Christmas Giveaway Day 20: Lighthouse

When it comes to building software — for any platform or medium — you need to keep track of the issues and bugs in your product. And you’re probably better off not keeping track of these things in your inbox or a Word document. You need the right tool for the job.

Today’s giveaway prize is one such tool.

Update: Thanks again for everyone who participated. I hope these three lucky winners can improve their development process with this great tool:

  • Steve Robillard
  • Insanedreamer
  • Pierre

To everyone who didn’t win, we’ve got one more week of great prizes. Be sure to check in Thursday for the grand finale.

About Lighthouse

Designed to “help you keep track of your project development”, Lighthouse is intended to help you see the big picture and the details at all phases of the design cycle.

Stay on top with this great tool.

Stay on top with this great tool.

With this application you can set project goals, organize your tickets, and work with the app from your email inbox. It also features tags, saved searches and plays nicely with code repositories like Beanstalk and GitHub.

It’s a solid tool for any development team.

How to Enter

Let us know what you’re working on in the comments. And mention how Lighthouse can help you and your team. The winners will be announced at the end of the day!

And a big congratulations to our winners from Day 19 — enjoy Ballpark guys.

And Over at Mac.AppStorm: Hazel

Don’t forget to check out what’s going on over at Mac.AppStorm! Today they’re giving away a few copies of Hazel.

Hazel has a fully rule-based engine, which can be used for creating powerful workflows to automatically organize and process your files. If you’re a fan of a tidy, organized Mac, this useful app can be a real life-saver.

Read more and enter the competition

Come Back for Day 21

It doesn’t stop here. The giving continues each day until our grand finale on the 24th. Tune in each day for the newest prize and keep up to date with our RSS feed or Twitter account.


  • http://www.yorickpeterse.com/ Yorick Peterse

    Currently working on a bot for the DeviantART chat system and an open source CMS written using CodeIgniter, PyroCMS. For the bot I’m currently using The Bug Genie (http://www.yorickpeterse.com/bugs), which is nice but has an overkill of features. For PyroCMS we are using CodeBaseHQ’s issue tracker, which is also really nice but lacks some basic features such as the ability to add snippets of code in a comment.

    I took a look at Lighthouse a while ago and loved it however, I never registered for an account simply because the costs are too high. Winning an account for Lighthouse would be extremely helpful in the process of finding bugs, especially because you can also report issues by Email.

  • Antonio

    I’m developing something like a personal task management. A web-based GTD!

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  • http://thethingsido.net Philipp

    I am currently building my own portfolio.
    After some rejected attempts, Lighthouse will hopefully help me getting things done!

  • http://www.letlive.com/ Koichi MATSUMOTO

    I’m working on JIRA on my dedicated server, but upkeep is not cheap. Lighthouse costs resonably and has a highly elegant and beautiful interface! Especially in terms of handling tickets Lighthouse is designed elaborately. Please give me a chance to use Lighthouse by all means! :)

  • Irimia

    Currently working on a web-based Scheduling Application. This will definitely help me during development over time.

  • Alex Abbey

    I’m working on a blog for my school, and I have so much to do, all these writers and articles and graphics, and it would be really great to get this!
    Thanks!

  • Viktoriya

    i wanna be as organized as my hubby is

  • http://human3rror.com John (Human3rror)

    working on a few blog designs. would love this!

  • http://www.ehonapp.com Pierre

    Hi, I’m a mac developer working on three mac apps including a new mac ebook reader currently in closed beta test (http://www.ehonapp.com) as well as a project with the folks from objective-decision. I could really benefit from lighthouse to replace the current *not user friendly* bugtracker as we are going to use tender for user support and the lighthouse/tender integration is really appealing.

  • Jason

    I’m currently working on a bunch of projects for clients; hopefully this will help me keep myself organized and motivated!

  • http://laszlokorte.de Laszlo Korte

    Currently I am working on a free php-based cms for clans, classes and other kinds of teams (www.clansphere.net). At the moment we use trac but I would like to change to lighthouse.

  • Donovan

    Working on Cleaning My Desktop. I think I will use Lighthouse for it. :-D

  • http://twitter.com/lprunk Leonardo Prunk

    Me and my company develop games for pc, mac and iPhone! that would really help! =)

  • http://www.meetc3.com Prajwal Rao

    We use a whiteboard on our wall. Lighthouse would really help us get things organized and it works with email which is a fantastic feature..

  • http://www.viruta.com.ve Aregenis Ferrer

    I’m currently working on a web interface to handle appointments for a car dealership. would be a nice way to handle progress of issues since the application has so many features

  • http://diggerdesignlabs.com Steve Robillard

    I am working on a new version of our datasystem used by disability offices at universities across the country. As a result online products like Lighthouse are a must.

  • Margaux

    Working on a client site (site for our company’s clients) with interactive tools and media resources. We create tools to help entrepreneurs be more productive, reach their goals, etc.

  • http://akhilsasidharan.com Akhil Sasidharan

    I’m working on a wordpress theme.

  • http://akhilsasidharan.com Akhil Sasidharan

    I’m working on a wordpress theme. Lighthouse will help me remember and stay on track.

  • Kevin

    I’m working on a Browsergame, Lighthouse will hep me keep track of bugs and issues for sure!

  • http://jonsterling.github.com/ Jonathan Sterling

    I’m developing a beautiful iPhone app for reading and sharing Techmeme news, and Lighthouse is just what the doctor ordered. I’m on the free plan right now, but I would like to be able to use it for some of my other projects. My intention is to get a team of developers together and build something amazing, and Lighthouse would make that a breeze!

  • http://www.kartlink.com Mary-Ann Horley

    If I win Lighthouse I’ll be using it to organise my new magazine!

