Chronos is a time tracking application with a clean and intuitive user interface. It is designed to be minimalist, so you can focus on your work.

Tracked work periods are organized in projects and tasks. Time tracking can be started or stopped from within any application using custom global shortcuts or the menu bar item. Projects can be exported as CSV files.

Main features:
• Time tracking
• Inactivity detection
• CSV export
• Manu bar item
• Global shortcuts
• Archiving of old projects
• Flag tasks as done
• Mark work periods as invoiced
• Project presets

What’s New

Version 2.2.1

• Fixed migration bug of version 1.x projects
• Fixed sidebar bug
• Fixed empty sidebar bug
• Fixed bug in project selection popover

Version 2.2:
• Project presets
• Move work periods to other tasks
• Sidebar can become wider
• New menu bar icon to stop time tracking
• Fixed H.%M time format
• Bug fixes and internal changes

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Stee-rider ,

Very simple, but it works.

Extremely straightforward and simple. Create a Project. Create a ticket. Ticket has a timer. Start. Stop. That’s the entire app. No invoicing, no rates, no nothing else. Basically a hierarchal list of timers.

The only things I’d like to see added are a log for each timer (record of start/stop times), and an ability to adjust timer logs manually.

Caleb-G ,

Great Simple Time Tracker

As a freelancer, I need to track my time. However, I despise apps that promise to automatically track your time, as I always would end up having to dig through the logs to sort stuff out.

Chronos has the perfect set of features for me, without too much complexity. It’s just one of those apps that makes you wonder why developers would build anything else. The menubar helper is really sweet, too.

Two things would make it perfect for me. First, it hasn’t been updated since August 2013. Although it still performs perfectly, the UI is looking a bit dated and I like to see some ongoing development. The developer is still writing apps though, so let’s hope that he returns to Chronos sometime soon. Because of this apparent abandonment, I’ve tried and failed to find a suitable replacement that would “stick". The other change? It would be lovely if you could hide the dock icon.

Overall, it's a great app with perfect functionality, and I will continue to use it, praise it, and hope that it gets some love soon.

StevetheBird ,

Best time/productivity app I've found so far

I have tried about 5 different apps to track my time as a freelancer, ranging from free to $15 and I have been disappointed by all of them. This is the first app that is covering all the things I need - ability to create client categories, projects under those categories, ability to start and stop time AND it stops the time on its own if it there is no activity (you set the idle limit). You can also add notes for each project and export your stats. The interface is intuitive and easy to use. A really helpful app for the money.

App Privacy

The developer, Clemens Schulz, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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