Timemator | Updates & Release Notes

Release notes

Timemator Updates

Version 3.0.4

Version 3.0.4

Released on November 24, 2023

New Features

  • Time entry duration can now be edited directly. Input values like “50 min,” “2h 23m,” or simply “2”.
  • Dashboard window: Search for folder names effortlessly.
  • Added Auto-tracking support for Whale Browser.


  • Time entry list: Begin and end times have been swapped for smoother scanning from top to bottom.
  • Enhanced Auto-tracking support for Affinity products.
  • Prevent start/pause buttons from being pressed by Bartender while hiding/showing items in the menu bar.
  • Added a shortcut (CMD+K) to quickly edit current time entry notes in the dashboard window.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a critical bug that could cause the app to crash on launch.
  • Fixed an issues with wrong grouping of time entries after a time shift
  • Addressed some German localization issues.
  • Resolved rendering issues in macOS Sonoma.
  • Save notes after adding/editing them in the dashboard window and then switch to another application.
  • Fixed Time Entry Editor popover not closing on click outside after changing the Time Entry’s task.
Version 3.0.3

Version 3.0.3

Released on May 25, 2023


  • Added auto-tracking support for Microsoft To Do app (title tracking).
  • Added an option to automatically pause manual time tracking when your Mac goes into sleep mode.


  • Enhanced the editing experience for start/end dates in the current entry editor.
  • When editing the start/end time of a current time entry in the dashboard, the date picker now preselects hours or minutes based on where you click the button. You can also edit seconds directly in the picker.
  • While editing a current entry, the popover will remain open even if you switch to another application.
  • Added a new application menu in the dashboard for users using Timemator without an icon in the dock.
  • When duplicating a time entry, the associated notes will be copied as well.
  • Introduced a new icon for archived tasks.
  • Improved the visibility and contrast of the start/pause button in the status bar.
  • Rearranged the order of the "FROM — TO" labels in the time entry list for easier scanning from bottom to top.


  • Resolved an issue with conflicts during iCloud sync.
  • Fixed incorrect currency formatting for the Indian Rupee.
  • Corrected auto-tracking support for Slack.
  • Fixed issues with the weekly widget.
  • Restoring from a backup no longer results in missing time-entry revenues.
  • The chart now correctly displays the current time entry even when a filter is applied.
Version 3.0.2

Version 3.0.2

Released on January 18, 2023



  • Fixed selected vs displayed currency preferences mismatch in macOS Ventura.
Version 3.0.1

Version 3.0.1

Released on December 14, 2022

In this release, we fixed several bugs and crashes that slipped through in our previous update.


  • Timemator doesn’t present the main window if it was started on system launch.
  • Updated system preference screenshot in Welcome Screen for macOS Ventura.


  • Hide revenue labels from the dashboard window if billing is disabled.
  • Fixed breakdown calculation of a folder containing sub-folders.
  • Fixed crash after opening the context menu from the empty time entry list.
  • Fixed occasional crashes in reports.
  • Fixed rare crashes on app launch.
  • Fixed some crashes after Timemator fetched data during iCloud sync.
  • Fixed the issue with the visible dock icon after the restart by having the “Hide Timemator icon in the dock” setting turned on.
  • Fixed starting Timemator on system launch.
Version 3.0.0

Version 3.0.0

Released on November 21, 2022

Meet the new Timemator!

With this major update, we took everything we have learned from your feedback, all the best existing parts, and put them together in a new fresh UI and a new app structure.

We also have rewritten most of the codebase from scratch to build a solid platform for new upcoming features (and the list is very long 😎).

New UI with a full-featured main window containing Task Management, Timeline and Reports.

Support for light and dark modes

New Weekly Timeline

Combined Report with chart and time entries.

  • New task / folder breakdown report. We changed the way how you can view partial reports on separated tasks and filter time entries
  • New billing breakdown report

New Overview popover accessible from the status bar

New, more straightforward and clean status bar item.


