Take control of your tasks and all of the files linked to them.
The basic concepts of this tool are also explained in this blog entry.
Create tasks for different time points: daily, weekly, monthly, at specific time, etc.
Organize your tasks in buckets.
Add all files needed to your task.
Start, stop, postpone, finish your tasks, it saves the time that you are dedicating to it.
When you start a task one timer is displayed in the upper right side of your monitor showing the time that you are spending on it.
In any moment you can search any word or phrase in all of your tasks, buckets, files using full text search. It also highlights the matches.
You can see the charts that show you the time that you have spent doing specific tasks in specific time ranges.
If you put the mouse over any section of the pie chart, it will be highlighted and if you double click on it you can see the details of the sub-buckets.
The application saves all of its information in one base directory so If you mark it as directory to be uploaded to DropBox, Google Drive or another file cloud storage, you can open ATaskBucket in any pc and you can see the same information.
This mode is recommended in order to save all of your files in the cloud; so if your pc is broken for any reason you can always use ATaskBucket in other pc and you will have the same information.
If you usually read pdfs, and have the necessity to save in which page you are and the Acrobat Reader’s zoom used for this document, you can do it. Save this information in the Resource page description such as “@Page:1” and “@Zoom:200”. Then, the next time that you open your pfd from ATaskBucket, it will be opened in the page that you marked and with the zoom that you have set.
For this to happen, you have to set the path of the Acrobat Reader in the Settings page.
Some of the extensive uses of shortcuts are:
ALT : Show/Hide the shortcuts link to the buttons
ALT+L : Set the focus in any grid
ALT+Enter : Show/Hide the search filters
ALT+Shift+F: Show the generic Find where you can search using full text search
ALT+Shift+G: Show the generic “Go to” that helps you to go to another task/bucket or to create task, bucket or read feeds.
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Set the main directory where all files will be put.
Create your main buckets and its hierarchy
Create your task and assign when it has to be executed
Add the resources (files) that your bucket or task needed
At first you can see the Upcoming tasks in the main page. This contains the list of the monthly and specific-day tasks that must be done in the next 14 days.
You can open the dashboard to see all of your tasks for the current day.
You can start the task that you select in this moment. The task page will be open and also a timer will be displayed in the upper right side of your screen.
You can stop the current action
You can postpone any task; this will remove the task from the dashboard
You can finish any task
You can view any bucket and see the overview showing the time spend until now in the bucket, sub-buckets and its tasks.
You can open any resource linked to either task or bucket
You can check the time spent in each bucket and see if that represents what you have planned.
You can add pdf files as task or bucket resource. If you have set the location of the acrobat reader in the Settings page you will be able to open the pdf in specific page and using specific zoom. For this to happen you need to put the directives “@Page” and “@Zoom” for instance if you put: @Page:10 @Zoom:200 in the description of the Resource Page, the next time that you open the pdf using ATaskBucket it will be opened in the page 10 and the zoom will be set on 200.
You can add any number of rss sources. These will be updated every 2 hours.
Find using full text search in all of your tasks, buckets and files related to them. In the case of files the matches are highlighted. This will be activated with the shortcut Alt+shift+F or doing click on the button:
From any side you can go to another bucket, task, resource, feed reader or create tasks or buckets. For that you can use the short cut: Alt+shift+G or click in the button:
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Set the main directory where all files will be put.
Create your main buckets/tasks and its hierarchy
Check the charts.
This program was created using the following:
The application has Java Swing as its base and uses a framework jswing in order to speedy the development. As look & feel uses Nimbus with some changes.
It is used in order to create the application charts
It is used to link all the components.
To persist the information in the database
As embedded database
To index the information of the task, bucket and files
To get the text content information of the different files that you can add as resource. This text content will be indexed using Solr
To get the feeds info
ATaskBucket is a java desktop application. It may be downloaded and evaluated for free. You need to have installed at least the jre 126.96.36.199
We provide the following downloads: