Maple XP Review

Record how much time you spend on a given task using Maple XP.

If time is money, then tracking your time is just as important as budgeting. Maple XP keeps you on track by managing multiple projects at once. However, getting started with the program takes a long time and its interface isn't too easy to use.

The whole installation process required for this program to work takes time. The program requires the .NET Framework to work, too, so if your computer is not yet running it you need to install it before continuing. Once you finally open Maple XP, you'll notice that the program has changed its name to Quisima Time Tracker. Unfortunately, that means you can't use it to make new databases unless you download the most recent version. There's a link that offers to take you there, but it actually leads you to a 404 error. Once you finally make it to the download, it will probably ping your antivirus software as malicious. The interface is rather confusing and scattered. Before creating a particular project with specific tasks matching your situation you need to create a database where all of your data will be stored. Most of the time-tracking features seem hard to use and are not too clear. Also, it will take time and patience to set everything up.

If you desire a basic yet rather complicated application to set up to help you keep track of multiple tasks and time spent on each of them, then Maple XP could be the solution. However, the program could use improvements in regards to its interface and features. The maze of an installation process could also be a turn-off for many users.

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