Apr 11 AT 12:00 PM Christopher Earle 25 Comments

Time Tracker: Where Does The Time Go?

Do you need to track time spent on a number of projects? TimeTracker, available in the Android Market, does an excellent job of keeping track of how much time is spent on a particular project.

TimeTracker all time stats.

TimeTracker all time stats.

TimeTracker’s simple interface and ease of use makes it an ideal tool for keeping track of your time on your T-Mobile G1 with Google. Projects are added on the main screen. Once a project has been added, touching that project places a check mark next to the project’s total time. The total time displayed can be set to Today, This Week, Yesterday, Last Week, or All. You can also select a custom date range for the total time display.

Long touching a project allows you to edit the project, delete the project, or show the individual times in the selected total range. If you have forgotten to indicate when work on a project has started, time worked can be manually entered from the Show times screen.

TimeTracker offers a handy 7-day weekly report of all projects and all time spent. This is useful for identifying projects that are being neglected, or projects that are taking more time than anticipated.

Handy features of TimeTracker include the ability to export a view to a .csv file for import into another application and the ability to back the database up on the G1′s SD card. It also allows the setting of the week start day to either Monday or Tuesday. TimeTracker includes a good built-in help, but is so easy to use that it almost isn’t necessary.

Weekly summary for TimeTracker

Weekly summary for TimeTracker

As a free app, TimeTracker is very much worth the price and is one of those apps that makes tracking multiple projects and clients very easy. It is definitely a 5-star app.

Christopher Earle has been working as a freelance writer since 1987. He currently lives in the Denver, Colorado area with his wife, son, and their two cats. He has been a fan of open source software for many years.

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  • Gammax

    A project planner for android?

  • Arasmus

    No longer available on Android Market. Searched for TimeTracker – zero results.

  • Gadget

    Time tracker is an AWSOME application…used it regularly until my G1 had to be replaced for speaker failure….can’t seem to find this app on market and WANT IT BACK BADLY. Does anyone have the developers email or know how to get back….put it back on market please….GREATEST TIME KEEPING APPLICATION!!!! Really miss it!

  • barireid

    where has this app gone?! i could really use something like this, but market is empty and can’t find it anywhere on the web….

  • Mike Taylor

    I found the source for this app on Google Code (it’s GPL):
    http://code.google.com/p/android-timetracker/

    I don’t have the tools to compile it and put it back on the market, could someone else do that?

  • Gadget

    I don’t have the original developers’ email address to ask for update to “donut” or compatible version. I don’t know who to ask if they could take on this task to work on this program…any suggestions? This was an awsome app and no other apps in the market today perform in the manner that this did…a true time tracking application in it’s simplest form. Thanks for the current information but still need help getting someone to look at this and possibly update it and load back to market….Regards….

    • http://Website Terry

      I am interested in taking over this code; but I do want to “monetize” it or some advanced features (eventually…).

      I certainly don’t want to make an overly complex or expense app — This is just very useful to me and I a good base project as far as I can tell.

      What does the community here think? Is there already an active “owner” these days?

      • http://Website Terry

        FYI: Please note that I don’t mean to come across as pushy … I’m actually quite content to help the current owner(s)/developer(s) and/or donate to help progress. I just thought I would start a discussion to encourage this project to continue!
        Sincerely, …Terry.

  • Gadget

    OMG!!! It’s back….look on Android Market for “Time Tracking”….Sean…your the greatest!! many thanks for bringing this app back; I think it’s the best for time keeping at the task level…especially for someone that hits tasks multiple times a day across multiple days/wks/mos..working mult tasks across mult projects….this app ROCKS!!! Hope to see many more from you; simplistic, but POWERFUL! Thanks again!!!!

  • http://Website Rich

    ok, what am I missing – this app SAYS it is exporting to csv, but the file is timetracker.db which is a SQLLite 3 file format.

    Anyone?

  • http://Website Peter Maier

    I found a new time-tracking application on the android market called “timr”. I’ve been using the free-version for 1 unser for 4 weeks already and it’s quite convenient. I also use it for doing my logbook. Check it out @ http://www.timr.com
    or search for “timr” on the android market – it’s really easy and functional.

    greets, peter

  • http://fritzism.com fritz desir

    Time Tracker is back in the Market. Yay!

