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qdPM is an open source project management application that is created for small teams in mind.

It is built with PHP/MySQL & relies on Symfony Framework (bundled with the download package).

qdPM - Project Management Tool

It has support for adding extra fields for projects, tasks & users which eases customizing the application.

With the multiple task editing feature, it is possible to work with multiple tasks faster.

Projects in qdPM can be set to different billing types like per hour, fixed price, etc. & a powerful reports module helps analyzing these data like any other data in the system.

The application is multilangual & already comes with various language files.

Retrospectiva is an open source project management & bug-tracking application that is focused on development teams.

It is built with Ruby on Rails & requires a MySQL database for storing the data.

Retrospectiva

It has 3 main modules:

  • ticketing: to manage issues/requests
  • code review / revision management: supports Subversion & Git)
  • milestones / goals: to set & manage objectives for the project

And, comes with various add-ons like:

  • wiki: manage documentation
  • blog: to interact with the community, make announcements.
  • agilePM: comprehensive support for your agile development process
  • & more, which can be found in the wiki's installation pages.

Retrospectiva has an easy-to-use admin interface, a XML-REST-based API for integration with 3rd party applications & RSS support for following every content much simpler.

Paymo, a multilanguage & web-based time-tracking / invoicing application is giving away "20 Lifetime Invoice Accounts" (normally $9.99/month) to WebResourcesDepot users. Before any more details on that:

What is Paymo?

Paymo is a very functional application for anyone (whether you're a "one-man-army" or a "team that works on same/different projects") for tracking the time that is worked on projects>tasks, analyze that time & bill your clients accordingly.

Paymo

How does it work?

Users:

First thing to do is creating users (the application is totally free for up to 3 users). Considering every user may have different conditions, it is possible to set variables like workday length, timezone, week start day, etc for every user.

Clients:

It is necessary to define clients (this can be yourself for your own projects) in order to create the projects. This info is also used in the invoices.

Projects > Tasks:

That's the heart of the application, yet very simple to define & use.

Projects can be created by defining the details like: the client, budget hours, price per hour & users that will work in the project. After that, tasks can be created which are the main things that the application tracks the time of.

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Normally, we cannot schedule everything we’re going to do & at the end of the day we end up asking: "where did my time go?".

LogMyTask is a web-based time tracking application which is totally focused to finding that out with no extras that makes it easier to adapt & use.

LogMyTask

It can be used by only one user or collaboratively with a group of users & even different teams.

The usage of the application is very straightforward:

  • admin user creates teams
  • invites users to the teams by simply providing their e-mails
  • users can start creating their tasks

The application works in almost real-time with very few refreshes. When a user adds/updates a task, the other users instantly see them.

With just a click, it is possible to see "what, when & how long every user worked on" in a calendar view. And, if needed, edit the past data.

Conclusion:

The application is so easy to use (like the Twitter for time tracking) & very functional for individuals to teams who want to get the most out of their time.

LogMyTask is currently in beta status & totally free to use. After the beta, there will still be a free plan offered.

P.S. This post is a sponsored review.

Fanurio, a flexible time tracking & billing software which is specially built for freelancers in mind, is giving away 5 licenses ($59 value / license) to WebResourcesDepot readers.

Details on "how to winning them" can be found at the bottom of the post. But before that:

What is Fanurio?

It is a well-thought software, with an intuitive interface, which can track the time that is worked on a project & help billing that job with almost no effort.

Fanurio Time Tracking

Track your time

The software enables you to define projects & sub-tasks. Then, the time worked on the projects can be tracked manually or with the help of a timer which also has a few reminders to help you start, resume or stop it automatically.

For teams, everyone can install Fanurio to their computers, track the time and export/import reports easily.

Create the invoices

From the moment you get a new contract until you are paid in full, Fanurio offers you the right tools to manage and bill all your work down to the penny.

It covers almost any billing feature you may need like:

  • when billing by the hour, you can round time "up, down or to the nearest specified interval"
  • apply discounts as a percentage or as a fixed value
  • price and units can be entered using two or three decimals for a better accuracy
  • for working with foreign clients, it can handle multiple currencies

Fanurio LogoIf you are subcontracting some of your work or if you are reselling some goods, you can also enter the purchase cost to know exactly how much you are making. Also, any other item like expenses for a project can be mentioned as well.

