June 20, 2011 in Project Tracking (E)
[prMac.com] London, England - OfficeTime, the maker of the OfficeTime time tracking solution for Mac and PC, has launched its long-awaited update featuring over 100 improvements. OfficeTime continues to build upon its easy-to-use time tracker, supporting busy professionals who invoice on an hourly fee schedule - or who simply need to know where they are spending their time to be more productive or against a fixed-cost project.
"OfficeTime's interface is deceptively simple, but behind that simplicity is the real power to track exactly what you do each day," said Stephen Dodd, OfficeTime.net director. "These latest improvements make OfficeTime even easier to use as we adopt little touches suggested by our enthusiastic community. We think the best products balance simplicity with real world user feedback."
A few of the many updates include:
* Improved export to Excel and Numbers including decimal support
* Decimal time entry (type "1.5" and "1 hour and 30 minutes" appears)
* iPhone / iPad sync support for the coming companion apps
* Automatic grandfathered backups. Automatically makes an hourly, daily, weekly and monthly backup because you can never be too safe with data that makes you money
As a thank you to its active user base, the company is giving away this major update free to all current users.
Some other features available on this time-tracking tool are:
* Instant invoicing
* Easy "live" reports, enabling users to edit reports on-the-fly
* iCal sync, providing quick access to the day's activities at-a-glance
* Team reporting
"OfficeTime has almost no learning curve, being flexible enough to adapt to any style," Dodd says. "It's ideal for busy people switching between multiple tasks and priorities. As a small business owner myself, I know that effective billing is an absolute must in a tough economy. Not only does it insure that you get paid for your actual hours spent, but it also gives your client a clear breakdown on time spent. OfficeTime is effective enough that most people increase their billables without any extra work."
Pricing and Availability:
The Mac and PC versions can be purchased online for $47 (USD). Unlike web-based time-tracking applications, OfficeTime does not require a monthly subscription fee. If OfficeTime doesn't pay for itself in increased productivity through better time tracking, users can get a full refund anytime within 120 days.
OfficeTime was established in 2003 as a spin-off from Transcena Design of Edmonton, Canada. OfficeTime was developed in response to Transcena's urgent need for an easy-to-use, effective, time-tracking application. Designed and continually improved by the same developers who were relying on it every day, OfficeTime was an immediate success when released to the public.