Time is money. Time is also easy to measure, easy to lose track of, and easier to waste. Stopping time can’t be done. Measuring time is easier than ever.
Here’s a simple, inexpensive, easy way to turn your high tech Mac, the most personal of all personal computers, into an even more high tech stop watch—albeit a very expensive and heavy stop watch.
Track Time, And Time, And Time
Chronos is a Mac chronometer. That means it’s a high tech stop watch of a different color. It tracks time, yes. Any good stop watch will do the same thing, right?
Where Chronos becomes more useful than the average timer is the ability to track a bunch of things at once as a task manager timer.
That means you can make a list of timed tasks for project, one after the other, each with different start times, and Chronos tracks them all.
It times what you want it to. Your work on a project. Any specific task for a project. Any app you’re using. Whatever can be timed can be listed in Chronos screen.
Click to add a new task. Click to add a new time. Click to start the timer for whichever timer task is selected.
Chronos tracks tasks as time. Name each task and track it accordingly user the timer.
But wait. There’s more. Chronos also works from your already overcrowded Mac Menubar. You can also export the time records as a CSV file to upload into Excel, Numbers, or many time billing apps.
What’s the gotcha? Uh, none. Almost. It’s another of the inexpensive, minimal apps available from the Mac App Store.
In this case, that’s where you’ll find very little detail about Chronos, but far more than you’ll find from the developer’s web site which could not be more useless or devoid of detail about Chronos.
It’s a nice app, easy to figure out, useful, doesn’t cost much, very handy. So, Mr. Developer, why not tell someone about it?
UPDATE: New web site and more detail about Chronos, and it’s available on the Mac App Store. Progress, indeed.