Minco
Minco 1.5
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Lightweight time-tracking app for iCal.   Shareware ($14.99)
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Minco is a lightweight application for tracking your daily invested work time on your Mac.

The seamless iCal integration allows you to add tasks easily in any application supporting iCal within your Mac environment. Ready to work, it's only a click to start tracking your time. Minco will visualize your work in iCal and write records on your hard drive. The flexible output adapter allows you to generate customized files to proceed with invoicing or with data analysis.

Time tracking on OS X has never been easier.
What's New
Version 1.5:
  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks compatibility improvements.
  • Other bug fixes and improvements.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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Minco User Discussion (Write a Review)
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45zer0 reviewed on 30 Aug 2011
Great product for easy time tracking! It's simple to use, interacs pretty well with iCal and let's you concentrate on your work.

It is stable but since it is a very young app, a couple of sporadic bugs happen with the options at moment. And the interface doesn’t disappear fast enough, I have to clic the icon to fasten the process.

It's now my everyday companion. I love it!
[Version 1.3.2]


burypromote
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Xplicit reviewed on 21 Jun 2011
Looks nice at first but it has some flaws so I can't work with it (at the moment).
Some problems I encountered:
• Tasks are deleted after restart
• iCal integration doesn't work properly, (and what if I don't want any iCal integration at all?)
• Interface needs work:
-> edit task: selection overlays TextField frame,
-> making the task editing panel semi transparent isn't a very good idea, can't read anything with the "right" things in the background
-> missing button for adding tasks,
-> timer being shown in the menu bar is important

Maybe it will evolve ...
[Version 1.2.2]


burypromote
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wspoonr reviewed on 14 Jun 2011
I registered for MacUpdate just to write this review. Why? Because I've been using minco daily for over a year (I'm a professional IT consultant), and it 'just' integrates (seamlessly) with Things and iCal. Plus it's inconspicuously easy to use. I love this software for the same reason that I love Mac.
[Version 1.2.2]


burypromote
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+15

Digitalvanilla reviewed on 16 Apr 2011
I use it everyday and I found it the only "non invasive" "mac style" app that "just works". About bugs/glitches, I believe, from another happy Apple Developer, that they are part of a regular path to find the perfection. Bravo again!
[Version 1.2.2]


burypromote
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+10

Barnyb reviewed on 26 Jan 2011
I have no idea what kind of problems Kcarter is having or is even talking and it's apparent neither does he.

I have no crashing or any other problems he has described.

This program works as advertised.
[Version 1.2]


burypromote
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Kcarter reviewed on 09 Jan 2011
I have chosen not to purchase.
App crashes.
You can not revisit closed entries to edit, update time, or continue to track time.
Labeling is buggy.
[Version 1.2]

1 Reply

burypromote
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Marc replied on 22 Jan 2011
If you have problems with Minco on your Mac did you consider to post your comment under trouble shooting or to send us a mail that we can help you.

Never heard that Minco crush and that labeling is buggy ?
burypromote

+7

Billyok reviewed on 28 Dec 2010
Everything about this program works great except for one big thing: The timer doesn't tick in the menu item. I can see it logging time properly when I look at the Get Info screen, and it displays the correct time when publishing completed items to iCal. But the menu item itself stays locked at 00:00:00. Are there any known conflicts with other menu items? Posting a screenshot to show what I use: http://grab.by/grabs/132467ef1f416692cb72e26894a6d7c2.png
[Version 1.2]

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burypromote

+7
Billyok replied on 28 Dec 2010
Meant to post this under Troubleshooting but can't find a way to edit/move it. Sorry about that.
burypromote
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Marc replied on 29 Dec 2010
Hi Billyok,

I think this is a specific problem on your Mac.

Try to start over by removing the file/folder

~/Library/Application Support/Minco
~/Library/Preferences/com.celmaro.minco.plist

If this will not help please send me a mail that we can investigate the problem.

Thanks Marc
burypromote
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Billyok replied on 29 Dec 2010
Thanks Marc -- it worked. I appreciate the support.

One thing I did notice (as least on my side) is that the timer seems to still stay at 0 when I set the scope to Week (the others all work fine). It's no big deal to me with my current setup, but just FYI.

