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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

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!
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.

Changes in this version:

New feature: You can now reorder projects via drag and drop!
New feature: You can now create subprojects! Just drag a project onto another one to add it as a subproject.
Change: "Private Mode" is now called "Pause Tracking".
New feature: You can now pause tracking for a specific amount of time.
New feature: You can now pause and resume tracking via AppleScript. See for details.
Improvement: Timing now remembers the size of its window between restarts.
Improvement: When creating a new project, it is not automatically selected anymore. This way, you can start dragging activities onto it without having to go back to the previous view (as the new project doesn't show any activities yet).
Improvement: Timing now ignores idle time when the frontmost app is in fullscreen mode.
Improvement: Improved the appearance of selected projects on Yosemite.
Improvement: Slightly improved the contrast of the graph switcher on Yosemite.
Improvement: Slightly tweaked the appearance of the colored dots for projects on Yosemite.
Improvement: The activity list in the project editor is now scrollable horizontally.
Improvement: Some minor performance improvements.
Bugfix: Increased the size of the date field when creating a custom activity to show whether it's AM or PM.
Bugfix: Fixed a minor issue with the striped pattern that appears when an activity is in more than one project.


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Customer Reviews

Doesn’t do what I want it to do

So, lots of high ratings here, so maybe it’s not the right app for what I want to do and that’s why. Thought though that this might be helpful for people who are looking for an app to do what I had in mind. I wanted an app that would track my activity (doc, chrome, filemaker, etc) and then let me assign that activity to my projects. This app will do that, but it won’t let you divide that activity (example: work on chrome) into different projects (clients). So, for example, I do a lot of work on Chrome—web browsing, e-mail, google docs, etc. I wanted to take the time on that activity (Chrome) and divide it into four different projects so I could track the amount of time on a project….can’t do that. You can only take the whole time on Chrome and assign it to ONE project. You can e.g. add to one project and to another by clicking the triangle next to the row for Chrome, but still, I wanted to be able to split up my time on google mail to multiple projects, so that doesn’t work for me.

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  • $24.99
  • Category: Productivity
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  • Version: 1.5
  • 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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