Qbserve

Automatic productivity & time tracking for macOS

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#5 Product of the DayMay 16, 2016

Mac time tracking automation: freelance project tracking, timesheets, invoicing & real-time productivity feedback

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Reviews

  • Kiran KunigiriA guy who makes cool stuff.
    Pros: 

    Almost every app and website is pre-categorized

    Charts categorize the day into: productive, neutral, distracted

    Create custom projects

    Cons: 

    Nothing really

    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.

    Kiran Kunigiri has used this product for one day.
  • Ted HanTechnical Lead, DocumentCloud
    Pros: 

    Qbserve is an activity tracker designed with us poor wretched procrastinators in mind. Does a great job tracking & providing visual feedback

    Cons: 

    It's pretty awesome! Most of the things i had complaints about have been fixed during its frequent updates after launch

    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.

    Ted Han has used this product for one year.

Discussion

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Ivan MirMaker@ivmirx · maker of Qbserve time tracking app
Hi all! We wanted a really powerful OS X productivity tracker, so we created Qbserve. It tracks apps, their windows, sites, Youtube videos, subreddits, chats in Skype, and teams in Slack. The chat tracking is especially handy in case you work remotely and use the same chat apps for both your clients and friends. Also as a standalone app Qbserve doesn't require subscription and keeps all your tracked data locally on your machine. Thanks for your feedback!
Irina MirMaker@irmirx · artist, illustrator
By the way if you want to use the hunting cat badge from our Qbserve page, you can take it from here:
Philip Kuklis@philipkuklis · Co-Founder, Hubble
Great work @irmirx @ivmirx, I really like the detailed breakdown and the ability to categorize all activities myself! Gonna give it a shot 👍
Pseric @pseric · 免費資源網路社群
Impressive design, and......price.
Ivan MirMaker@ivmirx · maker of Qbserve time tracking app
@pseric it's still cheaper than most of subscription-based time trackers. Also I believe it will pay off. 🙂
Laszlo Levente Mári@laszlolm · CEO @ Dakai - Blockchain Services
An other product that categorizes PH as unproductive soooo @bentossel you are still unproductive all day 😜
Ivan MirMaker@ivmirx · maker of Qbserve time tracking app
@noxowe @bentossel :D but you can always change it in the "Details" tab in case PH is your day job!