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Total Posts: 471
Joined: Apr 2005
Posted: 2017-01-26 23:27
Wondering if anyone knows of a good, open source and host-able checklist product.
I've seen commercial ones - where you can create say a daily list of tasks - which repeats- some that repeat on a weekly/month/quarterly basis - and can see them in a calendar - but can also write to them by API when things are done by other scripts etc

Closest I can find seems to be Bitrix24 - but that is meant for very different tasks...


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Joined: Dec 2014
Posted: 2017-01-27 09:10
What about a ticket system like TRAC? You could create daily/weekly tickets, plus I am certain it will have a handy API, and HTML reports are very flexible.


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Joined: Jul 2007
Posted: 2017-01-27 14:21
create a private repo on and use its issue tracker


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Joined: Jan 2015
Posted: 2017-01-27 15:30
Redmine. There's a plugin for recurring tasks. There's no explicit hosting service, but there's a free AMIs on AWS. A t2.nano instance is fine; 10 GB is more than enough storage. So you're only talking about ~$6/month.

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Posted: 2017-01-28 11:17
I was using basecamp for a while. Not open source, but cheap and good.
Otherwise, it's hard to beat org emacs if you use emacs.

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Total Posts: 471
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Posted: 2017-01-29 11:15
Yeah - hosted / OS basecamp is the kind of thing I'm looking at. Not sure I have the desire / time to customize something more meant for helpdesk or bug tracking - but might have to..


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Joined: May 2004
Posted: 2017-01-30 14:02
I use github (open source) + Wrike (not open source, but free accounts are available). Wrike also has pro account available, which I have just started to track work within my group. There are lots of integrations (MS Office, JIRA, etc.)

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Joined: Mar 2010
Posted: 2017-01-30 14:21
Gitlab has some stuff:
JIRA selfhosted is cheap for
Some more open source options here:


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Posted: 2017-01-30 19:32
So - I/we use JIRA already - and we think of it as project management / big things - and it's used extensively across the business.

What I more wanted was to create some low-level tasks which need to be monitored daily (market data cleaning, some reconcilations etc); and also some broader ones (this happens weekly, another monthly, another first wed of month etc) - and to have them in categories to monitor as a ToDo, but then later to systematically query to get KPIs out of.

I'm probably going wrong on this somewhere - as I think I'm over complicating it...


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Joined: Jul 2008
Posted: 2017-01-31 04:18
Sounds like a runbook. At my previous firm we had a rather powerful proprietary job scheduler / dependency manager and had front ends built to maintain checklists of tasks at various frequencies, similar to those you mentioned.

Right now I'm considering something like this


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Joined: Oct 2015
Posted: 2017-01-31 18:39
We use cron/jenkins to drive JIRA through the API. It's not ideal and not what JIRA was designed for but works well enough for exactly the tasks you mention


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Joined: Aug 2009
Posted: 2017-03-03 13:27
Jira┬┤s recurring task plugin is pretty good. I know is not open source. But given that you are already using Jira, I think is an advantage to keep everything in one place. Sometimes our daily tasks shoot some follow up task or even project, so it's nice to link it.

It's not expensive. Here is the link.

Cheers, Cord

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Posted: 2017-03-04 04:29
Cordura21, do you know of a version of that that works on jira server rather than cloud?


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Posted: 2017-03-04 12:59
You can try this one

Cheers, Cord

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