Tyme 2

Developer: Lars Gerckens

Current Version: 1.7.4

Last Updated: 14 days ago

Download Size: 8.7 MB - Download


Tyme is a simple and effective time tracking tool for anyone who wants to keep an overview of the times they have worked.

Everything at a glance.
With Tyme, everything you need is right there. An instant overview of the times you’ve worked, your budget or deadlines.

Quick access & Autostart.
Control Tyme right from the Menubar, start timers via hotkeys and add notes to your time entries at any time. Tyme can also start automatically at system startup.

Search & Archive.
Filter your projects and tasks and move completed projects or tasks to the archive. Sort them by name, due date or by your own priorities. In Tyme, your project list never gets messy.

Time tracking, Mileage tracking and Expenses.
Besides tracking time, Tyme can keep track of mileage and expenses.

Multiple timers.
If you need to have more than one active timer, start as many as you want.

Extended hierarchy.
Whether you need just projects and tasks or more detail, in Tyme, you can add sub tasks and categories, as well as choose the depth of the hierarchy by yourself.

Tyme can keep track of already billed periods. No more double billing.

Use the statistics to monitor your workload, your working times, how often you took a break and what your average day looks like. The statistics also offer a forecast of your workload for the next weeks. Besides daily, weekly, monthly, annual time frames, you can also choose custom ranges.

Cloud Sync.
Tyme can sync your data across all your devices. Choose between iCloud or Dropbox for syncing.

Calendar Sync.
All recorded times can be synced as events to your calendar. You can rearrange events in the calendar and edit notes. Tyme will sync back to your calendar.

Forgot to start a timer? It's the middle of the night and a timer is still running? Do you have deadline closing in or you're about to exceed your planned budget? Tyme can remind you of these things. No need to configure your working times. Tyme learns your habits and will remind you at the exact right time.

Export & Scripting.
Generate time sheets as PDF, export your data as CSV or JSON to use it in other applications or use AppleScript to connect to the workflows of other apps. You can also export the whole database as a backup file.

Your time entries can be exported to GrandTotal. More plugins will come...

Various Import Formats.
Import your data from Tyme 1, CSV files, mite, a Tyme 2 backup file or via AppleScript.

Keyboard control.
Tyme can be used without a mouse and has keyboard shortcuts for almost all actions. 

Mobile App.
With the Tyme iOS app, you can track your time, mileage and fixed costs on the go. It also offers geofencing - No need to manually start or stop a timer; it can be done automatically based on your location.

Tyme for iOS is available as a separate purchase.


Release Notes:

- Archived tasks are hidden from selections menus now
- Equal notes are repeated for each row in the PDF export
- Several smaller UI fixes


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.6.0
Review by SimplyPhy

I love it. - I’ve struggled for years to maintain meaningful use of activity tracking tools, including a couple I’ve designed myself. I’ve only been using Tyme 2 for a week and a half, but so far it’s been awesome. Usually with software like this I constantly bump into frustrations stemming from poor design decisions, lacking features, over/under-sophistication, or just me not “getting into it”. None of this has happened thus far with Tyme, and every time I’ve decided I want to do a little bit more with it, or categorize my projects/task/subtasks differently, I discover the means of doing so in exactly the place/way [e.g. great hotkeys] I would expect it to be. Forgot to clock out? No problem. Forgot to clock in? No problem. Whoops, you switched tasks however long ago? Good for you, it’s easy to fix, and often just a click away. Very low maintenance. I was concerned about the iPhone/Apple Watch sync, given the reviews on here and on iOS. For me, it’s been great. When I update a task on my mac, I see the little wheel spin somewhere on the side/top of the interface, and vala, in my experience everything is on point. I even demoed the app to a friend on my iPhone yesterday and did so without a hitch, despite having so limited expierence with the iOS interface (i.e. it was super intuitive and very similar to the mac interface). Anyways, I was really skeptical that this would be another wasted app sitting around not getting use. So far, it’s been the opposite. I love it, and I use it in conjunction with Trello for work, which is decent. [Trello plugin would be super cool :D] Tyme 2 is, so far, the best app for activity logging that I’ve ever used, and I’ve tried and wasted money on many. Omnifocus and 2do are both passively installed on my mac (probably my fault, but just saying — one day I hope to actually actively use one), and tons of failed productivity apps are in a folder on my iPhone. I highly recommend Tyme 2. Keep up the great work!

Found helpful by 11 out of 11 people
Version 1.0.1
Review by stldoug

What a giant step backwards! - Wow! I’ve been using Tyme 1 for quite awhile now and really liked it. When I saw Tyme 2, I just automatically upgraded, thinking that it would be just as good (or better). Nope. Not sure how they thought this was an improvement?!? Cons: • Where’s the Cancel Buttons when you try to add a new category or sub task? Yeah, there isn’t any. I have to force quit to get rid of them if I really didn’t want to add one. • I have to use menu items or keyboard shortcuts now to make sub task? Really? You thought that was an improvement? Gone are the days I could quickly add a sub task when I was on the phone with a client. • How about any of the easy access buttons for a task or sub task. Why did you think removing those was an improvement?!?! I’m going back to Tyme 1. I would really not suggest you upgrade to this version. This is bad.

Found helpful by 4 out of 5 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.7.4
Review by timothi_banks

Awesome and well thought out - I have to hand it to Lars for a job well done with Tyme2. I tried a few other free apps on the appstore and was disappointed. This app however is well worth the cost and hits the mark. Not only does the developer take time to respond to queries or bugs, but the app itself runs very well. It’s got a clean logical organization in terms of user flow, and I really appreciate some of the minor things. For example, let’s say you started working but forgot to start your timer. In Tyme2 you can start the timer you had forgotten to start previously, and select from the System Menu, “Turn Back Start Time…”, whereby you can roll back the timer in intervals of 5 minutes. You can do the same when stopping the timer (roll it back): ie, let’s say you quit working 10 minutes ago and forgot to stop the timer. From the system menu you can choose “Stop timer” and select “10 minutes ago”. It’s just the little things like that which make the app so handy. Not to mention the visual aesthetic and design is well crafted and well done. I truly hope this app contiunes to develop, its really nice. So far after several weeks of using it daily, the only thing I can think of for a feature request would be to be able to “merge tasks”. IE, let’s say you had two tasks, with seperate time entries, beneath a category. It would be cool to be able to select two of them, and “merge” the the time log into one (ie, two tasks with two separate entries would become one task with two separate entries)…Wishing the best and thank you Lars for a great application.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people