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 Time and Financial Visualization and Google Visualization Data Source

Monday, June 29th, 2009

You can now visualize your underlying data for time entries and financial data in Torch Project Management. Select "visualize" on the time page or expand any of the Google Visualization API data source sections on the invoice export page:

CreativeArc - Time-annotated

CreativeArc - Export Invoice Data-annotated

You will see a visualization report that looks like this:

Visualization in Action

Torch is also now a Google Visualization API data source. Which means you can analyze Torch data in numerous Google Visualization gadgets; you can even build your own.

Expansion of E-Mail Commands in Torch Project Management

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

You can now specify time, complete events and pin items when you e-mail in or comment via e-mail with Torch. Let's say that you finished a task and you want record the time in the project as well as e-mail the client. You also want to pin the message for set of users:

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This results in this message:

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And these entries under time:

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Make sure to checkout the e-mail section of your help tab for more info.

Early Changes to Torch as a Consequence of Survey Results

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

We heard you loud and clear! Torch Project Management users want better integration with accounting tools. We've just released a group of features to help remedy this:

  • Better Time Exporting
  • Unbilled Time Total
  • Invoice Data Exporting

Time, Better

Ok, there is now an indicator on the bottom of every time page showing the amount of unbilled time in that view (whether you're viewing a category or all time across the project):

You can also now export unbilled time separately from billed time. And if you need all the time across all active projects (projects that aren't archived), that's available as well:

Export Invoice Data

You can now export your invoice transactions in a number of ways:

Some of these are for the accounting types. Some are for everyone. Let us know what you think.

Please note, an invoice is not considered a transaction until it is sent to the customer. So invoices that haven't been sent yet will not show up in these exports.

We've looked at a lot of accounting software over the last week and we still haven't found that perfect app to integrate with. If you have any recommendations, please let us know.