By Steve Iannopollo
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Tick is an easy-to-use time-tracking and billing application that quickly creates professional looking invoices. Whether you are a full time contractor, or working part-time on the side, Tick can help you track the hours spent on each project. Tick is designed to be intuitive and unobtrusive so you can focus on your work, not this app.
* Projects and Customers: Set up as many projects you want. For each project, assign a client and the hourly rate you'll be charging.
* Timer Widget: Track the hours you spend on each task. Assign a project and a description of the task to save it.
– Timers can be controlled via keyboard shortcuts.
– Timers can also be controlled from the menubar, reducing the need to toggle between windows.
- Multiple windows can be used simulataneously to track time on multiple projects.
* Tasks: For each project, a log is kept of which tasks are completed each day. This makes it easy to see the total hours spent and total money earned each day.
- Export the tasks for any of your projects into a tab-delimited CSV file.
- Easily back-date any existing tasks.
- Round time for tasks created from the Timer.
* Invoicing: When ready to bill for a particular project, Tick will group the tasks by date into a professional looking invoice.
- You can choose to have the PDF emailed to both you and the client, or saved to your filesystem.
– Drag and save a logo on the Invoicing preferences and it will show up in the PDF invoice.
* Privacy Mode: for when you don't want the people close by seeing all the money you're making. Hides all financial information throughout the app.
* International Currency Support. Choose whether to bill in Dollars, Euros, Pounds, Yen, Yuan, Rupees or Czech Crowns. Don't see your currency? Visit the Tick Support page and request it be added!
** Be sure to make any feature requests on the Tick Support page (located in the sidebar on the App Store).
What's New in Version 1.9
* Fixed UI rendering problems on OS X 10.9 Mavericks
* Fixed inverted invoice table on OS X 10.9 Mavericks
* Fixed window focus issue after sending an invoice email
* Lots of performance improvements to the timer, so Tick uses much less CPU (around 1/2 the amount of processor usage compared to previous version when a timer is running). Tick is pretty light-weight anyway, but these minor gains in performance will help extend your battery life that much longer.