Timing for Mac

Timing

5 / 5 52 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Freelancers and small creative agencies, as well as anyone who needs to bill their time and/or keep track of where their time went.


Average Ratings

52 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $29.00/one-time/user
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Timing for Mac
  • timingapp.com/
  • Founded 2009
  • Germany

About Timing

Have you ever spent all day in front of your Mac, just to wonder where the heck all that time went? You could use a time tracker. But to be honest, time tracking sucks. You have to start and stop timers and enter what you did. And if you forget that, you are back to square one. Timing, on the other hand, automatically tracks how you spend your time. It logs which apps you use, which websites you visit, and which documents you edit. You can also export that data to create invoices.


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Timing Features

  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Employee Database
  • Expense Tracking
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Offline Time Tracking
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Time per Project Reporting
  • Vacation / Leave Tracking

Timing Reviews Recently Reviewed!


The missing piece of my trusted system.

May 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I knew something was missing from my task management system, I just couldn't quite figure out what it was. Until I discovered Timing.

Timing does exactly what I need it to help me keep track of what I've done when I did it, and how long it took. I've not encountered a situation yet where I felt like I needed a feature it didn't already provide. I can track my time and sort it whatever way I want. As an OmniFocus user, I'm always excited when an app integrates with it. Timing's integration allows me to import my folders and projects so I can assign tasks to them. Saves me a lot of unnecessary and tedious work by not having to enter it all by hand. This is not a small thing for me.

The interface makes perfect sense and looks great, though the feature set of the app is deep and powerful enough that there is a bit of a learning curve. It's not onerous by any stretch of the imagination, just don't expect a clickwheel-level of simplicity and user-friendliness. Though, compared to something like OmniFocus, Timing is dead obvious to figure out.

I honestly have nothing but good things to say about this app so far. I'm totally impressed. I even have reservations about the one star I took off of "Ease of Use" because it is entirely possible that any confusion I've experienced is simply user error.

Thanks for a great piece of software.

Cons: The only feature on my wishlist is a dark theme. I prefer the look and, personal aesthetic biases aside, I prefer dark background with light text because I find it more comfortable to look at.

Overall: Timing helps me be at least three times as productive. I can't deceive myself about how much time I'm wasting by jumping all over the place according to whatever task occurs to me. I now set an intention and track it. Timing then shows me how well I've adhered to it. This app helps me more ever time I use it.

This fantastic little app has saved me so many times!! Great for freelancers who bill by the hour!

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Works painlessly and silently behind the scenes - I don't know it's there until I suddenly find I need to know what I was doing and for how long on a given day two weeks ago. No nag dialogs, no remembering to start a timer or notate something, just tells you in extreme detail what you did and when you did it. Very flexible reporting.

Cons: I still don't quite get some of the rule-setting and how those rules interact with the various apps, but really, I could just use this with it's default settings out of the box and it does what I need.

Overall: It makes sure I get paid for my work!

Timing is a brilliant app that takes the hassle out of logging my time by learning how I work

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I've used a few different time tracking apps in the past, and even developer an in-house solution for a previous employer. Timing is easier and more enjoyable to use than anything I've used previously, and has clearly been designed with attention to detail.

The killer feature for me, is never having to *remember* to log my time. Timing always records the apps I'm using, so I can easily look back at the end of a day and remember what I did. Building up my own custom rules means that the majority of my time is automatically assigned to the correct projects, without me having to do a thing.

The other key feature for me is privacy - so much of the other software I use is built into the cloud, and it's important to have an app like this keep everything local to my computer and allow me to share/export only the information I choose.

Cons: Having used it every day for over 6 months, it's hard to find any real flaws in Timing. It requires an initial investment of time to get your head round all the features, but the app author has a great tutorial video which helps. It can also require some initial trial and error working out the best way to arrange your Projects and Tasks, but that's more of a challenge of time tracking than an issue with the app itself!

Overall: Allows me to easily keep track of what I'm working on, and provide this important data to my employer.

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Best time tracking app I've used. Works in the background so I can focus on working, not on billing.

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Automatically tracks what I'm doing while I'm on my laptop. Makes it much easier to switch back and forth between tasks, working in a way that's more natural than having to focus exclusively on one thing, then manually clock in/out, then do the next.

Customer support comes straight from the developer, who is prompt, courteous, and thorough.

