Developer: Pixelbleed LLC
Current Version: 2.0.3
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Download Size: 1.7 MB - Download
Timecop is a simple, yet robust, time tracking utility in your status bar.
* Customizable hotkeys to quickly switch between projects
* View what you worked on by day, week, month or a custom time period
* Go back and edit time recorded
* Organize your projects as tasks and group them later
* Recognizes idle time and allows applying that time to any defined project/task
* Export your time as a .CSV
* Integrates with Harvest and Basecamp Classic services...
* Basecamp Classic integration currently only works with trackable tasks.
* Stability fixes..
Most Helpful Reviews
Awesome - I have to admit, at first I thought this was an app about RoboCop. After the initial disappointment of it not being a RoboCop app, I found it to be a very useful and well designed time keeping utility. Keep up the good work.
For such a simple task, Timecop is awful - Broken with 10.9, CSV export is almost unusable, support/updates nowhere to be found. Do not buy.
More Reviews for Current Version
Nice program, but please let me define my own "midnight" - Version 2.0.2 This is a very nice program, just perfect in its features and ease of use. Other work timer apps include invoicing and other bloat but if I need to send an invoice I can figure that out myself. Easy to start and stop (and switch) tasks without actually bringing the app to the front. I have one major complaint. As a late-night worker, I want work that I do between midnight and bedtime to accrue to the previous day—this is the way that people consider their days, and the way that I want my time record to appear to clients. But TimeCop "rolls over" at midnight which means that if you have a task running at midnight, it stops accruing to the day just passed and starts accruing to the new day. So at the end of "my" day, every day without fail, I have to manually add back the time accumulated after midnight, then zero out the timer for the "new" day. Very clumsy. And I', not good at mixed-radix 12-60 arithmetic. I want to be able to define the end of my work day myself. This would be a simple preference and a relatively simple programing change. Version 2.0.3 My love affair with this program is over. It's a near miss. The developer has not addressed even simple matters such as the dead row of pixels at the top of the menu bar icon. Every day when I quit work it is after midnight and because the program starts a new session at midnight, I have to manually reset that counter to zero and then add that amount of time to what is now yesterday's counter. Sometimes I have to do that for two or three projects. This is made extra painful because the only way to change counter values is to click and hold while the stupid thing counts up or down. Woe to he who forgets to turn off a counter and it hits 12 hours which has to be "down-counted" manually. Also, when making these adjustments, I'm pretty sure I've seen erroneous times appear spuriously. Even if it is by my action and not outright programming error, it is because of poor design. Exporting as CSV would be OK in principle but TimeCop's export is an undecipherable mess. There is no real "task" concept so the CSV lists _every_ start/stop pair as a separate line! So if you want to figure out how much you worked in a certain day or month etc. you have a non-trivial spreadsheet programming exercise in front of you. Furthermore, it is not clear what values you would add to get such a total—is it Recorded Seconds, Total Seconds, Recorded Time, or Total Time? Some Total Seconds entries contain negative values, and the Recorded time and Total Time apear to have no bearing on the amount of time worked. There is an Archiving function and the abillity to export to two web sites but none of this is documented as there is no help file and no help on the developers' web site. There is the promise of an iOS version so I suppose they are working on that rather then tending to these issues.
Best app out there for my needs - I've looked at a bunch of time tracking apps, and they all seem fall into one of the following categories: - A complex app that usually provides invoicing functionality. - An app somewhere between simple and complex that works by associating projects with apps and/or documents and tracks your time based on their usage. - A simple app that has a crummy, unpolished UI. My needs are relatively simple. I don't need invoicing, and the app/document approach doesn't work for me. For instance: sometimes I'm working on remote servers in Terminal and there's no way to determine which one I'm working on. I just need to define some projects, and have a start/stop button for tracking time for those individual projects. Timecop hits that sweet spot of a simple app with a polished, well thought out UI. I'm glad it has the ability to track my app usage—it's interesting data and a nice bonus, but I don't want to rely on it for my time tracking data. The only thing I'm left wanting with this app: apart from the manual CSV export feature, your data is only available locally. Some features I would love to see: - iCloud syncing. - Automatically generate a CSV/HTML/JSON/XML/whatever document at some arbitrary location on the filesystem. That way I could write it out to my Dropbox folder and be able to access my data from the web. All in all, a very nice app. I have been using it for a week and have not seen any of the stabilitity and/or performance issues people are reporting on Mountain Lion.
Freelancer's estimate after several months of testing: this is a recommended buy - I'd like to give a quick feedback on this app after using it for a couple of months on a daily basis to track several continuously ongoing projects. I'm picky when it comes to apps and it's rare that I'm as happy with the general concept and usability of an App the way I am with Timecop. What I can say is that it's incredibly well crafted all around. Concept and Usability are flawless and the interface design is modest yet sophisticated and really beautiful. This is simply a really well made app, in and out. What is noteworthy is that it is possible to download this app, install it and immetiately grasp everything about it. I don't think it ever took me more than a second to intuitively grasp how to get something done. I come from app concept development so I know how difficult it is to achieve this level of easy of use. Kudos to the guys who thought this one out. What I haven't done so far is export the data and see if it changes or if there are any other unforseen problems, so I can't make a review about that. But the simple daily usage within the app couldn't be more sophisticated yet modest, simple and self-explanatory. Maybe a few more words to the interface design. It's not "fancy", and I'd say that's what makes it so strong and so beautiful. The interface animations, the fading in and out of the panel, the sliding and opening of project bars, that's all extremely well done and I really enjoy the daily usage of it. So, yea, this is definetely a 5 star review and I an wholeheartedly recommend this little app for any freelancer who needs a good time tracking tool.
Abandonware? - Great design, especially love that project names show up in menubar, BUT no updates in nearly a year. It should integrate with more billing programs. At least Freshbooks.
Just what I needed - As a student, I spend a lot of time working at my computer, and even more time at my computer not working (when I probably should be). I wanted an easy way to keep track of how much time I was spending on each of my classes and how much time I was spending on other stuff. This app is functional, easy to use, and does exactly what i need it to.