TimeLogger is the iPhone/iPod Touch tool that you need if you must account for the time that you spend. Once you have started a timer, you can close the program, continue your work, and come back later to stop the timer. Recording your work category, client, job, notes and breaks is quick and simple, as is exporting all of that information into Excel (or spreadsheet program of your choice). TimeLogger has too many features and capabilities to explain easily in a quick summary. That is why MacWorld Magazine named TimeLogger the "Best Time Tracker" saying, "TimeLogger impressed me at once with its user friendliness... A solid app for self-employed professionals who value their time and money." To figure out what TimeLogger can do for you, check out the information below. You can also visit our Contact page to ask us any questions. Our complete user guide and more details are below. (And if you're just looking for the difference between TimeLogger and TimeLogger Free, skip to the bottom of our overview -- it's just down the page a little way, along with the last image).
The guide (above) begins as a Quick Start and then goes into how to use all of the features of TimeLogger. Check it out. You'll like it.
Below here is a general overview of what TimeLogger can do for you. It is meant to give you a quick idea of TimeLogger's capabilities. It is not comprehensive. That's what the guide above is for!
The quick summary of what TimeLogger does is shown here: Start a timer, set the details (or leave them blank if you'd like) and stop the timer when you are done. OK, that doesn't tell you much. Keep reading...
This is a view of time recordings for a given week (elongated so that it can all be seen), complete with totals at the bottom. You can narrow or widen the view by selecting different date ranges, clients, categories and jobs. And from this screen, you can email yourself a copy of whatever you see in either simple human-readable form, or in a CSV file, which can be opened in Excel (or any other spreadsheet program). CSV output can be formatted to fit your specific needs. Read more on that below.
This is a view of all of the information recorded for a particular time entry. Configuration options allow you to turn off the fields that you don't need, so you can greatly simplify the view if you don't need as much information. The buttons at the top of these screenshots also show where time entries can be paused, resumed, restarted or duplicated. If you don't know what that means and you want to find out, you can do so in the user guide, available for download above. We can tell you here that those are ways to save time and effort!
This is a group of screens for adding an automatic deduction. That is, an automatic reduction of your time based on certain criteria. Do you always take 1 hour for lunch? 15 minutes for break? Never start and stop or pause and resume a timer for those things again! Simply setup an automatic deduction and let TimeLogger handle it for you!
TimeLogger has a lot of options to make the day-in and day-out task of recording your time much simpler. here you can setup your work categories, clients and jobs (you can also do that from anywhere you need to select them, in case you don't ever feel like visiting the configuration). Setup options for backing up and restoring your information, or clean out old data that you never want to see again.
TimeLogger contains a lot of default settings. These are the things that TimeLogger can do and set for you so that you don't have to think about it again. Do you always (or almost always) work for the same client or perform the same type of work? Set those as defaults, and they will be chosen automatically every time you begin a new timer. Do you report your time in 5 minute increments? 10 minute? 6 minute? 15 minute? Let TimeLogger do the rounding for you. Do you want TimeLogger to prompt you to start a new timer whenever you stop one? You can do that too. What if you always want to view your time records with the newest items first? Guess what? There's an option for that! (Plus, there's more) One of the coolest features is the ability to customize your CSV reports. Turn fields off and on. Move them into any order you need. You decide. You have the power!
Are you thinking about the free version? No problem! Here are the differences... TimeLogger Free:
Will only maintain a 60 day history of your time records
Does not have the screen that enables people to send us feedback or technical support requests
We don't believe in crippleware, so those are the only differences. If that suits your needs, we're happy for that! If you love TimeLogger and want to upgrade to the full version, tap the "Upgrade" button. It's a one-time purchase through your iTunes Store account. Prices vary depending on your region and are subject to change.
If you love TimeLogger or TimeLogger Free (whether you choose to upgrade or not), please let us know. Better yet, please let the world know! Take a few minutes the next time you login to your iTunes Store account and leave a good rating and/or review. Those things help us continue to make great applications and to improve those we already have!