Or, a Timecop could go back in time to track down time hopping criminals. Or, Timecop could be a simple app on your Mac which tracks the time you spend on specific activities. It would be fun to venture into the first two, but let’s stick with Timecop as time tracker app instead.
Time is one of those odd aspects of human life that permeates everything we do. We all have the same amount of time each day, but how we use it is entirely up to us.
Timecop, the app, simply tracks your Mac activities from the Menubar. It knows how much time you spent using FaceTime, how many minutes were devoted to Safari, and accurately identifies Mail as a big time waster.
Timecop also works with whatever tasks and projects you assign and spits out data as a .CSV file for a spreadsheet or invoice app. And, if your time means money, and projects are your life, it integrates with Harvest and Basecamp services.
Keyboard shortcuts get a task started and you can switch between activities with other shortcuts. And, importantly, you can go back in time and edit time recorded on specific tasks. Timecop is smart enough to know when you’re not working (recognizes idle time), but won’t track you down and nag you about it.
Considering the low price tag, Timecop is a good cop when it comes to tracking and managing the time you spend on tasks.