Task Coach

Task Coach

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 5 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.3.32
File Size:
11.52MB
Date Added:
August 29, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
8,449
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Even the busiest people can use a little coaching now and then, but most of the time they're on their own. Task Coach is a free, open-source task and to-do list manager that can help you manage the most hectic schedule and just about any kind of task. For example, you can drag an e-mail message from Outlook, Thunderbird, and other e-mail clients and drop it right into Task Coach to view, attach a task or subtask, or create a new task or reminder. It can track time spent on tasks, export task data as CSV or HTML, and more.

Task Coach's user interface is nicely rendered, with an efficient layout displaying Tasks in the main window and Categories in a smaller sidebar. A small tooltip noted that Task Coach's toolbars are customizable, as are most other parts of this flexible tool, either by clicking the View menu or opening the tabbed Preferences sheet. Task Coach offers a lot of assistance on the Help menu, including support options, but we've always found that the best way to get a feel for how easy a tool like Task Coach is to use is simply to use it. It didn't take long to find the New Task icon, which opened a tabbed, wizard-like dialog that let us quickly create and configure a task. We wanted to start easy, so we named our new task, "Watch TV." We created a Category and scrolled through the wizard's extensive lineup of tabs, including Attachments, Effort, Budgets, Notes, and Appearance. The ability to customize color-coding of entries is invaluable for managing lots of tasks efficiently; better yet, like so many parts of Task Coach, we had more than one way to do it: from the taskbar, from the menu bar, or by right-clicking an entry and choosing from an extensive menu of options. A system tray icon and hot keys add even more access.

What else? How about portability, an XML database, and synchronization with Funambol and iOS devices? No matter how busy you are, Task Coach is worth your time.

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  • 5 stars

    "This is a great task organizer"

    March 05, 2013   |   By bbbbbboby

    Version: Task Coach 1.3.24

    Pros

    Nice and Easy

    Cons

    ...No cons

    Summary

    Thank You, developers!

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  • 1 stars

    "Extremely unreliable"

    August 20, 2012   |   By cglabas

    Version: Task Coach 1.3.17

    Pros

    Very easy to use, highly customizable

    Cons

    I've had ALL of my data deleted twice now. So unacceptable.

    Summary

    This is a great software and I really wanted this to work out, but I feel I've wasted way to much time trying to deal with the bugs. And nothing makes up for the fact that I now have no task or time data. Extremely disappointed with this software.

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  • 2 stars

    "Not useful"

    August 29, 2011   |   By wts

    Version: Task Coach 1.2.27

    Pros

    frequent updates

    Cons

    Little function; updates are trivial in nature.

    Summary

    I've tried Task Coach for several months on a few of my projects, but it has not been useful in any way. Uninstalling. :-(

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  • 3 stars

    "I'll call it 3 stars for now. See 'Cons' below."

    December 02, 2010   |   By arusk

    Version: Task Coach 1.2.5

    Pros

    Task Coach provides a complete list of current, past due and upcoming tasks with one click on the taskbar. Better is that notes can be added to tasks which can be seen with a mouseover. Plus, tasks can be placed & viewed in separate categories.

    Cons

    I can't install this update because the installer is unable to delete unnecessary files from my current version. After some research, I found that this is a common problem. I have not yet contacted the authors of Task Coach regarding this.

    Summary

    My older version of Task Coach is great. It puts my To-Do list on my desktop and, when closed, remains immediately available with a click on the task bar icon. Tasks can be color coded for easy sorting and can be placed in categories which can be viewed individually, all at once, or selectively.

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  • 2 stars

    "wait for a few versions"

    May 14, 2007   |   By josh55408

    Version: Task Coach 0.63

    Pros

    Great ideas, better interface and presentation of to-do lists. This was just what I was looking for.

    Cons

    This alpha version 0.632 won't save my work. Can't get much past that.

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