July 7, 2010 in Project Tracking (E)
[prMac.com] Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - OfficeTime today is pleased to announce the release of OfficeTime 1.5.2, the latest update to their best-selling time-tracker software for Macintosh and Windows. Employing a colorful and intuitive GUI, OfficeTime can be learned in minutes. It operates invisibly in the background, syncs automatically with iCal, and provides comprehensive reporting and invoicing. An instant success with both users and reviewers, OfficeTime helps generate more billable hours.
Everyone who bills out their time by the hour, whether teams, consultants, attorneys or freelancers, is forced to deal with the problem of time-tracking every day. Multiple clients, multiple jobs for a single client, and multiple rates for different jobs and/or personnel all combine to make time-tracking an irritating, but necessary chore. Add unavoidable interruptions, and quickly changing tasks, and what was just a chore becomes a full-blown crisis. OfficeTime is effective in solving all the problems of time tracking due to one simple fact: people enjoy using it. Clearly, the time-tracker app that gets used is superior to the one that doesn't, regardless of the latter's bargain price or myriad capabilities.
* Simply time or enter billable hours and expenses
* Track time easily for individuals, teams or large groups
* Seamless, bi-directional sync with Apple's iCal
* Generate professional looking invoices
* Cross-platform, works with teams using both Macs and PCs
* 21 day fully operational demo
* No-questions-asked, 120 day, money-back guarantee
* Create reports revealing exactly where time is being used and how profitably
* Join the community of OfficeTime users and offer feedback to the developers
Of course, the heart of any application used for hourly billing is the timer. OfficeTime uses an unobtrusive, expandable window with a single push-button. Select a project and start timing or just enter time manually. Or, even easier, pick a project from the global menu available in any application to quickly start a timer. OfficeTime tracks the start time, duration, charge for time based on rate, color-coded work category, and any notes that have been made. If the timer is running and the user forgets to pause it when interrupted by a phone call, the timer will automatically query the user about those minutes when he resumes work.
OfficeTime can be synced with iCal to view and/or change entries at a glance, and generates professional invoices, including detailed or summary listings of all charges. In addition, the app effortlessly creates colorful reports based on more than a dozen criteria: billable hours, idle hours, team hours, individual hours, income per week, income per person, income per category, performance per client, etc. "We started in 2003 with an exceptionally good product, and I know that because we built it ourselves for our own use," stated company Director Stephen Dodd. "OfficeTime 1.5.2 is the result of thousands of enthusiastic users who told us how much they loved it, and what we could do to make it even better. We would like to thank the OfficeTime community, whose feedback helped us add more than 175 new features and refinements, all available as free updates in recent versions."
* Compatible with Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6, Leopard 10.5 and Tiger 10.4
* Universal binary works on Intel and non-Intel Macs
* Compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP and 2000
Pricing and Availability:
OfficeTime 1.5.2 is available now for $47 (USD) for either the Mac or PC platform. A free, fully operational, 21-day trial copy of the software may be downloaded from the developer's web site. The application comes with a "120-Day, No-Questions-Asked, Money-Back Guarantee." PC and Mac User Groups may contact OfficeTime for volume discounts.
Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, OfficeTime was established in 2003. Stephen Dodd serves as Director of the company which was spun off from Transcena Design of Edmonton. It was in response to Transcena's urgent need for an easy-to-use, effective, time-tracking application that OfficeTime was born. 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. Copyright (C) 2009-2010 OfficeTime. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, OS X, Snow Leopard, Leopard, and Tiger are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 2000 are registered trademarks of Microsoft, Inc.