Hi, I just figured out that I can click the "clock" and start timing the corresponding task. But I still wish to have a stopwatch so that I can monitor the timing. Also, by allowing real-time comments or remark making, the user can record each steps more easily.
Niko on 04 Sep, 2014 04:09 PM
Thank you very much for purchasing the app!
But I still wish to have a stopwatch so that I can monitor the
If you go to the app's preferences and change the setting for
"Show time in status icon" in the "Menu Bar" tab, you will probably
get what you need.
Also, by allowing real-time comments or remark making, the user
can record each steps more easily.
When you check the setting "Show 'Add note to timing' panel
after stopping the timer" in the same preferences tab, you will be
able to enter a comment to the current timing after the timer is
stopped. This is not quite "real-time; I will see if I can add such
a feature to the app...
If you have any more questions/issues, please let me know.
I just used the app for the first serious task timing. It is terrific!
(1) Yes, "Show time in status icon" in the "Menu Bar" tab -- it exactly meets my need. It is even better than the stopwatch kind of design, since it is not distracting with seconds clicking.
(2) I like the "Show 'Add note to timing' panel after stopping the timer" setting. It provides chance to summarize the task as well as self-evaluation in doing the task. For example, I added a note, "- Completed the regression table about peer, pass and interaction term.
- The nature of the task is sort of mechanic but a little bit tedious. Focus in the key.
- Focused. Quality time. "
By the way, one further suggestion along the line: perhaps to add self-evaluation function to timing. That is, after each timing stopped, user may add labels to reflect self-evaluated quality of the timing, such as very productive, productive, OK, soso.
I think to solve the "real-time note" demand, a very practical first step is to allow user add notes while a timing is in process. As my understanding, in current version, when a timing is in process, a user can add description of the timing by selecting "get info", however, he/she can only add note after the timing stopped. It would be better to add note directly, rather than adding notes to the timing description.