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By Thomas Osthege und Daniel Alm

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Timing is the best way to keep track of the time you spend with your Mac. Find out where your time goes - without ever having to start a timer again!

Timing automatically tracks which documents you are editing, which applications you use, and which websites you visit. 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.

Highly recommended. The only thing they might want to improve upon is a tour at the beginning to get the most out of the product - it feels a lot like it’s left to the user to figure out the most powerful way to use the product."

What's New in Version 1.5.2

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 of Timing improves support for OS X El Capitan, including App Transport Security and a few changes to use the new San Francisco font where it wasn't used automatically. In addition, a few minor glitches have been fixed.

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 Best Mac Time Tracking App 👍

Over the last 30 years of using a Mac I’ve tried a plethora of different time tracking applications, and without a doubt, Timing is my favorite one. I love that it’s unobtrusive (if you want it to be) yet very detailed in it’s collection of data about what apps and documents you are using. I love that I don’t have to “start tracking” like so many other time tracking apps make you do.

If you do contract work (or just need to track what you're doing at work), and don’t want to always be bothered by having to remember to hit a start button, then Timing is for you. I love that it just tracks my app usage, and documents that I’ve worked on. A great example is that I can go to Chrome or Safari tracking info in Timing, and see when I was goofing off vs. working by looking at the web sites I visited and how long I spent there. I also like that I can have it prompt me when I’m in between using and app, or away from the computer, and asking me what I was up to. This is great as I don’t have to hit a stop tracking button, give it a reason, and then resume tracking. It just does it for me.

There really isn’t another Mac app that does as good of a job at tracking my computer usage as Timing. I tip my 🎩 to app developer for always striving to make the app better.

Awesome Tool!

This is an amazing tool to control and backtrack the usage of the programs you use. Goodbye procrastination!! This app is so well programmed too! Little details that other programmers leave behind is absolutely not a concern here. This app turns out to actually work better than expected. Let’s say you want to know how much time do you spend in a webpage. The app will tell you how long you spend with your browser open AND also which page you were visiting. This is a full report of how you spend your time in your computer. If you want to improve your time spending in front of your machine, this app is definitely what you should have. Works for me!

Great app and great developer

This app works exactly as advertised and does so with a great, intuitive interface. It’s the best and easiest way to track time spent on projects. Furthermore, the developer really wants to make this app the best it can be, and responds quickly to feedback and requests.

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  • $24.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.5.2
  • Size: 4.2 MB
  • Languages: English, German
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8.0 or later, 64-bit processor

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