How do you go about tracking your time? Mac users who bill clients for their time know the value of keeping track of their efforts and match the work to a project. Here’s a very good, inexpensive Mac app that does just that.
Time. Is. Money.
For Mac users who need to track time there many choices for apps that track time, manage projects, and create invoices. TimeKeeper does the basics. It tracks time.
TimeKeeper resides in the Mac’s Menubar so it’s simple enough to start time tracking on a particular project or a task within a project.
It has an autocomplete function so as you add more tasks and projects they’re easier and faster to enter into TimeKeeper.
Earlier projects, billed or not, can be edited or deleted as needed. Activities recorded into TimeKeeper can also be exported as a report to a spreadsheet, word processor, or invoicing app.
TimeKeeper is smart enough to notice when you’re not working on your Mac, and goes into idle mode until you come back and begin work again. The status bar is displayed in the Menubar so you always know how time is progressing on a specific task.
In keeping with the obvious objective of simplicity and elegance, TimeKeeper’s Preferences are nominal, limited to notifications, tracking, indicator in the Menubar, and exporting reports and data.
All things considered, including the nominal price tag, TimeKeeper is decent, straightforward, and doesn’t complicate the time tracking effort. But that’s all it does. No invoices, no billing tracking– just time tracking. But that it does quite well. One thing that’s missing is an iPhone version.