Great piece of software -- had it a day and even with the earlier issues it's already proved very useful.
burypromote

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Marc replied on 29 Dec 2010
Thanks Billyok,

I appreciate your feedback.
Will try to reproduce the issue with the week scope.

Marc
burypromote
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Cerebrl tipped on 10 Feb 2010
If anyone is looking for a simple way to record and attach elapsed time in Things, there is an AppleScript that does that very thing. It is not pretty, but does everything a timer needs and records the time spent right there in the task's notes.

http://culturedcode.com/things/wiki/index.php/AppleScript:Task_Timer
[Version 1.0.1]

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burypromote

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Peter Simmons replied on 12 Oct 2010
Hey CEREBRL,

Thanks for the useful Script. Just out interest is it easy to move the printed time into the tag bar. For the app GrandTotal has a Things option in its preferences where it can read Things tasks and work out the time sent on the task if you insert a specific time tag. The tags need to be written 2.5h, 1h or 40min if only minutes. It then can create an invoice of all the tasks created in a project.

I'm had a go at updating your script but I'm a bit confused, could you let me know the areas of the script i should concentrate on to change the time to go in the tag bar instead.

Cheers

http://www.grandtotal.biz/GrandTotal/
burypromote

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Cerebrl replied on 13 Oct 2010
I am not the author of the script, so I cannot help you with any part of it. I just used it for a short while whilst trying to find a better alternative. The best thing to do is go back to the CulturedCode website and ask on the forum. If you click on the link I originally gave, it provides documentation and who authored the script. Sorry.
burypromote

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Cerebrl commented on 10 Feb 2010
Well, I had high hopes for this little gem, but unfortunately, I don't think it is quite ready for the big time, yet. It has a lot of promise, but as of right now, it feels a little ... beta still. I am going to keep my eyes on this one. Unfortunately, it is not to the point where I can implement it into my workflow ... sham really.

Pros: Price; Syncing with iCal is great, especially if you have another to do app like Things; Interface is out of the way; ability to edit task right there in their interface is great.

Cons: Editing time is real buggy; interface design is a little overdone; task ordering changes even if you have not changed the ordering; there is no field to manually edit time, just the little clock interface which is not "to the point".

Summary: I am waiting until a couple of more revisions until I implement this, but I will keep my eye on this little app. For the price though, it is a good deal.
[Version 1.0.1]

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burypromote
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Cerebrl replied on 11 Feb 2010
I have contacted the developer about the edit time problem and here is what he said:
_ _ _

Thanks for your feedback.
If you have just stopped a previous work time Minco allows only to set the time back to the end of the previous. This should avoid overlapping work times.

I will consider to extend the edit work time functionality of Minco in future versions but currently it's not planned.

Best regards
_ _ _

Well, I have to say that the developer is really nice and replied quickly. I have dealt with them in the past with another app, and they were great with their support.

Unfortunately, this is a deal breaker as I need to be able to edit my time freely. BUT, I have to give it to the developer for being supportive of his products and being really nice.

[Cerebrl]
burypromote

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Cerebrl commented on 20 Nov 2009
Wow, I finally found the perfect task timer for my workflow. Then I get hit with "Requirements: OS 10.6 Snow Leopard." Son of a b*^ch, I just can't win!
[Version 1.0]


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Styopan rated on 25 Dec 2011

[Version 1.3.3]



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Marc rated on 13 Dec 2011

[Version 1.3.3]



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Windofwind rated on 03 Oct 2011

[Version 1.3.2]



Submon rated on 20 Jun 2011

[Version 1.2.2]



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Stengah rated on 01 Apr 2011

[Version 1.2]



Rogie rated on 23 Mar 2011

[Version 1.2]



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Bobj rated on 06 Jan 2011

[Version 1.2]



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Windofwind rated on 06 Jan 2011

[Version 1.2]



+7

Billyok rated on 29 Dec 2010

[Version 1.2]



Hecaspari rated on 28 Dec 2010

[Version 1.2]


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License:Shareware
Date:16 Jan 2014
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Minco is a lightweight application for tracking your daily invested work time on your Mac.

The seamless iCal integration allows you to add tasks easily in any application supporting iCal within your Mac environment. Ready to work, it's only a click to start tracking your time. Minco will visualize your work in iCal and write records on your hard drive. The flexible output adapter allows you to generate customized files to proceed with invoicing or with data analysis.

Time tracking on OS X has never been easier.


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