If you are a freelancer or work on contracts, it is important to keep a track of how long you spend working on individual projects. This not only makes it possible to help prioritise tasks based on how long they take, but also makes it easier to produce invoices once a job is complete. Tictoc is a simple timer tool that enables you to log the projects you are working on.
To get started with the app, all you need to do is configure one or more project. When you start working on one, simply start the timer to record how much time you spending working on a particular project. Keyboard shortcuts can be configured to make this even easier.
Unlike other time management tools, there is no need to configure a lengthy and complicated list of clients, simply enter a name for a task and you’re ready to go. The app sits unobtrusively in the menu bar to keep distractions to a minimum, but it is always on hand whenever needed.
The app will automatically detect when your computer is idle and when you return to work you will be asked if you would like to keep the timer running, or start from when idle time began. When you do need to make use of the project timing information, data can be exported from Tictoc in XML or CSV formats ready for use in a spreadsheet or project management app.
Beautifully simple, Tictoc does not overwhelm users with endless options, but performs one task very well.