OfficeTime
OfficeTime
1.9.9

4.5

OfficeTime free download for Mac

OfficeTime1.9.9

24 April 2020

Easy time and expense tracking.

Overview

OfficeTime is time and expense tracking that is easy, elegant and focused. Other time keepers are clumsy or oversimplified. OfficeTime balances features and ease of use, allowing you to easily track exactly what you do each day.

Features
  • Easy to use: The best time tracker just feels right. And if it feels right, you'll use it. Which means more hours captured!
  • Impressive invoicing: Easily justify your hours to clients.
  • Sync with OfficeTime on your iPhone or iPad (sold separately) Your time and expenses tracked on the go and synced back to your desk.
  • Increase Billable Hours: Increase your billables just by tracking your time more accurately. We guarantee it.
  • Easy Reports: Your life in a pie chart. Where did your time go last week? Which projects are running hot?
  • iCal Sync: You're busy so OfficeTime automatically records your meetings and shows your whole day in iCal.
  • Freelancers: Track valuable billable hours or check how you stack against your fixed cost bid. Designed to be flexible, like you.
  • Employees: Time tracking doesn't have to suck. Easily log and report hours worked. Find out where the heck your day goes. Tracking means increased productivity.
  • Teams: Who's slacking? Which group project is close to budget? Cross-team reports have the answer.
  • No monthly fee: Unlike Web based time trackers, there's no subscription fee.
  • Guaranteed to pay for itself: We'll give you 100% back if OfficeTime doesn't pay for itself in increased productivity recording.
Much more
  • Great for cross platform offices. PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch.
  • Great for personal or client projects.
  • Know when you've been away from your PC.
  • Live reports. See a problem? Click and edit.
  • Flexible task tracking by project and category.
  • Powerful rounding.
  • Rapidly switch tasks.
  • Redundant auto backups because your time is valuable
  • And much, much more waiting behind a deceptively simple interface.

What's new in OfficeTime

Version 1.9.9:

Note: Ready for macOS 10.15 Catalina

  • Some more little things to make version 1 work better! Version 2 will soon be here!
  • No longer shows blank dates in some regions
  • You’ve been away window consistently comes to the front
  • Mac: Improved Catalina compatibility

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How would you rate OfficeTime app?

