Tasktop Technologies Offers Tasktop Pro Autumn 2008 With Linux Support » read source
Tasktop Technologies's goal is to provide dramatic productivity benefits to information workers through the introduction of revolutionary task-focused interfaces and tools. The task-focused interface began as a research project in 2004. By 2005, the first release of a task-focused interface resulted via the open-source Eclipse Mylyn (then Mylar) project, led by Tasktop Technologies' CEO, Mik Kersten. The benefits to task-focused work were immediately obvious to many developers who rapidly adopted Mylyn. Today, Tasktop Technologies continues to lead the Eclipse Mylyn open source project with hundreds of thousands of users benefitting from the technology daily.
Tasktop Technologies announced the release of Tasktop Pro Autumn 2008, today. In this release, Tasktop is now at hand for Linux additionally to Microsoft Windows. Tasktop now also includes help for Firefox as an alternative to the built-in Internet Explorer-based browser, extending the reach of Tasktop to many more software developers and project managers.
Mik Kersten, the creator of Mylyn and CEO of Tasktop Technologies, recently made a declaration about the task-focused interface technology behind Tasktop at the esteemed W-JAX Conference in Munich, Germany. In the declaration, Kersten stated how Tasktop automatically tracks and displays the "context" of data related to a task, resulting in the biggest productivity gains since code completion. Kersten remarked, "In this economic environment, it's all about doing more with less by delivering time saving tool support for developers and project managers." He also added, "Tasktop Pro eliminates time wasted searching and re-searching for the relevant code, documents, and web pages. Thanks to the task-focused interface, developers see only the code relevant to the task at hand. Multitasking becomes a one-click operation, dramatically reducing the overhead of working on complex systems. With the Autumn 2008 release of Tasktop Pro, many more developers can boost their output, whether they prefer Windows or Linux, Firefox or Internet Explorer. Integration with Tasktop partner's solutions, including SpringSource, JIRA, CollabNet and Rally, ensures that developers have instant access to their Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools from within their IDE."
Tasktop is a commercial product designed on the open source Eclipse Mylyn project, which has recently exceeded one million downloads in just one month through Eclipse distributions. Tasktop offers integrated desktop access to popular team bug and issue tracking systems such as JIRA, CollabNet, Rally and Bugzilla. Tasktop tracks and displays only the relevant code, documents and web pages, while you work on bugs and problems. This reduces time significantly, spent searching and scrolling while activating one-click multitasking and automatic time tracking.
The Tasktop Pro Autumn 2008 release can be downloaded for $99.00 on http://www.tasktop.com . There is also a 30-day free trial for developers and project managers.