Ask DN: What Mac apps do you use for timing work for clients?

almost 8 years ago from , Head of Product at SoPost

I was just wondering what you guys use to keep track and time how long it takes to complete tasks/jobs for clients?

I've used TicToc before, but was just wondering if anyone knew of any other Mac desktop apps?


  • Joe TurnerJoe Turner, almost 8 years ago

    Zone is pretty beautiful and hides away in your menu bar until it's needed. Not too feature rich, but it's perfect for me.

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    • David Ingledow, almost 8 years ago

      Just had a look at it – it's very nice!! It's not feature rich, but what it does, it does very well! I really like the report view that can export to your calendar. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  • Jerome ChooJerome Choo, almost 8 years ago

    I use Harvest. It's a SaaS tool with a ton of integrations and even has a menubar app that works very similarly to TicToc. There's a free version that isn't very obvious (just sign up for the trial and switch to the forever free plan in settings) and limits you to 2 projects at a time.

    The menubar app is no frills, but the SaaS app is able to generate reports and invoices for you based on set rates. Very useful tool that I highly recommend!

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  • Joe Blau, almost 8 years ago

    I use Timely which launched a few months ago, but has undergone a re-design and is now back in beta. I met the designer a few weeks ago and got a beta account and also got to see the iOS app coming out. One caveat is that Timely is a web app/iOS app.

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  • Jason WilliamsJason Williams, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

    I know you said desktop, but I've just signed up for Paydirt (https://paydirtapp.com/dashboard) and their service is really nice. I'm a fan of the online versions just because it allows me to invoice easily and run reports at year end. Though you do have the monthly fee to consider.

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  • Dustin KemperDustin Kemper, almost 8 years ago

    I also use Klok (as a solo user for freelance projects), but have heard good things about Harvest, and more recently Toggl.

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  • Scot CriswellScot Criswell, almost 8 years ago

    I've been using TicToc also. Its done everything I've needed to this point and is easily accessed from the menu bar. I haven't ran across a need for more detail or features as of yet.

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  • Matt SoriaMatt Soria, almost 8 years ago

    I'm using Klok right now (http://www.getklok.com). I've been looking at some others, but even though I've found plenty more that are perhaps more attractive, Klok was a cheap one-time purchase instead of monthly subscription, is easy to organize clients/projects, will export time sheets, and can sync with your google calendar. And a big reason I am sticking with Klok (for now) is because it is a desktop application. I don't want to log onto a website to track my time.

    I'm curious to see what other people are using though!

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