Time tracking apps are plentiful, though they can get expensive and complicated. What you want is what most of us on the clock want. Tracking of activities tied to projects. Here’s a very inexpensive Mac app that does exactly that.
Time Tracking Is Money Tracking
Where I’m from distances are measured not so much in miles as in minutes, with an average of sixty miles an hour, 10 miles is 10 minutes.
Measuring time and money results in a similar perspective. Track the minutes and hours of a task and assign the result to project.
Whether it’s a dollar a minute, or two dollars a minute, or whatever, Time Tracker Pro tracks your time on a task and project basis right on your Mac.
Setup a project. Setup tasks assigned to the project, and whatever app you’re using on your Mac to accomplish the task is tracked, including the time and the client.
Here’s what it looks like.
Why is Time Tracker Pro so inexpensive? It seems that even in the digital age you get what you pay for.
In short, it’s a little buggy, even though it’s approach version 2.0. TTP worked well for me on my MacBook Air, but crashed a few times on the desktop iMac.
Still, that got me to thinking. Are their others time tracking apps that might be more mobile– for iPhone or iPad?
As it turns out, there’s something similar but different for iOS which is also called Time Tracker Pro.
It’s actually less similar than I had hoped but does more.
The disadvantage to using Time Tracker Pro for the Mac is that it’s Mac centric, and tracks what you do while you’re using your Mac.
On the other hand, Time Tracker Pro for iPhone and iPad doesn’t track anything behind the scenes. It handles tasks and projects but they don’t have to be related to what you do on the iPhone.
Use the iOS TTP to track tasks, assign tasks to projects, save data to the cloud (comes with a price), and spit out reports and graphs which you can send to your boss or client.
Think of it as a glorified timer with the ability to time anything and assign the results to a task and then to a project.
Of the two Time Tracker Pro apps, my preference is the iPhone version because it’s more mobile than the Mac version which also costs three times as much.