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Task Coach 0.71.4

by James 18 December 2008 No Comment

Task Coach is an open source multi platform task manager. You can build todo lists and monitor the time you spend on each task.


I always wondered how much time I spend on this blog, testing programs, writing posts and doing mainenance and design work. Task Coach is a multi platform program that could help me monitor the time I spend on each thing.


Task Coach screenshot

Task Coach screenshot

I’ve been using the program for the last few days and I can tell you that it’s very easy to use, you can find your way around the menus quite quickly. The feature list is also impressive: tasks can be created by dragging an e-mail message from Outlook or Thunderbird onto a task viewer, attachments can be added to tasks, notes, and categories by dragging and dropping files, e-mail messages from Outlook or Thunderbird, or URL’s onto a task, note or category, tracking time spent on tasks, tasks can have a budget, time spent can be viewed by individual effort period, by day, by week, and by month, tasks, notes, effort, and categories can be exported to HTML and CSV (Comma separated format), effort can be exported to iCalendar/ICS format as well, Task Coach can be run from a removable medium.

I think that Task Coach is a very good solution for individual users like me but also for small companies.

Version Tested



Frank Niessink

Operating System

Windows, Linux, Mac OS X

Download link


 It’s open source.

 Multi platform.

 Easy to use.



Task Coach is a very good open source program, a strong alternative to the paid programs that do the same thing. The latest version was released a couple of weeks ago, so the authors are still working on Task Coach, making it better and better. I tracked the task of writing this blog post, it took me about 20 minutes. 

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If you have any trouble with this software just leave a comment, I’ll help you out! If you know better free programs in the same category, please let me know!


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