense tracking tool. If you have TorchCL installed, you can pipe the output directly to and from Torch.

time.txt

Time.txt allows you to track and analyze your time (sheets) using plain text files. With this tool you can see what your spending your time on, search based on categories, projects, number of hours, dates or some combination of the aforementioned list. The format of the time file is completely freeform and consistent with the GTD style of todos.

Time.txt can import/export merge any kind of CSV or text file. In particular, it can import and export to and from Torch's time tracking tool. If you have TorchCL installed, you can pipe the output directly to and from Torch.