  • Separated settings for auto-tracking and activity tracking. Now you can activate these features individually.
  • Now you can deactivate billable hours in preferences completely.
  • A ton of other smaller improvements.
Version 2.8.5

Version 2.8.5

Released on November 26, 2021


  • Fixed crashes while license activating and unlinking.
  • Fixed license verification-related crashes on app launch.
  • Fixed auto-tracking crashes after opening the Notion app.
Version 2.8.4

Version 2.8.4

Released on November 20, 2021


  • Improved Auto-tracking support for Firefox.
  • Updated preference toolbar icons.
  • Improved stability of the license verification workflow.
  • Overall code cleanup.


  • Fixed the task / folder selector for macOS versions prior to Big Sur.
  • Fixed an issue where the sessions list sometimes crashed or showed partly wrong content.
  • Fixed button label in the Session Merge panel for macOS versions prior to Big Sur.
  • Fixed rare crashes in Rule Configurator.
  • Fixed Auto-tracking notification HUD not being displayed in the center of the screen.
  • Fixed some potential crashes during the backup process.
  • Fixed restoring a backup having tasks or folders with the same name in the active list and archive.
Version 2.8.3

Version 2.8.3

Released on September 10, 2021

Meet the new improved task / folder selector!

While selecting a task for a new session (or a location of your task), you can now search through your tasks or create a new one on the fly!


  • Updated Auto-tracking support for the newest JetBrains IDEs (2021.2).
  • Improved stability of the session list.
  • «Mark as...» menu item is now disabled for non-billable sessions.


  • Fixed a bug causing Auto-tracking to stop working.
  • Fixed the German localization of the menu in the task list.
  • Fixed wrong «Task today» calculation in the menu bar.
Version 2.8.2

Version 2.8.2

Released on August 10, 2021


  • Updated Auto-tracking support for JetBrains IDEs.
  • Fixed wrong revenue calculation after multiple sessions were merged.
  • Resolved an issue with displaying a session without a task after sessions were merged.
  • Fixed the duplicated task summary in the PDF export file.
  • Fixed wrong total weekly hours calculation in the menu bar if the first day of the week was set differently from the system settings.
  • Fixed a memory leak in the Activity Service.
Version 2.8.1

Version 2.8.1

Released on July 10, 2021


  • Fixed crashes on macOS High Sierra.
  • Fixed a crash in the report overview
  • Notify user if task/folder name is empty in task/folder popover editor.
  • Solved an issue after deleting current activity from the timeline.
  • Fixed a problem causing license activation to get dropped.
Version 2.8

Version 2.8

Released on July 2, 2021

Meet the new Rule Configurator

  • Refreshed Configurator UI
  • Now you can define for each rule if it should apply only for an active window or for all.
  • Drag & drop, copy & paste rules and combinations. Also, copy & paste or drag rules from one task into another.
  • Select multiple rules to modify.

New Rule types for Skype calls & Slack workspaces / channels

Widgets for Mac

Merge Sessions

You can select multiple sessions and merge them into one, either by pushing them together or by filling the timer in between.

More new stuff

  • Overnight sessions will be displayed separately for each day in the session list.
  • Duplicate an existing session in the session list.
  • On Mondays, Timemator can optionally remind you to review your tracked time of the previous week.
  • Added an optional global shortcut to open the reports window.


  • Improved and stabilized sync of the currently running sessions.


  • Fixed clearing global shortcuts.
Version 2.7.4

Version 2.7.4

Released on January 14, 2021

New stuff

  • Session revenues: we changed the way how session revenues will be calculated once you change task/folder hourly rate. Now, revenues on all "unbilled" sessions will be always updated automatically. Revenue of billed or paid sessions will be "locked" and will not be effected by the task / folder hourly rate change.
  • First day of the week: now you can set a custom "first day of the week" for reports if you want to have it differently from the system settings.


  • Improved and stabilized sync of the currently running sessions.


  • Report window new correctly restores the last selected report type and scope.
  • Fixed Report > Export... menu item.
  • "Go to Today" from a custom range report now works correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where tasks couldn't be selected/unselected in the report's task breakdown list.
Version 2.7.3

Version 2.7.3

Released on December 17, 2020

New stuff

  • New app icon
  • Updated welcome screens


  • Fixed document and path label in the Activity popover.
  • Fixed notes placeholder color in the task editor.
  • Improved some wordings.
  • Other minor bugfixes.
Version 2.7.2

Version 2.7.2

Released on December 4, 2020

New stuff

  • Universal binary / build for Apple Silicon.
  • New options for status bar item labels:
    • Current Session & Task Total
    • Current Session & This Week Total


  • New updated task colors.
  • Updated appearance of the status bar item for macOS Big Sur.
  • Updated appearance of the unchecked checkbox in the task breakdown list.
  • Summary revenue in Reports now includes the current running session.


