May 12, 2006 in 2 out of 5 stars, Hosted software, Productivity

What is it?

TracksLife: A spiffy, simple very, very lightweight cross between a spreadsheet and a database designed to help you track stuff.


Who makes it?


Why is it the killerest?

You can keep track of almost anything with Tracks - spreadsheets/databases that combine columns of money, numbers, words, paragraphs and yes/no's. If you ever forget to update - and you will - you can have the Friendly Trackslife Remindbot send a link through email or RSS politely reminding you. And - if you want - you can share your progress with friends, family, coworkers, bloggers - whoever!

What could be improved?

I'm not sure this service is worth paying for. It's well made, and fun, but the free version might just be enough. Adam (the owner) has recently taken steady employment with JotSpot, so although I can't imagine needing much of it, support might have a few kinks to work out.

How much does it cost?

4 Account levels -- Free to $10.99


Reviewed by Carson McComas

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Hmm ... thanks for the glowing review. Unfortunately it's around 6 months too late ;)

I'm actually not working on TracksLife anymore and sooner than later it will be going offline. It was a fun project for me to work on last year but now we're movin' on to bigger and better things.

Hopefully that helps explain why it's only worthy of 2 stars. Thanks again.

Posted by: Adam | May 15, 2006 7:14:59 AM

Yikes, sorry to hear that Adam. Thanks for the update, best of luck with your future ventures.

Posted by: Carson McComas | May 15, 2006 9:58:08 AM

It lives!!!

I am taking over where Adam finished. I have lots of new ideas for trackslife and you should see some new developments very soon. I would love to get some more stars for trackslife.

Posted by: Scott Metcalf | Jun 14, 2006 9:45:38 AM

Hey Scott, great to hear! Keep us posted.

Posted by: Carson McComas | Jun 14, 2006 9:54:01 AM

I am starting to add some new features. I just added the ability to track up to 9 fields in a track. Used to be limited to 5 fields. Now I am considering making the site free which will hopefully go a long way to earning more stars.

Posted by: Scott Metcalf | Jun 26, 2006 2:02:26 PM