Sambucus X
Sambucus X
2.4

3.0

Sambucus X free download for Mac

Sambucus X

2.4
11 February 2006

Task timer.

Overview

Sambucus is a time-tracking application that is flexible and easy to use, aimed at freelancers, small businesses or anyone else who might have the need to track the time spent on various tasks and then report about it. Through a very intuitive graphical interface, the user can manage multiple projects, and track time for different tasks inside each project. Reporting is done through a template mechanism, allowing for very flexible reports to be printed. It supports hourly rates per projects or tasks and fixed-fee projects, tasks or timestamps. Sambucus is one of Macworld's "60 software gems" (July 2002 issue) and MacAddict's "Shareware pick of the month" (October 2002 issue).

6 Sambucus X Reviews

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Anonymous
12 February 2003

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This is a GREAT piece of software when it feels like running...which isn't very often! 9 out of 10 times it crashes on launch. However, I've been using this for 2 months and this just started the other day. I trashed everything, reinstalled the new version, but the crash keeps happening. Give it a shot though.
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Version 2.1
Jeff-H-
25 September 2004
Major piece of crap! Won't work in 10.3.5...launches first time after installation and starts to launch after that but stalls and sits there with the splash screen. USELESS!
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Version 2.3.6
Nathan2
30 September 2003
The developer needs to take a closer look at Apple's guidelines, specifically in regards to data and installation. There's no need for this to be distributed as an installer package -- this can be a drag and drop application bundle (and if it can't then there's something wrong.) I also hate seeing new, unexplained folders cropping up in my Documents folder. A developer that thinks that they know how a user prefers to organize their own folders has no business developing end-user software. Yes, this may be harsh, but I'm simply trying to explain the reasons why I would never use this product.
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Version 2.2
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Anonymous
Anonymous
19 April 2004
Regarding Nathan Ladd's comment that unexplained folders cropped up in his Documents folder. I have not tested version 2.2, but the installation in 2.3.2 asks you to choose the folder for all of the Sambucus files (Documents is suggested by default, but not required). Also, this can be changed at any time in prefs. So, either this has been fixed in 2.3.2 or Nathan did not notice the prompts upon installation. Either way, it is no longer an issue. As far as the installer package vs. drag and drop, I see this as a non-issue. It took two seconds for the installer to place all the files. Drag and drop would be fine, but it doesn't significantly affect the user experience. Addressing the comments about the GUI being more intuitive and more OS X-like, I guess I am a little confused. The interface is extremely intuitive, while taking up minimal space. Click the "plus" to "add" a project, task, etc. Click the "minus" to "remove/subtract" a project, task, etc. I guess more details would help to make your comment useful. What is not intuitive to you? What exactly does it mean to be, "more OS X-like"? Version 2.3.2 seems to have addressed each of your comments: 1) The big window IS closeable and everything can be run from the dock. 2) I tracked the usage on my 867 MHz G4 and found that 3-5% seemed to be the average usage in the background with occasional spikes in the 7% range. For comparison, the activity monitor when sampling only every 2 seconds, used about 8% on average and went to 15-20% when sampling every 0.5 seconds. I don't know what percent usage one should expect from a product that is active in the background (not idle)? As far as my own experience, I have been testing the program for one month. I have compared with many other similar products and found that this one is the most stable (I did not have a single crash) and the most intuitive to use. This is not to say that it does not have its faults. There are bugs to be sure, but the developer is extremely responsive and the turn around on bug fixes is amazingly fast. This program definately earned the $20 asking price in my opinion.
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Version 2.3.2
Anonymous
18 July 2003
Same here about the GUI issues, should be more intuitive and more OS X-like. The big window should be closeable if I just want to use the small window or the dock menu. And last but not least it should be heavily optimized! It uses about 10% of CPU time just for running in the background, that's definitely too much!
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Version 2.1.4
Anonymous
13 June 2003
Am not able to print a report!!! Doesn't do me much good without the reports.
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Version 2.1.4
Joephish
26 May 2003
Very nice indeed. Lots of useful features, and nice and easy to use. I especially like the way it's possible to subdivide projects into tasks, and then again into time stamps, each of which you can assign a time stamp. And those time stamps you can edit individually, if you forgot to hit the start button. Then when you've finished a project, you can generate a report which can be sent to an employer, or just for personal use. The timer in the dock is incredibly useful too. In general a very complete program with lots of features, but the interface could be slightly more friendly, and more like Apple designed it, but it's no biggie.
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Version 2.1.4
Anonymous
12 February 2003
This is a GREAT piece of software when it feels like running...which isn't very often! 9 out of 10 times it crashes on launch. However, I've been using this for 2 months and this just started the other day. I trashed everything, reinstalled the new version, but the crash keeps happening. Give it a shot though.
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Version 2.1
$20.00

3.0

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later
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