R3T3 - Rowan's Really Rubbish Time Tracking Tool


I've tried a couple of shareware time-tracking tools, but none of them really met my needs - at least not well enough to spend money on - so I dug out my copy of Delphi and wrote my own.

The basic idea is to be as simple and unobtrusive as possible - it's a bit like those "sticky notes" and "shopping list" programs you get, but with timers on it. That said, it's also been hacked together pretty quickly, and while it now works fairly well, it's still not exactly polished, and there's plenty more to do.

Note that the program should be completely standalone; all settings are saved in a file called R3T3.ini in the same directory as the executable.


To run, all you need is the executable file - download it, place it in a permanent location (so it can create a settings file), and run!


To hack around in it - or just laugh at my ridiculously unstructured code (did I mention I spent very little time coding this?) - you'll want the source, and a copy of Delphi.

It's written with Turbo Delphi Explorer (the free version of Delphi 2006), which is available from TurboExplorer.comappears to no longer be available. I haven't used any custom libraries that aren't included in the source code, so if you do have a copy of Delphi at least that recent you should be able to open the .bdsproj file and build straight away. (The best alternative appears to be a free clone called Lazarus, but it may be some work to convert - see below. I guess that's what I get for developing on a non-free toolkit.)



Things that shouldn't be that way in the first place, and need fixing:

Let me know if you find any...

To Do

Things I intend to do at some point, but no promises when; in no particular order:

Might Do

If I get round to it, or someone begs me enough.

Won't Do

If you want these, find a different tool. Or, you know, fork off!


Version 0.5 - 23rd Feb 2010

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© Copyright Rowan Collins, 2010

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Basically, use it, share it, modify it, but credit me and don't sell it. And, preferably, let me know what you think of it, and what you're doing with it… Mail me on r3t3 [[AAHTT]] rwec.co.uk