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Intro / About this Doc


Hello,
thanks for looking at my CODA doc/tool.

I am a Berlin based Product Management Student at
, the Co-Founder of
which builds indoor farms for offices and the creator of this tool
and this tool
.

I made this Coda doc to have all my trackers in one place, no matter where I go. Personally I it for the past 2 years (with on off periods) while building more features, step by step.
Please feel free to use and adopt this template to your needs. If you are missing anything or came up with more neat functionality you can write me and I can add it to this tool, for others to use.
If you want to connect you can find all the contact details and more on my website:

About the new Canvas Layout:
Some of the canvas layout’s don't look perfect yet, however I created the layouts as if these quirks would be fixed already. For example the pie charts on the time Tracker summary page look really small side by side.

How it works
This doc is now in Version 2.0. The main changes are the adoption of Codas new canvas Layout feature, the addition of Global Filters & Projects in the Task Tracker and the Pomodoro Timer. If you want to see version 1.0

This doc is divided in 3 main parts, that can also be used independently. You will get the best experience when using the desktop web version of Coda.
For simply inputting a new habit or task the mobile app of CODA works great too.

The Overview:
This is basically where everything comes together. Feel free to customise it as you like. It’s basically just a replication of views and buttons that you can also find in the other pages. I also added the Google Calendar Pack so you can easily view your upcoming events on your main screen.

Task & Time Tracker:
Task Tracker
The Task Tracker got quite advanced in V2.0. To input the tasks click the
Add New Task
or
Add New Task for Today
button
and be as specific with the additional fields as you see fit. Some of the „managing“ tools like the
Kanban board
only work however, if you fill out the respective fields.

In Version 2.0 I added
Life Areas
and
Projects
to the task manager.
On the
T
ask Tracker Master
page you can add or delete
P
rojects
and specify a
Life Area
for each
Project
.
Later on the
Task & Time Tracker
page under
Global Filters
you can filter either by
Project
or by
Life Area
and all corresponding projects and tasks will be shown. This way you can manage your different tasks and projects more easily.
Life Areas
as well as
Projects
can be archived, which removes them from the filters and selectors.
PS: Life Are, Projects, Tasks, and Bullet Lists in the Description Field are simply different levels or hierarchies for your tasks. You can rename all of them to turn it into a full fledged Scrum/Sprint/OKR tool. For example Life Areas could be different departments in your company, or high level product initiatives and so on.

Different ways to view your work:
I created a
Kanban
,
List
,
Timeline
and
Calendar view
to display your tasks. All views can be managed via the
Global Filters
or independently via the
Interactive Filters
in each section. You can filter by
Project
and
Task Status
to get a more detailed view of your work.

Timeline View Calendar View & Scheduled Tasks
Use the
Start Date
and
Due Date
columns in the
Task Tracker
to make use of the
Timeline View and Calendar View.
It automatically adjusts the timeframe to the tasks that are shown.

The
Start Date
and the
Follow up / Reminder
column is used to schedule Tasks in the future. If the date in either of the columns matches the current day in a Task, this Task will show up in the scheduled Tasks list in the
Overview
and
Task & Time Tracker
page.


Time Tracker & Pomodoro Timer
To track the time for each Task you have two options:
The
“Standart Timer”
and the
Pomodoro Timer.
To use the time tracker in its full functionality you need to
Add Tasks
and
Projects
first
.
You can
Add Tasks
in the
Task Tracker
and
Projects
in each
Task
(in the Dropdown) or in the
Project Master Table
on the
Task Tracker Master page.

Standart Timer
Then you will be able to simply click the
Start Regular Timer
button on any specific task. The time for each task and corresponding project will automatically be recorded and visualised in the time tracker page. The difference to this timer is that it will simply keep on forever without counting down from your work-time duration (e.g. 25mins).

Pomodoro Timer
I added the pomodoro timer in V2.0. You can either start it from inside a task or start it from the
Task & Time Tracker
page. To do the latter, you need to select a task from either drop down first and then hit
Start Pomodoro.
Each Pomodoro Session, no matter if you finish it or not will be logged into the time tracker. You can start a
Short or a Long Break
at any time by clicking the corresponding button. The task timer will be stopped and the break time will not be added to your task time entry. To continue select the same or the new task.

You can change the time duration settings for your Pomodoro timer on the
Time Tracker Settings & Backbone
page.

Habit Tracker:
I made this habit tracker to be able to track all the things I wanted once and for all. Quite allot of work has gone into it. It’s divided into
Input
,
Analysing data
, and the
Settings & Backbone Page.

Input:
You can input a new habit either on the overview page or on the habit page. Simply hit the
Done
button, or swipe to the right on mobile to find the
Done
button. The progress bar will adjust according to your settings.

Analysing data:
In the
hHabit Page
, you can find a calendar view of your habits. Here is still room for improvement. If you found a neat way of visualising the habits, please let me know.

Settings and Backbone:
This is where the magic happens. Use the
Habit List Table
to add or remove your habits. You can specify the
Frequency
(how often you would like to perform a habit) and the
schedule
in which you want to count (daily, weekly, monthly).
E.g you could specify to mediate one time per day (
Frequency 1
,
Schedule Daily
).
The
Progress Bar
will automatically adjust to this settings based on some quite complicated formulars in the same table. (So don’t change anything else but the name, frequency or schedule, unless you want to experiment ;D).
If you want to make use of the
Streak Feature
, you need to manually click the
Log Streaks
button in the
Habit page
, after you completed all the habits of the day and before midnight. Unfortunately the automation doesn’t quite work in my case.


Finance Tracker:
This is a quite simple finance tracker. Simply add finances as you need via the
Add Expanse
button
and fill out each column to get good visualisations.
You can also add photos for receipts which I find quite useful.
In the
Overview
and the
Finance page
you need to adjust your
Budget
(600 in in this example) in the formula to your budget to get accurate numbers. You can use the interactive filter to change the timeframe of the visualisations or create you own. I hope my visualisation are helpful to you.

Enjoy 🤓




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