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I used this app for > 1 year, almost daily. Main benefit is the smoothness. Most time tracking apps are too clunky to find the time to use, but the watch app and Today widget make it very easy to switch timers thoughtlessly. The only downside is the reporting. The in-app reporting is depressingly minimal - just a table with total hours for each tracker. The web reporting tools are pretty good, but not worth paying $100 / year in monthly subscription fees. And without the ability to analyze, there’s little point in time tracking. I was hoping that by spending this kind of money, we would see some nice new reporting features added to the app, but its been the same for years, and I cannot justify the expense anymore. Trends and graphs (which already are built into the online version) would make this app much more useful. Would be especially nice if these were included in a dedicated iPad app, too.
With my phone and old watch, this was a 5-star app; with my only slight disappointment being the lack of ability to set overtime rules. But that’s easy enough to deal with myself after I export my CSV. BUT: The complication no longer works on the Apple Watch. I upgraded to the Series 4 yesterday, and the Hours complication will not let me add it to new faces. The app synced over, and it works when I launch it manually. The complication even works still on my legacy faces that transferred over when I switched. But I can’t add it to the new faces I’ve been trying to set up. This a problem for me, given my workflow and my unpredictable need for time tracking. My work is fairly interrupt driven and only certain clients and projects need to be tracked. So the ability to switch time tracking with just a couple of taps to the wrist was a godsend. So, tl;dr, this is a 5-star app on old hardware. But I guess the devs have abandoned it on the meantime, and if you have current hardware, you’re unsupported moving forward. So minus 2-stars on current gear.
Suddenly you can’t use the app anymore without logging into an account. I didn’t have an account and don’t want one. This shouldn’t be allowed to be marked as a “free app with in-app purchases” if you literally can’t use it without purchasing anything. And don’t tell me the account is free, because there’s no bozo-level which costs nothing — there’s only a 30 day free trial. This is complete garbage too because if I only use the app on one device, no infrastructure or services are needed on their end for syncing (i.e. because I’m not syncing anything). I used to have a fully functioning piece of software on my phone, which wasn’t synced with anything and which therefore did not require any account— now I don’t have access to any of my timers or past information or anything. This is really garbage, highway robbery at its finest. Thanks for destroying my perfectly good app with your unnecessary update, and thanks for robbing me of access to a bunch of my personal data which i spent hours creating (pun intended). Seriously though the people who pushed out that upgrade that forces users to have an account— terrible people.
I installed the app to track my time through out the day. When I first opened the app, I wanted to add that I woke up at 9:07AM. So, I set a time slot for wake up time at 9:07AM. (It was currently 10:40AM). So, the app automatically setup a 1 hour and 40min window for waking up. When I tried to adjust the wake up time; I had to use a 2nd time slot for what I was doing from 9:07AM until 10:40AM. That was difficult to do. During the process of trying to figure out how to add another time slot; I realized that you only get THREE FREE TIME SLOTS and you have to PURCHASE additional time slots! How can you test the app with only three free time slots? The app also signed me up as part of a TEAM when I had selected tracking time for individual productivity. Then, somewhere in-between uninstalling and reinstalling-the app; ( I had uninstalled then reinstalled in order to rate the app), it said that my password was incorrect and I needed to create a new password....it was a big mess from there and I have now WASTED more than 2HOURS trying to add a productivity app that did not work!!!🤨🤯
I had used this app for a few years to track my productivity and project hours for billing. That is until they suddenly updated and put everything behind a subscription paywall without warning. It was forcing me to create yet another account and select which version, none of which are free, and in fact are a fairly high cost when compared with other comparable apps. What upsets me most is the lack of consideration for the existing user base with the sudden change in business model. It would have been understandable if they put new features behind the paywall and kept a free version, but they completely squashed any free use of the app. If they lack respect for their current users now, what will stop them from sudden changes in costs and package features in the future. This company has completely destroyed any trust I had towards them. I would never recommend them or their products now. The happy ending is that I’ve already found another app that does just as much, if not more, and is free.
Hours is the time tracker you will actually use.
"The Perfect iPhone Time Tracking App" - Forbes
"Surprisingly pleasant to use…well-thought-out interface" - TechCrunch
“The world’s easiest way of tracking your time.” - 9to5Mac
Best New Apps - Apple
With a visual timeline,
smart reminders, reporting, and an easy to use interface crafted by an Apple Design Award winning team, Hours lets you:
- Choose between the Professional, Team and Personal version based on the features you need
- Easily create simple timers that track named tasks real time
- Start/stop/switch timers with one tap
- Edit the visual timeline to quickly identify and correct mistakes
- Sync your time across multiple devices including Apple Watch and Hours Web
- Use Siri to start and stop timers
Please email us if you have any questions or suggestions to improve the app: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours offers an "Hours Pro" monthly subscription for $7.99 per month and an “Hours Pro” yearly subscription for $79.99 annually. When you purchase a subscription, it will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account and will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current period.
Hours also offers an "Hours Personal” subscription for $29.99 annually. When you purchase a subscription, it will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account and will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current period.
To manage your subscription, (including upgrading, downgrading and deactivating auto-renewal), go to the Account Settings screen after purchase. Instructions are available at: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202039
Terms of Service: https://hourstimetracking.com/terms-of-service/
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