Yes, ‘hr‘ is that good. It’s ‘hr’ which is the shortened version of ‘hour’ (in lower case, too) that makes you wonder if some clever Apple engineer and his designer co-worker didn’t quit the company to launch their own business. hr is a task timer which times your tasks and relates them to projects and clients. It’s both inexpensive and highly usable for any Mac user engaged with clients or with tasks and projects to complete.
hr resides in the Mac’s Menubar so it’s always available, from within any Mac app, to start and time a task. Set up hr to track projects and clients. Add categories of work and time each task. hr is smart enough to stop timing when you stop working on your Mac.
Click the hr icon in the Menubar to view tasks, start and stop tasks, add categories, projects, and clients. All from one drop down window.
Each tracking session can be edited, too, and it’s simple to add notes to each time tracking session. All the timing details are tracked in a log which can be exported as a CSV file for a spreadsheet or to import into a billing and invoice system.
What caught my eye about hr is how elegant it is to use. There’s no learning curve. Install, set up a task, begin timing. Add categories, clients, and projects as needed, and each task can be assigned to any one of them. hr is a pleasure to use even for simple tasks, but, as always, the best benefit comes to those who are disciplined enough to time their tasks. After awhile, you’ll be come more productive, more efficient, and have actual data which tells you where your time is being spent.