May 11, 2016 in Project Tracking (E)
[prMac.com] Valdivia, Chile - QotoQot introduces Qbserve, an automatic private time tracker for Mac OS X. There are many time management tools on the market and some of them have really great features for teams. But the goal of Qbserve is to be the most powerful productivity app for individual users like freelance developers, designers, artists, writers, and many other self-employed independent professionals.
Qbserve solves one of the main problems of time tracking software: it can differentiate between chats of popular messaging apps - Skype, Slack, and Telegram. This is especially useful for remote workers because they can log the hours of communication with their teammates separately from the time spent chatting.
For the same reason, YouTube videos and Reddit forums (subreddits) are also tracked separately so that users can assign work or study related videos to correct categories, and their productivity stats will not be impacted. Additionally there are other controls to customize time recording for personal workstyles: setting weekdays and time periods to track, pause, or ignore specific sites, applications, or windows.
Tracking is not the only purpose of time management tools; the other one is staying focused and motivated. Qbserve approaches this with instant feedback on user's actions. Its dock and menu bar icons change colors dynamically to highlight the current productivity in real time. Users can also set alerts to notify them when they are reaching their goals or spending too much time on distractions, and compare performance between days, weeks, and months.
Qbserve even tries to assist in maintaining work/life balance with the ability to set regular reminders for repeating activities, like taking breaks, stretching, exercising, or being mindful.
In addition to all these features, Qbserve is completely secure. Unlike many popular time trackers it works offline, doesn't require registration, and keeps all the tracked information on the user's machine. It may ask to submit unrecognized sites and apps anonymously, so that they can be added for all users in future releases, but these requests can be easily disabled in settings.
* Automatic recognition of apps and popular websites opened in Chrome, Safari, and Opera browsers
* Separate productivity of Slack teams, chats in Skype, Telegram; YouTube videos, Reddit subreddits; different windows inside one application
* Show application windows as standalone activities
* View all logged windows for each application record
* Ignore any application, website, window, etc.
* Enable dynamic dock icon and/or menu bar item status
* Search activities with filters by name, productivity, category, application or time period
* Edit uncategorized activities that weren't recognized by Qbserve
* Set idle time limit and turn it off for some categories like "Videos"
* View detailed chart with productivity meters for any period within a year
* Get feedback on how productivity changes compared to previous days, weeks, months
* Pause and resume tracking
* Track only selected weekdays or time periods
* Shift the day starting time in case user is a night owl
What's New in Version 1.2:
* Over 300 new sites and app bundles for automatic lookup, over 5500 total
* Support for recognizing Slack teams and Telegram chats as separate activities
* 64-bit Intel based Mac
* Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10), El Capitan (10.11) or higher
* 20 MB Hard Drive space
Pricing and Availability:
* US $30 until June 30th (25% Off)
* US $40 after that date
Located in Valdivia, Chile, QotoQot is a small studio that develops apps and games. The company's aim is to make everyone's life simpler by creating things that could help in this. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2013 QotoQot. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.