As promised I would like to give you some ideas on the current status and the new concept.
The initial concept of Minco was based on the idea that tasks created in iCal are used in Minco to track the time spent working on it. This was great since all tasks where automatically synchronised with iCal and any other devices via MobileMe or CalDAV and other applications supporting the calendar store.
Work-times where written in realtime to CSV files and to iCal events. With version 1.1 we added the feature to create and edit tasks in Minco which was our biggest feature request at this time.
Since Minco 1 was born as a real time logging application there was no functionality to list and edit existing work-times in Minco after the time was logged.
Minco 2 for Mac and iOS will be different in many ways.
Work time Concept
A work time in Minco 2 must not be associated with a task or reminder.
When you start a new work time you can associate it to a reminder, an Calendar event, a contact, a location, an url or you can enter only a title to describe what you do.
Further it’s possible to add a note, tags and assign the work time to a context. This new concept give you much more possibilities and makes it much easier to track time.
You get a call, start a new work-time and associate it to a contact.
You are working on a project, assign your work-time to a context.
There is an Event in Calendar, use it and track the time you have spent in a meeting.
You are traveling or visit a customer, use the current location or a route and track time on it.
If there is a work time already existing in your journal tap it to start a new work time based on the associated information.
Work time Log
All work-times, will be presented in a Journal. You are free to remove or edit work-times at a later time.
Reports and Groups
You can create groups and reports based on rules or use the default one. In a group you can easily select a time range and export or share your work times.
Additions are the components you can assign to a work time. Currently there are Reminder, Events, Contacts, Locations, Contexts, Notes, Tags, URL’s.
It will be possible to extend the additions for online services and more.
(E.g. Additions for Images and timer)
Rules allow you to automatically associate Additions or specify properties (e.g. revenue per hour ) of a work time.
Multiple output adapter to export and share your data.
Work times will be synced between all your iOS devices and your Mac.
This was only a short introduction. More details and screenshot for the Mac version will follow at a later time.
The screenshots below show you the current state of the iOS version and may be different in the final version.
Feel free to discuss with us the current functionality and additional functionality you would like to see.
A new created work time with context and tags assigned.
The work time Journal