  • Fixed wrong day count displayed for monthly reports.
  • Fixed rendering sessions on the timeline if they directly follow each other.
  • Fixed rounding issue on session duration calculation.
  • Fixed the task breakdown calculation in PDF reports if only particular tasks were selected for reporting.
  • Fixed file path text color in the Timeline Activity popover.
  • Fixed calculating summary duration while running session is not included in the report.
  • Fixed style of section text in the session list.
Version 2.7.1

Version 2.7.1

Released on November 13, 2020

New stuff

  • Task List: New option to sort tasks by name.


  • Updated app UI for macOS Big Sur.
  • Improved UI in the task list, made it cleaner and more simple.


  • We have finally tracked and fixed the bug where sometimes input elements in the Report window became deactivated and no sessions / tasks could be edited.
  • Fixed an issue with missing "No data" view in the Session list if no sessions were tracked.
Version 2.7

Version 2.7

Released on September 23, 2020


  • Report Charts: we're dramatically improved performance of the report charts. It's now up to x200 faster rendering and up to x75 for data calculation!
  • Auto-tracking: support for JetBrains IDEs is back! For this to work, you would need to activate the following setting in your IDE though:
    • Go to Preferences > Appearance & Behavior > Appearance > Window Options and enable the "Always show full paths in the window header" checkbox.
    • Restart the IDE


  • Fixed missing charts on macOS Big Sur.
  • Fixed misplaced timer window position on opening from the Dock with the status bar being hidden (thanks to Thibaut Ninove for your support!).
  • Solved an issue with the auto-tracking button in the task list sometimes was getting dark.
Version 2.6

Version 2.6

Released on August 10, 2020

New apps supported by Auto-tracking

Final Cut Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Prelude

Instant Auto-tracking

Now you can let Timemator start the timer immediately after an auto-tracking rule applies.

New Auto-tracking matching conditions:

  • Filename / path contains a text
  • Filename / path matches a regular expression


  • PDF Export: new option to exclude session list from the export.
  • Removed the leading zero from the hours in durations for better readability.
  • Improved overall stability and performance.


  • Fixed crash on macOS Big Sur. (Known issue: in some cases, chart reports will not be displayed correctly. We will fix it before the official Big Sur launch though).
  • Fixed wrong calculation of the session duration after the begin or end time was edited manually.
  • Fixed some German localization (thanks to Christian Breu for the support!)
Version 2.5.2

Version 2.5.2

Released on May 22, 2020

In this update we've done a lot of housekeeping: improved Sync error handling and fixed some issues and bugs. Beside that:


  • Showing seconds for session begin/end date and duration in the Session Editor.
  • Added a tooltip showing the session duration with seconds in the session list.
  • Task notes will be included in the PDF-Export.
Version 2.5.1

Version 2.5.1

Released on May 05, 2020

iCloud Sync

Now you can keep all your tasks, folders, sessions, and auto-tracking rules synced across all your Macs. Learn more about this new feature in our iCloud Sync guide.


  • Fixed the "Import CSV" button in the empty task list.
  • Fixed the growing notes text field height in the Task Editor.
  • Fixed the issue with resetting the date range on task filter change in custom reports.
  • Fixed displaying minutes in the Activity Timeline then the time format set to AM / PM.
Version 2.2

Version 2.2

Released on February 26, 2020

In this update we've done a lot of housekeeping, refactoring and tons of improvements under the hood to prepare for the next big thing.

New apps supported by Auto-tracking

Google Chrome Canary
Safary Technology Preview

Improvements in Auto-tracking

  • Significantly improved URL tracking in all Chromium-based browsers and Safari.
  • Prevent the URL from being tracked in the incognito mode in Google Chrome.
  • Updated URL tracking support for Opera, Yandex Browser and Microsoft Edge.
  • Rule Configurator: the selected application path will be saved while changing the rule type from "Launched application" to "Active application" and otherwise.


