- You can try Toggl. It's free and has a desktop and mobile app.I'm a huge Toggl fan, I use them exclusively for all my freelance work. Awesome chrome extension, reminders, projects, etc. great for freelancing.
This app is pretty awesome. They made it so detailed that when I walked away from my laptop for 20 minutes, instead of just logging whatever app I was on, it asked me if I was eating, sleeping, exercising, etc. since it knew I was away from the computer
It logs every single website and app you visit, and almost everything has been categorized for you. You can even make your own categories and projects to specifically log as well. At the end, I can also look at everything I did with charts and a pie chart showing my overall time spent categorized into productive, neutral, and distracted, which is a really awesome way to get a quick overview.
Other activity trackers and systems for keeping organized have always stressed me out a ton. Qbserve is the first activity tracker i've used that i don't feel hung up or bad about using through the entire cycle of use. There are periods where i will stop tracking for a while, but Qbserve is always easy to jump back into and use. You get immediate feedback about what's going on, and the color tracking in the dock icon gives a great visual feedback mechanism as a reminder for how on track you've been (or not).
Classification has gotten better, and the ability to triage stuff yourself is great. I wish there were some way to segment up my twitter use into work related, and time wasting, but that's my only complaint.
I have tried many time trackers before I started to use TMetric, but each of them has its own cons. TMetric combines user-frinedly interface and a wide range of useful functions and integrations. Integration with Asana was one of the essential points for me. Also I like that Tmetric has a mobile time tracking app, so you can keep tracking of your activity out of office too.
I use Redmine + TMetric to manage my working activity and keep tracking of working hours and I am fully satisfied with these tools. TMetric helps me to stay productive and reduce the waste of time. Tmetric provides me with detailed time and tasks reports
- Take a look at these guys, they have a really awesome physical interaction tool to swap projects. Was a Kickstarter and they did really well.
Playing with my Makerkit is a lot of fun, but took a while to get it right. I really like having the physical object to turnover, but the apps also work great on the phone. Main downside is that when my laptop is shutdown / hibernates, the zei does not always reconnect. Means I just use the app instead.
- Daniel Alm made this productMy app Timing automatically tracks time you spend on your Mac. That's perfect for your purposes, as it lets you keep track of time without having to worry about start/stop timers, which can be particularly annoying if you have lots of side projects. Also, I'm currently working on a brand-new version, launching next month. You can sign up for the beta at https://beta.timingapp.com.
- TimeTac is a good alternative. You can define your tasks. With a simple click you start your task tracking. The TimeTac App for Android, iPhone or Windows Phone is free. In general TimeTac provides web-based and mobile time tracking systems. Customers appreciate its high user friendliness and perfect levels of service.