Has helped dramatically increase my productivity by making me painfully aware of how much time I lose on Facebook, Twitter, etcetera.

Cons: There is a little bit of a learning curve. Takes time to set it up, customize it, etcetera. Would also like an easier way to reassign items from one task to another. That said, the learning curve is worth it and the pros of this app FAR outweigh any wishlist items.

Worth every penny!

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This software is very easy to use, very intuitive and user friendly. I should say that I was looking for a software like this for a whole year. I liked Timing from the first view, but colleagues of mine insisted that I try something ''free''. I tried and lost so much time there. When I finally bought Timing, right on the 1st of January, I was satisfied after few minutes using it! Beautiful reports, a lot of setting to adjust to your needs and support is superb!

Cons: Cant name any of the negative part , everything is brilliant, software is amazing, must have to everybody who is counting their working hours.

Efficient and understandable time tracking app

Apr 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The passiveness of the app allows me to not have to think about it. I just let it sit in the background and it will automatically categorize my computer usage via pre-defined rules. The customizability is also adequate, as you can manually re-categorize if there are exceptions to rules or uncategorized usage. Tagging usage by keywords/URL/filepaths makes it very easy to categorize usage in bulk.

Cons: I'm not used to the notion of "tasks" in the software, since it relies on manual entry. Sometimes the start/end time of the task is inaccurate maybe it would be good to have a threshold of detection for a task interval.

Also, when adding a new rule, it would be useful if that rule can be applied to previous usage rather than manually adding everything from the past.

Timing takes time to setup but afterwards helps you understand your time perfectly!

Apr 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Very reliable
- Doesn't crash, ever
- Always tracking time
- Very colorful UI with good visualization mechanisms
- Customizable
- Detail-oriented
- Trial is so long you will 100% by the end whether you like it or not

Cons: - Pricing maybe a bit too high, but the time invested into this by Daniel and the fact that it's not subscription based like a lot of other premium software justifies it.
- Takes some up front time to setup the different projects and what key words/tasks automatically associate with what projects. After that, it's smooth sailing.
- Very, very MINOR: A lot of manual reassignment of activities need to be done from project to project if you use one piece of software or website for many projects. This is just a limitation of the program being simple enough for users and having a very straightforward "if it contains these words put it into this project." The problem arises when one word fits into multiple projects, but in certain situations the task maps to the wrong project. This is a con, but is something that should be expected since I can't think of any software in the world that can do something like that. Fixing this problem might lie in some Machine Learning applications :) So this trade off arises in order to increase the ease of use for users in my opinion!

Overall: I used to think I was a super busy guy who did not have time for all the troubles of life. But, after tracking my time on this software for the past month+, I have come to realize that I spend more of my time in passive enjoyment like browsing the web or watching youtube instead of actively enjoying activities like reading a book or playing sports. This realization has helped me understand why I felt so busy and unhappy: because I was spending all my "free time" on things that did not make me happy, so I kept spending more and more time to relax without any progress, which lead to me not putting enough time into my work. Now I try to spend most of my time either enjoying high-quality, fun activities or doing focused work, nothing in between.

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Habitual color coders and people who like very individualized folders/tags will really using Timing.

Mar 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love being able to color code all of my activities. As a freelancer, I use different colors to indicate different tasks, clients, and other assignments.
Another feature that is super helpful is the rule editor. Some of my daily activities don't necessarily "weigh" in at the same importance level, which is why I use the rule editor every time I start up a new project.

Cons: Despite the tutorials I received during the first week, it still seemed a little counter-intuitive. I think I would like to have a section in the "About" tab with a little guide section, although that is probably just a personality flaw.

Overall: I have been able to keep better track of my hourly activities for each of my clients. Before, my invoices were detailed, but still not as detailed as they are now. I also have the ability to look back on exactly what I did for a certain time period should a client ask for more specific details.

Easy to use! Set it and forget it!

Mar 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Timing is great! I've used many different time tracking software over the past 10 years and Timing is the easiest to use. I love that it is constantly running in the background. As a freelance, work from home type, it is super helpful to know when I was working on what and for how long. I also love the productivity meter.

Cons: I wish you were able to see more than one day at a time in the Task Manager. I think that it would be helpful to see up to a week.

Easy to use and functional

Mar 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that I am able see the break down of my computer usage. It keeps me accountable in staying productive.