82 Reviews of OfficeTime

5
kevinlynchnj
05 February 2020
Version: 1.9.8

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I have the desktop software "OfficeTime" which syncs up well with this app. I am a musician and work a lot from home and need to track time and project sessions accurately and keep great records for my clients. This is a very customizable app and software that works well for my needs. I like that you can download the program to your computer and not rely on the cloud services most other companies use. I would highly recommend this for any small business that needs to track time and projects.
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5
kevinlynchnj
05 February 2020
Version: 1.9.8
I have the desktop software "OfficeTime" which syncs up well with this app. I am a musician and work a lot from home and need to track time and project sessions accurately and keep great records for my clients. This is a very customizable app and software that works well for my needs. I like that you can download the program to your computer and not rely on the cloud services most other companies use. I would highly recommend this for any small business that needs to track time and projects.
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5
rolfz CH
11 April 2018
Version: 1.8.2
OfficeTime has been my faithful daily companion since 2007. In the meantime a lot of improvements have been realized by the engaged developers. Nevertheless the app remained user-friendly, clear and useful for the daily business with different customers. It is not only a helpful time tracker but also a precious instrument to overview work done and to prepare billings. The apps on the Mac and iPhone work together smoothly and the delicate data are well protected by the automatic back-ups and WLAN-synchronizations. I am looking forward to version 2 offering the option of a cloud-synchronization with an outstanding and leading end-to-end-encryption. Well done and keep it up!
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5
dorothyp
10 April 2018
Version: 1.8.2
Love, love, love this little program. I spent hours and hours searching the Internet for a useable program to keep track of my time. Nothing I tried compared to the simplicity of use, and pertinent information provided that OfficeTime did. There's no time or fiddling involved. You just click and go. It lets you know when your computer has been inactive for a while and asks if you want to add the "inactive" time to your total. Everything you need is right there. You can track your costs just as easily. OfficeTime has everything you need and isn't cluttered by things you don't. Great little program.
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3
tomasio
25 August 2017
Version: 1.7.8.3.1
Simple time management software. Meanwhile to simple, as my projects are not getting fewer. The project menu would need the possibility to group projects in Folders, instead of just archiving them and dividing them with separator lines. Seems to be abandon ware, last update was more than one year ago.
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Gprovan
15 June 2017
Version: 1.7.8.3.1
I've been using this for a short while, and while not intuitive at first, does seem to do the job. The invoicing facility desperately needs redesigned; who wants to create an invoice in RTF format? Apart from being limited in the design, it needs to be converted to PDF to be of any use when sending to a client. Projects are displayed in separate windows. It would be nice to be able to show all projects in a list to give an overview of what's on the go. There's no manual, no forum or online knowledgebase, and if you want to know anything, you have to email them. Sometimes you just want a quick answer or someone else's experience. I want to like this, but overall, it needs modernisation; a slicker interface and more industry standard file formats.
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nick_1
27 April 2017
Version: 1.7.8.3.1
Looks good but fact that cloud based sync is "coming soon" (in 2012), being "worked on really hard" (2014/2015) but not yet delivered in 2017, is a worrying insight into the development stream. I'll pass thanks.
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Uncoy
14 April 2017
Version: 1.7.8.3.1
OfficeTime is almost useless to non-wifi and non-mobile users (count me a happy ex-mobile telephone owner) as it does not sync via a server somewhere but via your telephone. Sync is a real mess: http://www.officetime.net/blog/officetime-sync-faq/ I guess I'll have to keep going with RescueTime which has issues of its own (more like a background auditor than something to help you log work hours). RescueTime owners have basically given up on creating a time tracker.
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5
AshBP
03 November 2016
Version: 1.7.8.3.1
OMG, This is fabulous!! Integrates well with iPhone App too. I always put apps through quite a trial, and this one won. Use constantly for tracking time spend on psych scoring and report writing per patient. Each patient is a project. Makes it so easy to bill and keep track of. Not cluttered like many. Like the simple look. Yay!
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5
akmedia
10 November 2015
Version: 1.7.6.3.1
There are very few apps I’ve purchased for my Mac that I not only use every day, but depend upon. OfficeTime for Mac is one of those apps. It allows me to keep an accurate accounting of the time I spend with each client and their individual projects. It syncs flawlessly with my iOS devices as well. It has great reporting features, and it also syncs with my Google calendar. Best of all, it comes with fantastic support. Support emails are answered quickly and thoroughly. I’m a definitely a happy customer!
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mikokim
25 March 2015
Version: 1.7.2.3.21
Sorry about the doubte-post; comment is below (Why won't this site let me properly edit and manage, including remove, my reviews/comments? Argh!)
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mikokim
25 March 2015
Version: 1.7.2.3.21
I played around with the OS X version, and purchased the iOS version; then I discovered that there is no "automatic cloud sync." Sync is dependent on a wireless network. This developer has promised Dropbox sync since 2012 (per the developer's blog); we're almost done with the first quarter of 2015 and still no real Dropbox sync between mobile and desktop. Sorry, but I will ask Apple for a refund of the iOS app. I'm sticking with Tyme, which may not work within a group setting, but it provides reliable iCloud sync (OS X and iOS) and works great for freelancers/individuals who need to track time spent on their projects, tasks. (It also looks more like an OS X/iOS app; maybe it's just me, but OfficeTime does have a bit of a Windows feel to it in terms of how it looks and works.)
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5
SenorRamos
10 March 2015
Version: 1.7.2.3.21
Just saw the sale on MacUpdate and wanted to chime in. I have this app, it is one of the most essential and rock solid apps on my Mac. I use it weekly for invoicing using iCal integration through Google calendars, which I update on Androids, iPod, iPad, Mac, PC, and Web browser. The freedom has unshackled me from desktop timers. The developer is very responsive . I do have a wish list, but this app delivers on what it promises. The iCal / Google Cal integration makes it indispensable to my professional practice. I highly recommend you purchase this app, you won't regret it.
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denisaenko
10 January 2015
Version: 1.7.2.3.21
Hello. I am interested in the program officetime (for Windows PC). Can I buy one license to work on iPhone and iPad? How to synchronize data between iPhone and iPad?
Thanku
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3.5
Duhh
07 October 2014
Version: 1.7.2.3.21
I use OfficeTime every day. After searching for, and trying, most every work timer solutions out there, this one won for features like allowing me to subtract time away from the computer, output to spreadsheet software, breakdown by day, week, month, custom time frame, Mac + iPhone + iPad versions, etc. The only thing lacking? Cloud synch across all devices. Until that day, it's not getting my five star rating. The year is 2014, after all.
