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Bring on the Paper

Don’t worry, this time it’s not about the TPT but it looks a lot like it.

The brilliant guys at Blue Flavor have converted to paper. After months of testing out different time tracking methods the Blue Flavor team found that the best way to track their time spent on projects is to use paper. Online applications are clever and convenient but I think the Blue Flavor team would agree with me that online apps have a long way to go and too many problems.

Blue Flavor brought up a great point:

“We realized if we used paper, we can transfer that information into whatever tool we want, past, present or future, a non-destructible format if you will.

Also, it’s ultra-portable, fits between the screen and keyboard of our Powerbooks when we head out, and it’s a handy reminder to record your time sitting on our desks in the office.”

Like I’ve said before, it helps me to put the paper in an obvious place where I’ll see it a lot. They put it in between the screen and keyboard of their laptops and I keep it on my desk next to the keyboard.

They have created a daily timesheet and an hourly timesheet but you can only record your work from 8:00 in the morning until 6:00 at night using the hourly sheet. Since I’m at school from 8:00 in the morning until 3:00 in the afternoon that doesn’t help me very much but I love their daily timesheet. What I like most about the TPT is that it is easy to record my projects and how much time I have spent on them but the Blue Flavor timesheets help organize the projects by day while combining The Printable CEO’s™ ability to prioritize yout time.

I haven’t tried it out yet but I will and I’ll let you know how it goes. It looks incredible but that’s exactly what you would expect from Blue Flavor. Maybe someone should turn this into an online app.

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