Chronos differs from traditional task apps:
Read the announcement post to learn more.
Chronos is producer-focused app, akin to a developer IDE — although for personal task management instead of software code. As such, we don't presently offer a mobile app, although we reserve the right to do so in the future.
Chronos tasks are checked off by recording the actual time spent on the task and keeping tasks ordered such that completed tasks sit before uncompleted tasks. This process is explained thoroughly in How to Check Off Tasks.
In certain cases, we may wish to have a plan in which we "check off" tasks regardless of their task order and plan settings. Useful in certain pragmatic cases, there is a "checklist cheat" which allows for this.
In the real world, task interruptions occur all the time. How to Interrupt a Task explains how to manage interrupted tasks in Chronos.
Shift and pressing
will reorder the focused task up and down respectively. Similarly,
Shift+Up Arrow and
Shift+Down Arrow will
also do the job.
You can also right-click on any task and select
Move Task Up
Move Task Down, respectively.
Hours per day?
Hours per day is a configurable value in your plan settings.
It defaults to six hours.
You want to set this to the rough average of your on-task hours per day. When you estimate a task
in number of hours (e.g.,
3h), Chronos will use this value to
project on-task and completion days for your task.
Your true on-task time will inevitably vary from day to day, this value should reflect a reasonable average.
Chronos data is frequently backed up (to
~/.chronos) by default and data
can be explicitly exported (and imported) at anytime. Read more about
Import, Export and Backups.
Send feature requests to [email protected]. We'd love to hear from you.