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Moxiesozo
29 May 2014
Version: 1.7
Wow. That's a *huge* list of tweaks and improvements! Thanks to the Developer.
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4
wintermute
29 January 2014
Version: 1.65
Fantastic replacement for the now discontinued iBiz and Billings. For those wondering, yes, this has iCal synchronization so you can track your jobs in iCal with any iOS or web-enabled device. Only the appearance needs a minor update (maybe use greys with some burnt-orange color splash and non-glossy icons), otherwise it is clean and functional.
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4.5
Ozengo
15 June 2013
Version: 1.64
OfficeTime is a solid, versatile and easy to use time tracker for both personal and business use. It is unobtrusive, well–thought–out and reliable and provides accurate and informative views and reports. In addition to tracking billable hours and invoicing clients, OfficeTime is a valuable productivity tool that will help you reflect upon whether your current work practices are aligned with your priorities. For more detail read my full review at http://purplezengoat.com/2013/05/14/track-your-time-and-billable-hours-with-office-time/
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4.5
Eddi207
10 May 2013
Version: 1.64
This is a great app! I tried ten other apps for timetracking on mac and iPhone, but this is the best. Although there are some features I'm missing, i.e. a german interface. My request for other features was replied immediately by the developers - very professional, very kind.
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5
BruceVanderWerf
08 May 2013
Version: 1.64
Absolutely Marvelous! Recommended if you're one that likes to save time while tracking!
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4
HarmHero
18 April 2013
Version: 1.64
I've been using this software for the past 21 days now (trail) and just bought it. Had the iOS app already and used it primarily for syncing between my iDevices. But I soon discovered the ease of use of the desktop app and use it now for my work at my computer. As a iOS software engineer, I like to keep track of my hours, so clients know what they pay for and why. Or how much time some features really took to implement. This app does that all for me. Some minor things are still a bit troublesome, like closing the project window, also stops the timer, but they said it's coming in a future update. One thing that really convinced me to buy the package (iOS and Mac) was the level of their service. I've emailed them server times with feature requests or just simple questions and every time I got a polity and friendly reply. Most of the times it were items they had on their update list anyway, but at least they let me know that. Yup, all in all I'm quite satisfied by OfficeTime and plan to use it quite a lot in the (near) future :-)
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4.5
logan3-1639
28 November 2012
Version: 1.63
I'm a freelance instructional designer (technical writer), and I regularly submit invoices to clients based on the number of hours I've worked on a particular project. OfficeTime pretty much automates this process, and I can't imagine working without it. Plus, the companion OfficeTime iPhone app lets me track time when meeting and working with clients on location. I have to do a little bit of work up front to set up each project, then it couldn't be easier. One OfficeTime feature that I'd like to see is the ability to create different sets of categories, with different pay rates, based on a specific client. The workaround, for now, is to create category variations with different pay rates, such as, "Design @ $60" and "Design @ $45," for which the pay rates are $60/hr and $45/hr, respectively. I'd rather be able to create categories (design, meetings, admin, etc.) and assign specific pay rates to those categories based on a particular client, but this is a minor inconvenience that is far outweighed by OfficeTime's ability to automate time tracking, generate reports, and create invoices. One more minor complaint: OfficeTime doesn't play nice with TextExpander, which is another invaluable tool that I (and probably many other freelance writers) use whenever I'm typing on my Mac.
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5
Pigmom
13 November 2012
Version: 1.63
I have a home-based business on the side. OfficeTime has allowed me to not only keep track of clients, time spent on the project, and expenses, but it lets me invoice them as well. It has been a huge asset to my business, and I recommend it highly.
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5
Sjnmu
03 October 2012
Version: 1.63
I demo'd a lot of (non web-based) time-tracking apps and found all of the others either too complex or too inflexible, compared to OfficeTime. The UI could use a bit of a refresh - and the planned 'Client' category will be a welcome addition. But even in its present state, OfficeTime has proven to be the best solution for my needs - and the developer is extremely responsive and helpful.
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2.5
Nestorph
23 September 2012
Version: 1.63
I bought and used OT about two years and worked with it for about six months. I switched over to iBiz for two reasons: the iCal synchronization was more flexible but the real deal breaker was the crude way OT chose to deal with clients and projects. The such a fundamental structure wasn't there at the start astounds me. I see in the FAQ that a client-based structure is coming, but I think I've seen that promise over a year ago. Sadly, iBiz doesn't have an iPhone app and it has a crude way of dealing with expenses. If these two companies could get together, maybe we'd finally get a complete time and billing package for the Mac!
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5
Nicksloan
16 May 2012
Version: 1.62
OfficeTime was my time-tracker of choice some years ago, and then I switched to myMacTime (which I also recommend: it has a different approach that might suit your workflow better), but once I started relying on an iPhone, a return to OT was inevitable: the iPhone app is sublimely well thought out, and syncs perfectly with the Mac app and with iCal. There are aspects of the interface which I think could be improved —and which probably will be in future updates— but generally I find that OT does exactly what I need, and does it reliably, and far better than any comparable app I have tried.
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5
strudel99
13 April 2012
Version: 1.6.1
I've been using OfficeTime for a handful of years now, and have been really happy with it. I'm not a power user, and I don't use a lot of its capabilities (like iCal integration or invoicing); mostly I use it as a freelancer to keep track of my hours for my different clients, and notes on what I'm doing, and occasionally use the graphs just to see what I'm up to. And for that it's perfect and simple, which I really like! My idea of a good program like this is one that doesn't take more than 5 minutes to figure out and is almost invisible and yet totally functional. OfficeTime works like that for me. Also, whenever I've had questions or requests for features, I've always gotten good, helpful response.
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ecdltf
30 March 2012
Version: 1.6.1
Very good concept, application and support, but it's about time for an update. I sent them a report of bugs/deficiencies 4 months ago. The answer was prompt and they confirmed all the issues, but still no update.
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Cowicide
09 December 2011
Version: 1.6.1
glitchy, counterintuitive, frustrating interface compared to On The Job -- also seems to have issues with memory leaks, etc. according to my Console. I was hoping this would be better because I like the charts, etc. it has that On The Job doesn't but it's not worth dealing with the clunky interface just for that.
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wintermute
27 October 2011
Version: 1.6.1
