Qbserve

Automatic productivity & time tracking for macOS

5.0/5
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Mac time tracking automation: freelance project tracking, timesheets, invoicing & real-time productivity feedback

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7 Reviews5.0/5

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.

Pros:

Almost every app and website is pre-categorized

Charts categorize the day into: productive, neutral, distracted

Create custom projects

Cons:

Nothing really

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.

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

Strikes the right balance between smart time tracking that requires minimal input and allowing for more fine-grained drilled-downs, if that’s your thing.

Pros:

Easy to set up, easy to manage, minimal input

Cons:

A mode to turn off the screens I’m not interested in would be great.