Keeps me reporting correctly, like no other time tracking app can.
I love this app. The latest update adds the ability to edit entries. My hands-down favorite feature though, is the “nag” that reminds me (at intervals I can control) to be tracking the right task. No more forgetting to switch my timer to a different project, at which point I have to stop what I’m doing to figure out where I am. I would love some more data visualization, but simplicity rules with this app. Thanks for the great app!
Almost five stars
The basic idea behind this application is brilliant. For years (eight years, nine months to be exact) I used a typical time tracking app that I had to actively engage with to switch between tasks. Despite continuous use I would still get caught up in actual work and forget to manually set my timers. The simple fact that Daily gives a quick pop-up to ask what I’m doing makes all the difference.The reason I gave only three stars is that I really need the ability to manually add and edit activities, as promised in the v1.5.0 release notes. I spend a lot of time working away from the computer and must have a way to track time the old-fashioned way. Without that ability, Daily is just short of useless for me.I’ll give five stars when the manual feature is delivered (assuming it’s implemented in a usable way).
An amazing app that needs some direction
First off, I would like to say that daily is a very promising and unique app that i’m going to stick with. As can be plainly seen , the interface is excellent and the "what are you doing" feature is novel. At first glance, daily's simplicity seems to be geared towards freelancers rather then corporate use. Unfortunately, it's missing features that would seem to be crucial for this use case, such as tracking seperate ongoing projects. It almost seems like the developers don’t seem to not know exactly who it’s customer is. Corporate users are going to want something much more complex, and while freelancers do like simplicity, this app does not have important features we require. With some minor additions, this app could be the best in or out of the app store and while I love simplicity,I feel it’s currently to it’s detriment. I would like to see :-A better way toview hours, daily has export options but no integrated UI to view hours. More robust export options such as PDF would be welcome as XLS does not export in an invoice friendly way.- An improved way to stop tracking for non work related items.-The ability to add different projects and to track them independently. (a requirement for freelance work)
Improved Performance - Great App
Recent revisions to this app have greatly improved the performance of Daily on my setup (MBP Late 2013, using multiple monitors at work and Parallels to run Windows). Earlier versions did not cooperate, but now all is working very very well. Now the app stays running and performs as I expect. I am happily keeping track of my highly fragmented day as Daily keeps prompting me for what I am doing now. I gladly provide an update because I know at the end of the day I'll have a great record of how long I worked on various tasks. Its a wonderful thing. Thanks to the developer for staying at it until the issues were fixed and making many other improvements along the way.
Great simple time tracking app
This app does a wonderful job at helping me keep track of how I’m spending my day. I may work on a number of differnet tasks and projects during a day and this solves the problem of remembering to start and stop the timer or switch tasks. The interface is simple and easy to use and the developer has been adding new features on a regular basis, particularly in the area of reporting. With that said, the philosophy of the app will probably not lend itself well to people who need to have detailed, to-the-minute accuracy for billing purposes. Depending on how often you set it to pop-up and ask what you’re doing, times will have somewhere around a +/- 15min. accuracy. This is fine for my purpose, which is to get a general accounting of how much time I’m spending on various projects for our weekly status reporting. If you do want more accuracy, it does also give you the ability to manually switch tasks. In short, I think this is the best time tracking app I’ve come accross to date for folks who frequently switch tasks or projects during the day.