  • Gary Calhoun

    Me and my team could use this for app development software we are working on for windows mobile and iphone as well

  • Max

    We are building some sort of knowledge management software. We are in an early stage but looking into a bright future.. or something ;) lighthouse would be perfect!

  • Thomas McDonald

    I’m working on a CMS for the company I work for as well as a number of projects for CodeCanyon.

    I’ve been looking around for a similar program and JIRA looks quite good but lighthouse looks better.

  • http://www.markdijkstra.eu Mark Dijkstra

    working on some new projects, lightbouse would be very usefful…….

  • http://www.mkeely.com Marcus Keely

    I am currently working on increasing the number of useful apps that I have on my mac and Lighthouse would be the perfect tool to remind to keep checking web.appstorm so I can do so!

  • http://www.icedfroth.com/ Randy Cram

    I am working with some friends to create a large organization that will be providing open source web tools that already exist but you have to pay either monthly fees or a high one time fee. I am having an extremely hard time keeping track of our current projects and the progress and this would help me manage them easier and get them released faster.

    Thanks,
    Randy

  • Steve Saragian

    I would use Lighthouse to work with clients.

  • Ethan Wright

    Well, I’m working on a nice new extension for google wave, there are just too many bugs!

  • http://www.impulsestudios.ca Cole

    We develop great websites, in order to keep the quality high we need to keep track of bugs and other issues. An app light Lighthouse would go a long way towards doing this

  • Hannes

    I’m working on what will be open-source forum software with a secure backend and really damn awesome usability. (A great frontend)
    We’re hoping to be able to provide a secure, scalable, free and feature-packed alternative to really expensive forum software like IPB or vB. Even though they are the main board software being used, we’ve noticed a lot of usability flaws (among others) and will definitely make sure these won’t exist in our forum software.

    Lighthouse has a really nice, intuitive interface and it’d be great to be able to use it to manage our project. Plus I’ve never won anything from Envato before :p

  • http://www.coreguardian.org Luke Chadwick

    I’m working on an issue tracking system, so something to compare against would be awesome…joking. Like everyone else here I have many projects on the go that could use the help of lighthouse.

  • http://www.ecommercebliss.com Scott Showalter

    Was actually working on a very large project this year, and we ended up using Lighthouse because of its integration with Beanstalk (Subversion App).

    It has some improvement, but overall it was a decent experience. I do wish there was more iPhone integration.

  • Peter L

    I’m working on developing a “green” content site for environmental activists to support them in their efforts to do their part to fight global warming

  • Thibaut Ninove

    I am starting a new themes business with 2 friends of mine. We are cool guys and we work on our own Mac’s. Our main site design is great, our company name is great, our themes are great but… we definitely need a valuable and efficient CRM and tracking system. Lighthouse is the best one but the problem is that it is a little bit expansive for a starting-business.

    So this giveaway would be most welcome !

  • Thibaut Ninove

    I am starting a new themes business with 2 friends of mine. We are cool guys and we work on our own Mac’s. Our main site design is great, our company name is great, our themes are great but… we definitely need a valuable and efficient CRM and tracking system. Lighthouse is the best one but the problem is that it is a little bit expansive for a starting-business.

    So this giveaway would be most welcome !

  • Thibaut Ninove

    I am starting a new themes business with 2 friends of mine. We are cool guys and we work on our own Mac’s. Our main site design is great, our company name is great, our themes are great but… we definitely need a valuable and efficient CRM and tracking system. Lighthouse is the best one but the problem is that it is a little bit expansive for a starting-business.

    So this giveaway would be most welcome !

  • http://turkinnovations.com Jannus Meyburg

    working on turkinnovations.com. Could definately use bug tracking software to keep this open source project going at our school.

  • http://turkinnovations.com Jannus Meyburg

    working at turkinnovations.com. Could definitely use bug tracking software to keep this project going here at school.

  • Thibaut Ninove

    ( Comments are bugging… Sorry for the 3 same comments above. :-S )

  • http://www.oykunyilmaz.com oykun yilmaz

    ooofff, yes this is what we need, pretty messy bug system we have and emailing makes it more messy. Lighthouse would help to keep everything organized well, motivate us, and complete tasks sooner… thanks a lot for great giveaway, hopefully we will have it.

  • Arnout Kazemier

    Lighthouse could replace our phone at the IT department. If our service department wanted question they would just fill in a bug report.

    Just imagine it.. No more phone calls.. amazing..

    And ofcouse not to be forgotton It would actually allow us to do our job better :)

  • Matt B

    I’ve been trying to find the best way to track issues and to-do items. Lighthouse looks great and has excellent integration with other services.

  • Vinod

    Not working on right now but very soon on a new one.

  • http://zettersten.com Erik

    Starting a business is something I’ve always wanted to do. I want to make sure I’m doing it right. A tool like lighthouse would help me stay standard, organized, and most importantly – professional.

    Hope to win!

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  • http://insanedreamer.com insanedreamer

    Working on a webapp/site that allows missionaries/non-profits to exchange resources they’ve created (teaching aids, slideshows, etc.) and to network on projects. Could definitely use something like Lighthouse for proper/effective development. Am using a free system but it’s not as good as Lighthouse.

  • http://diggerdesignlabs.com Steve Robillard

    OK am I missing something today’s contest says to check out the winners, and links here. But I don’t see a winner anywhere.

    • http://www.yorickpeterse.com/ Yorick Peterse

      Same here…

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  • http://insanedreamer.com insanedreamer

    Hey, I won! So jazzed. Thanks! How do I claim my prize? I can’t see any email on this site to write to about it, so am posting here.

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