Let's talk about estimating.

How do you do it? What tools to you use? Do you track your efficiency?

I’ve been using “Omni Outliner”:http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omnioutliner to manage my estimates. I quickly list the steps required and the time I estimate they’ll take. It’s a pretty good tool. It’s light, super easy to use, and is able to perform addition.

But that’s it. Only addition, no multiplication. Which has me considering the move to excel. I’m a excel wizard. I can make a spreadsheet sing. But the software is soooo heavy. Even on my dual 1.8 g5 it takes *forever* to load.

What tools do you use? Leave a note in the comments, or create a link back to your own site if you write something up.