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Hamster applet, probably the best time tracking application.


Hamster (time tracking tool) is available for GNOME Shell.

Unfortunately, its functionality is very limited for now (because it's still work in progress): you can only search and see the latest activity on the panel.

To add a new activity click "Show Overview".

To Install Hamster GNOME Shell extension in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot open Terminal and copy the following commands in the Terminal :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/gnome3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extensions-hamster
If you're not using Ubuntu, get Hamster for GNOME Shell via GitHub (note: you'll also need "hamster-applet").

Screenshots.

Main applet window has now input box for tags
Standalone mode, pretty much the same thing, is accessible from main menu Applications -> Accessories -> Time Tracker.
Overview
Review activities of the day, week, month or interval. Edit and export.
The search box on top right allows to filter down results by name, category, tag and pretty much everything else.
See results in Totals tab. Click on bars to further drill down by tag, activity and category.
Adding earlier activity
Both from the main applet and overview you can add forgotten entries and edit the ones that are there.
Preferences
Tweak the settings a bit. Although categories nor tags are not needed for reporting, it sure helps in organization and reporting.
Export and report
The HTML report will allow you to prepare data for reporting effortlessly.
Before that it might make sense to filter down the results in overview to just those you need by combining date interval and filtering in the search box.
So what is going on?
After having used a while, the statistics tab might give you an insight in your everyday!
Statistics window

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About Hugo Repetto

Ubuntu is a Linux distribution that offers an operating system predominantly focused on desktop computers but also provides support for servers. Based on Debian GNU / Linux, Ubuntu focuses on ease of use, freedom in usage restriction, regular releases (every 6 months) and ease of installation.
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