Daily – Hours & Time Tracker 4+

Task, work & activity log

Niels Mouthaan

    • 4.6 • 894 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Daily shows what you have been doing and for how long. It tracks your time by periodically asking what you are doing instead of using timers. Use resulting timesheets to submit your hours, create invoices, or increase productivity.

▶ Tracking time by asking what you’re doing
Forget toggling timers, stopwatches, or note-taking. Daily tracks your time by periodically asking what you are doing. This way, you will never forget to track any billable hours. Additionally, Daily helps prevent procrastination by letting you confirm your current activity regularly.

▶ Accurate timesheets
View accurate timesheets per day, week, month, and year, broken down by categories, projects, or customers. Use them to create invoices, report hours, or increase productivity. Additionally, see when you started and stopped working.

▶ Plan when to track time
Make Daily fit your working schedule. It features a scheduler enabling you to specify when Daily should track your time per day of the week. You can also (temporarily) disable time tracking or silently track an activity for a specific period.

▶ Automatically export hours
Import hours into your favorite invoicing software to create invoices or your company's HR system to report your hours. You can use AppleScript to automate this. Daily supports exporting in CSV, JSON, and various application-specific formats.

▶ Simple yet powerful
Daily is simple to use yet fully configurable to support your way of working. It looks beautiful both in light and dark mode. System-wide keyword shortcuts allow you to operate Daily from within other apps, and data is synchronized between your devices using iCloud.

▶ Also available for iOS
Use Daily's iOS app to view and edit timesheets when not behind your Mac. Visit https://dailytimetracking.com/ios for more information and availability.

Daily requires a license to track your time. You can obtain a monthly, yearly, and lifetime license within the app. The monthly and yearly license automatically renews unless canceled at least 24 hours before their end date. As a business, you can also obtain multiple licenses using a single payment method and distribute these licenses to your employees per email. Visit https://dailytimetracking.com/business for more information.

Terms of use: https://dailytimetracking.com/terms
Privacy policy: https://dailytimetracking.com/privacy
Support: https://dailytimetracking.com/support

What’s New

Version 1.22.16

• Improved performance when dealing with a large number of activities.
• Improved French translations.
• Fixed an issue causing Daily to crash randomly.
• Fixed an issue causing the combo box not to disappear automatically.
• Fixed an issue causing Daily to, in rare cases, track time while the user is absent.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
894 Ratings

894 Ratings

mousyaesthete ,

This is the app I've been looking for.

This is maybe my first app review of all time. I love this time tracker. I have ADHD and suffer from a thing called "time blindness," where my conception of time is just almost always wrong. I also have a really hard time switching tasks, or stepping back to evaluate what I'm doing, and whether I need to change course. When I was self-employed, I used toggl to record my own "time card," but now I need a time tracker mainly to satisfy my own curiosity, keep track of my activities in a low-key way, and have the ability to assess (roughly) how I'm spending my time without "time tracking" taking up big chunks of mental bandwidth (and time!!) This is it. The moment I installed it and the tiny pop-up asked me what I'd been doing, I almost cried with relief. It's so easy. You don't have to remember to look at the time whenever you switch activities, and mess around with your tracker. Your tracker notices this for you, and asks. It helps me track my time without becoming another "thing" I have to do.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your kind review!

0x0100 ,

Nicely built and perfectly minimal tracking tool.

I've been wary of the sample based/popup approach to tracking, but the developers have clearly taken care to make Daily Time Tracker unintrusive and fluid to use. The AppleScript integration is a nice touch, although it could use more documentation.

I especially appreciate the developer's privacy policy. As of writing activities are locally stored, and personal data isn't shared with anyone (increasingly rare, needless to say). I'm happy to pay for a solid product that doesn't make its money slinging my data.

The only thing I've felt is missing is sync across machines. I use multiple Macs throughout the day, and it would be useful to continue tracking when switching. It would be great if this could be done in a way that wouldn't detract from the privacy, say using iCloud Drive instead of a remote database. Or just adding an AppleScript action to import data could let users tinker this together themselves.

mattpat ,

Just the pesky remining I need

I bounce around from task to task so frequently, that I find it impossible to stay sufficiently-disciplined at tracking my per-task time. Although the regular popping-up of this app's "what are you working on" is a bit pesky, it's the only thing I've found that makes sure I'm tracking the right thing. And the stats at the end of the day are not only good for billable hours, but for getting a sense of my overall workflow and efficiency. I would like to see some (mostly) cosmetic improvement to the interface, primary of which is a visual indicator of (green dot, radio button?) of the task that's currently being tracked, and a stop/play or green/red button for enable/disable tracking (as opposed to the dropdown menu). I'd love an app that could automatically track the names of the window/file I'm on, as then I wouldn't need the pop-up reminder, but I strongly suspect that would be a much more complicated program, and so I say again, this is the only thing I've found that works.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your review! Note that there's no "active" activity that gets tracked. Daily works by sampling (activities) and calculates your timesheets based on the input you provide. Hence, there's no need for such a visual indicator. We are considering enhancing Daily by automatically applying activities based on the window/file you are working in/with. Would be an exciting feature indeed!

App Privacy

The developer, Niels Mouthaan, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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