Fortunately, Mac users have choices galore. A full featured time tracking and invoicing app can cost a small fortune. Also fortunately, the QuickTimer app for the Mac is one of my best value picks for Mac user who track time and have a budget to consider.
QuickTimer Quickly Times Time
As noted, it’s easy to spend a lot of money on time tracking, invoicing, or an accounting system for a personal business.
QuickTimer is one of those rare value apps– it’s priced low, but does much. First and foremost, it’s a task timer app.
That means you can track tasks and projects for yourself, or billable hours for clients, and get the details you need to send an accurate bill.
Second, QuickTimer is customizable, based upon client, project, task, employee, and makes it easy to start and stop and add a description for each task performed.
Finally, you do get what you pay for, as QuickTimer is not a billing app, but it does collect all the data you’ll need to add to QuickBooks, a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, or other accounting apps for the Mac which handle comma or tab delimited data, or even Timer IIF standard.
QuickTimer lets you import your list of clients and employees. Records can be auto-purged (you determine the length of time to keep records). Recordable time periods can be rounded upwards by one second to 30-minutes.
QuickTimer has been around awhile on the iPhone and iPad, and the Mac version gives you more screen real estate, but the familiar start-stop timer assigned to specific tasks.
You’ll appreciate how easy QuickTimer is to setup and use. What it’s missing is a simple invoicing component. The data is all there so you’d think it would be easy enough to capture a time period and details into a simple invoice page.
Still, the value is obvious, and the developer has a trail version which can be downloaded to test out.