Cons: A con that comes with having so many facets of data is that sometimes the information can be difficult to manage.

Overall: The benefits of organization and a sense of streamlined data.

Almost the best time tracker ever.

Mar 28, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The review screen makes it easy to track your time. It's easy to add default rules, after a few days almost all time at your mac will be automatically tracked. Adding time away from your computer such as meetings etc. is quick and effective.

I also like that you can get a productivity score as a motivator for the day, or as a summery of a week.

The design is pretty and makes the "boring" task of time tracking enjoyable.

Cons: There are two main cons against the software.

The main problem is that theres is no sync between mac, I use a work and personal computer and sadly theres no way to sync these two.

There is no iPad app, which would have bin nice.

Great app for the price

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The functionality is expansive and impressive. I particularly like the report feature, which is easy to comprehend and import into other applications. I did not experience any major issues or bugs with this app. Not sure how often they send through updates, but the app runs prettty seamlessly.

Cons: It takes a while to learn how to use all of the functionality that is available. Once learned, though, there¿s a lot you can do. One issue in particular I can across is that the reports seem to miss a few minutes here and there. This can be a bit frustrating. Also, the timer on the top menu of the computer doesn¿t always update automatically, which is cumbersome.

It just works!

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I'm a freelancer and I was looking for a good program that could track the amount of time I devote to each project. I found Timing and I can say it's the best solution out there.
When they say that it tracks automatically your work, it simply does! Just spend some minutes setting up some rules and how productive your activities are, and the system will do all its magic in the background.
The layout is beautiful and you can easily get a summary of how you spent your time today.

An absolutely great solution, very nice looking app, and outstanding support!
Highly recommended!

Cons: None so far. They had an issue with tracking programs when you were in fullscreen, but I contacted them and they fixed it.

Tracks every minute spent using every app and presents this information beautifully.

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Timing allows you to develop increasingly complex workflows as you gain familiarity with the software.

Initially, it was enough to simply track the use of certain applications and manually drag the items into individual projects. As I my familiarity increased, I learnt the power of rules and file/folder preferences which allow multiple workstreams to be tracked and the tasks allocated to the individual projects. I can track the workstreams of the multiple teams that I work with and then invoice time for each team individually. Timing comes with a range of export options built into the app that allows the data to be further processed or submitted.

I subscribe to Timing through Settapp but if that was to disappear I would buy the app the very next day. Such is the value that it has in my workflow.

Keyboard shortcuts make this app multitasking dream.

Cons: I would like Timing more if when I move between review and report pages in the app, any projects that were currently selected remained selected.

Overall: Speedy billing for clients and accurate time tracking

Vendor Response

by Timing for Mac on March 29, 2018

Hi, thank you so much for your nice review! FYI, Timing should be keeping your project selection when switching between tabs ¿ would you mind contacting us through Timing's support feature with more details on what you are seeing, so we can investigate? Thanks, Daniel from Timing

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Exactly What I Wanted

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like best is being able to classify my time by projects that I entered into the Timing App. Because I work on a large variety of projects throughout the day and generally use the same set of applications, I needed more than just tracking my time by applications. Timing allows me to create this custom level of categorization and because of the automation features, I only spend about 2 minutes per day (on average based on Timing App tracking) categorizing time that does not automatically fall into one of my projects. Would like to point out that you are able to automate down to the URL level when using a browser which is my most used application. I'm also able to use the Task feature which will separate application time into different projects when I'm working in that application during separate parts of the day.

Cons: The only nit-picky thing I don't like is the donut charts on the overview tab in the app that show you the breakdown of your time spent. Although they look nice and are sorted by heavy to light use (by project or application), it's hard to compare two items in the chart with just a glance.

Overall: What benefits me the most is being able to see where I spend my time most. It also will provide me with data to back up my claims that I'm "spending to much time doing X" or "my skills aren't being utilized when I have to spend X time working on X project or in X application." The Timing App also opens the doors to be more flexible with creating SMART goals because now I'm able to provide data on exactly where I spend my time and give a percentage of my productivity (albeit, the productivity score is set by the user so you need to have discipline)

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At every corner this app succeeds!

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: At every corner this app succeeds. With a fair pricing model and a supportive and quick to respond developer it has set the standard for the other apps I use. Design wise Timing is extremely clean, while giving you a fantastic amount of information to look at and use while not being excessive. My time with Timing has been nothing but a joy to use and has paid for itself ten fold.

