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:

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.

Update an Offline Mobile Time or Expense Entry (Torch Project Management)

Monday, January 10th, 2011

When using the Offline Mobile Interface for Torch Project Management, you can edit the hours and note of a time entry by just pressing on the gray hours area. Take a look:

Then make the changes you want (to the hours, note or both) and press save:

Similarly, you can edit expense entries by just pressing on the gray price area:

Then make the changes you want (to the price, note or both) and press save:

The expense or time entry will be updated as soon as you are back online.

Torch Project Management Gravatar Support and E-Mail Notification Indicators

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Torch now supports gravatars and indicates what recipients will be notified of updates through e-mail alerts. Here is the new message details pages:

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What is a gravatar (from the gravatar site):

A gravatar, or globally recognized avatar, is quite simply an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things.

Time Entries and Follow-up Events:

You can now enter and edit time entries and follow-up events much quicker. In the case of follow-up events you can now edit and add them from any view, you no longer have to open the message to enter edit mode.