Tool to track 100% of my time?
October 14, 2012 11:41 PM Subscribe
What's the best tool to track all my time?
posted by incandescentman to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
In the name of taking control of my time, becoming more productive, and eliminating pointless time leaks, I want to start tracking all my time.
I'm looking for an app that will allow me to easily enter what I'm doing and to time how much time I spend on each one.
I've looked on the Google for this, and I've found mostly apps that either:
1. passively track how much time I spend in different applications or on different websites, or
2. timers that are designed for tracking billable hours, and that allow you to start and stop the time you spend on various projects
I want an app that will allow me to see how I spend every hour of the day and see where my time goes. It wouldn't even need a "stop" button, because I would just go from task to task, i.e. going from "sleep" to "writing in my journal" to "showering and getting dressed to" to "eating lunch" and then to "e-mail."
Ideally this app could then output reports in two formats:
1. an actual day calendar where I can see how I spent my hours and minutes
2. aggregates of how much time I spent in each category, i.e. "meals," "work," sleep," and so on, by day, by week, etc.
Not a must, but if it also had a way to pop up and ask me what I was doing at a set interval, that could provide some helpful data.
I'm on OSX Mountain Lion, and I'm also open to web-based tools. Thanks!