Cons: I wish there was an API for adding functionality from other apps, or your own, I feel it would really improve how Timing works in the long run. Otherwise, no real complaints.

Overall: After using it to understand where my time was going throughout my day I was able to better build my calendar for the new year. This let me begin moving forward in freelance contracting while also allowing my clients to better understand where their money is going.

This is an amazing product, a killer app for productivity and time tracking freaks.

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This is a very powerful tool, I would be hard pressed to identify what it may be lacking.

I switched to Timing from an equivalent online tool that would upload data into their servers, so obviously keeping my data on my machine only is a great bonus for privacy.

The user interface is not only detailed and thorough, it is also well-designed and engaging.

Customer support has also proved to be excellent.

It's a very deep app and I am just scratching the surface of what it can provide me, yet it is already a great help.

Cons: The learning curve is a bit steep, but that price is well worth the payoff in the end. In the latest version of the app (v2), it took me a while to set up all my automatic filters and rules. But I have had a good setup going for a few months now and it is proving very useful for tracking my time and seeing exactly what I am doing and when.

Excellent app! I can finally know how long I worked on each project without moving a finger!

Mar 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's all automatic , very accurate to show to clients afterwards. And I can export my time sheets afterwards!

Cons: I am a designer and I look through many design blogs for research before starting to work on my projects. It is hard to assign the time that I take doing - online design brainstorming - to a specific project.

Overall: I am already recommending this project around! I finished my free trial and actually bought the

Timing is a great tool for self control and uncovering unproductive times

Mar 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The most important feature of timing is that during the work day there is no manual effort needed. You just open the app and it tracks the time spent in each program in the background. It has some preset rules for categorising different apps. During the review of the time there is some manual effort required to categorise the unassigned applications. This is really easy and can be done with Drag and Drop.

The visualisation of the data is great. The overview page gives a nice glance over the most important statistics. If you need to go deeper there are more sophisticated reporting tools.

I use the app mostly to track personal and university projects. I tend to procrastinate a lot and the app helps me uncover it so I know how much time I have lost. The Overview is especially useful for this.

Cons: The User-Interface looks great but the User-Experience could be better. You have to get used to the different pages and have to search for specific functions. After you have learned the application it is easy to use but it takes some time.

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A great tool

Mar 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy way to track the time you spend on each task/project - and on procrastination - on your machine

Cons: It takes some fiddling to get the maximum benefit from the software - but you can still get value from the basic setup.

Overall: A much better perspective on how I spend my time at my computer,

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A helpful aid in knowing where time has gone so you know more accurately where your time may go.

Mar 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The depth and ease of keeping track of what I do with my time. The depth goes down to the seconds, but also through to the specific websites. It continues, because I can categorize my activities into groups of multiple levels. Then, I can see the information in a multitude of ways (days/weeks/months; bars/graphs,pie charts, etc). It easy to use because the actions are intuitive.

Timing allows me to stay productive. It is nice to see a visual of your daily computer usage.

Mar 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The best thing about this app is that you don't have to do a lot to have it track you. I have Timing running in the background and every night I look at how productive I was during the day. I was skeptical at first because I use a lot of programming software and transition between apps frequently. So far it has accurately shown my usage within each application. The statistics of my productivity is amazing. I love being able to see my most productive days and hours so I can adjust my daily habits.

Best time tracking app I've used

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Timing app automatically tracks my time with the applications I use and the websites I visit. This is extremely convenient to visualize and report on my usage throughout the weeks.

Cons: The software doesn't have a mobile version yet. This would be a great feature to have as we use our phone so much.

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Exceptional mac experience that the current trend of ugly cross platform apps cannot touch

Mar 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - native Mac app (thank you!!!! I really do not like the current trend of slow and ugly web apps/ electron apps.)
- well made
- good design, good user experience, and super fast because it is native
- works offline no need to send anyone the data
- you can backup your data if you want
- fellow indie project
- current project with regular updates
- it just works
- lots of features and configurations
- you don't need a manual or a video to use this app... it is intuitive... just give it a shot!

