Tasktop Dev Pro and Tasktop Dev Enterprise are enterprise versions of Eclipse Mylyn. Tasktop Dev extends Eclipse Mylyn with integration for enterprise repositories such as HP QC, Atlassian JIRA and others; providing access to Tasktop's support organization; and adding support for Visual Studio IDE. This enables developers to take advantage of the productivity saving features of Mylyn with an enterprise twist.
For expanded integrations and functionality, Tasktop Dev Enterprise offers additional connectors for CA Agile Planning, HP ALM and Quality Center, HP Agile Manager, Rational Team Concert, Microsoft TFS, Borland StarTeam, and Serena Business Manager.
Sold as an annual subscription, Tasktop Dev Pro and Tasktop Dev Enterprise are available as a plugin for Eclipse, or as a standalone application. In addition, Tasktop Dev Enterprise is also available as a plugin for Microsoft Visual Studio. 30 day trial is included with all subscriptions.
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Using Tasktop Dev will increase your productivity. Tasktop's task-based management of information, reduces the overload of information you are faced with everyday by
- enabling rich task-based collaboration
- providing instant recall of the documents and web sites needed to work on a task
- allowing you to track the bugs on which you work without leaving Eclipse (Tasktop Dev for Eclipse and Visual Studio)
- providing instant recall to the documents, web sites, and source code (Tasktop Dev for Eclipse and Visual Studio) needed to work on the task
- uncluttering email inboxes
- focusing task lists on what is important now
- providing access to agendas and reminders of upcoming meetings right in Eclipse
- providing to-the-minute time tracking per task, helping to improve estimates and complete time sheets quickly
- enabling rich task-based collaboration
Enabling rich task-based collaboration
Tasktop enables you to collaborate on tasks shared amongst your team from your desktop or IDE. For each shared task, Tasktop Dev ensures the latest task information is automatically brought to your desktop/IDE, allowing you to see when others have added new tasks or provided more information on an existing task. Tasktop Dev shows your these changes in your Tasktop task list. This task-based discussion on your desktop means you can rapidly find all of the information associated with a task, relieving you from finding and searching through your email inbox for related task information. If you are a software developer, Tasktop connects and provides access to various bug repositories, including Tasktop Partner solutions (e.g., Atlassian's JIRA, Collabnet's Issuezilla, ProjectTracker and SourceForge Enterprise Edition, and Rally) and other repositories supported by compatible Mylyn connectors.
Instant access to documents, web pages and code
With Tasktop, you can indicate when you start working on a task with a single-click. Tasktop then automatically tracks the web pages and desktop documents you work with and builds a model of how interesting each is for that task. Tasktop uses the model to show you just those pages and documents that are needed for a task. Switching to another task requires simply clicking that task and magically you will see just the information needed for that task. Think of the time you will save not searching for the information you need! If you are using Tasktop Dev within your IDE, Tasktop Dev will focus the views in your IDE to show you just the code, web pages and documents that are needed for a task.
Keep on top of your bugs without leaving Eclipse (Tasktop Dev for Eclipse/Visual Studio, only)
Tasktop Dev inherits Mylyn's capabilities for rich bug editing in Eclipse, making the tasks from your issue tracker available in the IDE. With your task and its associated discussion in the IDE, you no longer have to spend time switching to a web browser, finding the appropriate task, switching back to the IDE, and so on. All of those clicks and applications switches disappear, saving you time. When changes occur to tasks on which you work, notifications appear right in your task list in Eclipse, saving you the need to check other applications and allowing you to fit responding seamlessly into your workflow. Tasktop Dev provides task-based discussions for Partner connectors (Atlassian's JIRA, CollabNet's Issuezilla, SFEE and ProjectTracker, Rally) as well as any task-repository supported by Mylyn 3.0 (e.g., Mozilla's Bugzilla and TRAC).
Unclutter your email inboxes
Email inboxes can get cluttered with messages for many reasons. Tasktop Dev can help eliminate two kinds of clutter from your inboxes. First, for shared tasks, Tasktop Dev shows you changes in task status in your task list rather than you receiving notifications in your email inbox. For an active team, this means a significant reduction in flow into your inbox of notification messages. Second, Tasktop Dev enables you to mark particular emails you receive as tasks (currently for Outlook, gmail and imap based email clients) and have them automatically appear in your task list. These task emails can then be scheduled alongside your other tasks. This means no more hunting through your overfull inbox trying to figure out if you have missed anything you were supposed to be doing!
Focus on what you need to do now
Tasktop Dev inherits Mylyn's powerful abilities to focus the task list on what you are supposed to be working on this week or on a particular day. Instead of having to manage your to do items across multiple bug repositories, email and other systems, you can bring the tasks into Tasktop Dev and use one scheduling mechanism to ensure you are getting your work done when you need to.
Know where you need to be
Our workdays are often filled with activity that involves collaborating with others. Much of this collaboration involves events recorded on one or more calendars. Tasktop Dev makes it easy to stay on top of your calendars through an agenda view that aggregates events for the day across multiple calendars and an always visible reminder of what event is coming up next. Tasktop Dev goes even further with its calendar integration, also enabling you to synch tasks to and from your calendar, enabling you to manage your planned tasks from a calendar view.
Know where you spend your time
Do you have to provide estimates for the tasks you have been assigned? Do you need to complete time sheets for the tasks on which you've worked? Tasktop can help. The time spent on each activated task is tracked automatically to the minute as is the time you spend without a task active. At any time, you can check your Tasktop Dev dashboard for a quick view of how you have spent your time or generate a report for a specific date range. To help account for time not at the computer, when you generate a time tracking report, it is possible to adjust the time for a specific task. With Tasktop's time tracking, filling in time sheets is a breeze. All time tracked is kept private to you. You can choose to use it to refine estimates for tasks you are assigned or to share directly with your team lead.