Time is a demanding beast. We all get the same amount each day. What we do with time is left to each of us. Have you ever wondered where the day went? For most of us, time gets frittered away on an overload of functions.
Tictoc is a Mac timer utility which tracks what we do during the day. One task at a time, but with a list of tasks.
Click the Tictoc icon in the Menubar, click the plus + sign to create a new task and start the timer.
As you add tasks, you can stop and start them whenever you need. That gives you a running total on each task.
Over time, you’ll see how much time is devoted to specific tasks, whether productive of wasteful. And, yes, you can run multiple tasks at one time.
Each task has an option to store notes, too. And, power users have keyboard support for most functions. It even knows when you’re not working at your Mac (idle detection).
The key with Tictoc is simplicity. It brings an unfettered elegance to tracking the time you devote to tasks.
What you don’t get is the complexity. Tictoc doesn’t support various projects or clients and you won’t waste time figuring out how to use it. All the tracked data can be exported as XML or CSV files.
If you need to track your tasks on an hourly rate, don’t try Tictoc. There are plenty of Mac apps with more professional functions. It’s also Mac App Store only, so there’s no trial version, and, though it’s inexpensive, it’s priced slightly above my $1.99 threshold of throw away money to try an app.