TimeLog
TimeLog 4.6.1
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iCal-integrated time tracker for projects.   Shareware ($30.00)
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TimeLog is a unique iCal integrated timer solution with an interface very similar to iTunes. All recorded data is stored in iCal calendars and can be synchronized with iSync and .mac. Available in English French, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and Polish.
What's New
Version 4.6.1:
  • Fixed: Changing State
  • Fixed: Dealing with missing (upgraded Calendars)
  • Fixed: In some cases the attributes of a new recording were deleted
  • Fixed: Updater was not relaunching (Will only affect future updates)
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Torsten73 reviewed on 04 Nov 2013
I asked the dev this via email last week. So far no answer.

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As you mentioned earlier on your website the 'old' TimeLog has been discontinued and will refuse to work in future OS's. Unfortunately this had happened now with the introducing of Mavericks.
I was a bit stupid not to check vital apps before I updated my System. Now I cannot enter the program anymore and I cannot get to my data.
In the past I tried Timings (when it was still beta). Unfortunately was Timings not the program I was searching for.

My question: Is there a chance that you are able to revive TimeLog to be compatible with Mavericks, so this old user (since january 2007) can continue work with it?

Thanks in advance for you response!

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[Version 4.6.1]

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ChrisT4352 replied on 09 Nov 2013
"As expected TimeLog does not work any longer on Mavericks 10.9 nor iOS 7. TimeLog will not be updated" at http://blog.mediaatelier.com
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Pedrotaquelim replied on 19 Nov 2013
Yeah, I'm also looking for an alternative to Timelog, and it's not Timings. To minimal and to complicated. Not a comfortable user experience. Apparently the developer of Timelog is going to lose a lot of users this way. That's a shame. Because Timelog was a great app.

Until now I'm waiting to try Timeline. It looks like a great alternative:
http://timelimeapp.com
https://itunes.apple.com/pt/app/timelime/id589698946?mt=12
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/48807/timelime
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Cocolero replied on 07 Feb 2014
Hi Pedrotaquelim, I had a look at Timelime, and it doesn't seem to have Calendar Syncing? There is no way to download a trial to find out either.
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Torsten73 replied on 07 Feb 2014
I 'switched' to OfficeTime. Not as pretty as TimeLog and has a rather steep learning curve, but it has iCal synchronization. And you can copy out your timetable (Timings cannot).
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/16795/officetime
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Pedrotaquelim replied on 09 Mar 2014
I'm in this moment trying to decide if I make the transition from Timelog to myMacTime. I also tried OfficeTime but did not like the design very much, not as simple / straitforward and pretty as myMacTime. Although OfficeTime is more complete/complex feature wise. But for my needs (freelance designer) myMacTime is good. The only doubt I have is that I don't know if myMacTime is full compatible with OS X 10.9.2. And I'm making the upgrade from OS X 10.8 to 10.9.
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AngieV1180 reviewed on 30 Oct 2013
This app was a lifesaver :o It sucks so much that there isn't an update for Maverick... I mean: timings isn't what I neede from the app, so upgrading to that won't help me.
I wish I didn't upgrade now :'( this app was so usefull, I have no idea how I will manage this month's bills now... since I only updated just now and tomorrow is my billing-day :'( I hope they'll do upgrade or that someone finds some app that can count the hours from ical.
[Version 4.6.1]

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JohnL8018 replied on 31 Oct 2013
Hello Angie, do you have a solution. I had the same problem.
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Cocolero replied on 04 Nov 2013
Yes, keep us updated if anybody finds an app to count hours from iCal... a mobile app would be useful too!
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Pedrotaquelim replied on 19 Nov 2013
I'm waiting to try Timeline. It looks like a great alternative (but still not trial yet):
http://timelimeapp.com
https://itunes.apple.com/pt/app/timelime/id589698946?mt=12
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/48807/timelime
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Cocolero replied on 20 Nov 2013
I had a look at Timelime, and it doesn't seem to have Calendar Syncing? There is no way to download a trial to find out either.
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AngieV1180 replied on 21 Nov 2013
I am actually using paymo now... it doesn't sinc with ical, so this won't help everyone, but I like it.

It gives a good idea of your productivity with bar graphs etc, it only took me a while to find out how to use it and obviously: to enter ALL my october hours into it so I could bill...

It has an app, so you can even add hours when you're on the way and it's free :) (if you are working alone)

http://www.paymo.biz/
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COWBOYJO commented on 24 Oct 2013
Same troubles here with Mavericks... can't get into Timelog anymore, can't get into the data to do my (last) billings.

Does anyone know where in iOS i can find the data from Timelog? If i know where to find it, i try to transport the data file to my laptop (still running on Lion) and hope i can startup TimeLog.

