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Timing Reviews

Timing is the best way to keep track of the time you spend with your Mac.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Timing and what they use it for.
  • Ask HN: How do you track your work hours?
    I used to use the apps atimelogger ( and atracker ( for a year and two years, respectively. I tracked work and certain non-work activities (e.g, sleep and such), and it was very effective. The reports helped with awareness around relative time spent over different projects and such. While all the tracking was manual, and I tried to do it... - Source: Hacker News / 6 days ago
  • Ask HN: How do you track your work hours?
    Timing App: You can use rules to auto-categorize your time which is clutch. - Source: Hacker News / 6 days ago
  • Time Blocking / Time Tracking MacOS
    The gold standard for tracking currently active app/task with a nice UI is probably Timing. It's not free since it's the developer's main job. - Source: Reddit / 12 days ago
  • Is there any other app who tracks time automatically by monitoring every app, document, and website ?
    Https:// is the ultimate solution to time tracking for me (a person who wants automatic tracking, with the option for manual tracking, and doesn't so hourly billing). - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • ADHD Time Tracking
    I am the developer of Timing, an automatic time tracking app for Mac. Timing works by automatically tracking how much time you spend on each app, document and website. I've heard from many members of the ADHD community that they've found Timing to be very helpful with keeping their ADHD in check. For example, Timing lets you see how much time you have spent on distractions overall (you can't improve what you don't... - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Customize my new M2.
    Timing; my go to for tracking my time. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Ask HN: What are good self hosted time tracking software for consultants?
    Back when I did hourly reporting I used It tracks what applications and windows are open and then you connect those to tasks/projects/etc later, which was a must for me since I always forgot both to do time reporting and what I had been working on. - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • What’s the best time tracking app for mac that automatically keeps track of what you do on your computer (more points if it can be synced with iPhones)?
    A friend makes, and while I've never had reason to use it personally, it has always seemed like a very well-made app by someone who loves the Mac. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • It would be cool if AE kept track of how many hours you've put in on a project the way that some games do.
    On a Mac I use It tracks everything, including which project I've worked on and any research sites I used. It also helps me track down where assets originally came from which is sometimes useful. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Self Hosted Time Tracking with API
    If you're a Mac user, you should check out It's by far the best implementation I've stumbled across. One the features I was hoping to find was something that could automate sorting, assign time to activity x, etc. And its the only tool I've seen which does that. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Task and Productivity tracking in Nuke for a freelancer
    Https:// This might works for you. It tracks the open apps and open files in these apps, and you can teach it what is for which project. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • A simple but reliable time tracking app for Mac OS that works for people who forget to track time?
    I used Timing for a while. It allowed me to automate most of the tracking, based on app used, keywords in filenames of open files, etc. It also makes it easy to review activities without rules at the end of the day. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Record meeting details box pops up after every meeting
    This isn’t built in to macOS. I Googled some of the phrases and this app seems like the one that’s responsible: - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Looking for software for logging what I spent my time on
    I use this which is great - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Uh, what?
    On my Mac, I also use Timing and the wildest differences between what it reports and what screentime reports are Safari. Timing reports ~3h a day in Safari and Screen Time reports ~21h a day. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • What are your favourite mac apps ?
    Wow! Feels good to see so many people getting excited about Mac OS apps, I’m building one on my own here are my rare finds: Https:// smart default browser. Whatever browser is opened becomes default, super handy for safari + chrome/ff Https:// cross browser bookmarks works with iOS too Https:// - global mute and the only handy touch bar app I use Http:// -... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Work Hard (By Terence Tao)
    I use Timing for macOS, pretty good: (available also from Setapp). - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • I have an idea for a simple app that I know could have a powerful effect on focus. It’s a reminder app. The reminder prompt is “Am I focusing on my priority right now?” If you answer Yes, it snoozes for an hour. If you answer No, it snoozes for 2 minutes. Does this app already exist?
    I work on my computer a lot and I use Timing for this. You can start a "Timer" (task), estimate how long it's going to take you, and the app will ask you at the end of that estimated time whether you're still working on that task. If you are, you can tell it to ask you again in a certain amount of minutes, or you can say you're done with the task and start a new one / take a break. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Tool to track what exactly im doing?
    If you’re on a Mac, I would suggest Timing. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Time tracker that regularly (every hour or so) asks me what I have been doing for the last hour? (I would like to track my "wasted time" so I could maybe get a wake up call of how many hours I waste every day/week doing unproductive stuff)
    It works more by allowing you to categorizing different apps / documents / directories as productive or unproductive, but I would highly recommend Timing. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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