  • http://bitrzr.com/ Pedro Morais

    You might also want to check a new time tracking app we (bitrzr) published a few days ago in the market, it’s called “Cube Time & Expense Tracking” (searching for “cube time” should be enough).

    We don’t have yet the nice weekly views (we’ll get there!), but the advantage is that all data is synced to our online timetracking app (available at http://cube.bitrzr.com/ – subscription fees might apply, depending on usage).

  • http://Website Terry

    I am interested in taking over this code; but I do want to “monetize” it or some advanced features (eventually…).

    I certainly don’t want to make an overly complex or expense app – This is just very useful to me and I a good base project as far as I can tell.

    What does the community here think? Is there already an active “owner” these days?

    • http://Website Terry

      Oh… just to be sure. I don’t mean to come across as pushy … I’m actually quite content to help the current owner(s)/developer(s) and/or donate to help progress.

      Sincerely,
      …Terry.

  • http://Website sergey

    found good time tracking software – true time tracker – its free http://www.truetimetracker.com/

  • http://Website Kye

    I did a search on my HTC straight from the Android Market link and found it. August 2010

  • http://businessproposalsample.org business proposal sample

    I would really like to use this product. i am so unlucky, that is not in market right now.

  • http://www.xperttimermobile.com Daniela

    There’s another new product on the market. It might be of interest for everybody who wants to trackt time on tasks, export the times and print reports…

    Check it out at: http://www.xperttimermobile.com (approx. USD 6.-)

  • http://businesstimeapp.com Daniel Winter

    Sorry to revive this old post but if you’re looking for Android time tracking that is FAST and EASY to use this is from the http://BusinessTimeApp.com website:

    * Time sheet emails for easy invoicing
    * Photos to ensure you keep accurate visual records
    * Voice memos to minimise typing
    * Projects to easily manage related tasks
    * Maps to monitor time spent in each location
    * Tags to see how much time you spend on similar tasks
    * A to-do list to keep you focused
    * Integrated address book to make it easy to contact clients
    * Backup & restore functions to keep your data safe

  • kyle

    Toggle is good.

  • John

    I really appreciate all the work you put into this blog regarding Time Tracking Tools. For time tracking on my android phone I use Talygen App.

  • Henrik

    Another great time tracker (timesheet) app is Timesheet by LlamaLab. It also allows you to track multiple projects. And it got feartures like hourly rates, expenses, mileage and much more:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.llamalab.timesheet.free

    Give it a try, its free.

    More information on:
    http://llamalab.com/timesheet/

  1. GammaxGuest 6 years ago

    A project planner for android?

  2. ArasmusGuest 6 years ago

    No longer available on Android Market. Searched for TimeTracker – zero results.

  3. GadgetGuest 6 years ago

    Time tracker is an AWSOME application…used it regularly until my G1 had to be replaced for speaker failure….can’t seem to find this app on market and WANT IT BACK BADLY. Does anyone have the developers email or know how to get back….put it back on market please….GREATEST TIME KEEPING APPLICATION!!!! Really miss it!

  4. barireidGuest 6 years ago

    where has this app gone?! i could really use something like this, but market is empty and can’t find it anywhere on the web….

  5. Mike TaylorGuest 6 years ago

    I found the source for this app on Google Code (it’s GPL):
    http://code.google.com/p/android-timetracker/

    I don’t have the tools to compile it and put it back on the market, could someone else do that?

  6. GadgetGuest 6 years ago

    I don’t have the original developers’ email address to ask for update to “donut” or compatible version. I don’t know who to ask if they could take on this task to work on this program…any suggestions? This was an awsome app and no other apps in the market today perform in the manner that this did…a true time tracking application in it’s simplest form. Thanks for the current information but still need help getting someone to look at this and possibly update it and load back to market….Regards….

    • TerryGuest 5 years ago

      I am interested in taking over this code; but I do want to “monetize” it or some advanced features (eventually…).

