Update: Updating the link to HTA download. For some reason, old zip was corrupt.
Sometime back, I have had a real big problem in determining where was I spending all my time. This was needed for a better work-life balance. Without something like this, I was over spending time at work and hence screwing up my personal life. I tried different methods. I had used MS Outlook journals for a while to track time spent on each task. This eventually became a headache as I had to maintain multiple journal entries. Later, I had even tried an Excel sheet by putting Start and End times for a task. I could not sustain this also for a long time. I needed something better and something which could aggregate time spent on each task in a day. I did not try finding on the net if there is something I can readily use instead decided to write a small tool for myself and came out with a simple yet useful HTA. I had practiced using this HTA for couple of months and I could figure out where I was spending most of my time. After some more time, using the same HTA, I could even change how I was spending time on different tasks.
I want to share this simple tool just in case you also got some time management problems like what I had.
Add some more code to create the C:\TimeTracker folder automatically
Change the output type to CSV so that the time sheet can be exported to an Excel sheet
Add an option to easily add/remove tasks. Right now, you need to edit the HTA to add or remove items which may result in errors if not done properly
Your feedback is welcome.