Chrome Extensions for Torch Project Management

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

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

My Tasks in Torch:

Using the "My Tasks in Torch" Chrome 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" Chrome 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" Chrome 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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These extensions works offline and periodically syncs with the Torch service. This means that the interface is always snappy and it even works on unstable connections.

Torch Project Management has Expense Tracking

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

You can now track expenses in Torch Project Management. This is really handy if you buy products on behalf of your client and later bill for them. You can also use expense tracking to make sure your project expenses don't get out of control (whether you later bill for them or not).

The Expense Page:

Expense Page

Importing into Invoices:

Just like time entries, you can import expenses into invoices. Torch keeps track of which entries have been billed, so you can continue to use the same categories throughout the entire project.

First, click "Expenses from Category":

Import to Invoice

Then, select the correct category:

Select Category to Import to Invoice

The category now shows up on your invoice as a section:

Imported Category

Accessing Expenses from the Offline Mobile Interface (for iPhone and Android):

Over the next few usages of the Offline Mobile Interface your app will be upgraded to support expenses automatically. Here is the new main screen:

HTML5 Front

Adding expenses:

HTML5 Add Expenses

Adding Expenses from E-Mail:

You can add expenses from any e-mail being sent into Torch using the following command:

[expense:Note about expense:200]

You can have as many of these on a single message as you want, however each must be on its own line.

Adding Expenses from a WebHooked App (like Beanstalk or GitHub):

You can add expenses using the following command:

[expense:Note about expense:200]

You can have as many of these on a single commit as you want.

The API has also been updated to support expenses.