Adobe After Effects time tracking

Automatic Time Tracking for After Effects…

…and all other apps!

Timing tracks every second you spend working on special effects, without having to start and stop timers.
You see exactly how much time was spent on each individual AE project, and can easily categorize that time using drag-and-drop.

Download the Timing app and start tracking your time in Adobe After Effects today!

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Track time in After Effects

Here's an example of the information Timing records for Final Cut; for Adobe After Effects, Timing even records your project's full file path. Notice how Timing tracks how much time you spend on each individual project and video, without having to install a plugin.

You will just need to enable Screen Recording-based tracking in the Timing settings, so that Timing can obtain your project title from After Effects.

Most other non-linear editing apps such as Premiere Pro are also supported. And all of this information is only visible to you, of course.

In fact, we have a dedicated page on why Timing is the ideal time-tracking app for video editors!

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Assign your time to projects.

Simply assign your time via drag and drop, then use the timeline's smart suggestions to combine blocks of time that belong together.

The timeline works like in a non-linear editing app, so you'll feel right at home.You have never accounted for so much time with so few clicks!

Manual time entries: Giving you full control.

Not all your work happens in front of the computer. Timing’s interactive timeline makes it easy to add “offline time” such as meetings with just a few clicks.

And when you want to focus on a specific task, Timing lets you start and stop timers just like any other time tracking app.

Know how much time you spent on any device, including iPhone and iPad.

Timing can import your mobile app usage from Screen Time, giving you a comprehensive overview of all your work, regardless of which device you used.

Timing is the only third-party solution for viewing Screen Time data in this way.

You like Dark Mode?
So do we!

Timing fully supports Dark Mode, so it will blend right in with your other professional tools.

Privacy-friendly time tracking for teams.

Timing also supports working in groups. Your team members can report time towards shared projects; you view their reports in the Timing web app. No personal times or private details are shared.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much time did I spend in After Effects?

To learn how much time you spent in Adobe After Effects, you can install the Timing app. This app will then automatically track how much time you spend working on special effects in After Effects and all other apps, so you see exactly where your After Effects time went.

How do I track time in After Effects?

Tracking time in Adobe After Effects is easy. Simply download the Timing app and install it. Timing will then run in the background, automatically tracking in the background how much time you spend working on special effects in After Effects. No start/stop timers required!

Do I need any After Effects time tracking plugins?

You do not need any plugins or extensions to track time in Adobe After Effects. Instead, our app Timing periodically asks the After Effects app what you are working on and records time for that — without the need to install a plugin!

How does time tracking for After Effects work?

Timing tracks Adobe After Effects times by frequently checking what you do in that app. It will then record those times towards the open AE project. This works without having to install any extension or plugin; simply download and install the Timing app. The rest works automatically!

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