If time is money, and that’s what everyone says, then keeping track of time probably is to our benefit. We get more done, become more productive, and when managed properly, we’ll get more time to ourselves. At least, that’s my theory.
Mac users, along with our iPhone and iPad brethren, have twenty eleven different ways to track time. Thanks to multi-tasking and larger screen real estate, we Mac users can take advantage of simple apps that are always running, always available somewhere on the screen. One of my favorite Mac timer apps is simply entitled Timey.
This handy little app is a timer that’s just drop dead easy to use. It lives in the Mac’s Menubar so it’s easy to get to within any app.
Click to start Timey’s timer. Click to pause. Right-click to reset. One click opens up options, too. There’s even fullscreen support so you can see the time easily on your Mac’s screen from across the room.
- Global hotkeys
- Notification Center
- Dark mode
What’s not to like? Timey is priced right and easy to install, setup, and use.
So, what good is it? Remember, it’s a timer so it’s a good way to time tasks while you work. That gives you a better sense of how your tasks are progressing, how much time gets devoted to specific tasks, and it even helps you to focus on a particular task or project because you know you’re being timed (even if you do it yourself).
The same app developer has another Mac timer called Nice Timer which is a bit different but could be useful because it comes with style. Eight of them, to be exact. There’s also a fullscreen time and stopwatch mode, but the timer itself can be resized and moved to fit anywhere on the Mac’s screen.
I have a growing collection of handy Mac utilities which are simple to use, perform great, and can be laid anywhere I choose on the Mac’s screen. Timey and Nice Timer are related, of course– both are timers– so different strokes for different folks, but nicely done, very Mac-like, and worth every dime.