- On-boarding improvementsc
- Bug Fixes
Ratings and Reviews
I didn't lose my data
I've been using the free stuff for awhile because the interface is quick and initiative. So I have lots of data in the app on my phone (no online account). When I saw they revamped their service levels I feared the worst... But other than being compelled to finally create an online account I didn't suffer any data lose, nor has my past data been disabled (even though I'm well past the allowed three timers for free service tier). Thank you. PS if you had an all you can eat device-only tier (no web) for $12/year I think you'd get more sales from people like me.
Developer Response ,
You can still access your data and use Hours for Free, just select the version that is best for you, select "Try a Taste Before You Buy". Then login or create an account (name, email, password). You will get 3 free additional timers (beyond what you already have) and you can continue to use Hours for Free. If you choose, you then have the option to subscribe to Hours Personal (for the low introductory price for the first year) or Hours Pro. You will get unlimited timers, sync, automatic backup and simplified timer creation. Additionally, Hours Pro subscribers also get Hours web access. If this resolves the issue please consider updating your rating and comment. Thank you.
Great on the phone and old watches. But no support for series 4.
With my phone and old watch, this was a 5-star app; with my only slight disappointment being the lack of ability to set overtime rules. But that’s easy enough to deal with myself after I export my CSV.
BUT: The complication no longer works on the Apple Watch. I upgraded to the Series 4 yesterday, and the Hours complication will not let me add it to new faces. The app synced over, and it works when I launch it manually. The complication even works still on my legacy faces that transferred over when I switched. But I can’t add it to the new faces I’ve been trying to set up. This a problem for me, given my workflow and my unpredictable need for time tracking. My work is fairly interrupt driven and only certain clients and projects need to be tracked. So the ability to switch time tracking with just a couple of taps to the wrist was a godsend.
So, tl;dr, this is a 5-star app on old hardware. But I guess the devs have abandoned it on the meantime, and if you have current hardware, you’re unsupported moving forward. So minus 2-stars on current gear.
No longer a free app
Suddenly you can’t use the app anymore without logging into an account. I didn’t have an account and don’t want one. This shouldn’t be allowed to be marked as a “free app with in-app purchases” if you literally can’t use it without purchasing anything. And don’t tell me the account is free, because there’s no bozo-level which costs nothing — there’s only a 30 day free trial. This is complete garbage too because if I only use the app on one device, no infrastructure or services are needed on their end for syncing (i.e. because I’m not syncing anything). I used to have a fully functioning piece of software on my phone, which wasn’t synced with anything and which therefore did not require any account— now I don’t have access to any of my timers or past information or anything. This is really garbage, highway robbery at its finest. Thanks for destroying my perfectly good app with your unnecessary update, and thanks for robbing me of access to a bunch of my personal data which i spent hours creating (pun intended). Seriously though the people who pushed out that upgrade that forces users to have an account— terrible people.
- Hours, LLC
- 50.9 MB
Requires iOS 11.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Hours, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Hours Pro $7.99
- Hours Pro $79.99
- Hours Personal $29.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.