Windows/Mac/Linux: Tracks is a flexible, web-based Getting Things Done server app that installs easily on your system and keeps your work flow accessible anywhere.
We’ve featured BitNami before, as they have a slew of handy installers for a variety of server applications. Now they’ve taken the fantastic Getting Things Done tool Tracks and rolled their own installation package, making it a breeze to install. If you’ve come across Tracks before and been put off by all the things you’d need to install and configure, the BitNami installer removes the hassle. Although the installation is entirely automated, it does take a chunk of time—on our test machine it took a good 20 minutes to fully unpack and install. Not a big deal if, but worth noting.
Once installed, there is a brief setup where you create a user name and login and then you’re on your way. The interface is easy to use and very polished. A significant amount of thought has been put into making entering and managing your tasks as easy as possible. You see the attention to little details in things automatic text completion and suggested options that pop up when you click on text fields.
The interface is largely drag and drop allowing you to move actions and contexts—handy for organisng your contexts by frequency of use. Projects can be marked as active, hidden, or completed. The “hidden” markine is great for tucking a project away when you want to put it on the back-burner and declutter your lists. You can also hide contexts, which allows you to maintain a prolific someday/maybe list while keeping your main context list neat.
The built-in web server ensures you can access your tasks while away from your home terminal and you can even set up accounts for friends and family to manage their GTD flow off the same Tracks server. For more screenshots—admittedly our test-run screenshot isn’t as interesting as their well fleshed out action lists—and information check out the Tracks website. At the link below you’ll find one-click installers for Windows, Linux, and Mac. Thanks Josh!