App to Track Time of Open Files

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  1. shumatec macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking for an application that can track, on a daily basis, what files I had open and for how long they were open. Mostly it's because I'm really bad at tracking my time spent on projects and by the time I get around to logging my time I can't remember what I did last week! Hopefully there's an app out there that can help!
     
  2. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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  3. shumatec thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the response. But no, those aren't quite what I'm after. Those solutions require me to set up projects and clients and to manually start and stop a timer. I want something more basic and automatic. All the app needs to do is to see when I have a document open and track the amount of time that document was open, along with the document name and possibly the application that opened it. And it should keep a running log of this separated by day. So if I forget to log my daily tasks for several days, I can look back at the log and see what docs I had open and for how long. I suppose even better would be if it tracked how long those open docs were active vs. idle.
     
  4. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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    I remember back in the days of OS 6, there was a program that did that (can't remember the name now, it has been 16 years). But I haven't seen anything like it with OS X.
     
  5. shumatec thread starter macrumors newbie

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    YES!!! That's just about exactly what I wanted, thanks for the tip!
     
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