For years, I’ve searched for a way to track how I spend my time. I have a wandering mind and as an independent, freelance musician that works from home, days can disappear if I’m not careful.
I tried using a hourly planner, coloring blocks of time per activity. Promptly forgotten. I tried using an invoicing app, and while the project timer was handy, it still didn’t display the tracked info in a useful way.
Early in the week, I stumbled upon a time tracking app for Mac/iOS called Timelime.
You can add tasks, each with it’s own timer. You control the timers via a quick access menu on the top bar. The tracked info can be displayed as a list, calendar, pie chart, and more.
What I love about the calendar display is that you can see color coded dots that show you what you worked on, and on what days.
This is a great way to honestly gage how much time and energy I actually devote to an activity. I suspect I spend more time thinking about doing things, than it actually takes me to get them done.
I’m super excited about this. I’ll check back with you in a month or two to let you know how it goes!
Do you have a favorite productivity tool? Let me know!
Thanks for reading,