I believe that the fact that yaTimer is a standalone desktop product is one of the main reasons it’s so good – this is not because of technical reasons but simply because yaTimer is designed to be used by YOU, to track YOUR time in the way that is most convenient for YOU.
By not having any features that are used by your co-workers, associates, boss or customers yaTimer can be focused on YOUR needs.
On the other side this lack of collaboration is also a big disadvantage – it’s harder for the manager to do his or her job with employees using yaTimer compared to some generic barely usable web timesheet application.
And that’s why I’m releasing yaTimer Central.
yaTimer Central is a web based service that will synchronize with all the yaTimer applications in your organization and provide the collaboration features your company needs.
The first beta version that will be released this month will only let you backup and synchronize your yaTimer data between all the copies of yaTimer you use (the standard single user license is for 3 computers and one portable memory device) – a feature that is also very useful if you use yaTimer for yourself only.
Over the next few months I’ll add the collaboration features:
- First a way to share the list of projects and clients between people in the organization
- Than a way to get easily everyone’s data with a web based data export system (instead of exporting data from each person’s yaTimer individually).
- After that I’ll add combined reports that let you sum up everyone’s data in a single report.
- And last but not least, A way to get those reports, nicely formatted, as downloadable PDF files directly from the web site.
- That’s it, obviously there will be a lot of other nice and interesting features but at this point the software goes out of beta.
If you use yaTimer for yourself and care only about backup and synchronization you can get this for only $9 ($4.5 during the beta) per month – and – as usual the more users you have the price per user goes down.
Go to the yaTimer Central home page now register to receive an e-mail as soon as the service goes on-line.
posted @ Tuesday, June 15, 2010 3:44 PM