Timing 2 Hands- Automatic productivity and time tracking for your Mac like how much time you spend Facebook or Twitter
Timing 2 is an automated time tracking applicati for Mac. It automatically tracks which applicatis you use, which sites you visit, and which documents you edit.
These activities are automatically categorized based applicatis and websites to provide a productivity score. You see exactly where your time was and you can act it. Regular time tracking features are also included.
When you work, it’s hard to know what time you spent which projects or bosses. Too often, you arrive at the end of the mth and make assumptis that you hope to make good. Timing 2 aims to completely remove the guesswork and tell you by the minute what you did. Whether you use Timing 2 your Mac to take into account the time you spend with customers or just to see where your week is going, Timing is a first-rate tool and even a motivatial tool.
By default, it shows you in the form of a circular card, like a centerless pie, plus bar charts marking your busiest hours of the day. You can cut it to look at all the work you have de for a single client or just in e applicati. Or you can have Timing 2 produce a text report that you could send to an employer.
If this immediately sounds like the sort of thing that an expert of the time efficiency and movement of the old school would covet, it is. However, it’s up to you to decide what you do with the information Timing gives you. Clearly, its main purpose is to give you a way to tell a customer that you have spent 30 hours their work this week and if that’s how you get paid, you can stop now and buy Timing.
There are many applicatis of this type and we have tried some of them until each of them has failed in the same way. Or rather, until we have failed them. They all need you to take notes, to say what the last hour is about. Or at least to enable them to indicate that you are launching project X now, and then disable them later when you’re de.
This is not much more useful than a stopwatch and a spreadsheet. You can use Timing in the same way, but ce it is installed and you have given it permissi, it automatically tracks everything for you all the time.
So, rather than tell the applicati that for the next hour you will be working quarterly sales figures, you just have to go ahead and do it. Timing notes that you are using Microsoft Excel and it records how lg you have been there.
Then, later, you can look at your day and say that all this Excel work was for this quarterly sales project. You can say it ce, that it was just the work of this afterno that was this project. Or you can tell Timing that every time you open Excel, it’s because somee is your back about this job.
At the end of a day, you can see how everything is ge: what applicatis you used, what documents, what websites and always how lg you spent in each. If you wish, you can browse the list and assign everything to projects.
It’s detailed enough so that it can track the different email threads in Mail and rather than say you spent five hours using Safari, it will see that ten minutes were your line banking and the rest was Facebook.
There is a degree of the uncertainty principle of Heisenberg here, the idea that you can not measure the speed of something without affecting its directi and vice versa. You start using Timing to see the work you do in the week, and after a while, you start editing this work. You are definitely spending less time Twitter after that.
You also tend to work in a group: rather than spending ten minutes these sales figures, we found that we would get down to the job and do it all at ce.
Likewise, you tend to use your Mac more or at least use it in lg and solid time blocks instead of the odd minute here or there.
It’s a point, however, where you expect Timing to fall: it’s brilliant to follow everything you do your Mac, but you’re not always at your Mac.
The main answer to this is that Timing also notices when you have not de anything in a while. Assuming you have moved away from your Mac and that it’s not just a slow drive, Timing will ask you directly what you did.
New for this release, however, is a small and subtle enhancement that can make a huge difference. Now you can have Timing running two Macs. So, if you usually use an iMac desktop, but today, you’re out of the office using a MacBook Pro, Timing will put two and two together.
No matter what level you buy, you benefit from a year of use of synchrizati included in the price. Subsequently, the applicati will work exactly as it does, but to achieve this synchrizati, you will have to pay an additial cost between half and two-thirds of the original price.
The important excepti is how you can not manually enter the tasks in the cheapest versi. You can not click the timeline of the day and tell Timing that from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm you were in a meeting.
This seems much more universally useful than synchrizati optis. So, if you spend all or most of your day your Mac, go for the cheapest versi. However, if your job is more complex or more complicated, if it involves some the Mac and others do not, then you will have to look at the more expensive versis.
This is not de automatically for meetings unless you enter them, but that means you can spend the whole day presenting a workshop with Keynote and not having Timing insist that you were at rest.
Timing seems to be such a simple idea and yet the more you look at what it should do and what you can do with it, the more you realize it’s a deeply complex applicati.
All this is not hidden to the user. At first glance, it’s very easy to see the glimpse of your day and at first glance, it’s easy to see how you assign certain applicatis to some of the work you do.
Beyd that, however, there are optis that you will benefit from knowing how to permanently assign Excel to sales work.
However, Timing trains you very, very well. For example, you make this assignment by dragging the entry of an applicati to the project name that you have defined. If you’ve already said that Excel is for your fantasy football club, Timing will tell you that it’s already assigned. It will give you a detailed ctextual notice explaining what you need to know to sort it out.
Then, away from the applicati, the developer sends you a specific series of training emails ce a day for five days.
Each developer of each app can learn from these training emails because they are exceptial. An applicati that you have just realized is more and more powerful and complex yet is broken down into clear and simple steps to get you used to it.
Plus, the style of the training emails is that the developer knows you are busy, knows that you do not have the time to study every detail, but also knows what you need to learn right now.
Timing 2 comes in three versis costing $ 29, $ 49 or $ 79 and requires OS X El Capitan or higher. There is no iOS versi and it is likely that the applicati requires more access to your device than the Apple iPhone or iPad sandbox currently allows.
It is available either directly from the developer or via the subscripti service to the Set app app with your mthly payment.
The applicati itself is not a subscripti service, but the timing of synchrizati between two or more Macs is and with e important excepti and the main difference between versis. The applicati itself is exactly the same but the number of Macs which you can run it ranges from two to five. However, this license is for a user who has five Macs, and not for sharing with your four closest friends.
This looks fantastic. Is it possible to designate unknown applicatis as productive or unproductive? The use of Facebook is generally not productive, but some groups and Facebook pages are an important part of a business, so can they be included in the list in any way?