You’re a freelancer, and time is precious for you. Time is everything. You have a lot of projects, you have to deal with clients, you have deadlines. You have to monitor how much time you spend on stuff to improve your workflow and get more money by doing more stuff, at the same quality, in less time.
Now, you also have an iPhone. Then, TimeTracker is for you.
TimeTracker helps you tracking how much time you spend on tasks. But don’t get me wrong, though the application is very straightforward and easy to use, there are many additional features which all you freelancers / hard-workers out there will surely like.
First, you can organize tasks in projects. This is quite useful, as a project could involve many different tasks (wireframing, coding, Photoshop, for example) and this really helps monitoring which tasks requires more time, and which don’t. You can create Projects (which are basically folders) tapping no the + button in the bottom left corner of the main screen. Once you’ve created a project, you can assign new tasks by tapping on the same + button inside a folder. Now that you have a task, you can track time by pressing the play button next to the task’s name. You can pause a task, and from the History menu you can see and edit each invocation of a task. This is pretty cool.
If you don’t like to organize stuff in Projects anyway, you can get a quick glimpse of all your active tasks thanks to the “All Tasks” menu. Moreover, if you’d like get things even faster and simpler, there’s the Quick Start feature which allows you to start, hem, a quick task directly from the main screen.Then, you can add it to an existing task or create a new one.
That’s what TimeTracker offers. There are many other features, anyway, which will sure come in handy. You can export your tasks to .CSV and email them, filter tasks by time and get a glimpse of your amount of tasks thanks to the homescreen badge. There’s a video on TimeTracker’s website, where you can see how the application looks and behaves. Additionally, the video already shows the upcoming version 2.5 of the application which is currently in review by Apple.
Overall, TimeTracker is not for everyone and I think there’s no doubt about it. It’s focused on freelancers / designers who have to deal with a lot of projects which involve a lot of tasks.
That said, TimeTracker is one of the best apps you’d ever want on your iPhone.
Thanks to Jens Eickmeyer I’m very happy to announce a new giveaway on MacStories: we have 5 promo codes of TimeTracker up for grabs!
Entering the contest is simple. All you have to do is:
- Follow me on Twitter (@storiesofmac) and tweet this message: “Win a Copy of TimeTracker for iPhone http://mcstr.es/t/67 @storiesofmac”
- Leave a comment here with the link to your tweet.
I’ll pick up the winners on Friday, November 27th.
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