In this post we are going to review, how to hack using the very basic application which is an open source available on the internet. On this discussion we are going to create a daily tracker or a daily log. You can use this very small application to track down all of your activities in a perfect log. Once you have completed a task you can very easily update the log file by just key strokes away and clicking on OK will save you on the log.

This is one of the greatest small app which i use on daily basis. Lets jump into to create the application.

  1. Download and install AutoHotkey.
  2. Right-click an empty spot on your desktop or in a folder of your choice.
  3. In the menu that appears, select New -> AutoHotkey Script. (Alternatively, select New -> Text Document.)
  4. Type a name for the file, ensuring that it ends in .ahk. For example: Test.ahk
  5. Right-click the file and choose Edit Script.
  6. On a new blank line, type the following:

^!l::
current=%A_Hour%:%A_Min% %A_DD%/%A_MM%/%A_YYYY%
InputBox, UserInput, Daily Log, What did you accomplish?, 380, 170
If Not ErrorLevel
{
FileAppend,%current%`n%UserInput%`n,C:\path\to\DailyLog.txt
}
Return

Once you’ve created a new script with the code above, you can simply use the Ctrl+Alt+L shortcut key (you can tweak the shortcut to your liking if you’d prefer something different) to pop open the dialog in the screenshot above, type in what you accomplished—don’t forget the cover sheet on your TPS Report—and then hit Enter to append your accomplishment (with timestamp) to your log file.

After file is create you can invoke the activity by pressing Control+Alt+L key to invoke the activity as shown below, screen

Log

Log

From there are you can start recording all your activites, make sure you allocate some time to review your accomplishments. May be you can do this week on week or month or month. Hope this helps and please share all your comments and feedback in Facebook or Twitter or also you can leave your comments here!

On my Next post i am going to write a small macro using this autokey tocreate and send an email automatically with some info on it. Wait for it….

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