Thanks.
[Version 4.6.1]


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Mikebenda reviewed on 24 Oct 2013
One more thing to add to my previous review. Now that it doesn't work with Mavericks, I can no longer use it to calculate the time I've spent on current projects... including some that I've been working on for over a month! I'll have to manually go through the calendar app and figure out the time and costs for my projects, which will take hours.
[Version 4.6.1]

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Torsten73 replied on 04 Nov 2013
You might install MediaAtelier's Timings application trial and import the old Timelog data.
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Mikebenda reviewed on 24 Oct 2013
I've been using Timelog for years and was very happy with it. Today, after updating to Mavericks, I suddenly discovered that it no longer work. Is it really that hard to update an application to work with the new OS? I'd gladly have paid an update fee in order to keep using this application, rather than having to lose time researching what other options are available and changing my workflow. This sucks.
[Version 4.6.1]

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RomanoS6595 replied on 27 Oct 2013
second this
Romano
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Roepsel reviewed on 24 Oct 2013
I really got accustomed to TimeLog over the last few years. Unfortunately there seems to be no version that runs under iOS Mavericks.
Will there be an update soon?
[Version 4.6.1]


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Sleav commented on 20 Oct 2013
This is NOT a review of TimeLog (so why waste your time, you may well ask) - the news that TimeLog adds in custom URLs scared me off - my entire billings operations floats or sinks based on the integrity of my Mac's Calendar/iCloud database. I just wanted to put in a good word for Steven Riggs' TimeTable - it's in need of a facelift and some updating, but really gets the job done. I do wish ANY of these apps were smart enough to notice FOR ME when I change tasks - but that's asking for a lot, and most likely and interrupting popup asking "Are you switching tasks?" would grow to annoy me in short order...
[Version 4.6.1]


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Porg reviewed on 27 Apr 2013
WARNING: TimeLog does not READ ONLY from the iCal database/files but also WRITES to it!!! It uses the events' URL fields to store its own data ( in the form of a timelog://… URL) and offers no way to remove that data!

In an email inquiry in May 2012 to the producer Media Atelier, they had answered me this:

1) TimeLog does not overwrite URL fields.
(I am not so sure wether this was actually true! I had no backup, but AFAIR, some events which then had timelog:// URLs must have had custom URLs before…)
2) If it indeed does not overwrite URL fields, it's also bad. Because in consequence that means that events with custom URLs cannot be managed by TimeLog!
It is an absolute valid use case to use an URL field for an event. Example: I link to my coworkers and my common meeting minutes from the URL field, and I post my own private notes into the summary and sometimes also the comment field.
3) Media Atelier also did not think of protecting old URLs within the new URL, i.e. timelog:// < timelogSpecificUrlString(s) > & backup=

CONCLUSION: The software offers no way to remove its proprietary URLs. That's very rude! Software which interacts with shared data, shall at best not change it at all (if another app, such as iCal is considered the "master app", and itself only a "client" app), or if it alters data, at least backup old data (idea: in an URL fragment), and offer a way to properly restore the original data, in case you later don't use the software anymore.

BESIDES this, while testing TimeLog in the trial period, I really liked the overall features and design of the software, and would have chosen to work with it, but the way it handles data, made it a no-go for me!
[Version 4.6.1]


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Steelie reviewed on 27 Oct 2012
I actually bought this app’s successor, Timings, because (according to some email correspondence with the developer) the way Mountain Lion worked was no longer going to support the integration required to have TimeLog work seamlessly.

Timings is nice enough, in its own right, but it removes key features from TimeLog that I had come to heavily rely on: automatic activity tracking, file name tracking (great for multiple projects in the same app), iCal integration (which was expected), and the friendly nagging to be productive and track my time.

I’ve been using Timings for a bit but kept forgetting to set the timer to track my projects. My problem, I know, but it’s no good if I don‘t remember to use it.

So, I came back to give TimeLog a try again today because I’ve not been on top of my time accounting as much as I’d like—I needed the nagging—and I have yet to find anything that completely replaced it.

Guess what? TimeLog runs perfectly fine for me in Mountain Lion! Totally pleasantly surprised!

Now I have dedicated some effort switching over to Timings, so I’m a bit reluctant to switch back entirely. Still, I have my nagging and constant activity monitoring back.

Just wish it was still being supported.
[Version 4.6.1]

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Carlos_81fd127f replied on 12 Sep 2013
Now with OSX Mavericks 10.9 Timelog is not more working with iCal, so I am searching a similar features that old version of Timelog has and working with the next Apple OS, any suggestions are welcomed!
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mxb replied on 02 Oct 2013
I'm in the same boat. I've used Timelog for 3 years and although it works mostly well on Mountain Lion I have found it to be a bit buggy.

