You know what they say, right? “Time is money.” They also say, “Performance tracked is performance improved.” Regardless of who they are, those of us who work for money and track our time on projects need a tracking app.
Mac and iPhone users have plenty of options; apps that track tasks, gather tasks into projects, and make it easier to track time so that users can get paid for what they do. Here’s another tracking app that does things a bit differently.
Eon’s Of Time
Every time tracking app for Mac or Windows or whatever device has the same problem. Too many features; features which clutter up the interface and make it difficult to monitor time and tasks and projects, so the user can get paid for what they do.
Eon is different. First up, it’s a simple time tracking app which is easy to use so it will get used. Secondly, Eon is affordable, but not free, so there’s an incentive to use it. Third, Eon can work with a few dozen online time billing services so you don’t have to learn an intricate or complicated set of options (frankly, I didn’t realize there were so many online services available).
Here’s what Eon looks like in practice.
The Eon app is simple enough to use but I can’t vouch for access to all the online time tracking and billing services it connects to. The list is long. Longer than long.
Some of these you will recognize as brand names, but others have extensive feature lists which should be explored. All are easily accessible within Eon’s interface, but each one costs extra (or all of them can be purchased as a package).
Eon can be invoked from the Mac’s Menubar which gives you access to the Star and Stop timer, list of projects, the actual timer, and Preferences.
I appreciate the logging pane at the bottom of the timer window which displays when tasks were started and stopped.
While I find Eon useful and it works well connected to ActiveCollab, the online invoicing service I use, your mileage with others may vary. What also may vary is the support for Eon as links to the developer’s website simply do not work, and reviews on the Mac App Store are decidedly mixed.