I just tried this... people claim it is much better than iBiz. I track most of my session in iCal and then import into iBiz since I am frequently onsite somewhere when I am working and it is much easier for me to enter work notes and times in iCal since I have it on all my iOS and OS X devices. I also like having everything in iCal since I can also easily schedule appointments and other jobs or hide/show specific client calendars. I tried this same iCal integration strategy with OfficeTime and it failed miserably. First, OfficeTime doesn't allow me to specify the time period for the importation of sessions/events into the project-- it will only import the ENTIRE calendar of events or it will filter based on specific words. Second, when I set-up this new project and chose the pop-up menu to select the calendar for importing all my events/sessions, all my calendars were listed twice. To make matters worse, the session I just recorded in iCal doesn't show up upon import. Maybe this doesn't work with the new version of iCal/iCloud? iBiz still imports this info with out a hitch. Any help here? Looks like I will be sticking with iBiz.
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Glenbo
17 October 2011
Version: 1.6.1
I've tried and used pretty much every time tracker out there. Some are good, some are not so good, but without fail, every single one has tried to make me work their way. This is the first App I have used that just does as much or as little as I want it to. Combined with the iPone/iPod Touch/iPad version, (which simply syncs and works) it's simply a sublime experience. I just love brilliant software that improves my life, this is up there with the greats like Photoshop!
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RobairSF
24 August 2011
Version: 1.6.1
The new (1.6.1) or old (1.6) versions do not work for me with OSX10.7.1. Anyone else having that problem? And work around? I assume there will be a quick fix for this. I dumped the old OT folder from my app folder and reinstalled. That did not work. Sent the dev an email with the OSX crash report. Nice software overall. But, I'm stuck and need to send an invoice...
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4.5
maryvetell
31 May 2011
Version: 1.6
OfficeTime is definitely one of the best time trackers I have ever used. It was easy to implement the very first moment I installed it. The training has been amazingly simple and easy to understand and put into practice. Two favorites: 1) I bill more because I track more accurately. 2) The reporting is out of this world. I love the "sleep" feature that knows when I have stepped away from my work also. HIGHLY recommended.
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5
Gekkosan
31 May 2011
Version: 1.6
I am an IT consultant, and I first came across OfficeTime in 2006, when I found myself in dire need of a good time tracker that could produce invoices. I searched around and tried a few demos, but none did what I needed. Eventually I came across OfficeTime beta 0.5. It was pretty good. Didn't do quite ALL that I needed, but was enough, and the price was right! What really made all the difference was that I wrote Stephen with my requests and suggestions, and he wrote back! Not only that, but in time he did implement a number of the features I required. Particularly important for me was the ability to track several projects simultaneously, since the nature of my work allows me to do that. A lot has happened since then, and I have been using OfficeTime every single day non-stop ever since. It has been most satisfactory to see the evolution of OfficeTime into a robust, stable, and feature packed application that not only has improved steadily with each release, but also has maintained its original excellent level of support and aperture to client feedback. I highly recommend it even if you find that it does not do absolutely everything that you need right at this moment. Support and developer's response has been unfailingly consistent during the last 5 years, and that aspect alone,in my estimation, places OfficeTime head and shoulders above any competing product in the market. Kudos to Stephen for a job superbly well done!
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2.5
Stengah
01 April 2011
Version: 1.5.2
Could not edit minutes in time tracker (on mAc). Renders app completely useless...
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4.5
Mcdonate
20 December 2010
Version: 1.5.2
After all this app is very useful and good. A few suggestions i would love to see in next updates: 1) Timing seconds, not only minutes and hours. 2) More options how to display jobs. Now you can only see the jobs by drop down menu, i would like to see all the jobs in the open window like this app: http://stuntsoftware.com/onthejob/ The display of the time log in the open window is not necessary at all, & it just confuses me, i would rather want to see in front of my eyes all my active jobs. 3) Clients & jobs: you should be able to put jobs under clients, like "Jack" is the client, & i have a few jobs for Jack. I know it can be done now by categories, but it cannot be seen by the drop down menu of the job list. Otherwise I love this program. Thanks.
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5
Quorm
08 October 2010
Version: 1.5.2
I've used OfficeTime for years, and think of it as a rock-solid piece of my business. The developers are responsive and helpful and very open to suggestions. I highly recommend this app.
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Benesch
16 July 2010
Version: 1.5.2
I recently purchased a copy of OfficeTime after testing it for a week. I quite like it, but there are two improvements I would like to suggest: It would be great to be able to assign a shortcut key to "Pause Project". Since the name of the project changes in the menu, I wasn't able to do this via the Keyboard Shortcut utility in the System Preferences. Also, it would be nice if the help file was searchable and integrated with OS X. Currently there is only an FAQ, which is not searchable. Thanks for a great product.
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Dr-doodle
25 June 2010
Version: 1.5.0 r2
As a user of OfficeTime for over a year now, I can say this application is without a doubt the best time tracking system ever. I had tried a few others that were all either feature deficient and / or too cumbersome to utilize. OfficeTime really shines with its simplicity, intuitive ease of use, and inclusive of the features one needs to get the job done. Tracking time was always a pain in the you know what for me. And I felt was a waste of my time in my consulting business and foundation work. But now time tracking is so simple and with easily even more detail than I usually need, all with very little effort. I really can't give it high enough praise. It even interfaces with iCal on the Mac which allows me to track my month visually at a glance, recall important dates on the fly or on the phone. And the invoicing module is flexible and easy and also comprehensive too. I can bill clients with a short and sweet invoice, or give them more details than they expect. I tailor it to their needs and wants. And it make me look great too which is always nice. Finally, the cost is reasonable for what it can do. I even like the little sound effects when I clock in and out. Its the sound of me staying on top of things or making money. There are many features I don't need or use but I like knowing they are there just in case and the developer somehow managed to do it without making OfficeTime too complicated. Well done I say!
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Amanilla
13 April 2010
Version: 1.5.0 r2
Really nice! A friend recommended this, and I like it. But... The demo has ALMOST convinced me to buy this app. It works just like I want, with one exception: My company (mostly PC users) uses Harvest Coop for its company time tracking, and OfficeTime doesn't automatically post to it. Not a huge issue, because I can see the reports and re-enter my (accurate at last!) time in Harvest, but it would be nice to have this done automatically. As is, I'd have to enter my time into two different systems. Not sure how difficult this would be to include, but if it had this feature, I'd be all over it.
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5
Veryvito
03 March 2010
Version: 1.5
I've been using OfficeTime for more than a month now -- the longest I've been able to stick with any time-keeping app -- and I don't plan to stop using it any time soon. I looked high and low for a solution that would fit into my workflow, and was surprised by how well OfficeTime "gets it." This is far and away the best time-tracking tool I've used, and the developer is quick to respond to any feedback or suggestion I've made (all of which, admittedly, have been for my own selfish needs). Try it, buy it!