I can't make the transition to Timings for all the reasons outlined.

Now it seems we only have so long before Timelog will not function with OSX Mavericks.

Wish it was being supported too - even sent the dev a mail to ask him to revive the app!

In the meantime I will keep searching for a replacement - so far I have not found a comparable alternative.
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Steelie replied on 02 Oct 2013
I actually left TimeLog behind soon after posting this last year and it was a bit painful at first without the constant prompts to track time. However, a few months later, I discovered a wee app called Mindful Mynah (http://www.mindfulmynah.com) that chimes every so often to remind me to track my time.

I’ve only missed TimeLog a few time since meeting Mynah.
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mxb replied on 02 Oct 2013
I'm trying "On The Job"

https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/14742/on-the-job

Some of the text rendering in the application interface seems a bit rough but overall it's nice to use, simple and comparable to Timelog.
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Xplicit commented on 08 May 2012
There is a successor for TimeLog called Timings (http://www.mediaatelier.com/Timings/)
[Version 4.6.1]

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ChristopherPrice replied on 11 Jun 2012
Thanks for pointing me to Timings. Dev recommends TimeLog for OS X 10.5-10.6
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Pedrotaquelim replied on 11 Sep 2012
Why isn't Timings in macupdate?...
I tried it already and my first reaction was:
"To much minimalism is confusing."
But I'll give it another chance, although I wish the developer could have kept the way of doing things of Timelog, wish is a great app. Oh well... Sad and frustrated about the death of Timelog, but still using it.
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Artroom replied on 09 May 2013
Timings has got nothing over Timelog.
It is so un-userfriendly it is though no real world testing was ever done with it.

eg:
Timelog lets you create a new job directly from its menubar icon, and then starts it recording.
In Timings, you can't add a job from the menu, so you have to switch over to the application, then either remember the shortcut or drill into a submenu to actually find the option for a new project (really, a submenu for such a basic item)
Then you have to scroll to the bottom of the list of projects to find the new Untitled project, and double click on it to edit the name etc. (it isn't even selected by default, it selects some other random project on your list to edit...wtf). Then if you want to start recording it (which I know I do 99.9% of the time I create a new project) you have to double click on it to open a new window, then find the start recording button, that is actually HIDDEN until you roll over the time display, and then click it. Oh, and you have to have the projects window open when you try to do this otherwise you don't get the option to create a new project. So about 10 steps to do what used to be done in 1.
The only reason I wanted to move away from Timelogs, is trying to archive jobs in it is painfully slow.
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Pedrotaquelim had trouble on 19 Sep 2010
It's a great app but...
Anyoe knows where in does Timelog keep his preferences file on the OS X?
thanks!
[Version 4.5.6]

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Pedrotaquelim replied on 19 Sep 2010
Now without spelling errors ;-) :

"It's a great app but...
Anyone knows where does Timelog keep his preferences file on the OS X?
thanks!"
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D9 replied on 21 Sep 2010
Like most applications, it's kept in the Preferences folder of your Home folder; for example:

/(user name)/Library/Preferences/com.mediaatelier.TimeLog4.plist


FYI, I think what you're trying to state is:
"...Does anyone know where Timelog keeps its preferences file on the OS X?..." :-)

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Pedrotaquelim replied on 22 Sep 2010
Thanks man! For thecorrect spelling and help. ;-)
I was not looking for the name of the company "com.mediaatelier.TimeLog4.plist", instead I was looking for the name of the app "com.TimeLog4.plist". Duh!
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MJKPhoto had trouble on 06 Nov 2008
I just upgraded to TimeLog 4.3.9, having used version 3 under Tiger previously. Unfortunately, the program crashed when I attempted to enter the date of 10/31/2008. TimeLog stops responding. I finally worked around the problem by entering 7/31/2008 and then changing the 7 to a 10. Until this bug is fixed, I can't use the program. I had to go back to my PowerBook to get my billing done.
[Version 4.3.9]



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Greguar rated on 16 May 2012

[Version 4.6.1]



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Norz rated on 02 Nov 2011

[Version 4.6.1]



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Anon-Bud rated on 17 Oct 2011

[Version 4.6.1]



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Mikebenda rated on 28 Aug 2011

[Version 4.5.8]



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Aadwagner.nl rated on 16 Dec 2010

[Version 4.5.7]



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Svl rated on 01 Dec 2010

[Version 4.5.7]


Downloads:23,938
Version Downloads:3,147
Type:Business : Project Management
License:Shareware
Date:17 Oct 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $30.00
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TimeLog is a unique iCal integrated timer solution with an interface very similar to iTunes. All recorded data is stored in iCal calendars and can be synchronized with iSync and .mac. Available in English French, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and Polish.


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