Finding a time tracker chrome extension

Last update on Sept. 18, 2018.

I needed a small simple way of keeping track of how much time I used on different tasks. Both at work, but also at home with my hobbe projects. I have decided that a small chrome plugin would probably be working best for me, as I work with web development, and I've already got my browser open. I will try to install different extensions and evaluate them here.

First of all, I've got some requirement:

  1. NO login or accounts ... It's _my_ time, no one needs to analyse or track it.
  2. It should be free.
  3. I need to see how much time I've used in total on a task, even though it is split over several days
  4. I need to see what I have done on a specific day. We need to track tasks at work and hand in a monthly report.
  5. I need some reminder if I forgot to change task.

Going to https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/time%20tracker?hl=da looking for "time tracker" gives some hits, a lot which we can already see requires an account. To avoid these, I've made a list:

  • Toggl button
  • TMetric - Time tracker & productivity app
  • FreshBooks Time Tracker
  • Clockify
  • Minterapp Time Tracker
  • Harvest Time Tracker
  • Hubstaff
  • Everhour Time Tracker
  • Paydirt Time Tracker
  • SCREENish Time Tracker
  • YoCoBoard: An online time tracker
  • Tracking Time | Button
  • VivifyScrum Time Tracker
  • .... and the list goes on!

Ok, that was a long list. Mainly to remind myself, not to install these extensions. Also, I've skipped those specialised trackers made for ie. Jira or other systems. So are there not any free time trackers?

Yes, I've found: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/simple-time-track/mfklifbdkkkmmkjnglplnaaooagiapjk which however does not sum up the time used, and there are no way to distinguish the days. An extension called "Super Timer" is kind of the same. So actually it doesn't look that good.

So what can I do about it? I think I will make one myself, a very simple one that suits my need. I will post some specifications later.

Until the, cheers!

Jens

 

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