iGTD iPhone Export

iGTD iPhone Export tools
After lots of hackery I finally got a decent semi automated iGTD -> iPhone export working.

It goes like that:

  • it changes the default html export format of iGTD, based on the information here. You have to open the package contents of iGTD and replace the old export templates with these files. The template is inspired by the good looking OmniFocus bookmark exporter (OFfline)
  • then create a folder which will receive the exported html file
  • use this folder action script which is based on the information macosxhints
  • put the script into /Library/Scripts/Folder Action Scripts

How to use:

1. go to the context view (projects view does not work yet)

2. select File->Export to file

3. in the export dialog select „HTML table“ as a format

4. save it in the folder that you have assigned the folder action to

5. done

In the near future I intend to extend this to also sync with an iphone data bookmark but for now this is already quite nice.

Grab the file here

MacOX J2ME development

MacOX J2ME development leopard

This Blog entry has
a nice description of what is necessary to get J2ME app development on
MacOSX going including antenna support. I figured out most of the stuff
myself before I stumbled over this post (grr).

To get the WTK recognized by eclipse, you need to try and lauch
<wtk-root>/bin/ktoolbar. This will fail since a folder called Mac
is missing. Just rename the existing Linux folder (in the specified
directory) to Mac and this should work. After this EclipseME will be
able to import the WTK as a device profile which you can then use to
build your project.

To debug you can then use MicroEmu in eclipse (as a standard java app rather than using EclipseME)

TimeTracker for OSX

Screenshot  TimeTracker for OSX timetracker 300x112

At the moment I am getting involved in a little program called
TimeTracker. Back when I was mainly using Windows I used TimeTracker
from http://0xff.net
which I liked quite a lot. The Mac version has similar features but
lacks filtering and reporting features which I am in the process of

Most of the features I need already work and I am in conversation with the project lead to get them integrated.

For the not so faint of heart here is a recent build which has these additional features

  • All Projects/ All Tasks view
  • Filter
    mode (Day / Week / Month). Pick a date first and then click on day /
    week / month to filter the records accordingly. In combination with the
    AllProjects view this is a powerful reporting tool as also all sums
    will be properly updated
  • preliminary csv export. Upon app close
    all records will be also saved into <$HOME>/times.csv (now that
    the filtering and summary views work, I hardly use it anymore)
  • ability to modify the parent task / project of an entry (no more delete and create new)
  • extended
    the idle watcher to also be invoked when computer goes on standby (very
    nice for laptop users, just close the lid and timetracker will notice
    that you dont work anymore)
  • highlighting of the current running time record (grey font) to immediately see which one is the active one.
  • added a „comment“ field that allows you to write a descriptive comment of what you did.


The storage format of my version is not compatible with the currently
available version from googleCode. So if you got valuable data already,
be sure to backup:

before you try my version!