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Software developer in awe over superfine micro time management and analysis



Intervals helps me to think differently. I'm focused, and I organize and forecast much better than before. My workflow is more regimented, more organized.

Meet Forest.

Forest is a creator, a thinker, a doer—and a very busy one at that. He's dreaming up client side software, developing it and managing all his projects for Nitorix, his software development business—he's a one-man show juggling multiple tasks.

Why Forest uses Intervals.

The key for Forest is time management. He has a busy, growing business and Intervals is helping him gain clarity and insight into his daily time usage. He's using Intervals' employee time tracking software to manage his people and projects and analyze his time.

I was using Basecamp before they had time tracking. It was fine for what it did but I needed time management. So I looked at a lot of different time management systems, from the little cheesy ones to better known companies, but I found Intervals. They had the time management functionality I wanted, so I went for it. And it really worked out, so I stuck with it.

And then of course Basecamp came out with time tracking, but as far as I was concerned, it was too late. I was hooked. Intervals has a lot more detail and the entry system is a lot more advanced.

What Intervals does for Forest.

After using Intervals performance management tool for just a few months, Forest started noticing things about the breakdown of his own work flow—those little but oh-so-important things that can make a huge difference in your business.

I realized I almost always underestimated the amount of time that a project would take.

Armed with this knowledge, Forest can now plan his work better. With the help of Intervals micro time management tools he tracks how much real time he spends on a real project and uses that knowledge to estimate future work.

Project and task histories also help him pinpoint problems within a project or to foresee possible challenges in future projects. His greatest interest of all is in the fine details of the structure of his project—the breakdown of a job—and how accurately Intervals can track them.

Intervals helps me to think differently. I'm focused, and I organize and forecast much better than before. My workflow is more regimented, more organized.

Like many small businesses, Forest's is growing and expanding in scope and vision, and Intervals is adaptable enough to grow with him.

I love the flexibility—Intervals is so easy to use, you can do multiple things at the same time.

It's intuitive. There's just nothing else I need.

Intervals Helps Software Developers:

  • Create better estimates on the amount of effort needed to build features
  • Learn valuable lessons about each project
  • Optimize work flow
  • Gain insight into daily time usage
  • Get organized and keep all tasks and work history in one place
The reporting features are very powerful and easy to use. The simple interface allows our resources to spend less time on time entry and more time on actual work. Similarly, the reports have significantly reduced the time required to generate invoices. Thanks for a building such a good application.
DPM Technologies Inc. Intervals Software as a service Android, iOS, Linux, OSX, Windows

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