Softpedia Editor's Review for Portable Task Coach
Keep track of all your tasks
Written by Elena Opris on January 3rd, 2013
This is the portable version of Task Coach - an app designed to help you keep track of your schedule by providing you with a user-friendly environment.
Since installation is not necessary, you can store Portable Task Coach on an external device (like a USB flash drive), save it to any computer and directly run its executable file.
More importantly, there are no changes made to the Windows registry and no leftover files can be found after program removal.
The interface of the tool is plain and easy to work with; you can start a new task by writing a subject and description.
But you can also set a priority level, specify dates (e.g. planned start date, reminder, recurrence) and the budget (e.g. hourly fee, revenue), as well as create categories and effort tasks.
Furthermore, you can add notes and attachments, use a search function, customize the appearance (e.g. foreground color, icon), merge Task Coach files, as well as import and edit templates.
From the 'Preferences' area you can make the app automatically create a backup copy before overwriting project files, change the interface language and default task dates, as well as specify task reminders and appearance colors, among others.
The program requires a moderate amount of CPU and system memory, has a good response time and includes a help file. We have not come across any problems during our tests; Portable Task Coach did not freeze, crash or pop up error dialogs. Inexperienced users may take some time to get acquainted with the features provided by the tool.
Portable Task Coach description
Here are some key features of "Portable Task Coach":
· Hierarchical tasks, notes, categories
· Time tracking
· Recurring tasks
· Python 2.7
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Fix password entry on Windows.
· Fix category filter menu on Windows 7
· Display a few days of previous and next month in the calendar popup.