Remindness - Twitter-like Project Status Tracking
Remindness is an application I wrote in 24 hours to solve an inherent problem I was having; finding a quick and easy way to keep track of all of my projects in one place. Now, granted this is no project management or todo list application, Basecamp and Things do both of these perfectly, this little app I am about to show you helps keep me on top of my workload.
Before you read on, let me just state that you may not like this app, you may not even have a need for it and that is great news that you are on top of everything. I am not 100% sure I want to release another app that I would have to manage and support, please bare that in mind.
What is it?
As you can see Remindness has a simple Twitter-like essence about it which allows me to quickly and easily post short notes about all of the projects I am currently working on. I use it like a “clocking in and out” system, I check it at the beginning of the day and at the end of the day or week I can post a short note of where I am, what has been done and what is next.
I do use it alongside Basecamp for big projects and Things for smaller simple todo list type jobs, but I have found it invaluable day to day, week to week for keeping on top of my ever expanding list of active jobs.
Above is an active project page, allowing me to open a project and see exactly what has been done in the past like a diary of events. Here I can also complete a project which removes them from the main list on the dashboard into a smaller secondary completed list.
The design is by no means complete, it is simply what I managed to create in the short time I allowed myself to build this application. There are a few things I would quite like to build into Remindness, things like API integration with other systems like Basecamp and in the short term a multiple user account system that would allow project collaborators access to post their updates to the project also.
I would love to hear what you think about Remindness, if you would use something like this or if you have another method of staying on top of your work.