Time Sink

Developer: Many Tricks

Current Version: 2.1

Last Updated: 5 months ago

Download Size: 9.3 MB - Download


Time Sink helps you track how you spend your time on your Mac. It automatically logs opened windows and applications, and keeps track of how long you've spent using things in total (i.e. running), and in the foreground (i.e. actively using). It does this without any user intervention required to start or stop processes - it's just set-and-forget easy!

New ad-hoc timers even let you track time you spend away from your Mac, so you can capture your entire day.

You can view graphs showing your usage over time, sorted either by date and time (showing a logical view of your work habits), or by total and/or foreground time used, showing which apps and windows get most of your time. You can also create pools, which are groups of associated windows, to allow automatic tracking of activities -- put Safari, Firefox, and Chrome in a Browsers pool, for instance.

Data can also be exported manually or automatically, for further analysis in a spreadsheet or database program.


Release Notes:

• Time Sink can now optionally take screenshots at a regular interval to better illustrate what you spend your time on. The Export preferences have the necessary controls to enable and configure this new feature.
• After enabling the screenshots feature at least once, window title monitoring will also work again on macOS 10.15 Catalina.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.2
Review by SJP-iPad

Nice For Seeing Where Your Time Goes - This is a an application that I purchased just for fun and out of curiosity. I will admit that when I first began to use it I was a bit confused, seeing application times being displayed and then vanishing. I searched the menus and finally found how to keep the full list of applications visible, even when they are not active. Nonetheless, while the application appeared confusing at first glance, as I did explore the menus and get the settings where I wanted them for my personal preferences, the app became far more pleasing and interesting. It is useful and interesting to see where your time is going while sitting in front of the computer. The ability to drop and even blacklist an application provides some flexibility that can be useful. For future revisions, the app designers may want to consider a timer or timers that can be controlled by the user - such as for keeping track of billable hours while working on a project for a client. It is an interesting app at a reasonable price which seems to perform as advertised. I have not noticed any interference with other applications, but should that become an issue, the app can be shut down or set to use less processor resources. Nice app.

Found helpful by 28 out of 28 people
Version 1.2.1
Review by Pete Allport

waste of money - This app is unclear and poorly designed. It also isn't optimized for retina display.

Found helpful by 2 out of 13 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.1
Review by GayPuppy

Amazing App!! I've been using it since 2012 - People write more reviews!! Very underated

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.1
Review by GayPuppy

People, take a min, write a review - It is amazing how this app does not have anymore reviews. While most apps are all going to a subscription based model, and tbh 90% of them DO NOT need a subscription model. I like how this developer has continued improving this app. I am myself a software developer so I understand the attraction but in all honesty, most apps should not be a subscription but I will always happily pay for an upgrade major upgrades when a new version comes out. Cheers

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people