Caato Time Tracker
Developer: CS Software Consultancy Ltd
Current Version: 1.1.7
Last Updated: 9 months ago
Download Size: 6.5 MB - Download
+++ Time Tracking for your Mac – finally done right! +++
Time tracking should be easy and effortless. That's what Caato Time Tracker is about! It's reliable, easy-to-use and hassle-free. It’s perfect for you as a small business owner, designer, consultant, developer, architect, lawyer or freelance worker for tracking your worktime and billable hours as well as your projects and tasks.
The new and improved Caato Time Tracker features a date range filter that lets you see just the tracked time you are interested in. Getting the report you need for billing your clients is a matter of seconds with filter presets like "Last Month" and our new Excel export (Excel export Pro Version only).
The visibility toggle (Pro Version) allows you to hide certain projects so that you can focus on what's important right now. And, if you’re wondering how many hours you’ve already worked today, just take a look at the app icon and you'll know it.
Our customers around the globe love Caato Time Tracker for its simplicity:
“Wonderful app! Simple and efficient! I love this app.“
“I seriously love it for its simplicity.“
“This is great and simple to use.“
Easily stay on top of your time: Caato Time Tracker features a 3-tier hierarchy of projects, tasks, and detailed time entries. With the date filter you can quickly check how many hours you worked on your projects and tasks in a defined timeframe.
Relax and let Caato Time Tracker keep your time: You can always add, delete or edit entries on every level for maximum flexibility. Excel (Pro Version) and CSV export options enable you to easily build reports with your favorite spreadsheet application or send them directly via email (OS X 10.9 and higher).
- Start and pause button
- Tracks projects, tasks and detailed time entries including seconds
- Show and hide projects
- Setting for automatically converting hours to days
- Tracks multiple projects at once (Pro Version)
- Allows editing of entries in the past and adding entries in the future
- Context-sensitive totals in the status bar
- Date range filter with presets and individual date range picker
- Shows today’s working hours or the number of currently tracked projects in dock icon
- Clean user interface with complete date labels
- Easy Excel (Pro Version) and CSV export with formatting options and email feature (OS X 10.9 and higher)
- Retina resolution support
- Auto-Backup (please contact Caato support for data recovery)
- Quick and friendly support
How you can use Caato Time Tracker
- Track time for several projects (Pro Version)
- Track time for several tasks of one project
- Track time for your personal projects
- Track time for your hobbies
- With the one-time "Pro Version“ in-app purchase, you will be able to add, hide, edit and delete as many projects as you like and export your data to Excel.
Thanks for using Caato Time Tracker.
This update fixes a nasty bug that sneaked into the last version. Sorry about that!
Most Helpful Reviews
Works well - This works well for keeping time. My only suggested change would be, when you go to edit your time, show the total time; not time of day. For example, if I forget to turn the timer on and realize that about 25 minutes later, it’s tricky to back out the start time from, say “11:17:41a.m.” If there were a box saying “total time: 00:31:15” I could just change the “31” to “56,” so it reads “total time: 00:56:15” and be good to go. Other than that, seems to work well. I haven’t had to export the time so not sure how that will be, but figure it exports to Excel so should be fine.
Good Idea - I love the idea of this app. Unfortunately I’m not very happy about in the daily business. I need to know how much I worked for every day. So at the end of the month I need to have an overview. This is only possible with an export. Also if I want to know from when to when I already have booked something, I need to navigate all the time back and force. Sometimes it would be a lot easier, if you could enter the time and project in one view and don’t have to navigate through all projects. Also a comment function for the actual work is missing. You can e.g. enter a project work “Software installation” but afterwards you have no possibility to enter a separete comment like, “on testserver”. Also to enter the time is not logical. If you press the tab you can enter the start time, but at the end it doesn’t go further to the end time, rather starting at the beginning of the start time again…You need to click with the mouse to the next time field. I like this app, but at the moment I won’t use it anymore. For me, it’s not worth the money. Perhaps I just have to many projects…
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Easy tracking frees up brain capacity for real work - This is a great tool. I’m a scientist working under the aegis of a WBS, which could be construed as cruel and unusual punishment. Caato makes it super easy to create a task list with both the WBS numbers I use, and simple descriptions of what I actually do in each category. After about a month of loving it, I bought the not-very-expensive Pro version so I can now export a spreadsheet of my activities at the end of the week and use that to populate my time card. What used to be an onerous Monday morning chore—what was I working on last Monday afternoon? How long did that Thursday meeting run over?—is now a gratifying exercise in precision. I highly recommend it for anyone who needs to (or wants to) log their activity in real time.
COULD be a great app, but … - I like this, overall, but here are a few concerns: 1. The ‘nag” to upgrade is totally annoying, popping up about every fifth time (sometimes less) that you interact with the app. If you want to nag me once a month or once a week, okay, I get that everyone needs to earn a living; BUT, this app NAGS you ALL THE TIME! Because of this irritating behavior, I will NEVER purchase this app. I have two others that I use (this one is a backup to Harvest, which never nags, nor does the simple TimeTracker), so if they take away the free functionality I will just trash it. I may do so before that because of the nags. 2. The window is only miinimally resizable, and since I take screenshots to keep records, that makes it hard to get a screenshot I can read. This is just a backup app for that reason, as well. 3. To edit an entry, you have to go through several hoops. Just give me a widget that allows me to directly input what my time actually is, don’t make me figure out how many minutes or hours I need to add or subtract. If I’ve worked 5 hours but had forgotten to punch out and want to correct it, I have to figure how many minutes to subtract, and whether to subtract from the start time or the end time, then … oh, it’s just a MESS! Like the title says, this COULD be a great app, but as it is, it’s just “Meh” for mediocre.
Easy, Simple, Functional - I’m an oil painter artist, and I have tried many ways to track my hours on a painting, so that I can assign appropriate pricing to my work. This is so easy to use, so simple and functional, I finally have a way to follow my work through an entire month and allocate hours to different aspects of the painting. What a relief. I would just wish for one more thing - if there was a place for a few notes within each sub-set. I would love to write down color combinations I used for specific things in each painting, because that would be so helpful down the road when I want to use that color effect again. I could just pull up the subject heading (pomegranate etc) and read the notes on what colors I used. Now that would be a dream come true!
Best, most straight-forward time tracking tool - I’ve churned through many, many time-tracking apps trying to find one that was had a decent amount of features but was also easy to use. Caato Time Tracker was both. The software does exactly what it promises, and does it well. I’ve only ever had one (very minor) problem and the developer was super responsive and fixed the issue very quickly.
Great and super functional app! - I don’t know what the problem is with the person that apparently wants everything free without any strings attached (too bad for him I guess lol), but I can say this app is NO backup app, it’s the main one, and if he’s using this one as he says as a “backup” to 2 other apps, and he’s as frustrated as he says he is, he would just stop using this one, so apparently this one is pretty good. I’ve checked out almost a dozen different timer apps for Mac, and so far this one has the most features and a reasonable price as well. It does exactly what it says it will do and it does it well. I work at home and need to bill clients for time on spent on website projects, and this app works great for that. … Having said all that I’d love to see one thing for sure that Mr. “I use this as a backup” suggested as well as one of my own: - Please give us the ability to input the time to start/end when editing a timer instead of having to calculate the minutes/hours to get the right time. - Please also give us the total minutes in the window of the timer we are editing as there is no way to identify which one we’re editing, to be sure we’re editing the correct one, other than looking at the timers which can be boggling at times. These really are the only Cons I’ve found in this app, and that’s pretty minimal and definitely they do not hinder the use of the app in any way, just could be more convenient for the user. Kudos to the developers!