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myMacTime is designed for anyone who wants to keep track of the time spent working on specific tasks with little effort. myMacTime is easy to use and very flexible.
  • Track your time automatically using the Application Tracker or manually.
  • Easily track your time from any application using the status menu.
  • Synchronize your working sessions with iCal for printing or sharing.

What's New

Version 1.7.6:
  • Fixes an issue that may cause the display of session duplicates.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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Pedrotaquelim Member IconComment+90
Pedrotaquelim
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I notice that this has not been updated since July 2012.
Does it run without issues on OS X Mavericks (10.9.2)?
Thanks

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Version 1.7.6
Pedrotaquelim
+0

Ok, the developer answered me by email.
This works great on OS X Mavericks.

Iliketrash Member IconReview+206
Iliketrash
+1

This program is lacking, in my opinion, a very important feature: showing the current task in the menu bar. Without this, you have to frequently switch to the main window just to make sure you're running the timer that you think you are running. This is probably the easiest and most common mistake to make when using task timers.

Showing the task in the menu bar is more important than showing the accumulated time. TimeCop gets this right.

Alternately (to save precious menu bar space, show a shortened task name or let the user enter another piece of text to display. For those who really want to see the accumulate time, put it in the preferences.

Also, the font used in the menu bar is a little weird (big yet hard to read) and showing an extra 0 (as in 00:15 to show 0 hours and 15 minutes) also wastes space and reduces readability-- show the extra digit only when greater than 10 hours.

Also, another neat trick that TimeCop does is to assign separate key shortcuts to different tasks, eliminating another time-consuming trip to the mouse and menu, or the app window itself.

Jog one: get some task-related text in the menu bar!

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Version 1.7.5
Iliketrash
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Let me at least partially retract my "weird font in the menu bar" comment. What I did not notice when I wrote that is that there is a color picker associated with the font; the default color is gray but when it is set to black it looks OK, possibly the same as the system font.

Pointworks Software Development (Developer)
+2

Thank you for your review and your suggestions.

The current project and task is displayed in the status menu and you can switch between projects and tasks. You don't need to bring the main window to front.

Iliketrash
+1

Ah, but I still can't tell which task I'm timing at a glance. I still have to take my fingers off the keyboard, move to the menu bar, click, and then visually pick out the relevant lines from the menu which happen to be displayed in light text amidst several lines of other text in a black characters. I don't have to change tasks more than a few times a day before I have to verify that I'm charging the correct task at any given time, and nothing beats simply glancing at an already-visible indicator. It's such a hassle to discover that I've been timing the wrong task for who knows how long.

bycer Member IconReview+5
bycer
+1

very satisfied.

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Version 1.7
nicksloan Member IconReview+81
nicksloan
+5

This is the most interesting fish to swim into this crowded pool in a long time. It has all the essential features for efficient job timing, but with none of the redundancy (invoicing etc) that is simply bloat if you don't need it.

myMacTime differs from most of the advanced work timers by keeping a separate document for each project. This has advantages and disadvantages. It makes the interface simpler in some ways, enables you to store the timing data in Finder project folders (or wherever you like), and makes concurrent timings across projects possible. Sessions and tasks can be organised and reorganised very easily in hierarchical lists in the LH pane of each project window. It does not however (yet) provide a centralised interface from which to control all your project timings-unless they are still in the Recents submenu.

The interface is very intuitive and Mac-like, most things can be controlled from the (optional) status item or using customisable shortcuts, and there is a useful option for the project windows to auto-hide, so that the app stays out of your way most of the time. There is even support for stopping and starting timings using the Apple remote.

There is exemplary implementation of drag and drop, within projects, between projects and even to external apps. One or two things are missing in version 1: the status item does not indicate whether or not a timing is running (though the dock icon does), iCal synch is only one-way (export from mMT) and there is no provision for adding expenses to the lists, but the developer is extremely responsive, and plans to add all these features, and more, in coming versions.

All in all, very well thought out and well designed app with a promising future.

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Version 1.0
Cowicide
+3

It's times like this that I wish MacUpdate and VT would let us all rate stars on reviewers as well as apps. Your review was excellent and informative. 5 stars. :)

Nicksloan
+3

Thank you kindly Cowicide. Your comment prompts me to update my review to point out that two of the features I missed: an informative status item and two-way iCal sync, have been feastures of myMacTime for some while now. It is still very much my job timer of choice.

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bycer
Version 1.7.6
> 5 4

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Downloads 5,517
Version Downloads 587
License Shareware
Date 07 Jul 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $24.95
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