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Bgleasondesign
16 December 2009
Version: 1.5
I've been using Office Time for some time now and I have been so appreciative of getting real answers from real people when I've had problems. When my hard drive failed and I had to get back up and running on an older laptop, the folks at Office Time emailed me a pass to connect and upload the version I had bought to the temporary computer I was having to use. It helps me track my clients time, helps me make sure I get billing done in a timely manner and is very effective at what it does! Thanks folks! Barbara
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Grizzlykeeper
26 November 2009
Version: 1.5
I just wanted to add my kudos to those of others singing the praise of OfficeTime. I operate a modest consulting service here in Canada and the one thing I hate more than anything else is recording keeping of project tasks. Of course there's the invoicing and book keeping as well. I had been searching for a miracle and found one in OfficeTime. I downloaded the demo and was up and running immediately. I've now purchased the product. Outstanding and thanks. The Light Factory
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morleyevans
04 August 2009
Version: 1.5
OfficeTime makes something that can be quite difficult very easy. If you bill for your time, OfficeTime is an essential tool that will help you keep track of what you are selling. Your time is your livelihood - make the most of it!
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scotteg
08 July 2009
Version: 1.4.2 r3
This continues to be the best time tracking software that I know of on the Mac. It does invoicing and extensive reporting, too, but I primarily use it to track retainers. I love that I can use a simple tag in the appointment name so that OfficeTime can pick it up and assign it to a project with a default rate, etc. It is very easy to use and highly flexible. However, one issue that I've noticed is that when you migrate your data file to a new Mac, almost every appointment (not every appointment, which is strange in-and-of-itself that it wouldn't be all or none) gets duplicated in OfficeTime. This has consistently happened every time I move my data file, and I've reported it to their tech support but got a general response indicating that it's not a known problem and apparently they could not reproduce it. As my retainer client base grows, this is becoming an increasingly more time-consuming and frustrating issue to deal with, almost to the point where I would consider another solution that doesn't have this problem even if I lose some of the great functionality and flexibility OfficeTime offers. I hope they fix it soon.
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Rebecca153
07 May 2009
Version: 1.4.2
Can anyone please answer my question.... Is it true there is not yet a way to sync the office time program to your iphone - so that I could keep track of time whilst away from my computer? If this is true, does anyone have any suggestions of a similiar program that would sync the computer and iphone, that has the same stop and go time tracking technique?
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Diarbyrag
14 March 2009
Version: 1.4.2
This is definitely the best time tracking tool, easy to customise and even easier to stop and start tried all the others, happy with my choice
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Aljuk
04 November 2008
Version: 1.3.3
There are only two serious candidates for time-billing management, OfficeTime and iRatchet. I've gone with OfficeTime because: • It's unobtrusive - I can start stop pause and switch activities and projects from the menu bar and see at a glance whether I'm in record. With iRatchet I'd have to keep calling the app to the front, and get no proper visual feedback from the menu bar. This interferes with my thinking and workflow. • I can set different rates for different types of task. I can't do this with iRatchet. • I can easily call up reports on not only a per-project basis, but also across all my projects - so it's easy to see how I'm splitting my time between task types, ie. it helps me keep tabs on myself, as well as my client work. iRatchet has a couple more features, (such as being able to set 4 different tax rates), but is less straighforward in use. I got going with OfficeTime immediately, everything's obvious and I've only read the manual for the sake of completeness, not because I had to. Not so with iRatchet. As a web developer with a growing client list, who ducks in and out of different projects, tasks and clients all day long, and doesn't want my flow broken by project management, OfficeTime fulfils my needs perfectly. As a final comment, the warning it gives me when I've been away from my computer for a time, and the option to keep or dump those minutes, is invaluable. This really is a superb app and very well conceived. Kudos to the developer.
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ProgressiveITGroup
03 October 2008
Version: 1.3.3
I've been using OfficeTime for a few months now and cannot recommend it highly enough.... I'm a developer and use the software EVERY day and truly couldn't live without it! Before OfficeTime, I would track my time in excel, usually forgetting to record when I started or finished a project, and basically just making guesses. Now, OfficeTime makes it easy to just click the timer button once when I start a project, and again when I'm done. I don't have to enter a date and time. I don't have to think about it at all, and I always know I my billing is accurate. Recently my windows vista laptop locked up (the problem had nothing to do with OfficeTime). I shut off my laptop (a hard-reboot), started it back up, opened up OfficeTime and was pleasantly surprised that OfficeTime was aware that it had been in-elegantly shut down, and offered to send a bug-report to technical support. [now that's good customer service!] The program started back up without any problems, and my last session was ended right where I left off. The other feature I just love, is when I walk away from my laptop for any length of time, OfficeTime knows the computer has been idle and offers to deduct the minutes while I was "away" or keep them... this is a lifesaver! It allows me to be sure I don't bill customers for non-productive time. HIGHLY recommended... Best software purchase I've made in years.... Lots of features for the cost. www.progressiveitgroup.com
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scotteg
10 September 2008
Version: 1.3.3
I was looking for an easy-to-use, minimal learning curve, non-bloatware time/billing app. I checked out several titles (somehow overlooking OfficeTime at first), but could not find the "right" app...either functionality that I felt important was missing (e.g., how to handle overtime billing on a retainer), or I discovered spotty functionality in the demo (e.g., iCal integration that didn't work as advertised). In OfficeTime I found *exactly* what I was looking for. Their marketing message "deceptively simple" is dead-on. Features I love: 1. Easy project setup and selection. The menulet is great! 2. It syncs with iCal both ways, so you can easily tag an appointment for time billing under a specific project in OfficeTime. 3. Flexible rate management (e.g., I have different support packages that provide up to a specified number of hours per month for a flat fee, and then overtime is discounted off my regular hourly rate). OfficeTime handles the set up, use, and reporting on this need fantastically. 4. A useful little "remind me" tool. I use a separate accounting package, so I don't really use OT's invoicing capabilities, but the reporting is quite comprehensive and useful. Feature requests: 1. Direct Google Calendar integration. It syncs seamlessly with iCal (as does Google Calendar via CalDAV), so iCal is suitable middleware as long as you remember to launch it to sync updates between Google Calendar and OfficeTime. 2. iPhone app or web interface
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Chris H
16 August 2008
Version: 1.3.3
