Timing 2 Helps Track and Manage Your Working Hours

Originally published at: https://tidbits.com/2020/04/08/timing-2-helps-track-and-manage-your-working-hours/

Timing 2’s ability to watch which app you’re using, track your time, and categorize that data can help you manage and report your time. Jeff Porten reviews the app and provides strategies and tips for how to make it work for you.

Back in the 1990’s, I had a side gig as a consultant working for multiple clients. I was able to write off my computer expenses from taxes but had to account for my Mac usage being predominantly for business. As I recall I used a handy little app called “MacInUse” to do the data collection for me. Very bare bones by “Timing 2” standards but got the job done!

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One of the limitations that Jeff Porten mentioned in his review of Timing was the lack of an iPhone app. Thanks to the Timing API, such an independent app has now appeared—Zeit.

Daniel Alm wrote:

Zeit lets you start and stop timers right from your phone, so you will never forget to record a meeting again! In addition, you can also use Zeit to view, add, and edit your recent Timing tasks. Zeit is not an official app managed by the Timing team, but we still think it’s a great way to manage your time on the go.