Reactive time tracking app?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by adib, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. adib macrumors regular

    adib

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    Hi All,

    How do you think of reactive time tracking applications? The one that monitors which apps are you using and your relative activity level within each app (keystrokes? mouse moves?) and then let you apportion those activities to individual projects?

    We're thinking of creating an app loosely based on David Seah's Emergent Time Tracker concept. Specifically it tries to track your time while you are working on your mac and lets you see later on what activities do you tend to spend your time on. This is unlike the more traditional time tracking app that requires you to enter the activities/projects beforehand.

    The usage pattern is more towards tracking time of desk-bound information workers. I've written down s story on how a typical day of these people look like and how an application may help them to stay productive.

    Please tell me what you think of this kind of app and what do you need from it.
     
  2. melissaTM macrumors newbie

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    time tracking apps

    Reactive time tracking apps are generally a bit out of favor due to the perception that they invade privacy. Still, it may be a good idea in niche markets. Also, if your app can integrate with expense tracking and project management apps like TimeMerlin, financial accounting software like QuickBooks, and biometric apps, then it may be very interesting.
     
  3. adib thread starter macrumors regular

    adib

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    Invading privacy? It's no more privacy-invading than the system log that you can access via the Console application.


     

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