I had been struggling at work to be able to report exactly how much I had been spending on various projects, basically estimating time spent at the end of each week. Within days of downloading (and getting it working, which did take a bit) I was able to feed back valuable information to my boss and charge correctly to various projects. It is excellent to use, simple and helpful. Real people respond to your emails and once I was set up, brilliant! My only wish - Entourage 2008 integration, so I didn't have to keep manually adding my meetings to Office Time. We aren't all lucky enough to have corporate environment that works out of iCal! In short - great software, great support - what more could you want?
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5
morleyevans
14 August 2008
Version: 1.3.3
I have used many systems to track and invoice my time over the years. Mac OSX with OfficeTime, iCal and iPod touch seem to be JUST WHAT I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR ALL THESE YEARS! Many thanks!
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5
RussComm
13 August 2008
Version: 1.3.2
I'm an independent TV producer with years of experience at the broadcast level. My standards are high. So let me tell you this: I don't write reviews like this very often. On the other hand, I know excellence and believe it's important to reward and inspire it. So here goes... I believe this software to be truly incredible....and I knew it as soon as I started using it. The user interface is intuitive. The functionality is powerfully multi-faceted, but in a way that doesn't require a degree in computer science. Clearly, a LOT of thought went into making OfficeTime easy to use AND robust. In other words, if Disney made software, THIS is kind of application they'd create: POTENT, ACCURATE, USER-FRIENDLY, and RIGHT ON THE NOSE. If you need streamlined time-tracking for client management (freelance OR corporate), then try this software. RUN, don't walk, to the download page and start using it right away. I did, and it saved me time -- and made me money. My only regret? That it wasn't available YEARS ago!
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Stephen (OfficeTime Support)
13 August 2008
Version: 1.3.2
OfficeTime adds data safety integrity checking We take extra precautions to ensure your data is safe including offering one-click manual backups plus a continuous automatic backup in addition to being able to recover data automatically with iCal integration. Your problem may be related to a more general hard drive corruption but as an added precaution we have added file integrity checking on each save to OfficeTime 1.3.3. If you ever have any kind of issue, please contact us via the help menu in OfficeTime and we'll do everything we can to help including even rebuilding corrupted data files.
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5
Anne40
27 May 2008
Version: 1.3.1
I've worked in environments from large corporation to self-employment. This is by far the most effective time tracking software I've ever used. It's the perfect balance of useful but simple, not overly complicated. It also DOESN'T do a hundred things I have no use for. I have used it for 3 years now and would never use anything else again. Updates are always useful and easy to implement. When I have had a question, I've gotten an immediate response from the developer. I'm a huge fan. Wish everything in my life worked like this!!
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Jrsearcher
07 May 2008
Version: 1.3.1
"I became self-employed in 2007 and was already using iCal to keep track of time I spent working for clients as well as keeping track of the duties I did for each one, each day. I would exporting my iCal notes into PDF form, create invoice by hand and then email both to my clients. Discovering Office Time was a Godsend. It imports all of my stuff, I hit "create invoice", put it in PDF form, and I'm done!"
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Thorin
19 March 2008
Version: 1.3
As a former freelance creative and now a self employed web designer I have searched for, and tried, many solutions for personal time keeping and project tracking. As far back as the early 90's I have used simple clocks to fully fledged Project Management applications. I even attempted solutions based on my Newton (yes, I know) and my Palm Pilot. All of these solutions were either to limited, too cumbersome or simply needed me to remember to do something. Then came OfficeTime. Set up as one of my Start Up items, it's always available and prompts me every time I scroll through my open applications. I cannot say what is the single most valuable feature other than it is extremely easy to use. Principally I use it to generate reports before invoicing with MYOB. I can quickly justify time spent to my customers and evaluate new projects against historical data. Another use I have for it is to generate TO DO notes for each project. In summary I would probably consider OfficeTime my most important business application, after all if I can't track my time efficiently I cannot invoice correctly. My only real wish list item would be that it integrated with Entourage calendars as well as iCal. If I can do this already please let me know :) Thank you so much and keep up the good work.
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Kholler
14 March 2008
Version: 1.3
I am the CEO of a boutique management consulting company, Taku Group (www.takugroup.com). We need to track our time - both for client projects that are billed by the hour and for other projects, just to continually improve our estimates. Our ability to do so has improved dramatically since I started using OfficeTime. When my bookkeeper asks me for my own time allocations at the end of the month, it used to be a painful process of getting the information to her - now, I just set up a new project every time I need it, click a few buttons at the end of the month, and have a report to her, on time! I've had zero problems with it. Anything that makes my life a little easier is a big plus, in my book. Thanks to the developer for creating great, easy to use software.
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Flewid
07 March 2008
Version: 1.3
I own and operate a small Creative IT Consulting firm called Flewid Incorporated. We deal with both local and global businesses, consulting on IT needs ranging from Web Development, Design all the way to Network Setup and VOIP IP PBX provisioning. We currently have 4 contractors who use another time tracking software. We recently stumbled onto OfficeTime, and noticed that it had many of the features that we were lacking in our current time tracking software. We decided to give it a download and test it for the Free 21 Day Trial, we like free stuff. Well, lets just say it blew our socks off. The ability to have multiple projects, and rounding - phenomenal! Now we don't have to perform complicated math when invoicing time comes. We also like the fact that this software includes detailed reporting, so we can combine hours and verify our job bidding process has allocated the proper times for projects. Matthew Gibson President Flewid Inc http://www.flewid.ca
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Lauriecantus
07 March 2008
Version: 1.3
I *looooove* this software. It used to take me half a day to invoice my clients because I used to do all my time tracking in Excel. Now I basically just press a button, and my invoices are done! One of my favorite features is what I call the "oops" feature (I'm sure the developers call it something else). I'm really good at starting the clock, but if I forget to stop it (oops), it's not a problem. When I get back to my computer I get a message that lets me know how long I was timing my client without any computer usage, and I can subtract those minutes from the log with the press of a button. These guys have thought of everything! This program is really customizable. You can manually enter expenses or extra time. You can separate your work into categories. You can charge different amounts for specific categories. There are really great reports. It's really just...perfect. OH, and I almost forgot - they have REAL PEOPLE who respond to your support questions or suggestions. :-)
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Gekkosan
06 March 2008
Version: 1.3
