Grindstone (time-tracking software)

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This article is about the time tracking software. For other uses, see Grindstone.
Developer(s) Epiforge Software
Initial release October 10, 2008 (2008-10-10)
Stable release
3.1.106 / May 16, 2013 (2013-05-16)
Development status Active
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Available in U.S. English
Type Time Management
License Proprietary Software with EULA
Website Grindstone 3
As of January 23, 2012 (2012-01-23)

Grindstone is a free Microsoft Windows desktop application that allows users to create and organize tasks and to track time. The application features a Task List window for managing tasks and time, a desktop gadget-like stopwatch for controlling the timer, and can produce reports and detect when the user is away. In addition, Grindstone can synchronize time tracking data for multiple users via a paid service called Task Force.[1]



Grindstone 2 received five out of five stars on CNET's Editor Review scale. "We were impressed with Grindstone 2's performance and pleased by its extras. It's easy to use but does a lot, so the excellent Help file, online forums, and video tutorials go a long way toward getting the most out of all that this fine free tool offers."[2]


PCWorld's review of Grindstone 2 focused on its functionality and features, calling them "incredibly simple, yet incredibly efficient." However, PCWorld's editors did indict Grindstone 2 for having a less than entertaining graphical user interface. "Once you delve into the app, its power becomes apparent, as does it ability to help you manage your time, but with its bland design, Grindstone can feel about as appealing as work."[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Task Force Task Force Product Website. Epiforge Software. Retrieved 2011-12-11.
  2. ^ Grindstone CNET. Retrieved 2010-11-14.
  3. ^ Grindstone PCWorld. Retrieved 2010-11-14.