Best RoR developer freelance tools

Hi,

Was wondering what are the tools that freelance developers are using to
track time, project progress and collaboration?

I’m sure there are plenty of Rails based online apps but which are the
best and why?

Cheers,

Costa

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 10:12 AM, CNNN NICK
[email protected] wrote:

Hi,

Was wondering what are the tools that freelance developers are using to
track time, project progress and collaboration?

I’m sure there are plenty of Rails based online apps but which are the
best and why?

I’m very happy with redmine[1]
And for a different perspective, you can try pivaotal tracker[2], but
it’s only available online, you cannot set it up on your own server.

[1]http://www.redmine.org
[2]http://www.pivotaltracker.com/


Leonardo M…
There’s no place like ~

I mainly use On the Job, but that is single user. I would use basecamp
if I
was working with others.

Trausti

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 1:12 AM, CNNN NICK
[email protected] wrote:

Was wondering what are the tools that freelance developers are using to
track time …

For time-tracking I like punch (gem) – light and simple.


Hassan S. ------------------------ [email protected]
twitter: @hassan

Hassan S. wrote:

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 1:12 AM, CNNN NICK
[email protected] wrote:

Was wondering what are the tools that freelance developers are using to
track time …

For time-tracking I like punch (gem) – light and simple.

I’ll check that out. I’ve been using Redmine and an app called
TrackMyTime. When I’m not using Redmine, I’m partial to WorkTimer.


Hassan S. ------------------------ remo[email protected]
twitter: @hassan
Best,

Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
[email protected]

I use http://slimtimer.com to track my time working on a project, but
I’m
starting to feel its not the optimal way to go ahead.

David

On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 6:48 AM, Marnen Laibow-Koser <

I’m using http://www.getharvest.com/ for time keeping and invoicing…
I also has a great iPhone app that you can use to keep your time or
check your records on the go…

Since everyone is sharing… I’ve been using Billings (mac only) for
about a year. Menu icon for starting/stopping/switching timers.
Pretty invoices. Tracks payments/checks, etc. Is NOT enough by
itself to do all your books though.

Has a nice feature where if you are running a timer and go away it
will notice you’re gone and see if you want to remove that time…

-philip

Marnen Laibow-Koser wrote:

Hassan S. wrote:

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 1:12 AM, CNNN NICK
[email protected] wrote:

Was wondering what are the tools that freelance developers are using to
track time …

For time-tracking I like punch (gem) – light and simple.

I’ll check that out. I’ve been using Redmine and an app called
TrackMyTime.

Whoops, sorry! The app is called TimeToTicket.

Best,

Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
[email protected]

We use Pivotaltracker.com and it is good . I recommend that one .

Best Wishes,
Saideep Annadatha

On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 9:58 AM, Marnen Laibow-Koser <

Costa Nicolaou wrote:

Hi,

Was wondering what are the tools that freelance developers are using to
track time, project progress and collaboration?

I’m sure there are plenty of Rails based online apps but which are the
best and why?

Cheers,

Costa

I’m using redmine. What I use most are the wiki, which I use to create
and share documentation with customers and coworkers, the issue tracker
and the repository. The forums are also useful sometimes. Furthermore
it’s an open source Rails application that I can read and customize
easily if I have to.

A couple of customers of mine use basecamp. It’s easier to start with
but I miss the wiki a lot and not having an integrated repository
manager is an annoyance. However its ability to assign unstructured todo
tasks is a nice feature. Overall I think that basecamp it’s more for
(light) project management and communication than for software
development. Redmine is much better at that.

Paolo

I use clockingit. You can install your own version or use it online at
clockingit.com.

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 6:39 PM, Hassan S.
[email protected] wrote:

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 1:12 AM, CNNN NICK
[email protected] wrote:

Was wondering what are the tools that freelance developers are using to
track time …

For time-tracking I like punch (gem) – light and simple.

Punch is nice, but is it being maintained?

I’d used it some time ago, but when I tried to install it recently I
found that it only works if certain gems like main and it’s
dependencies are installed with significantly older versions.


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