Today Daniel Alm released Timing 2 for Mac, version 2.0 of his popular Mac productivity app. Over the last several months, I have definitely climbed on the timers’ bandwagon. I’m in the process of hiring people to help me out, and the first thing I needed to do was figure out where I was spending my time. Timing 2 for Mac does that. The best thing about this app is that it does the work for you. Timing provides automatic time tracking. As you jump around different applications, website URLs, emails, and even conversation partners in Messages, Timing quietly keeps track in the background. It then gives you an interactive timeline that shows you exactly when you did what. There’s even a rule system to take you even further down the road. There is a lot of data in this app that will shed new light on how you work.
If you’re concerned about privacy, timing runs locally on your Mac and nowhere else. It does not upload your data to the cloud and does not share with anyone.
I’ve been running the beta for a few months, and I like it. The killer feature with this application is how granular it can get with automatic time tracking. To the extent I use other timers that require manual logging (switching the timer as I switch between tasks), it is really easy to forget and interrupt your flow when you remember. With Timing, I’ve been able to easily and accurately track all of my tasks while sitting on my Mac.
The biggest downside is that it works so well while at my Mac, I want something just as good when I’m working on my iPad or riding my bike. Either way, while I’m sitting at a Mac, I’ve got time tracking figured out with this app.
With this version, the developer has left the Mac App Store. You can download and purchase Timing 2 for Mac directly from the developer. My congratulations to Daniel on his hard work over the last year to get this new version out the door.