Cons: - my only con is/was the price tiers. I bought my version from a reseller during Black Friday Sale without consulting the actual website. It turns out, there are 3 different price tiers and I did not know that during the purchasing of the app. It did not leave a good feeling for me but I know there was a miscommunication somewhere in the marketing. So... make sure to check features of the app and buy the version of software that you want

Overall: - measure your progress
- track performance and habits
- project management

The best time tracking software for Mac

Mar 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Nice and consistent UI
- Smart grouping of activities by their type
- Useful statistics
- Easy to use and powerful reporting
- Ability to set up pomodoro-like workflow
- Ability to adjust time tracks, which can be useful if one forgot to switch to a proper task in time, or forgot to top task tracking.
- The data is stored locally and sensitive information about your apps used, web pages visited and chats opened does not leak.

Cons: - Way too many default smart projects and that is a bit confusing for beginners
- Sometimes I forget to resume activity tracking while a quick task is started, so the information about apps usage gets lost. Probably, some notification would help here.

Overall: I became more productive and got a better sense of time while working on my tasks. So intuitively I avoid to waste my time on distracting apps and websites. Now I have thorough reports about apps usage. What's properly measured can be improved.

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Time tracking with almost no effort

Mar 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's very powerful at detecting which task are you working on, even web pages or projects inside your software (like programming IDEs). It has a clear and colorful user interface that makes it easy to work with.

Cons: Sometimes it's difficult to fine-grain associate slices of time to projects without using a lot of time; to be faster you'll set bigger blocks to projects losing a little precision.

Overall: I have a good idea about where my time went without obsessing about setting timers

Timing app is the Ultimate time/productivity tracker

Mar 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have been using Timing for more than 6 months now and I have to say that it gives a great sense of satisfaction to be able to organize your day into distinctive time slots which can be allotted to various tasks. Timing app allows for this to be done seamlessly.

I like the visualization it provides and that gives a good insight into where your time went.

Cons: The interface could be simpler and more modern. Upon looking at it for the first time, some folks can be overwhelmed as it may seem like too many things going on.

Overall: Time tracking, productivity, pomodoro

I wish I had known about Timing a long time ago. I love this app.

Mar 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: What I love most is seeing where I need to make changes in my time management. I love seeing exactly how much time I did (or didn't) spend on various programs or tasks.

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Great tool to keep your productivity in check.

Mar 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: * very large feature set
* overview of time spent over different periods
* works as a pomodoro timer
* offline and thus gives a secure feeling

Cons: * a bit complex at start
* requires quite a lot of configuration
* Keyboard Navigation could be improved

My most frequently used app apart from my IDE. It is stable, consumes low resources and feature rich

Mar 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Very well made:
- The app looks very nice and looks deserving of the immense effort that probably might have gone into designing the UI
- Very cool reports that give you just the right level of detail to determine where your time is being spent
- Lot of attention to detail. For e.g., I love the menu bar icon that shows my current efficiency rate

Feature rich:
- It already knows about a bunch of things and knows how to classify them. For e.g., it is familiar with domains related to development
- I can train it the way I want to. For e.g., I can tell the app to log all hours I spend in the Ulysses app into my development projects
- Quite a few number of reports that allows me to slice and dice the data as I want to. This makes it very easy for me to bill my clients very accurately. In fact, I have just started to attach a screenshot of the report (filtered on the client) in my invoice to some clients. They appreciate the transparency.
- I also use it to monitor my personal work. For e.g., Netflix appears in bright red in my 'Time Wasters' project

Overall: Personal improvement and helps me in managing my billing invoices

Great at helping me stay productive.

Mar 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I can see where I waste the most time. I get a report in the morning of how my time was spent, and I can see what programs I spend the most time on.

Cons: It would help if programs and apps would break down the name of the document or website domain. I can see the programs and apps that I spent time on, but I cannot see, for example, what websites I spent the most time on, or what Word documents I spent the most time on. A more detailed breakdown would be extremely helpful.

Timing provides the easiest way to automatically track your activities without any complicated setup

Mar 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use. No setup required, and customizing to set up different projects for billing purposes is very simple.

Cons: No mobile apps! I would love to be able to track my activities on my iPhone/iPad and Android devices.

Overall: Easy time-tracking for billing customers

So easy for passive use

Mar 03, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have the basic version, and it is very easy and convenient to track my activities and efficiency. I like the intuitive interface, and set and forget style.

Cons: It might be a bit complicated for active use. It is basic version for me though and I don't have the task function. This is good enough for me.

Overall: To easily track my activities and efficiency.

