I’m a teacher, but as is the case with many in my chosen profession, we find other work to supplement our income, and for me it’s time based projects, hence the need to track my time to get paid. Over the years Jack and I have rummaged through a dozen Mac time tracking apps, settled on one, but if money is an object and you still need to track time, try this one.
What’s In A Name?
Working for the clock is a good way to learn time management skills, but the old adage, ‘performance measured is performance improved‘ applies here. Enter the little app that could. It’s cleverly entitled Billing Timer, an inexpensive way to click to start timing, and click to stop timing whatever tasks you’re working on.
The way it works is simple. Install Billing Timer. It lives in the Mac’s Menubar. Click on the icon and add a new task to the list.
Then, when you begin work on a specific task, click the task on the pop down list to begin timing. It’s just that simple, hence the low price tag. Right click on any timer task to select either delete or reset to zero. Double-click to stop a timer task. Click once to start a timer task.
The main benefit for your 99-cents is the simplicity of setting up a task (which could be one of many tasks in a project), and the one-click needed to start the timing. Until Siri shows up on the Mac and lets us speak our instructions on a per-app basis, this is about as easy as it gets.