By Clemens Schulz
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Chronos is a time tracking application with a clean and intuitive user interface. It is designed to be minimalist, so you can focus on your work.
Tracked work periods are organized in projects and tasks. Time tracking can be started or stopped from within any application using custom global shortcuts or the menu bar item. Projects can be exported as CSV files.
• Time tracking
• Inactivity detection
• CSV export
• Manu bar item
• Global shortcuts
• Archiving of old projects
• Flag tasks as done
• Mark work periods as invoiced
• Project presets
What's New in Version 2.2.1
• Fixed migration bug of version 1.x projects
• Fixed sidebar bug
• Fixed empty sidebar bug
• Fixed bug in project selection popover
• Project presets
• Move work periods to other tasks
• Sidebar can become wider
• New menu bar icon to stop time tracking
• Fixed H.%M time format
• Bug fixes and internal changes
Great Simple Time Tracker
As a freelancer, I need to track my time. However, I despise apps that promise to automatically track your time, as I always would end up having to dig through the logs to sort stuff out.
Chronos has the perfect set of features for me, without very much complexity. Add a good UI to boot, and it is almost what I'm looking for. However, there is one shorcoming that really bothers me: you can't hide the dock icon. For an app that utilizes the menubar, and you would want to have running continually, this seems like a no-brainer.
Overall, it's a great app with perfect functionality, and I will continue to use it and praise it. I just wish the develpers would let us hide the dock icon.
Best time/productivity app I've found so far
I have tried about 5 different apps to track my time as a freelancer, ranging from free to $15 and I have been disappointed by all of them. This is the first app that is covering all the things I need - ability to create client categories, projects under those categories, ability to start and stop time AND it stops the time on its own if it there is no activity (you set the idle limit). You can also add notes for each project and export your stats. The interface is intuitive and easy to use. A really helpful app for the money.
Unfortunately Couldn’t get App to Start Running
I was unfortunately unable to get the app recording time at all on my 2012 Macbook Air. When I pressed the red Record button no time started accruing. I have purchased and used over 100 apps and this was the first that I have been unable to operate. There is unfortunately very little “how to” information in either the app or the website. I am disappointed to say that this app has for me been a complete waste of money and time.