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Initial release January 3, 2005 (2005-01-03)
Stable release

2.6.1  (August 14, 2022; 20 months ago (2022-08-14))

Preview release none [±]
Written in Ruby, Ruby on Rails
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Project management software
Bug tracking software
License(s) GNU General Public License v2

Tracks is a web-based project management application that's based on a Ruby on Rails framework. The design of Tracks is significantly influenced by a "getting things done" methodology, introduced by author David Allen, and the GTD Todo application. That methodology was introduced to the application in the form of three main components: next actions, contexts, and projects.[1]

Product history

The first release of Tracks was version 1.0, released on January 3, 2005.[2] That release was based on earlier work in late 2004 of an application called GTD Todo.[3][4][5]


Main features of Tracks include:

  • built-in Mongrel web server
  • action and project management
  • tagging and starring actions
  • color coding of due dates
  • multi-user support
  • comprehensive statistics tools
  • text, iCal and RSS feed support
  • export data in YAML, CSV or XML format

Hardware/software requirements

Requirements for this software to run properly include:

1. SQLite3, MySQL or PostgreSQL

2. Ruby 1.8.7, RubyGems 1.3.7 or 1.5.0, Rake (see below)

More specifics on installation of Ruby, RubyGems, etc. can be found here.

Entities using Tracks

Videos, screenshots, and other media

Screenshots of Tracks can be found on the project site. The site also has a Quicktime movie introducing users to the application.

Further reading

External links


  1. "Manual - Introduction - Tracks". Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  2. "New! Version 1.0 of Tracks Released". 3 January 2005. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  3. "GTD on Rails". But She's A Girl.... 7 November 2004. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  4. "Rails GTD Application". But She's A Girl.... 28 November 2004. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  5. "Version Using Rails 0.9.1". 23 December 2004. Retrieved 10 March 2012.