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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 the domains of the websites you visit. You'll never have to worry about forgetting to start or stop a timer again - there are none! It's all done in the background!

After tracking, just 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!

Review this week's activities with just one click! Sophisticated graphs show you how you spent your time each day and which projects consumed most of your time.

Timing will automatically suspend tracking after a configurable time of inactivity (150 seconds by default). It will resume as soon as you return to the computer.

Some of the applications supported by Timing:
- Safari
- Chrome & Chromium
- Opera
- Mail
- Preview

- Photoshop
- Acorn

- iWork
- MS Office
- LibreOffice
- Evernote
- TeXShop

- Finder
- Terminal
- GitX

- Xcode
- Coda
- TextWrangler & BBEdit
- Smultron & Fraise
- Kod
- MacVim & AquaMacs
- TextEdit
- Dashcode

- QuickTime Player
- VLC Player

And many more! Check the list at for a more extensive list of compatible applications.

If you are experiencing issues with Photoshop, Toast, or other applications while running Timing, please disable AppleScript tracking for Photoshop (or the affected application) in the Timing preferences. This will avoid the issues and doesn't impact tracking accuracy.

What's New in Version 1.4.8

Thanks for reading these release notes ;-) You'd do me a huge favor by leaving 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. A good App Store rating is extremely important to me :-)

Improvement: Timing now also shows minute durations in addition to hours for projects in the sidebar.
Improvement: Timing now tracks window titles for (and other apps) if it can't get the full path.
Improvement: Timing now tracks project information for
Improvement: CSV-formatted data is better escaped now.
Bugfix: (Hopefully) fixed a crash when entering custom activities under Yosemite. Please let me know if the problem still occurs for you.
Bugfix: Timing now quits properly when trying to log out or shut down.
Bugfix: The sidebar doesn't occasionally become black under Yosemite anymore.


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Customer Reviews

This App is a Life Saver

I am a freelance web and graphic designer. I spend the day hopping back and forth between projects and my projects are scattered throughout several different files, folders and applications. I’m often under-charging clients because I don’t want to charge them for more time than I’ve actually spent on a project, and I’m only going on my own estimates. I’ve never been able to use apps with a start and stop timer, and I’ve had minimal happiness with other timing apps…. Enter Timing….

Wow! I can’t get over much time this saves me. I don’t have to set anything up before I begin working on a project. I can FINISH a project and take less than 1 minute (after it’s completed) to drag all the specified folder and files and websites into the Timing project and Wham! I have an accurate total number of hours spent actively working on the project. I can also set up the Timing project before I begin and track my time really easily as I go along. Other apps required me to add time from different apps accross several different days. With Timing, It’s as simple as clicking my project, setting a date range and viewing my total time! I can also select a project and date range and see how much time I spent each day or each week.

Suffice it to say that this will be my favorite app for quite some time! I look forward to some updates and feature additions that will make it an even more excellent app. There is nothing that compares to Timing as far as I’ve found.

I might actually graduate on time!

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!!

As far as improvements – one great addition would be the ability to sort entries by calendar time, as I think that would make sorting more simple. I’m hopeful that this will be added in a future update.

Very good time tracking

This app has saved me many times. It runs in the background and keeps track of what I do. Then when I need to create time records for clients or projects and I can’t remember what I did, Timing provides a very helpful record of what was opened, which files I worked on and for how long.

This app has paid for itself many times by reminding me to log hours I had forgotten. If you need to keep hourly records for clients and projects this is really helpful.

The interface takes a little while to understand but believe me all your time recording is there.

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  • $9.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.4.8
  • Size: 4.1 MB
  • Languages: English, German
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8.0 or later, 64-bit processor

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