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Beautiful Interface and Effortless Time Tracking

Mar 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ability to generate rules to automatically classify things like matching on portions of a URL are key to properly categorizing my time. For example, I classify time on github/pulls differently than in actual repositories.

Cons: There's a small learning curve to be able to fully use the software, some informative videos might help, but you really just need to spend some time with this software to be able to really grasp its power.

Timing removes the time wasting hassle of tracking tasks.

Mar 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The daily review allows me to tweak any task assignments in under a minute. Combine that with the auto assignment rules and I have an almost invisible, but accurate time tracking tool that just works.

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Pretty good software for reasonable price.

Mar 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The best thing is that I finally don't have to think about stopping and starting the timer at work. Timer app perfectly solve that problem for me. What's even better I can make custom projects and track time on them, so after the week I spend just a couple of minutes to fill my job report.

Cons: It could have better UI. Current on is pretty good, but I feel like it could be better. That's the only thing that comes to to my mind.

Fully automatic time tracking done right

Mar 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: After an initial setup period, where you define rules for automatic classification of app usage, using this app is remarkably easy.

Time spent on all apps is accounted for, and you can easily visualize the results in beautiful reports. Many stats are supported, such as: histogram of activity, time per project per week, most used apps, etc.

Moreover, these stats can be computed on arbitrary periods of time (e.g. yesterday, last 30 days, last year, or any other range).

Users can assign a "productivity score" to each project. The global productivity score is then computed each day, as well as evolution of productivity per hour or day.

With the more "pro" licenses, advanced exporting options are available.

I'm very happy to get these very complete insights with so little effort.

Cons: There are a few features that I would have liked to see supported, even though they are not dealbreakers.

Initial setup:
Depending on the number of combinations of applications and work directories in use, it can take a bit of time to setup the automatic classification rules. The matching engine is very powerful, but the UI to set rule priority is not super friendly.
After this initial setup period though, everything runs very smoothly.

Lack of timezone support:
If I spend e.g. 6 months in the US, and 6 months in Europe, the reports will convert all past activities to the current timezone instead of whatever the local time was when the activity was recorded. This means that the histogram of "active hours", etc will be wrong.

Lack of synchronization:
When using two or more machines, all activities and projects are completely independent.
The developper proposes scripts to import & export projects, which helped me get started on my work laptop. However, time tracked from then on, as well as projects and classification rules evolve independently on each machine. There's no way to get a global view of activity on all machines.
I realize that proper synchronization would be very difficult to implement, and probably a pretty niche use-case.

I was able to contact the developer with this feedback. He was very responsive and took time to explain the different design tradeoffs or difficulties in implementing some of the proposed features.

Overall: More insights about my days at work.

Timing is a great app for easily tracking time on Mac! (no need to start/stop timers!)

Mar 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Once you go through the quick tutorial, it just works.
It tracks everything I do, it has great reports and summery features.
Plus the customer support was super helpful when I had some questions.

I highly recommend it for anyone who whats to track time on his mac, without the need to annoyingly start and stop timers (!).

Cons: There are a lot of options, and it takes a while to get to know them all.
i use the most basic time tracking features, using the advance ones might require some learning curve .

A great simple app that works in the background monitoring files & applications being used. Love it!

Mar 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: That it takes little set up and works in the background. This is great for figuring work flows and lets me know exactly how much time I've been spending on projects. I manage to track not just work but exercise and other things through my day.

Cons: Not much to not like - remembering the hot keys is about the only hassle. Took me a while to figure out that I could reconfigure my work day from default. Have never required customer support so can't comment there.

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Take away the worry about time tracking

Mar 02, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The automation in Timing is fantastic. What truly makes Timing exceptional is the custom automation feature where you can customize where time is recorded based on Folder location, applications, and file names.

As a non-profit director I am constantly juggling finances, fundraising, administrative tasks, donor relations, content for advertising, plus many other things. With Timing I can set my custom time-tracking choices and just get work done, I don't have to make sure I click a button before I get started. Timing is always working in the background and I can regularly review where all my time is spent (even the wasted time on the internet and social media...). You can even create "blacklist" rules that prevent time tracking if there are certain types of things you don't want tracked on your Mac.

I've tried other web-based time trackers that offer both Mac and iOS apps and while great, they don't match Timing on the Mac. Plus, you can set a reminder in Timing to remind you for activity after you've been away from your Mac.

