Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Cost-it





1. Create a Project
2. Edit Project Details
3. Open a Project
4. Delete a Project
5. Add a Task
6. Edit a Task Details
7. Complete a Task
8. Delete a Task
9. View Reports






Cost-It is a small, intuitive and easy-to-use application. The basic idea is that you define a project (and optional budget), its tasks and associated costs (estimated, actual, and how much you have paid). You then know how much the project is estimated to cost you; how much the project has actually cost you; and how much you have paid and have left to pay.
If you planning on getting married, have some DIY projects to cost out and track; or are planning your latest vacation then this is the application for you.

You can also check tasks off as done so you know the completion status of each project in terms of tasks complete and how much money has been spent and still needs to be spent.
This application is ideal for Wedding planning, DIY Projects, Vacation Planning. No Project is too big or small.


 0. Configuring Cost-It

You can configure this application to use up to three additional custom attributes for a task.
From the main projects screen select the menu button.
This will load the Preferences page. From here you can enable up to three attributes and give them a name.
This feature is useful if you have custom values you want to track such as tax, shipping or resale value.
This feature is only available from version 1.3.


 1. Creating a Project

The first time you launch Cost-It you will see the following screen:





 
To create your first Project, tap on the add icon at the top right of the screen. This will open up the Edit Project dialog as shown below:



Within this dialog you can enter the name of the project and the size of the budget (if required)
To confirm you want to create the project tap on the OK button. This will take you to the task management screen where you can add, edit and delete tasks from within your project.

To go back to the projects screen tap on the back button.


2. Edit Project Details

To edit the project, from the projects screen tap on the project and a quick action bar will appear as shown below:





Tap on the Edit Project option, this will open Edit Project Dialog where the details can be modified.

You can also edit the project details from the tasks page, by selecting the edit icon to the right of the project name.
 
3. Open a Project

To open the project and edit the projects tasks, you tap on the project so the Quick Action Bar appears. You then Tap on Edit Tasks option.

Alternatively you can swipe across project, from left-to-right or right-to-left.

This will open the page to edit tasks.

4. Delete a Project

To delete a project you tap on the project to open up the Quick Action Bar.

You then tap on the Delete option.

A confirmation dialog box will appear to ask if this is what you really want to do. Select either OK or Cancel.

5. Add a Task

To create a Task, tap on the add icon at the top right of the screen. This will open up the Edit Task dialog as shown below:



Within this dialog you can enter the name of the task, the estimated cost, the actual cost; and how much you have paid so far.

Tap on the OK button to save this information.




6. Edit a Task

To edit the task, from the tasks screen tap on the Task and a quick action bar will appear as shown below:



Tap on the Edit option, this will open Edit Task Dialog where the details can be modified.


7. Complete a Task

You have two options for checking/unchecking a task.
1) Select Check from the Quick Action Bar
2) Swipe over the Task from left-to-right or right-to-left.

8. Delete a Task

To delete a Task you tap on the Task to open up the Quick Action Bar.

You then tap on the Delete option.

A confirmation dialog box will appear to ask if this is what you really want to do. Select either OK or Cancel. 

9. View Reports

To view reports for this project you select the Report Summary Tab at the bottom of the tasks screen.
The following screen will appear:
















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7 comments:

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  2. Hi,

    Just stumbled upon your blog from twitter. Nice app! Just a real coincidence that I am in the midst of developing a similar app called Projects! LOL!

    Good luck dude, just started a blog on android development too, lets share some ideas... cheers!

    Here is my blog:
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  4. Love the app. Coming in great for garden landscaping project with tiki hut etc. Better than all other apps out there. Wish I could copy & paste or move items from one project to another. Be also good to hold the task and move up or down the order to rearrange. Making it easier to put things that go together. Anyway, well done and thanks for making my life easier.

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  5. Nice app. It would be nice to get a report for all projects in addition to each project.

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