I am looking for an application for Windows that combines some of my favorite features of different applications; combining a task activity journal / notes, time-tracking, todo lists, a Wiki, and Dashboard.
- Ideally, I would make entries throughout the day, capturing what I did, outcomes, notes, reminders, links (web & files / directories), pictures (easy cut & paste). The notes should allow rich format with bullets, lists (and sub lists), pictures, web links, and file links. Cut paste WYSIWG - AKA word processor.
- The entries would track time (start, end, duration), and have tags.
- Entries can have bullet journal list items with status symbols like [ ] todo, [/] started, [X] done, [-] aborted
- Entries can be organized by relationships and linked like a Wiki with pages and links, and multiple Entries on a page. Preferably allow file links (I get security issues but sure would be nice to reference a directory or a pdf document on my network).
- Entries can have tags and be searched (preferably have a list of existing tags to avoid duplication)
- I can view what I did on a given day, like a journal
- I can track time spent on a day or by tags / projects, similar to Grindstone. Way to visualize data and track total time spent (Burn up/down chart, Dashboard?)
- I can view information like a wiki (if I organize and connect relationships)
- I can pull a list of all bullet journal items based on status and tags, and jump to the entry
- I can search
- Way to export data
- Preferably not store my data in the cloud on someone else's server
Perhaps a tall order, but it feels like there should be something that will do much of this. I have looked at and used different tools, but they all missed some features. It feels like I want each of the tools but working off a common set of entries, each giving me different views into the data.
Word Processor: + nice format, links, etc / - but good no way to search, time track , tag, combine, or track / extract info
Spreadsheet: + tracking time / - terrible for text and images, no way to organize / connect information
Wiki (Docuwiki): + organizing and connecting information, searchable / - bad for journaling, time tracking
Grindstone (I think, have not used it): + tracking tasks / - formatting, links, notes
Bullet journal tools (I think): + todo lists with status
Kanban board / dashboard: +visualize status and todo lists