Automatic Time Tracking for Preview…
…and all other apps!
Timing tracks every second you spend reading and editing, without having to start and stop timers.
You see exactly how much time was spent on each individual PDF document, and can easily categorize that time using drag-and-drop.
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Track time in Apple Preview.
Here's an example of the information Timing records in various document-based apps such as Apple Keynote. Notice how Timing tracks how much time you spend on each individual file.
In fact, we have a dedicated page on why Timing is the ideal time-tracking app for remote workers!
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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.
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.
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.
How do I track time in Preview?
Tracking time in Apple Preview 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 reading and editing in Preview. No start/stop timers required!
Do I need any Preview time tracking plugins?
You do not need any plugins or extensions to track time in Apple Preview. Instead, Timing periodically asks the Preview app what you are working on and records time for that — without the need to install a plugin!
How does time tracking for Preview work?
Timing tracks Apple Preview times by frequently checking what you do in that app. It will then record those times towards the open PDF document. This works without having to install any extension or plugin; simply download and install the Timing app. The rest works automatically!