Cons: While the automation is truly remarkable, it can take a little extra work getting everything setup. There is a bit of a learning curve to get these customizations setup, but is an email series to help get you started on all the features.

Overall: I no longer have to worry about clicking a start or stop button to track my time on all of my different projects and work. With Timing I can just start working and GTD and set aside time to review my time. It helps so me which projects are taking too much and can highlight other projects that need more time.

Passive time tracking for those who bill by time

Mar 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Timing tracks everything I'm doing on my Mac, passively. When I work on things that bill by time, I don't need to remember to start any timer or stop any timer. I could always go back to Timing to extract out the exact time that I've spent on the work based on the time I spend on the software. I think it's easier for me, and better for my clients.

Cons: The interface has seen an improvement from version 1. I'm not such a big fan of the default colors used for my projects and tasks though, but it's not a big deal for me.

Overall: Knowing where I've spent my time on while on my Mac.

Timing is a really fantastic app for keeping track of your time if you work on a computer all day

Mar 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Timing keeps me honest. I'm a software engineer and I work on a computer all day. I love how Timing tracks what applications I'm using, what websites I'm visiting, and for how long. It does a mediocre job at automatically categorizing things into productive or not but I like that I can also choose to categorize certain activities as productive or unproductive (e.g. visiting Facebook!) on my own.

Timing is also really nice for remembering what you did the day before, week before ,etc. I can't tell you how many times I forget what I did the day before. With Timing it's very easy to look back and see.

Lastly, I like that I can use Timing to have a data-driven approach to productivity. While some time spent may not be considered unproductive, it can be considered a less-than-ideal use of time. It's nice to be able to look back and see areas where I can optimize my time.

Cons: The learning curve is a bit steep at first. To be honest, I still haven't learned all of the features. I also wish there was a way to set what days and times it should track. If I'm using my computer on the weekend or after hours, I don't want to include that in my overall tracking. Maybe there is a way but I'm just not familiar with it.

Overall: There's a lot of benefits to using this software but I particularly like how I can use this software to take a data-driven approach to my productivity. It really does keep my honest.

Makes working for multiple clients easy.

Mar 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Working as a freelancer for multiple clients, I often have to determine how long I spent working on projects for each one. Since buying Timing a few weeks ago, this has become so much easier. Before, I would have to remember to stop and interrupt my workflow to determine what I worked on, for how long, and for which client - then write it down. Now, if I forget, I can keep working and review my work at the end of the day, seeing what I was doing in each app and working it out from there. I see that there are "rules" that can do this automatically; I haven't got around to this yet but it seems to make it even easier in theory!

Cons: The software is quite pricey - although it has paid for itself in the time I have saved. I would like a mobile assistant so I can input things like meetings off-site.

Overall: Time savings from not stopping and starting work, money savings through more accurate time accounting.

I've been using Timing to track my development hours for my own apps.

Mar 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really like that Timing automatically tracks everything I do on my Mac. It's great not to have to think about starting and stopping timers. The Review section is probably my favorite feature. It quickly allows me to sort tracked time into self created projects and folders. I can get as granular and nerdy as I want or keep it simple. I create projects in Timing that correlate to my projects in Omnifocus so I know how much time I'm spending on things. I really like the way the developer added Tags and Paths. They allow me see my data in ways other than just by application or by website. Seriously it's an amazing app. The overview section's wealth of data is also great.

Cons: The app on first open can be kind of overwhelming. After my first day of use, I went and looked at the data and didn't know what I was looking at. There is a learning curve, but it isn't that steep. The developer has some great videos that explained everything I needed to know. I think he has done a great job at making a large amount of data look as simple as possible, but it still can be a bit overwhelming it you're new.

Overall: I get hard data on how I use my time on my Mac. We tend to exaggerate how much time we spend on things. Having Timing automatically track everything without uploading it anywhere is great.

Timing is like a bright light that reveals the details in the shadows.

Mar 01, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Timing is effortless. It runs in the background, monitoring what you are doing and classifying where your time is spent (according to default rules or the ones you tweak yourself). It can classify your work according to project, keywords, or application -- helping you to analyze the situation from different perspectives.

Cons: The rule editor could be improved a little bit. For example, there exist some default categories like "Reading & Writing Applications." Presently, there is no way to edit the group directly to specify which applications to include or exclude. (You may, of course, add any application by hand to any rule that you're creating. But if you want to create a group of applications that you can use in multiple rules, you can't do that right now.)

