Why is it that some people are very good with time, while others don’t seem to know that time exists? Some people have a built-in clock that’s always ticking. Other people have no sense of time.
If your day is gone before you realize it, and you’re often left wondering what was actually accomplished, maybe you need a simple Mac tracking app like TaskLog.
This handy app makes it easy to track what you’re doing through the course of the day. All it takes is a couple of clicks to set up a task to track, and a click to finish a task.
Between the clicks TaskLog is tracking the time for you. It sits in the Mac’s Menubar waiting for a click. Click a task when you begin and the timer starts. Click when you’re done or move to another task, and the timer stops.
What makes TaskLog really useful is that there’s not much to it. Simple is better. Small is beautiful. It’s always sitting in the Menubar, waiting to start timing a task.
The most effort you’ll put into TaskLog is the setting up of tasks, so start with a few simple, everyday tasks, time them for awhile, then add others.
Adding, editing, and deleting tasks is easy. Reports are available with a click for each day, week, month, or year. And, of course, tracking data can be exported as a common CSV file for import into billing apps.
The key to using TaskLog is the same as any other time tracking or billing app. Discipline. Setup a few tasks. Force yourself to track those tasks while you’re on your Mac. Grow the task list over time.
After a week or two you’ll have a good look at what happens to your Mac-using time.
You won’t find other task time tracking apps that do more for less, but TaskLog suffers by not having a version for iPad or iPhone that also syncs data. That would be a big plus.