Compute and visualize busyness in Google Calendar
Colortasker is designed for use under jchang504's Google Calendar-based task planning system. The basic idea is to represent a task as an all-day event with a title that starts with the expected amount of time to complete the task in parentheses, separated by a semicolon, e.g. "(1;30) Linear algebra homework". (A semicolon is used instead of a colon to avoid Calendar assuming that it indicates the start time of the event.) Assign these tasks to particular days, and delete them when completed.
Colortasker looks at your tasks, scheduled events, and daily tasks (see Options) and computes the amount of free time left for each day of the week, coloring it a darker shade the less free time is available. This gives you a visualization of your busyness in a gradient of hue, allowing for more efficient and intuitive task planning and time management.
This version is in beta and many features are still to come. Please report bugs and feature requests to the developer. Be sure to customize Colortasker for your calendar in Options.
Version 1.1.1 Bug Fixes:
- The white part of the blinking animation matches the transparency level of the default white background.
Version 1.1.0 New Options (breaks old use pattern):
- Day start and end times can be customized. If you were scheduling sleep as a daily task, this may break your calculation as the default start/end times are 8am/midnight. You should customize these to fit your sleep schedule. (If you want to keep the old pattern and schedule sleep as a daily task, change these to midnight/midnight).
Version 1.0.3 New Options:
- Blinking for negative time days can be toggled.
- Shading color can be customized.
Version 1.0.2 New Features:
- Background color of days with negative time blink to show urgency.
Version 1.0.1 Bug Fixes:
- Daily task names correctly match to scheduled event titles case-insensitively.