For example, financial goals might be years away, while tasks might only be minutes away. I don't need to see my financials on the same screen -- they're not going to change drastically on a minute-to-minute (or even month-to-month) basis.
I've never thought about integrating long-term things like financials or goals into my task list before for that reason. Thinking about it now, I can't see any value for me personally, and it would actually decrease the value of my task list.
I expect to handle like 80% of what I want and the rest will just have to be bespoke code and other applications (e.g. I don't expect to handle finances -- I'll continue using YNAB but import from it using its API to display financial info in the same place as everything else).
I've worked on some very complex software projects, but creating a simple task/habit tracker that is actually useful has been more difficult than I expected.
I will say for those working on their own, I started to make breakthroughs on this when I stopped worrying about what other people might want for the eventual open-sourcing or SaaS and just made exactly what I wanted to.
The intention of the project was less about the cohesive interface and more just making it easy for me to do automated data dumps.
It does feed back into a dashboard I wrote but the code is super simple and dumb. I don't even know if I have open-sourced it. Let me check. You'd have to go in and change stuff probably because it was never meant to be given out.
This is a category of startup I would call "integration hell." For the most part, I would recommend to avoid these ideas if you're looking at pursuing it. However, it can be fruitful if done correctly - i.e Stripe.
I'm curious how many people would want/benefit from a service like this?
Now, a few years in, I've got a fairly simple, light, extremely portable system.
They're pretty cool and nice. If you send a support request, it will be one of the developers... who are also the owners.
They also have an option to destroy all the data they have on you.
Good to know that the owners are "pretty cool and nice" but that is orthogonal to the point.
> They also have an option to destroy all the data they have on you.
Unless open source, the users never know if the data is destroyed or not. Furthermore, it is impossible for the users to verify the checksum of software running on the server side. Therefore on-premise install could be a nice solution.