Archive for the 'Torch' Category

Print your Invoices/Bids to the Cloud with Google Cloud Print (Torch Project Management)

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Google has a fantastic product called Google Cloud Print, where you can print from anywhere from any device to any printer you own (assuming you have it registered with the service). You can now print Torch Invoices or Bids to Google Cloud Print.

Click the "Google Cloud Print" button under "Export":

Select your printer:

Save to Torch Project Management Extension

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Using the "Save to Torch Project Management" Chrome Extension, users of Torch Project Management can quickly select content from any website and save it as a message in Torch Project Management.

The extension works offline and periodically syncs with the Torch service. This means that the interface is always snappy and it even works on unstable connections.

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Firefox Extensions for Torch Project Management

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Using Firefox extensions you can access Torch Project Management information without opening the web interface.

My Tasks in Torch (Updated):

Using the "My Tasks in Torch" Firefox Extension, users of Torch Project Management can view (and be notified of upcoming) events and add task and event entries without having to open the Torch Project Management web interface.

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Time in Torch (New):

Using the "Time in Torch" Firefox Extension, users of Torch Project Management can view and add time entries without having to open the Torch Project Management web interface.

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Expenses in Torch (New):

Using the "Expenses in Torch" Firefox Extension, users of Torch Project Management can view and add expense entries without having to open the Torch Project Management web interface.

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Who's this for:

Firefox users that want to add Torch functionality to their browser

Who's this not for:

Chrome users. The chrome extensions has (and will continue to have) more features.

Password note:

These extensions use your existing saved password from within Firefox to log into Torch Project Management. If you do not have your password saved, the extension will ask you to save it the next time you log into Torch Project Management. Please note: This is Firefox's saved password feature, this is not the same as checking the box for Torch to remember your log in. To save a password to Firefox, you should use this dialog box:

Safari Extensions for Torch Project Management

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Using Apple Safari extensions you can access Torch Project Management information without opening the web interface.

My Tasks in Torch:

Using the "My Tasks in Torch" Safari Extension, users of Torch Project Management can view, filter and add task and event entries without having to open the Torch Project Management web interface. Simply type in the filter box at the top to search task and event entries, check the box next to the item to mark it as complete, or press the plus to add new tasks or events.

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Time in Torch:

Using the "Time in Torch" Safari Extension, users of Torch Project Management can view, filter and add time entries without having to open the Torch Project Management web interface. Simply type in the filter box at the top to search time tracking entries, or press the plus to add time entries.

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Expenses in Torch:

Using the "Expenses in Torch" Safari Extension, users of Torch Project Management can view, filter and add expense entries without having to open the Torch Project Management web interface. Simply type in the filter box at the top to search expense tracking entries, or press the plus to add entries.

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Who's this for:

Safari users that want to add Torch functionality to their browser

Who's this not for:

Chrome users. The chrome extensions has (and will continue to have) more features.

Upload Any File to Google Docs (Heap CRM and Torch Project Management)

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Google Docs recently added the ability to upload any kind of file (even if it isn't understood by Docs). And now you can upload any type of file from Heap CRM or Torch Project Management to Google Docs.

If the file is something that Docs can read, it will be converted, otherwise it will just be saved in your Docs account.

"View in Google Docs" has also been updated to exploit this feature: now almost every type of file has some sort of Docs viewer available. In this example, there are options to view two document type files and one option to extract the text from an image:

My Tasks in Torch Project Management for Firefox

Monday, June 27th, 2011

My Tasks in Torch Project Management is a small add-on to alert you of your upcoming tasks in Torch Project Management. Features include: notifications (with sound & notification window) of your tasks:

A list of upcoming tasks accessible from the add-on bar:

The extension works offline and periodically syncs with the Torch service. This means that the interface is always snappy and it even works on unstable connections.

Who's this for:

Firefox users that want to be notified of upcoming tasks

Who's this not for:

Chrome users. The chrome extension has (and will continue to have) more features.

Password note:

This extension uses your existing saved password from within Firefox to log into Torch Project Management. If you do not have your password saved, the extension will ask you to save it the next time you log into Torch Project Management. Please note: This is Firefox's saved password feature, this is not the same as checking the box for Torch to remember your log in. To save a password to Firefox, you should use this dialog box:

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Attach Receipts to your Expenses from your Android 3 Device (by taking a picture)

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Great new feature in Torch Project Management's Offline Mobile Access: When you are out at a store and you buy that item you want to expense; take a picture of the receipt!

When you are adding an expense in the offline app, a new button will appear at the bottom:

Clicking the "Add Receipt..." button will pop up this dialog (on Android 3.0 and higher):

You can then take a picture of the receipt and save the expenses. If you are offline, the app will sync with Torch once you are back online.

This is implemented with the new media capture api, which is a w3 standard. So, at the moment it only works with Android, but it should be coming to other platforms as well.

Markdown Support in Heap CRM and Torch Project Management

Friday, June 17th, 2011

So, Heap CRM and Torch Project Management both have formatting guides. These allow you to embed images, tables, links and more within any text field. However, some users would like more power.

Now, you can choose to use Markdown to format your text instead. Under Settings->Account (in both products):

Once you check that box, Markdown will process any text field. Data detectors, such as address detection, phone numbers, etc. will still work. However, all formatting guide commands will be ignored (as they are often in conflict with Markdown's syntax).

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Heap CRM and Torch Project Management in the Chrome Web Store

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

If you are a Google Chrome user, you can install Heap CRM or Torch Project Management as a web app:

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GTD to CSV

Friday, May 13th, 2011

GTD to CSV is a simple free program that converts GTD style event/task text files to a CSV format that Heap CRM and Torch Project Management can import as events and tasks.

This completes the circle: you can export events/tasks from HeapCL and TorchCL and save them in GTD format, convert them to CSV and import CSVs to Heap and/or Torch.