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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 1.4.0

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 :-)

Changes in this version:
New feature: There is now an option to export the "raw" data Timing captures in either JSON or CSV format.
New feature: You can now control Timing's export functionality via AppleScript. Please have a look at for an example.
Improvement: You can now export durations in HH:MM:SS format rather than just raw second counts.
Improvement: Timing will now disable the idle timer when tracking Skype and Netflix.
Improvement: The timeline view now shows a bar graph rather than a scatter plot.
Improvement: Timing should now remeber its previous window position, date setting, selected projects and export settings.
Improvement: Replaced the "day" selection mode with just today.
Improvement: When displaying a single day, Timing will now group data per-hour rather than per every four hours.
Improvement: Timing will now track the URL scheme of websites so you can distinguish between HTTP and HTTPS.
Improvement: Timing will now ask before deleting a project.
Improvement: Right-clicking a URL (with scheme) will now give you the option to open it in the browser.
Improvement: You can now add custom activities from within the main application rather than having to use the menu item.
Bugfix: Problems with the timeline not showing up upon startup have been resolved.
Bugfix: Fullscreen mode is now available again.


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Customer Reviews

Game Changer

As a seasoned project lead and studio manager in the world of interactive exhibitions and technical demos and game development, this is by far the best time tracking solution i have ever used. Having evaluated too many GTD apps to mention, this is the only time tracking app I will ever need. It is also wonderful that the developer has priced it fairly and not opted to do any sort of a monthly subscription fee, etc. The price of this app pays for itself in the first day of its use. If i could, i would give it 6 stars.

Nice to haves in future releases (or maybe to add to a pro version):
- Better viz options of your data
- Possible integration with Trello or similar apps
- Time tracking @ the document level for Skype

A perfect app. Minimal, simple to use, accurate and flexible.
a must buy.


So far a great app that does what I hoped it would. Please consider minor improvements: I do not need/want to see the entire pathway under each application, for example all the folders and subfolders of a document I was working on. I just want to see that name. Also, I’d like a better way to prevent timing on selected apps, rather than dragging them to the Blacklist, such as adding a setting to the “Preferences” where I can select apps to never be timed.

after trying ALL the others THIS ONE is best by far!

I’m a media pro and this is my 1st app review…
After trying all the other time tracking apps I could find
NOTHING came even close to doing what this does so simply and completely!
(A few will even track ones work with some sort of ‘on-line’ subscription that costs more… really?!?!?)
This app is inexpensive and a life saver for any independent!
'nough said.

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  • $9.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: Apr 04, 2014
  • Version: 1.4.0
  • Size: 4.0 MB
  • Languages: English, German
  • Seller: Thomas Osthege und Daniel Alm

Compatibility: OS X 10.7.2 or later, 64-bit processor

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