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Time Sink

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Time Sink helps you track how you spend your time on your Mac. It automatically logs opened windows and applications, and keeps track of how long you've spent using things in total (i.e. running), and in the foreground (i.e. actively using). It does this without any user intervention required to start or stop processes - it's just set-and-forget easy!

You can view graphs showing your usage over time, sorted either by date and time (showing a logical view of your work habits), or by total and/or foreground time used, showing which apps and windows get most of your time. You can also create pools, which are groups of associated windows, to allow automatic tracking of activities -- put Safari, Firefox, and Chrome in a Browsers pool, for instance.

Data can also be exported manually or automatically, for further analysis in a spreadsheet or database program.

What's New in Version 1.2.3

• Modified some interface elements in preparation for upcoming OS X releases.
• Prepared for security changes in future OS X releases.


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Customer Reviews

Not as powerful as I thought

Bought to track time i spend on which application and doing what in that application. I mostly work within browsers and the app tracks only time spent per window and not per tab of the browser. Same for messengers, you can sped time to communicate because of work or for fun - app doesn’t allow you to justify which chats took most of your time.

Good to understand which app eats most of your time, but not good to get detailed picture and to understand the reason what activities (fun or work). Hope it will be improved.

Something is going on in Yosemite

It is constantly chewing up the battery. It shows that it is always using CPU on par or more than Chrome.

Only App That Replaces RescueTime

My requirements were an app like RescueTime or ManicTime. I needed it to run on Mac (which excludes ManicTime) and to not sync with an internet service (which eliminates RescueTime). I tried 20+ apps and this is the only one that I could find that tracks app usage and shows it in a timeline without syncing to a web service. There are things I would like to see this do better, like put all usage in one timeline coloring different apps different colors similar to others. Or at least allow me to color code different pools and apps so I can see better at a glance which is which. I also don’t care about background use, only about the app I am using in the foreground so I wish there was an easy way to exclude background. But for $5 this is definitely worth it and serves my purposes better than anything else I could find.

Time Sink
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.3
  • Size: 4.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later

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