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Timing - The Best Automatic Time Tracking for Freelancers and Businesses

By Thomas Osthege und Daniel Alm

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Timing tracks your time so you don't have to.

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.

Not so with Timing. Instead of making you do all the work, Timing automatically tracks how you spend your time. It logs which apps you use, which websites you visit, and which documents you edit. And if you are a freelancer, you can export that data to create invoices.

After tracking, you can drag and drop activities into projects. Some general categories like "Web Browsing", "Office" and "Games" have already been prepared for you, but you can customize them any way you like.

Easily review what you've done this week with just one click. Sophisticated graphs show you how you spent your time each day and which projects (or websites *cough* Facebook *cough*) consumed most of your time. And if you need the raw data to create invoices, Timing can export it as CSV or JSON for further processing!

These are just a few of the applications for which Timing can track the document path or visited website:

- Safari
- Chrome & Chromium
- Mail
- Preview

- iWork
- MS Office
- OpenOffice & LibreOffice
- Scrivener
- Evernote

- Photoshop
- Acorn

- Finder
- Parallels Desktop (app name and window title of Windows apps in Coherence mode are tracked)

- Xcode
- Coda
- TextWrangler & BBEdit
- TextMate
- Terminal

- QuickTime Player
- VLC Player

Check the list at for a more extensive list. Even if the document path isn't available for some other apps, Timing will automatically fall back to the window title!

Tracking is automatically suspended after a configurable time of inactivity. It will resume as soon as you return to the computer.

Download Timing today and never worry about forgetting to log time again!

"This App is a Life Saver"

"Finally a time tracking app that does not make me tell it when I am going to start working on something. It allows me to sort it all out later. I am a new user, but already I can tell this is so different from all the other ones I have tried. Even though it does not track every app I use, it still records them in a way that I can Identify them and get my time int the correct job.
- I've been working so hard lately - nice to know now I can prove it.
Worth every penny! Thank You!"

"The Best Timing App Ever Made! I never liked having to remember to start the timer or add up all the time I have spent on a project. This app automatically times everything.
- Worth the price.
- You can color code your activities (programs)
- You can hide activities you don’t wan’t tracked
- Custom charting
- Private Mode available
- Create Custom Activities (Show certain program activities within)
Overall, it’s an amazing timing utility and every business or freelancer who needs to time their activity this is a must!"

"This app is great! I’ve been looking into time tracking apps to organize my day (but that work by tracking the actual activity on the computer, because I’ll always forget launching and stopping a manual timer) – and this one is by far the cheapest. As far as I can tell, it works amazingly! I especially like the ability to track computer idle time (and assign it to a project upon return), because these usually coincide with moments when mommy duties keep me from my Phd. I might actually graduate on time now! Thanks!!"

"Tells you exactly how you spent your day. With a small amount of time organising activities into different categories, you can see exactly where your day went. Maybe you spent 8 hours at the office - but did you actually spend 8 hours working?? This software tells you exactly how much time was spent on what on your mac."

What's New in Version 1.6.4

Thanks for reading these release notes ;-) If you don't mind, please leave a positive review on the Mac App Store! If you already posted one for an older version of Timing, please submit it again to make sure that it shows up for the latest version. This helps us a lot!

This update fixes the new date range picker on OS X Mavericks. Apologies for the inconvenience!

In addition, we're also really interested in how we can make Timing better for YOU! If you want to let us know, please fill out our survey at - even if you sent us feedback before. This will help us perfect Timing for your needs.


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Customer Reviews

THE time tracking app

If you want to automatically track your time based on time spent in each App, Website, URL, Folder or specific Files… this is the app for you. I’ve been running it for almost 3 years now. I love that I can go back in time and analyze my productivity with ease.

I love the new date-range picker. It’s nice to see such an important update. My one request would be for the “Date Range:” pick-list to be broken out into a set of shortcut icons. When a shortcut icon is clicked, immediately apply the range and close the dialog. I review yesterday’s productivity every day. It would be great if I could pick “yesterday” in just two clicks (instead of four). (UPDATE: It remembers that you picked “yesterday” each day, so I don’t have to re-pick it. However, I’d still like the dialog to be faster for common time-ranges.)

Keep up the good work!

If you time your work for $, You’ll make $ more with this app

Timing...Where have you been all my life? I absolutely love this app. No longer am I writing my time down. No longer am I guessing what I’ve been doing all day. I can actually just work and recover my time, even many days later. I’ve always wanted an app like this and it works like a charm. Some apps even allow me to see the exact file I was working on. PSDs, AIs, Safari pages, and more. As a designer/photographer it’s worth every penny and more for the great piece of software time tracking work.

Timing is straight up amazing.

If you need to keep track of time and you’re as terrible as I am at actually keeping track of time, then do yourself a favor and get this app. It’s seriously streamlined the hell out of my freelancing. It makes breaking down and optimizing my workflow dead simple whether in the middle of a project or long after it’s done. Easily the best purchase I’ve made from the App Store. Easily.

Timing - The Best Automatic Time Tracking for Freelancers and Businesses
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  • $19.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.6.4
  • Size: 6.3 MB
  • Languages: English, German
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9.0 or later, 64-bit processor

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