What Are You Working On?

Stone Hill Time Card is the epitome of application design. It’s a flawless time tracker.

I found Time Card yesterday in a fit of frustration with TimeEdition, a useful little app and my previous favorite. Time Card has every single feature (save one) I need and none that I don’t. The premise is simple: answer the question “what are you working on?” as plain text at the top of the window. Previous chunks of time flow in a chronological list (like Twitter) below. Observe the magic syntax “task for project” and it knows to segregate the results by project. Begin typing and previous results auto-populate.

Leave notes with more specific tasks in the hidden but easily accessible notes field.1 Any mistakes or oversights are easily corrected via the editing feature. Command-tab between applications and you’ll notice a badge indicating time spent on the current task. It’s thoughtful features like these that I love.

At the end of the day, you can review your time distribution with the slide out pie chart panel or the long term totals view. If there was a way to export data or save a report, this would be the most perfect application I have ever had the privilege of using.

I’m so head-over-heels for Time Card I can hardly contain my excitement. Every interaction is skillfully tailored to my exact needs. I feel giddy using it. Please check out Time Card. It’s absurdly good.

  1. Would be great if I could close the notes tab with Command+Enter. []

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