Help me track my time
December 8, 2010 5:58 PM   Subscribe

Looking for a time-tracking program that I can use both on my laptop and on an iPod Touch.

I'm looking for a tool that can do the following things:
-Track multiple projects and subprojects
-Work both on my laptop and iPod Touch
-Generate summaries

It would be nice if it could do the following:
-Import Google Calendar
-Use a timer to start/stop work

I strongly prefer a free service, but if it doesn't exist, cheap is fine.

I tried Klok, and it doesn't have an associated web-based platform/iPod app. I also tried Toggl, but it doesn't have subprojects. Harvest looks nice but it's not free.
posted by emilyd22222 to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Which OS is running on the laptop?
posted by christopherious at 6:09 PM on December 8, 2010

Windows 7
posted by emilyd22222 at 6:10 PM on December 8, 2010

There's a time-tracking web app Tsheets, which also has an iPhone app. It's free for a single user, and there are various paid plans for companies. But you may need to be on paid plan to get all the reporting options you want.

I used it for a while and it should tick most if not all your boxes.
posted by philipy at 6:28 PM on December 8, 2010

The app I was going to suggest (HoursTracker) doesn't use calendar data and doesn't do subprojects per se either, so that's probably out. Still might be worth asking: would it be sufficient to use an iTouch app that simply exports CSV data so that you could generate whatever reports you like with Excel?
posted by jon1270 at 1:14 AM on December 9, 2010

When I was consulting, I used and loved Time Master. The sub-projects, report exporting, ability to set different rates for different clients/projects, and tap-timer were all killer features.

You might not find it useful vis-a-vis "work on my laptop" though? Not sure what you have in mind there.
posted by pineapple at 10:16 AM on December 9, 2010

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