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Time Sink

By Many Tricks

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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 1.2.2

• Fixed a problem related to listing windows on other Desktops
• Fixed a bug that could cause auto-exported reports to not export all data
• Removed a non-applicable contextual menu item to reduce user confusion


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Customer Reviews

Works well, but a little confusing

The reporting in this app is not intuitive and does not have a feature to view total time spent on your machine, only can view broken up into applications. I later realized that looking at the "Finder" time worked for that since it is always open on Mac.

I found the reporting a little confusing and I am still not sure if every website I visit is tracked somewhere. Would like a little more info about this and a better explanation of the reporting might be helpful.

Overall a nice app, but it takes a little bit to understand, especially the sliders on the reporting.

Exactly what I needed

My use of this app is fairly simple—I just want something to keep track of how long I spend writing in Scrivener. I don’t use Scrivener’s word count feature to track sessions, but I never remember to time stamp at beginning and end of session. Having Time Sink do this automatically is absolutely what I needed, and it also shows me how long I’ve been goofing off on the Internet instead of working. Thanks guys!

Almost Perfect

I love this app. It helps me determine which work items I have been working on throughout the day. If I had one wish it would be for Day One support. I would like to have snapshot of my day imported into Day One each morning instead of a report saved to the report folder.

Time Sink
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: Oct 23, 2013
  • Version: 1.2.2
  • Size: 4.7 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Many Tricks

Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later

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