OfficeTime
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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
What's New
Version 1.65:
  • Sync to iPhone/iPad works better with latest version for iOS. (No longer asks repeatedly if it's OK to sync.)
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.4 or later



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Rezstudios reviewed on 29 Jan 2014
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.
[Version 1.65]


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Ozengo reviewed on 15 Jun 2013
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/
[Version 1.64]


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Jetzmoginimmer reviewed on 10 May 2013
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.
[Version 1.64]


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BruceVanderWerf reviewed on 08 May 2013
Absolutely Marvelous! Recommended if you're one that likes to save time while tracking!
[Version 1.64]


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HarmHero reviewed on 18 Apr 2013
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 :-)
[Version 1.64]


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logan3_1639 reviewed on 28 Nov 2012
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.
[Version 1.63]


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Pigmom reviewed on 12 Nov 2012
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.
[Version 1.63]

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Stephen-(OfficeTime-Support) replied on 14 Jan 2013
Hi Mike! I appreciate you're looking out for spam. I always want to see genuine reviews in the products I look at.

Some people like OfficeTime enough that they signup on MacUpdate just to provide an honest review. That might be the only review they leave.

OfficeTime has been going for many years, giving out free updates and working with the community to make it even better. I'd be happy to touch base with you and tell you more. Feel free to email me at support@officetime.net

Stephen
OfficeTime.net
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Sjnmu reviewed on 03 Oct 2012
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.
[Version 1.63]


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+10

Nestorph reviewed on 23 Sep 2012
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!
[Version 1.63]

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Nestorph replied on 27 Nov 2012
Logan--You, too, should choose your words more wisely. I did not "claim" to dump OT. I did, in fact, switch to another program and clearly explained why. I found shortcomings, much as you did, and am willing to reconsider the product when those are addressed. I shared my experiences for the benefit of others having spent hard-earned cash on several apps.
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Nicksloan reviewed on 16 May 2012
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.
[Version 1.62]


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scotteg had trouble on 08 Jul 2009
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.
[Version 1.4.2 r3]

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Stephen-(OfficeTime-Support) replied on 31 Jul 2009
Hi Scott,

Good news, hopefully. Your bug is fixed in the current release unless I'm mistaken.

Alas, no one else seemed to be affected by this.

It's likely a combination of migrating, iCal, OfficeTime and Google Calendar all syncing. I'll write to you directly with more info.

Otherwise, I'm glad you remain pleased with OfficeTime.

--Stephen
www.officetime.net
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scotteg commented on 08 Sep 2009
I discovered a workaround that is more feasible and less time-consuming than manually deleting all the duplicates.

1. Run a Quick Report for a project and X out all the line items (a process I do for monthly retainer projects but not usually for one-offs).

2. Quit OfficeTime.

3. Migrate the OfficeTime data file to your new Mac or new installation of the operating system, etc.

This will prevent creating duplicates. This also works if you rename your iCal calendar(s) monitored by OfficeTime. In this case, you will have to go in to edit each project and select the correct calendar, but only active line items will likely get duplicated.
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Rebecca153 had trouble on 06 May 2009
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?
[Version 1.4.2]

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Officetime Software (developer) replied on 02 Jun 2009
Hi Rebecca,

We're working hard on an iPhone version of OfficeTime.

In the meantime, you can sync seamlessly with iCal which will synch seamlessly with the iPhone. That means you can edit and create sessions on the iPhone in the calendar app.

We're always happy to answer questions about OfficeTime. Just use the support links in the Help Menu.

--Stephen

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BruceVanderWerf rated on 30 May 2013

[Version 1.64]



Stargaze rated on 01 Aug 2012

[Version 1.63]



Stargaze rated on 19 Apr 2012

[Version 1.6.1]



Vtrip rated on 27 Oct 2011

[Version 1.6.1]



Luca-Baldazzi rated on 24 Jun 2011

[Version 1.6 r13]



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Kin-tan-tee rated on 10 Feb 2011

[Version 1.5.2]



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Burbad rated on 03 Dec 2010

[Version 1.5.2]


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Date:18 Nov 2013
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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 & 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.
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