Fantastic piece of software, keeps me productive.

Mar 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I'm a software developer who works on lots of projects. With Timing, I don't have to think and manually log what I'm working on. I'm able to set up rules and have my time automatically added to whatever bucket. It's fantastic.

Time Tracking made easy, painless, and automatic!

Mar 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that makes time-tracking easy, painless, and automatic. With pretty much every other time tracker I used, I had to automatically input my hours. This was annoying, and I often forgot to log things! Timing takes all of the pain out of time-tracking while delivering detailed reports not only of *how* you spent your time, but also how productive you were (based off your own productivity 'scores' for various types of tasks). It's customizable while being totally painless. I use it everyday to monitor my productivity and task completion, and I've recommended it to others.

Cons: I wish that it synced easily with my other Mac---ideally, it would also sync with iPhone! Though I realize that this is extremely difficult to pull off and hasn't affected my desire to use it! It's by far the best tracking app I've found (and I've spent *a lot* of time looking!)

Gorgeous macOS timing app -- perfect for curious engineers

Mar 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I spend all day on my Mac as a software engineer and I always have Timing running. The UI is simply gorgeous and shines as a macOS app. The graphs and animations are super useful and allow me to see how much time I've spent on various websites, in the IDE, and on Slack (too much!). I love the feature that points to your most productive hours.

Cons: For advanced users, the ability to assign time to specific projects may be helpful, but I don't need that functionality. I spend most of my time on the main overview screen, so the others are overkill -- but I suspect freelance users who are billing individual clients would find it very useful.

Finally, a timing solution that works for me

Feb 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Rules can be created with multiple AND and OR condition over multiple sources, which make it very detailed in its capabilities to record when and where you are doing what.
This is awesome as it catches things you have long forgotten about. Even when the bulk of your work is done in a pretty complete toolset this allows noticing that that one terminal session also was really about a particular project.

Timing has a mature feature set and is pleasant to look at. It is stable and hardly uses any resources.

I can, have and will recommend this software to any freelancer that needs to get on top of his/her time tracking.

Cons: There is one feature I hope the author(s) will address someday. When adding or changing a rule Timing isn't capable of re-evaluating those changes over existing activity recordings. Therefore when you start a project you'll need to set up rules and make sure that they cover your particular case.

You -can- however, add activities manually to projects, but that still requires you to do some manual repetitive work. Which then is well... uh, you know, not done.

Oh, the other thing is that it tracks how much I actually watch Netflix on my laptop. That's really too much information... ;-)

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Excellent software to track your time on a mac

Feb 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: At the end of the day I often wonder what the heck I have done. Do you know the feeling? No more! Timing automatically logs your activities on a mac - you can add projects and sub-projects (e.g. finances - budgets) and associate an activity with the project, you can also automate this should you want to (e.g. always make work in Quickbooks part of your finance project). You can manually add activities (e.g. a meeting that didn't require your computer). Its all done in a way that is simple and straight forward. On another tab you get your reports, which are easy to put together (just chose if you want reports for last month, this week etc or a certain date range) and you get beautiful graphs. The best thing I like about Timing is it is NOT subscription based like so many others, but you pay for the software once - the a bit more expensive edition lets you use apple script to set up more automated processes - something I would love to do but haven't yet had there time to delve into and learn.

Cons: The only cons are the ones that come with any software to log your tasks and activities. You need to actually write things down. However, in the case of Timing this is only true for offline activities away from your computer. A mobile app for the phone would be nice to help with that but is not available.

Very useful and easy to integrate into workflow.

Feb 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The "Start Task" tracking tool that let's you control what it is measuring direct from its icon on the toolbar.

Cons: I know that there is a lot more I could be doing with it but haven't figured it out yet. The tutorials are good but I'm sure there are more tricks or uses to be extracted from it.

Very easy to use! You can start almost immediately!

Jan 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Automatic operation, you can start virtually without configuration.
The ability to allocate applications to projects, and even websites to the types of activity. It does not reduce your computer's performance.
Comprehensive statistics divided into projects and tasks. It's all automatically registered.
In addition, you can keep a record by key words, which makes assigning tasks to the project even easier.

Overall: I basically did not find any negative. Remember to enable access privileges in the system settings. However, the application reminds and shows where to do it.