On the Job
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Project time tracker.   Shareware ($39.95)
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On The Job is a time tracking solution designed with ease of use in mind. Easily track the time you spend on multiple clients and multiple tasks. The clear and simple interface is designed to get out of your way, so you can spend less time keeping track of your time, and more time working productively. With low memory usage, and a small footprint, On The Job is designed for anyone, from web designers to lawyers, who need a truly simple solution for tracking their time.
What's New
Version 3.0.8:
  • Improved stability under OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
  • Added Retina Display support.
  • Fixed issues upgrading from previous versions.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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On the Job User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Contrid reviewed on 31 Dec 2012
Great software thank you!
[Version 3.0.8]


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Johnleh reviewed on 28 Aug 2012
I've been using this for over a year now. As a freelancer for over 15 years, I've used a small handful of time tracking solutions. So far this is the best I've found, and I'm happy to have it. It's good!
[Version 3.0.6]


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Xplicit commented on 27 Apr 2012
This is not a time tracking solution. You can create jobs, keep how much time you've spent on those and create invoices. Unfortunately the time tracking itself is very cumbersome.
[Version 3.0.6]

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Cowicide replied on 01 Dec 2012
I've found the time tracking to work as expected. I just select what I'm working on in my menubar and see the green icon when it's running. I also like how it can deduct time if it detects that I've bee idle on the machine for an extended period of time.

I'm curious what you find cumbersome about it? If you can think of a better way to do it, it'd be appreciated!
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mxb replied on 02 Oct 2013
The time tracking aspect is annoying.

As far as I can see you cannot start a new timed activity from the menu bar - you can only append existing items.

Makes no sense.
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Neartheredrocks commented on 19 Apr 2012
I am right now testing On The Job extensively. It is an interesting, potentially very good application for the time tracking and billing needs of freelancers with many concurrent jobs like me.

However, it certainly needs some more work and I am not sure whether Stunt Software is really working on this application. It took them more than two years to move from version 3.0.3 to version 3.0.6; one of the application's biggest problems (creating reports) seems to get not addressed; the latest entry in the blog on their website is from July 2011 (announcing the upcoming release of OS X 10.7); their support forum is full of topics with problems and requests and not much seems to happen (except getting the status "assigned).

It would be great it Stunt Software could convince me and others that they are indeed working on this software! After all, $40 is not exactly cheap - a software like this deserves active development.
[Version 3.0.6]


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Dodipower reviewed on 09 Sep 2011
On the Job is the perfect Time-tracking tool for me.
[Version 3.0.5]


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Ajmac25 reviewed on 02 Aug 2011
A good app, easy to learn and good service. It finally has been updated but there are still some issues that I would like to see, such as a better invoice editor. I will continue to veal new version and update later.
[Version 3.0.5]

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Cowicide replied on 08 Dec 2011
I agree, the invoice editor is sorely lacking and clumsy. I hate that the PAID stamp is non-editable and it just randomly stamps it wherever it feels like. Also adding/editing logos is cumbersome.

I like most everything about On The Job except the invoicing and also editing times for work is cumbersome as well.
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Johnleh reviewed on 27 Jan 2011
This is very good indeed. I just finished running a trial of pretty much this whole field of time-tracking/invoicing software, using them all in my daily freelance workflow. This was the one that made the cut. I liked OfficeTime as well, but this a bit better. Very well designed and solid. For my mind, intuitive. Full featured. Simply great.
[Version 3.0.3]

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Johnleh replied on 27 Jan 2011
And actually, to reply to the previous review "no pause job, just stop job" -- if that were true it would be a show stopper for me. However, you can stop and start a task, essentially pausing it. And then the cool thing is that if you double click the time, each chunk of a particular job shows up. I basically call a "job" a running invoice, whether a month or a project. Then each job has tasks. Tasks can be started/stopped, essentially paused. For me a task might be a single simple task for a client, or a running total of the day's work on a larger project, which will have several starts and stops.
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Cerebrl reviewed on 16 Aug 2010
I not too sure why others have not reviewed this app, but I guess I will be the first. On the Job (OTJ) is a pretty functional piece of software. The organisation of the task timing is nicely done. You have clients, and under each client, you have projects. Within these projects you have jobs, or tasks.

Each job has a title and notes as well as the times in which you worked on the job. It has a list of all the dates and starting times you activated the timer for that particular job. You can invoice 3 different filters -- Invoice this Job, this Client or All Jobs. Then you set the date range.

The invoices are okay. You can choose from templates and customize them if you want. This is where the app breaks down a little. The customization is a little awkward and hard to get "just right", so if you are a perfectionist, good luck getting exactly what you want out of them. But, overall you can get a nice invoice to send to you client.

Another cool feature is the menu bar icon which you can start and stop timers for any of your jobs. The app has a great inactivity monitor which if inactive for too long it warns you and gives you a choice to stop and remove time or continue. The one thing it misses that I would like is a pause.

Pros: Clean interface, nice organization, inactivity monitor, menu bar control and it hasn't crashed on me yet (I have been using this for months).

Cons: Invoice "designer" is a bit awkward and hard to get "just right"; no pause job, just stop job and I would like, but don't need, a notes section for the different times (nice if you want to leave yourself a note from where you left off).

Summary: A good solid and stable app that does exactly what you need and quite a bit of what you want. It is a crucial piece within my workflow.

[Cerebrl]
[Version 3.0.3]


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Cowicide commented on 16 Jul 2010
I like this app a lot, but I really wish it was more intuitive to session times, etc. But the main thing I think it's missing is the ability to track the time you use specific apps, etc. like MyMacTime does. I'd love to have that as an option.
[Version 3.0.3]


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Hal2007 commented on 20 Jan 2010
Dupe:
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/14742/on-the-job
[Version 3.0.3]


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Dlackovic rated on 20 Jul 2011

[Version 3.0.5]



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Kinetic rated on 05 Jul 2011

[Version 3.0.3]


Downloads:21,559
Version Downloads:1,073
Type:Business : Applications
License:Shareware
Date:08 Nov 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $39.95
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On The Job is a time tracking solution designed with ease of use in mind. Easily track the time you spend on multiple clients and multiple tasks. The clear and simple interface is designed to get out of your way, so you can spend less time keeping track of your time, and more time working productively. With low memory usage, and a small footprint, On The Job is designed for anyone, from web designers to lawyers, who need a truly simple solution for tracking their time.


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