For those who are struggling with side projects, take it easy.
Form a good habit and enjoy the ride.
Kiamboy will help you track the time and stay accountable to yourself. But it should be fine without the app. The goal is to develop a routine that works for you. The following is what works for me.
You would work more to progress more. Don't do that. Work less instead. Strictly limit the time allotted per day to your project and work on it every day. You'll be astounded at how productive you become by committing rigid time constraints to your side projects.
You have a cool idea for a side project. What is your plan to make it work? You have four options:
This app is about choosing option number 4: optimize so it would work with just a little time.
Instead of stealing time from other activities, optimize the usage of the available time. Decide how many hours you can commit yourself to the project and stick to it. Strictly stick to it. Don't work more than what allotted. If it is not enough, be creative. Review your working process. Work smarter not harder.
Don't cheat. Don't try to extend the time. Keep to the allotted time otherwise it won't work. In Parkinson's Law, if you allocate 8 hours for a task, it will take 8 hours. If you allocate only 15 minutes, it will get done in 15 minutes.