I am an independent IT consultant, and at some point, at teh beginning of 2006, I found myself in dire need of a good time tracker that could produce invoices. I searched around and tried a few demos, but none did what I needed. Eventually I came across OfficeTime beta 0.5. It was pretty good. Didn't do quite ALL that I needed, but was enough, and the price was right! What really made all the difference was that I wrote Stephen with my requests and suggestions, and he wrote back! Not only that, but in time he did implement a number of the features I required. Particularly important for me was the ability to track several projects simultaneously, since the nature of my work allows me to do that. For me it was an unrequested but most welcome feature that OfficeTime was also able to produce invoices on demand very easily, with graphics of the time shares occupied by each project. It certainly made my billing a lot easier. Another unlooked-for bonus was that since using OfficeTime I have been able to organize my time much more efficiently, easily keeping track of each project even if I interrupt them and resume them later. And also having the software and being able to show how it works has saved me a few arguments with the clients, since they can plainly see that the time invoiced is exactly as recorded. It has been most satisfactory to see the evolution of OfficeTime into a robust, stable, and feature packed application that not only has improved steadily with each release, but also has maintained its original excellent level of support and aperture to client feedback. Kudos to Stephen for a job superbly well done!
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Jcrecco
21 February 2008
Version: 1.2.3
New to the world of contracting, I needed a program to track my hours and projects. I tried creating my own manual spreadsheets and then ended up spending hours trying to calculate my time when I had to put my invoice together. Office Time has saved me time and headaches. It's literally pointing and clicking. I hate to think of how much money I may have missed out on because of my own manual processes and inaccurate timekeeping. Not anymore.
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Stephen (OfficeTime Support)
01 February 2008
Version: 1.2.3
We're listening and have made OfficeTime even more secure. Like any other app, it is possible to store your data file in the application's folder.  If you replace this folder, it will replace your data.  We are deeply sorry for the user below who inadvertently copied over his data. By default, OfficeTime suggests the Documents folder for new data files, which makes upgrading safe and easy.  OfficeTime also offers automatic backup options to save to the location of your choice.  Additionally, if your data is synched with iCal, then OfficeTime can recover events from there. The installation image contains two instructions, "Drag me to your hard drive" and "Upgrading? Read me first" which instructs users how to upgrade safely. To further help, we've added a feature into the next release that automatically detects if a data file is in the app folder, and offers to move it out. We try to help with all problems.  Just use the contact links in the Help Menu in OfficeTime.
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pulpfree
25 January 2008
Version: 1.2.3
I've used a variety of time management utilities including QuickBooks' app. None of the programs I've tried match the features or ease of use that OfficeTime does. I'm now confident that the time I bill my clients or track for costing is accurate. The 'Quick Reports' are great! They let me know at a glance where I am with job costs. Ron Dyck President Webbtech
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Ataribaby
22 January 2008
Version: 1.2.3
WARNING: DEVASTATING DATA LOSS POSSIBLE. I got addicted to this program. Not perfect, crashed sometimes and lost whatever entries I had just made, unintuitive or difficult work with sometimes, some features acting oddly but worked pretty well otherwise and I became dependent on it. Then Leopard came along and it got crashy. During my last attempt to create a new client/project, add time to it and bill for it, it kept crashing and losing all the data in that project when I'd try to make an invoice. So I check for an update. What do you know? Update description read "Fixes a problem some users had of crashing when making an invoice" or something like that. But it doesn't automatically download the update you have to manually download the new version, so I did. Once opened it tells you to drag the folder to the hardrive, just like most intel apps. Installed. Opened progam. All data for 9 months, including $2500 worth of unbilled work, up in smoke! Oh what's this little afterthought to the right of the instructions on installing the software. A readme file, well those have come with everything I've ever installed for the last 25 years, can't be important...uh "thinking of upgrading" it says. Well what do you know, if you install this update by installing it like the program tells you to, the same way you install everything else on OS X, you'll erase all your data. Even the backup file gets erased by a dummy backup file!!!! Dude you have ruined my life. Think about how you have set this up to occasionally lead someone to ruin their business!
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terryac
08 January 2007
Version: 1.1
I've used Office time for several months and am completely dependent on it now. I have been desperately looking for a tool to help me manage and track the time I spend during the day. Not only have I been successful at tracking time, but having the data and the automatic time reminders have helped me learn to stay on-track. My days are more focused, productive, and shorter. Thank you!
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5
Frankmd
28 November 2006
Version: 1.03
I have to work on many project at the same time and it was always hard to keep everyhting set perfectly. Hopefully OfficeTime is now present and solve me a lot of time tracking. The invoice feature is perfect for myself and for the client. Easy to follow, easy to view, easy to print. And at low cost! Perfect in the managing of your office time! -- François Paquet, md, CSPQ Emergency Physician Emergency Department Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis Lévis, (Québec) Canada
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4.5
Anon-Bud
22 November 2006
Version: 1.03
Very nice app. Simple to use, yet elegant. I’d been an iBiz user off and on for a while but kept encountering too many bugs and not enough support from the developer. OfficeTime does everything iBiz does but without the bugginess. I especially appreciate the smooth integration with iCal and the ability to see time worked in graphic form. The developer is responsive to suggestions, as well.
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Purpelgenie
02 October 2006
Version: 1.03
I have a design business (print and web), and have struggled with various solutions for keeping track of my time. I've tried many time tracking programs, and they were all either cumbersome to use and tracked way more stuff than I needed them to, or they were not detailed enough to be of use to me. After about a week of using OfficeTime, I knew this one was the one I'd stick with. It's the perfect blend of detail and simplicity.
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Judi
30 March 2006
Version: 1.0
I am a freelance writer who must sometimes bill a client by the hour, or just for my own records, keep track of how much time I have devoted to a project. I tried about 3 other programs, and found Office Time to be the most user-friendly! I am not intuitive when it comes to learning how to use new programs nor do I like to have to read manuals. This program has a great demo/tutorial program, allows the potential user to try out the program for 60 days, and does everything I need without being overly complicated to use. It was low cost and never crashed for the entire trial period. Kudos to the programmers who designed this software.
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tabaruba
27 March 2006
Version: 0.60
