Time Sink helps you track how you spend your time on your Mac. It automatically logs opened windows and applications, and keeps track of how long you've spent using things in total (i.e. running), and in the foreground (i.e. actively using). It does this without any user intervention required to start or stop processes - it's just set-and-forget easy!

New ad-hoc timers even let you track time you spend away from your Mac, so you can capture your entire day.

You can view graphs showing your usage over time, sorted either by date and time (showing a logical view of your work habits), or by total and/or foreground time used, showing which apps and windows get most of your time. You can also create pools, which are groups of associated windows, to allow automatic tracking of activities -- put Safari, Firefox, and Chrome in a Browsers pool, for instance.

Data can also be exported manually or automatically, for further analysis in a spreadsheet or database program.

What's New

Version 2.0

• Use ad-hoc timers to track non-Mac activities
• Timers now pause automatically when the display sleeps
• Easily pause and resume tracking of your activities
• Choose time frame for Reports via simple pop-up menu
• Open exported reports in Time Sink to look at historical data
• User-definable time for "start of day"
• View time usage as percentages instead of hours/minutes
• Choose the original appearance theme, or one of two new themes
• Use window title filters to merge windows from apps that include always-changing info, like zoom level

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

6 Ratings

6 Ratings

The detail I need


As a Flash animator, I often charge by the hour. And I often have lots of FLAs open at once. This app keeps track of each FLA inside Flash and logs the time I spend on each one individually.

Nice For Seeing Where Your Time Goes


This is a an application that I purchased just for fun and out of curiosity. I will admit that when I first began to use it I was a bit confused, seeing application times being displayed and then vanishing. I searched the menus and finally found how to keep the full list of applications visible, even when they are not active. Nonetheless, while the application appeared confusing at first glance, as I did explore the menus and get the settings where I wanted them for my personal preferences, the app became far more pleasing and interesting. It is useful and interesting to see where your time is going while sitting in front of the computer. The ability to drop and even blacklist an application provides some flexibility that can be useful. For future revisions, the app designers may want to consider a timer or timers that can be controlled by the user - such as for keeping track of billable hours while working on a project for a client. It is an interesting app at a reasonable price which seems to perform as advertised. I have not noticed any interference with other applications, but should that become an issue, the app can be shut down or set to use less processor resources. Nice app.

Simple and powerful


I downloaded Time Sink so I could have a way to track my application usage. I've been trying to improve my workflow and become more productive. I now have a range of productivity software that I once never knew existed. The only reason I found this application was due to the App Store.

Anyway, this program is great for monitoring your computer usage. You can track active applications and applications in the background and export them in easy to use formats for Excel or Numbers. Also, the graphs are great for showing you exactly where your time is going. Simply clicking and dragging will expand the chosen area. This program is is incredibly intuitive.

For the price, this application can't be beat and I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again. If you're looking for a program to help manage your application usage, this is it. Also, the help menu is concise, complete, and very easy to use.


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