Chrono Plus is a convenient task manager and time tracking tool with a host of handy features. Chrono Plus is suitable for anyone who needs to manage time and tasks more effectively and efficiently. A must-have for any freelancer or professional paid by the hour, it features a sleek, intuitive interface for management of tasks, cost calculation and invoicing. Also available for iPhone and iPad, Chrono Plus keeps all data in sync across computers and mobile devices.
• Easy and fast creation of tasks and subtasks
• Color marking and search for better navigation
• Tracks completion of tasks and projects
• Time and cost tracking
• Idle detection
• Multiple hourly rates
• Built-in invoice generator (formatted in MS Excel)
• Ability to e-mail invoices to clients or save them to external applications
• Project visualization using graphs and charts
• Full synchronization between iPad, iPhone and Mac
• Also available for iPhone and iPad
* Sync with iOS-devices requires Chrono Plus for iOS, sold separately.
Minor fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Very Good Tracker, But...
In general, Chrono Plus works quite well. I’ve set up several projects, each having several tasks. Very easy with this app’s intuitive user interface. The menubar icon keeps it readily available to select a task (or create a new one), and then to start and stop timing.
However, Chrono Plus lacks a reporting capability (other than generating invoices). While it is possible to display the history of an individual project and its tasks, or just a single task or “All” tasks (without identifying the projects with which they are associated), there is no way to print or save this information. A simple list and a CSV file would provide lots of flexibility for users to display or report on that information in any way they wish to.
Customer Support was great. When I asked about Chrono Plus’s reporting capabilities, Support responded quickly with accurate and relevant information.
Overall worth getting, there are a few things I would change
It is very simple, which I love. It exports to spreadsheets, which all time tracker apps should do.
I wish I could set up a keyboard shortcut for starting and stopping the timer.
I wish there was one more layer of sub category, I work with an agency that works with clients. So I am third party. Each client generally has a list of products that they need. I would like to have one category for the agency that I work with, then nested projects for the clients, then tasks within each project.
Adding a time entry is a little weird, but I guess it is thorough. I would like to be able to right click the task and select “Add Time Entry.” That could bring up a popup window with basically the sam information as current, but bigger and more spread out. That would make it easier to process, and click things as well as not having to click through a bunch of things just to find it.
I had to think about it, and notice the plus and minus buttons in a separate menu to make a time entry.
Good time tracking, but lacking some essentials
This is a nice, simple, to-the-point time tracking app. Sits in the status bar and is unobtrusive.
It’s easy to make new projects, add tasks within them, and time your work. You can manually add time entries as needed. And the optional idle-detector works well.
The main thing the app lacks is a way to present your timesheet data. You can fill in some fields, and it will export an Excel file for you. But it lacks some details… For example it inserts fields for client IDs and invoice IDs, but doesn’t have any option to keep track of those IDs or increment them for you, so you have to manually keep track yourself.
It also, incidentally, presents a very nice-looking breakdown of your time and various tasks within a project, with a multi-colored pie chart and bar graphs and stuff. But you can’t print this or export it to a PDF; the only way to export your projects is to an Excel file, which is all text and not a great presentation. And of course you can make a PDF of that, but it’s not pretty-looking like the internal presentation with the graphs. Seems like an oversight; this could be a great app if it had better options for presenting your timesheets, and keeping track of clients and invoice numbers.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.