OfficeTime is most likely the OfficeTime is most likely the best cost-effective software I have running in my Studio. We have tested 6 of the most famous and well-regarded time management (and some bigger, more complete office management) applications and OfficeTime was far the best, most practical, intuitive and complete time management software. Before using it we used to spend between 4 and 6 hours every month to collect and tag all our projects' times in a semi-complete form. Now we spend no more than 10 minutes and it gives us a much more complete, detailed time tracking form that can easily be saved directly in invoice form and send to the client. I can't really think of any other software that cost even 4 times as much that have created, or saved, us so much time/money.
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Ericb
24 March 2006
Version: 0.60
I've been consulting for 20 years and have always been searching for the best and most "honest" way of tracking time spent on different projects. Multitasking is chaotic-- working on one project on the computer when the phone rings and you end up spending billable time with another then going back to the PC then a conference call on yet another project... It's darn near impossible to track with any real accuracy. I've tried a lot of similar pieces of software but this is the most intuitive and best-thought-out time tracking app I've found, and I can finally stop looking.
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Stephen (OfficeTime Support)
24 March 2006
Version: 0.60
A quick comment that as of Version 0.6 and above, OfficeTime has built in safeguards to prevent data corruption plus automatic data backup to the location of your choice. In old versions if your computer lost power at the exact moment of saving, there was a rare chance of data loss which has now been completely fixed.
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4.75
Djv1013
10 March 2006
Version: 0.53
I am a web designer and marketing consultant and my most valuable resource is my time. I not only have a responsibility to bill my clients accurately and fairly, I have to consistently find ways to become more efficient and save time in my operation. That's why I searched far and wide for a software tool that would allow me to track my time wihtout having to negotiate a steep learning curve. After trying several apps on PC and Mac I came upon Office Time and I have been using it ever since. Office Time is elegant and simple, yet powerful enough to give me the data I need to manage time more wisely. The program has great features such as a smart timer which knows if you are away from your computer and then gives you the option of subtracting that time from the clock. Also included are useful invoicing and robust reporting features with pie charts that show where your time is going. It is without hesitation that I recommend Office Time.
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5
Jgore
05 March 2006
Version: 0.53
I've been using OfficeTime for six months (after comparing over ten different time tracking products) and this is by far the best. It's easy to use, has just the right amount of features, the developers are super responsive and offer great support and they actually listen and incorporate feature suggestions into newer versions. This really is the future of software development -- products built around a community's responses. There's no need to try any other time tracking software out there. Believe me, I have and nothing compares to OfficeTime.
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5
Anonymous
23 June 2005
Version: 0.37
I needed a timesheet application to help me track some work I was doing for a non-profit. Since this was coming out of my pocket, I was looking for something relatively inexpensive. I checked out every timesheet application that I could find, but didn't really care for any of them. I like using Macs because they are simple. I don't have to mess around configuring or learning anything. Pretty much everything works just as you'd assume it would. OfficeTime is the ONLY timesheep application I've found that works this way. Most of the others have lots of neat features, but are too complex to use quickly & easily. I knew OfficeTime was different when I downloaded the trial version & opened it & was greeted with a "2 minute demo" on how the program works. they wer'e kidding, 2 minutes later, I was off & runing. I haven't had to refer to the help file yet. It works, it's stable & it's simple, what more could you ask for.
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Anonymous
08 April 2005
Version: 0.37
This is a followup to my previous post concerning issues with OfficeTime. Stephen and his team have done a great job of following up with me on these issues. As of this version, I am experiencing none of the problems with iCal deletions. In fact, the cross-synchronization (iCal > OT, OT > iCal) of modified events is flawless. As can be expected with a beta, there are continuing feature enhancements being incorporated. The menu bar selection is still one of my highest requests as well as OT category recognition in iCal events. Still, for a beta, this has become a very stable solution; so much so that I can confidently use it in my everyday work flow.
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3.75
Dave121
24 March 2005
Version: 0.37
I've been testing out OfficeTime over the last week, comparing it with similar products I've been using but which don't quite meet my needs. OfficeTime looks promising, and the developer has been unusually responsive and helpful in responding to bug reports. One of the features I like (and need) is the ability to easily and clearly track and report reimbursable expenses for each client project (meals, airfare, hotels...). Another big bonus for me is the ability to synchronize with iCal - so if I keep track of my project hours in iCal, the information shows up in OfficeTime with no retyping. Note that this sychronization is optional, so you don't have to use iCal. I'm going to keep OfficeTime in my "Trial" folder and see how it works out.
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Officetime Software
16 January 2005
Version: 0.34
OfficeTime is currently in beta. The iCal integration issue reported below is potentialy significant and has been reported by one user so far with other users experiencing no problems to date. We take bug reports seriously and are actively investigating the circumstances around this instance. An update will be posted when available. Any users experiencing difficulties are encouraged to write to bugs@officetime.net
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Anonymous
14 January 2005
Version: 0.34
I like the simplicity of the program. It's easy to create projects and entries, and start/stop functionality is as straight-forward as it gets. It in theory meets the definition I have for an automated time billing solution. I agree w/ an earlier post that a menu bar feature would greatly help; some of us avoid the Dock as much as possible. Look at TimeLog for a great implementation of a menu bar solution. That said, I had a major problem with OfficeTime when applying the iCal features. Using an existing iCal calendar as the category for OfficeTime entries, OfficeTime deleted all my previous events and tasks for the calendar. If you create a new calendar in iCal for Office Time, it seems to work correctly. In addition, there are a few bugs (expected with a .X version) such as failure to remember contact address selection and crashes on reports detail/printing. I give this good promise but currently it has too many issues to be a complete solution for me.
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Anonymous
06 January 2005
Version: 0.33
Great little application. I've tried a lot of others and this one got my money. They are pretty responsive with technical help, too. Solid 4 stars. (version 0.33). The non-beta version should be pretty good.
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Anonymous
03 January 2005
Version: 0.33
Would love to see a menu bar drop for the projects and maybe a start stop there so you don't have to find the window again. Having two 19 incher crts, g5 with 2 gig ram I have a ton of apps/windows open all the time (had to brag). Sure open apple/tab is ok but clicking next to the time would be better, plus it's always there.
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Anonymous
30 December 2004
Version: 0.33
used it for a little, like the simplicity of it but $40 seems steep for shareware this simple.
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