Contractor: Project Management

Contractor: Project Management


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4W is a simple tool for the management of jobs and small projects. It is an essential tool for contractors, small businesses and personal use.

Our users are saying:
4W Job Management is a must have for any trade. It does everything you need to track jobs, customers and scheduling.
(Rob Drewsironworks)

WOW!! The most AMAZING APP for my work!
I have been scouring the android app list for months. Finally an app that meets my work needs. Plus many benefits I thought would NEVER BE OFFERED. This is a lifesaver, Light years ahead of all the other managers. THANKS!!!!!
(John Dickson)

• Manage your jobs with an intuitive job description: Who, What, Where and When (4W).
• Simple to use CRM features.
• Add your own custom fields.
• Seamlessly integrate your Contacts, Calendar Events and SMS messages.
• Enter a simple or extensive job description, text and voice notes, and job/meeting locations.
• Jobs can include a hierarchical list of job items. Jobs and job items can include a to do list.
• Time and mileage entry with data export to csv file. (For Excel etc.)
• Sync your phone and tablet data plus optionally send task and job data to others. (Sync is a payable subscription service)

The application has...
• Basic finance features only. (no estimates, no invoices no financial reports)
• [Tech: No support for app2sd for database performance reasons]

To understand more about how the app is using permissions, scroll down to the Understanding Permissions below.

Please note that 4W Task Manager is optimized for phone-sized screens. However, it is fully operational on tablets.

4W Task Manager was previously called OnTheJob Job Management. This application is not related to the Macintosh software called On The Job.

Target users:
Contractors, Small businesses and more.

Understanding Permissions
The app is using a variety of permissions, all required to make it easier to do your job.

Many of the permissions are required to use the full- featured Calendar. If you want to know more about which permissions are needed for what, read on…

• Modify/delete USB storage contents:
Allows voice recordings and pictures taken within the app to be stored on the SD card saving internal phone memory.

• Read/Edit SMS or MMS:
Required to display all SMS/MMS messages exchanged with your customers and allows you to delete a message. Note that the app does not send SMS/MMS messages itself, but instead opens your normal SMS/ MMS app.

• Display system-level alerts:
Allows the app to show the 4W widget while in a phone call.

• Prevent phone/tablet from sleeping:
Required by the Calendar to enable all its features.

• Record audio:
Used by the built-in voice recorder. Voice recording can be used for notes and job descriptions.

• Google mail
• Use the authentication credentials of an account
• Add or modify calendar events and send email to guests
• Read calendar events:
Required by the Calendar to enable all its features.

• Read/write contact data:
Allows the app to integrate your phone contacts as customers. You can then edit contacts from inside the app.

• Read sensitive log data:
In case of an application crash, the app automatically creates an email with log crash information and asks for your permission to send it to Job Crafts. No information is ever sent without your approval.

• Full Internet access:
Required by the Calendar.

• Intercept outgoing calls, Read phone state and identity:
Allows the app to show the 4W widget while in a phone call, which allows you to open the 4W app without leaving the call screen.

• Receive data from Internet:
This Google cloud messaging (GCM) permission is used for 4W data sync.

• Discover known accounts, Control vibrator:
Required by the Calendar and used by the task alerts.

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Recently changed in this version

Version 2.6.1:

• Allow access to main menu from entry forms.


Version 2.6:

• Aligned UI with latest Android style.

• Support for Android 5.1.

• Improved performance.

Comments and ratings for Contractor: Project Management
  • (69 stars)

    by jimartiorl on 29/02/2012

    Great product-helps organize. Need it on my tablet which is 4.0! Where is your upgrade?

  • (69 stars)

    by colin.cromel on 16/02/2011

    I would love this app more except I can't get my detailed job descriptions off my phone and onto my PC. I need this to produce invoices, without having to type it all out again.

  • (69 stars)

    by Caven Lawerence on 18/05/2015

    Great tool love it if your a pro this is the tool on time all the time

  • (69 stars)

    by Thomas Stadler on 09/05/2015

    Hello, this works very nice. I like the features and very intuitive. Was able to get started with little effort and works with my machining needs. One suggestion would be to allow for saving of how to open specific file types. I add images to my documents but every time I need to open them it requires my to select the needed app, for me that is an image viewer. It asks this every time, if I could

  • (69 stars)

    by David Anderson on 25/04/2015

    Great job on the 4way application, outstanding! I tracked my home remodel, 2 million sqft of property renovated at work and my critical unscheduled events.

  • (69 stars)

    by James Wrigg on 22/04/2015

    I'm still figuring out everything but so far it does it's job. There are little things that could be changed though like when I go to log time it would be nice if it used the current date and time instead of having to set it each time

  • (69 stars)

    by David Daniel on 18/04/2015

    Very handy. Don't want to pay for yet another host just for this tool. Would be better if I could sync it with my PC and host server. Or export to TeamworkPM. Also want to customize categories more.

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