      I certainly don’t want to make an overly complex or expense app — This is just very useful to me and I a good base project as far as I can tell.

      What does the community here think? Is there already an active “owner” these days?

      • TerryGuest 5 years ago

        FYI: Please note that I don’t mean to come across as pushy … I’m actually quite content to help the current owner(s)/developer(s) and/or donate to help progress. I just thought I would start a discussion to encourage this project to continue!
        Sincerely, …Terry.

  7. GadgetGuest 6 years ago

    OMG!!! It’s back….look on Android Market for “Time Tracking”….Sean…your the greatest!! many thanks for bringing this app back; I think it’s the best for time keeping at the task level…especially for someone that hits tasks multiple times a day across multiple days/wks/mos..working mult tasks across mult projects….this app ROCKS!!! Hope to see many more from you; simplistic, but POWERFUL! Thanks again!!!!

  8. RichGuest 5 years ago

    ok, what am I missing – this app SAYS it is exporting to csv, but the file is timetracker.db which is a SQLLite 3 file format.

    Anyone?

  9. Peter MaierGuest 5 years ago

    I found a new time-tracking application on the android market called “timr”. I’ve been using the free-version for 1 unser for 4 weeks already and it’s quite convenient. I also use it for doing my logbook. Check it out @ http://www.timr.com
    or search for “timr” on the android market – it’s really easy and functional.

    greets, peter

  10. fritz desirGuest 5 years ago

    Time Tracker is back in the Market. Yay!

  11. Pedro MoraisGuest 5 years ago

    You might also want to check a new time tracking app we (bitrzr) published a few days ago in the market, it’s called “Cube Time & Expense Tracking” (searching for “cube time” should be enough).

    We don’t have yet the nice weekly views (we’ll get there!), but the advantage is that all data is synced to our online timetracking app (available at http://cube.bitrzr.com/ – subscription fees might apply, depending on usage).

  12. TerryGuest 5 years ago

    I am interested in taking over this code; but I do want to “monetize” it or some advanced features (eventually…).

    I certainly don’t want to make an overly complex or expense app – This is just very useful to me and I a good base project as far as I can tell.

    What does the community here think? Is there already an active “owner” these days?

    • TerryGuest 5 years ago

      Oh… just to be sure. I don’t mean to come across as pushy … I’m actually quite content to help the current owner(s)/developer(s) and/or donate to help progress.

      Sincerely,
      …Terry.

  13. sergeyGuest 5 years ago

    found good time tracking software – true time tracker – its free http://www.truetimetracker.com/

  14. KyeGuest 5 years ago

    I did a search on my HTC straight from the Android Market link and found it. August 2010

  15. business proposal sampleGuest 5 years ago

    I would really like to use this product. i am so unlucky, that is not in market right now.

  16. DanielaGuest 5 years ago

    There’s another new product on the market. It might be of interest for everybody who wants to trackt time on tasks, export the times and print reports…

    Check it out at: http://www.xperttimermobile.com (approx. USD 6.-)

  17. Daniel WinterGuest 4 years ago

    Sorry to revive this old post but if you’re looking for Android time tracking that is FAST and EASY to use this is from the http://BusinessTimeApp.com website:

    * Time sheet emails for easy invoicing
    * Photos to ensure you keep accurate visual records
    * Voice memos to minimise typing
    * Projects to easily manage related tasks
    * Maps to monitor time spent in each location
    * Tags to see how much time you spend on similar tasks
    * A to-do list to keep you focused
    * Integrated address book to make it easy to contact clients
    * Backup & restore functions to keep your data safe

  18. kyleGuest 4 years ago

    Toggle is good.

  19. JohnGuest 2 years ago

    I really appreciate all the work you put into this blog regarding Time Tracking Tools. For time tracking on my android phone I use Talygen App.

  20. HenrikGuest 2 years ago

    Another great time tracker (timesheet) app is Timesheet by LlamaLab. It also allows you to track multiple projects. And it got feartures like hourly rates, expenses, mileage and much more:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.llamalab.timesheet.free

    Give it a try, its free.

    More information on:
    http://llamalab.com/timesheet/