How? Task timers. I have half a dozen that help me time specific tasks (so I know how long it will take to accomplish the same task in the future). Last week I came upon a new Mac task timer app. It’s free. It’s very good.
Menubar Meet Timer
Task timers are a dime a dozen, which helps to explain why most are free and many cost merely a dollar or two. All they do is count time assigned to a task.
Here’s one called HR (it’s actually ‘hr’ in lowercase but that just doesn’t look right) and it lives in the Mac’s Menubar.
Click to record and manage a timing session for your tasks. Tasks can be organized in categories.
Keyboard shortcuts make using HR easier from the keyboard.
Click the icon in the Menubar and within a minute you’ll know everything you need to know about HR.
It’s that simple and elegant and useful.
Each timed task can be named. The Start button gets the selected task going. Pause stops the timing. HR lists the current session time and total time.
Click the three-bar Menu icon for more options.
It’s everything you need and nothing you don’t to capture time for tasks, organize the timings into categories, and then export them as CSV files.
Not bad for free, right?