By Vojto Rinik
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Zone is a menubar time tracker.
Projects: Add projects, use colors.
Reports: Select days, see a graph and a table.
Export: Select projects, time range and get a CSV.
Break timer: Whenever you stop tracking, you can set a break timer that will remind you to get back to work.
What's New in Version 2.0.2
- Fixing a bug where creating new Zone via keyboard shortcut would create it twice and then when you deleted one, both were gone
Very limited usefulness
When I purchased the app, I was under the impression one could start a segment of work and give a brief description to the work being done. Perhaps that would roll up under a general category (e.g. the colors in the screenshots).
Unfortunately the app does not allow you to add any sort of details for each “zone” that is tracked. You can only give a broad title that is used every time you start a zone, but you cannot change it without changing all other zones of the same type. Also, you are only allowed to pick from 8 colors, so if you start adding many categories it can become difficult to visually discern them.
In short, it’s not overly useful unless all you care about is an absolutely basic time time tracker.
Can be slightly buggy, but for those who thought this could do more than what it does, you should probably read the app’s description and its accompanying screenshots before you buy. You’d then find this app wasn’t designed for you.
For the rest of us, this app does exactly what you need it to do and nothing more, which is perfect. Specify tasks, start timers, and generate basic reports. Right now the only thing driving me crazy is the slightly glitchy behavior of displaying the running timer in the menu bar.
How my feelings changed from love to hate
At first I felt like that's exactly what I need and I was very pleased with what I saw.
But when I tried to actually use it I found a lot of bugs that I filed to the developer and had no reply at all.
Along with the bugs I asked for a small feature to allow optional showing of the total time for the day in the menubar near the icon and as I said I got no reply.
The app is unusable for me in it's current state.
And it would be OK for me if the developer would've at least said something like "Sorry, I think this feature is redundant" or something like that but I got nothing and now you have 1 star from me.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Aug 19, 2013
- Version: 2.0.2
- Size: 1.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Vojtech Rinik
- © 2013 RINIK
Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor