Klok, An Adobe Air Based Free Personal Time Tracker

K lok is a free and personal Adobe air based software which every freelancer must have. The software is a great time-tracking solution for m...

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Klok is a free and personal Adobe air based software which every freelancer must have. The software is a great time-tracking solution for multi-platform users, as well as anyone who likes to keep it simple. Klok keeps track of the time that you spend on various projects and provides sub project tracking and timesheet exports. Two predefined projects and a blank project are available for selection in Klok. The predefined projects have the advantage that they already contain several sub projects. If you select the Web Project you get several sub projects including testing, design and HTML. which can be tracked separately from each other. In addition, knowing how much time you spent on past projects, can allow you to better estimate future projects. Keep track of anything with Klok's simple work timer and visual display of how your days "fill up". So join us after the break for more information.

Features We Like

Visual Display of Your Time

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When you think about your day or week, does it feel like it is getting "filled-up" with work? We thought so too. That's why Klok shows your time entries as blocks that fill up your days very much like your calendaring application works. Most applications just let you enter the total time spent on a project per day in a spreadsheet view. The problem with that approach is that you potentially lose some valuable information. For example, if you or your staff spend four hours each on two separate projects within a day, it might be useful to know that the time was spent in 16 individual 30 minute entries as you toggled between projects numerous times thoughout the day. By having this information, you can identify inefficiencies that might be totally lost if you didn't track this level of detail.

Flexible Client/Project Structure

Do you organize your work by client? Do you have multiple projects for each client? Are they broken down into tasks? The way you think about the work you do is likely to slightly different than the way others think about it. For that reason, Klok allows you to set up your clients, projects and tasks (and sub-tasks and sub-sub-tasks etc.) just the way you like it.

True Time Tracking

Does your time tracking system require you to keep track of the time you spend throughout the week just so you can enter it into the time "tracking" system? With Klok you can avoid the unnecessary step of keeping track yourself. Simple start working on an item by dropping on the "Drop here to work on" area at the top of the screen (or right click a project or task and choose "Work on"). When you start working on something else the timer on the previous task will automatically stop and a new one will start. The time spent on the task will be added to your week view and show up when you view the dashboard or timesheet. You can also stop a timer manually using the stop button at the top of the screen. And don't worry... you can always adjust the times after if you need to.

Timesheet Export

Although entering your time throughout the week is not best handled by a spreadsheet, sometimes it is useful to view your entered data as a spreadsheet. For this purpose you can view and export a timesheet as a spreadsheet. Not only can you see a timesheet for your week, you can also choose any arbitrary date range to export.

Dashboard Reporting

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Tracking a whole bunch of data is really only useful when it tells you something. Would it be useful to know that you spend more time on non-billable work on Mondays that any other day of the week? Of if billable work time has been steadily increasing over the last month? The Klok dashboard gives you access to this kind of data and more.

Import Meetings

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If you are like us you spend a bunch of time every week in meetings. Typically those meetings' times are stored in your Google or MS Outlook Calendar. We hate the idea of having to copy meeting times from your calendar and add them into your timesheet manually. So with Klok, you can automatically connect to your calendar and import those entries automatically. Then just select the ones you want to add to Klok and attach them to the appropriate project and you are done.

The projects can be archived and exported which is a great added functionality. Overall, its a great tool for both tracking and managing your time which can then allow you to better estimate future projects. Enjoy! The application is very responsive and it is easy to create new projects or sub projects. Reports are saved in Excel format which is also excellent.

This is an Adobe Air based application so you need to download Adobe Air Runtime 1st.

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