I discovered QS recently when I got the idea to track my time and locations. This site and whole movement is just mind blowing.
I'd like to start tracking some bits of my life and I am looking for recommendation for apps/tools from people who have experiences in this field. I briefly looked at some apps/tools from the QS list, but none satisfied me completely (at the first look anyway), hence here goes my questions.
I am interested in tracking these things on me:
- Locations - my GPS positions every few seconds/minutes or so - pretty much like Aaron Pareki from Geoloqi did here http://quantifiedself.com/2012/05/numbers-from-around-the-web-round-7/
it should also be able to learn names of some places (geofence) like office, home, Tesco supermarket, etc.
Time - in coordination with the above, I'd like to know how much time did I spent where - in the locations (home, office, supermarket), but also how much time do I spent in public transportation, car, outside the city..
- Activity - by this I mean just short notes attached to the time tracking - I want to know how long, but also WHAT I did.. e.g. just label some time periods like "morning exercise", "transportation to work", "trip to nature" etc.
(To track my time/activity on the computer, I plan to use the http://www.rescuetime.com/ which looks really great.)
These two/three things should work together and witch as little input from me as possible (automation).
- Money expenses.. would like to track where and for what I spent my money. I am interested in overall categories, but also I would like to be able to drill down a little bit e.g. do see how much I spent for fruit&vegetable vs. sweets in december vs july. Budgeting would be nice. I am from Czech Republic so Mint is not for me, need something with manual input, although if something is capable of learning barcodes or recognizing receipt items from photo, it would be awesome.
I am willing to pay for good apps/devices and I am not bound to any single platform (iPhone vs android..). One requirement is that the data is exportable to some open format (xml, csv,...)
I dont really need the app/tool/soft to do the analysis and/or visualization, just collecting the data would suffice, if it is exportable.
I looked at some apps like http://www.thedailytracker.com/ or http://daytum.com/ but my worry is that unless the location and time tracking is largely independent on my input I will not have the discipline to keep tracking manually..
I gratefully welcome any suggestions, ideas, recommendations and opitions..