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Timelines Helps You Finally Know Where Your Time Goes
I love seeing capable apps from independent apps and that’s the case here with Lukas Petr’s Timelines. This is a full-featured time tracking application that has…
I love seeing capable apps from independent apps and that’s the case here with Lukas Petr’s Timelines. This is a full-featured time tracking application that has just introduced a litany of new features centered around the improvements within iOS 16. It has one of the most verbose feature sets of any time tracking app and it makes it easy to be on time, track your projects, and stay focused.
The app is simple to use with the ability to control timers with a single tap. You can configure goals for daily progress as well as monthly and weekly. As you track your categories of time, you can visualize your time management through timelines and charts. The timeline is is my favorite as you can zoom in and out to change the period of time displayed and see how it was spent.
Many native iOS capabilities are supported here, such as Dark Mode. Dark Mode follows the system setting so it doesn’t need to be changed on a per-app basis. Shortcuts make logging even easier as it can be entirely automated. Start logging different categories based on the apps you use or a key phrase you speak.
There’s a dedicated events log tab so you can your entires as you go. Plus, they can be edited if you ever forgot to stop tracking an event. When you’re done, you can export all of your time in a CSV or PDF.
As I mentioned, there are new iOS 16-specific features here to explore. Some features have been expanded on such as widgets. Widgets have been supported on the Home Screen, including the ability to log time directly from the widget, but now they’re on the new Lock Screen. Lock Screen widgets can show you your timelines or jump right into the app. Focus Filters are new too and allow you to filter your timelines based on your Focus mode.
Tracking time isn’t just for independent contractors or lawyers who want to bill by the hour, but anyone who wants to be more efficient. It’s useful to see where you’ve spent your time during the day, week, or month. You may not realize that you’ve inadvertently allocated a disproportionate amount of time to a task. With Timelines and its impressive feature set, it’s easier than ever. Plus it looks good too.
But enough about other people's apps.