Unlimited number of taxes can be defined & certain clients can be marked as tax exempt.

You can see a snapshot of the invoices (which ones are paid, unpaid or overdue) instantly. For unpaid invoices, you can see how much was paid and the remaining balance.

Any type of custom invoice designs can be created & if desired, it can auto-number the invoices when creating them.

Analyze the performance

Fanurio helps analyzing the perfomance with the reports it generates:

  • timesheet: time recorded on a certain period, by project or client
  • project reports: howmuch money you made, howmuch money is unpaid, etc.

Also, reports can be exported to CSV or Excel for further analysis.

Fanurio works on Windows, Mac or Linux & doesn’t require purchasing new licenses when switching OSs.

How to win the licenses?

Commenting to this post is enough to join the giveaway & winners will be selected randomly via the query below on 23 September 2009 (1 week later).

SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_post_id=1166 AND comment_approved=1 AND comment_type='' GROUP BY comment_author_email ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 5

Good luck to all : ).

P.S. You can evaluate the product by downloading the trial version.

InDefero is an open source software forge application, built with PHP, that enables anyone to create a multi-project Google Code/Sourceforge-like system to manage their codes.

It eases tracking bugs, providing downloads, documentation and having an easy overview of the code base both for you & your team.

PHP Forge Software: InDefero

Also, it makes communicating with the user-base possible which is vital for a healthy development process.

InDefero has other powerful features like:

  • every user has their personal dashboards
  • code browser with git, Subversion & Mercurial support
  • project timeline
  • powerful search engine
  • diff visualization of the commits
  • inline display of text files from the repository with syntax highlighting
  • & much more..

It requires a webserver supporting PHP as module or fast-cgi & PostgreSQL, SQLite or MySQL 4.1+ as the database to run.

myTinyTodo is a free to-do-list application with a very simple & clean interface.

The application is built with PHP & uses MySQL or SQLite for storing data

Free Ajax To-Do-List

It has very nice features like:

  • adding notes to tasks
  • tags (and tag cloud)
  • due dates (input format: y-m-d, m/d/y, d.m.y, m/d, d.m)
  • priority (-1, 0, +1, +2)
  • password protection
  • sorting by priority or due date
  • search
  • smart syntax improves creation of tasks (usage: /priority/task/tags/)
  • print-friendly CSS

myTinyTodo has a ready-to-use styling for mobile devices & comes with multilanguage support.

Open Atrium is an open source web application for creating an intranet where co-workers/teams can collaborate easily.

It is built on the Drupal framework & has modules like:

  • blogs for each group
  • event calendar which can import feeds from iCal & others
  • documents, to store, collaborate & see revisions
  • Twitter-like shoutbox for sharing any info
  • case tracker which is a complete ticketing system to manage projects & assign tasks
  • group dashboard to see what’s going on

Open Atrium

Open Atrium can be extended with new features by creating new modules.

The application is multilingual & requires PHP & MySQL to run (like Drupal).

Dodo is a free to-do list application, built on top of Zend Framework, & comes in two versions:

  • hosted (free)
  • full source code

It is a multi-user application where anyone can register, then use it & provides an almost completely Ajaxed interface.

Free To-Do List Application

Dodo doesn’t offer anything complicated, just creating lists & tasks under them. Once a task is completed, it can be marked as "done".

The application has both public & admin interfaces. Also, it provides an API for easier integration with 3rd party applications.

Besides being a handy application to install & use, it is a resource for Zend developers with development steps shared in detail on its blog.

KnowledgeTree is an enterprise-level open source document management application built with PHP & uses MySQL for storing the data.

It enables reaching documents via web, desktop or Microsoft Office applications (via an add-in) & sharing them become easier with integrated dicussion forums, e-mailing, tagging & more.

KnowledgeTree

With a role-based permission system, every user can view the documents they are permitted to, updates on documents are tracked & every user can connect with a different language to the system which is great for virtual, multilingual offices.

KnowledgeTree accepts adding documents in bulk (zipped), has built-in support for scanners & OCR softwares. Also, with the API support, it can be integrated with 3rd party softwares.

Besides those powerful features, the application has a powerful search module which works on numerous document types (Microsoft Office, PDF, OpenOffice, XML, HTML, RTF, text) & offers solutions to improve workflows.

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