  • Updated content of the Welcome window.


  • Fixed the wrong folder duration calculation after a task was moved from one folder into another inside the task editor popover.
  • Fixed the tracking of URLs containing quotes.
  • Fixed the missing screens of the Welcome window and the Auto-tracking examples in the Preferences if the system is set up to localization other than English or German.
  • Fixed the behavior of the "Collapse" and "Expand" options in the task filter list (Reports window).
  • Fixed couple of localization issues.

Version 2.1.2

Released on February 11, 2020

What’s improved

  • Auto-tracking: added support for Microsoft Edge.
  • Auto-tracking: added support EAP and Community versions of JetBrains IDEs.
  • Auto-tracking: improved Firefox 71 support.


  • Fixed a crash after editing a task from the Report window sidebar.
  • Fixed a crash while presenting corrupted URLs in the Activity Timeline.
  • Fixed an issue there Activity Timeline stopped updating the recent activities.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

Version 2.1

Released on February 4, 2020

Export to PDF

Now you can export your tracked sessions into a beautiful ready-to-print PDF file. And with the new Export panel, you can configure exact data you want to include. We also added an option to mark exported sessions as "billed".

Create new sessions directly from the Activity Timeline

New Marquee Selection Tool

Select log entries, groupings or sessions just by dragging over.

Advanced CSV Export Settings

Define columns to export and set delimiter of the CSV file.

Move to Task

You can select multiple sessions from the list and move them to a specific task all at once.

What’s improved

  • Improved the way the Custom Date Range Picker works.
  • Backups now include all activity entires by default. You can opt it out in the Backup Preferences.
  • Optimized backup performance.


  • Fixed the "Launch at login" function.
  • Fixed an issue there some activity logs might suddenly disappear.
  • Fixed a bug there Timemator stopped recording activities after the current tracked activity was deleted from the timeline by user.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

Version 2.0.2

Released on December 18, 2019


  • Added support for most JetBrains IDEs (IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, WebStorm, PhpStorm, CLion, RubyMine, AppCode, GoLand).
  • Added support for Opera browser

Session events multi-selection

You can select and delete multiple sessions at once. You can also get the total duration and revenue of the selected sessions.

What’s improved

  • Activity Timeline: new highlighted style for the current running session.
  • Smart-Import: added auto-recognition of the CSV delimiter
  • Smart-Import: if the format of the source CSV file was recognized, the header line will not be included in the import
  • No need for confirmation if you delete an empty task folder


  • Fixed a nasty bug there the Report Window sometimes became inactive and no data could be selected or edited
  • Fixed an issue there multiline session notes in the session editor popover weren't displayed properly
  • Fixed a bug in the task list there tasks were places in a wrong order after the drag & drop
  • Other minor bug fixes

Version 2.0.1

Released on October 24, 2019

This is a small update there we fixed couple of critical bugs and improved on stability.

Version 2.0

Released on October 7, 2019

Activity Timeline

Timemator automatically captures everything you do on your Mac. You can always go back to review what you were working on and with just a few click assign this time to your projects.

Create Auto-tracking rules directly from the Activity Timeline

Just right-click any Activity Entry and select "Create Auto-tracking Rule…" from the menu

Welcome Window

New Welcome Window helps you quickly get started the basic concept of the automatic time-tracking and get the most out of it.

What’s improved

  • Optimized for macOS Catalina
  • Reports: The Task Filter panel was moved to the right to better represent the navigation / data flow
  • Auto-tracking: added support for the latest versions of Firefox, Firefox Nightly, Firefox Developer Edition
  • Added an option to disable notification then auto-tracking was started / paused
  • Session notes will be shown in the timeline view
  • Lots of minor UI improvements
  • Fixed some minor issues

Version 1.1

Released on June 29, 2019

Reports Overview

See all your relevant tracked data at the glance in one place. There is also a new daily view where you can easily review and edit your recent sessions on the timeline just like in the Calendar app.

Undo / Redo

Nobody is perfect and we all make mistakes. But now once you accidentally remove a session or task, you can easily undo any change you make.

Read-only mode

Once the trial period expires, you can still review all your tracked data inside the Timemator.

What’s improved

  • Reports: total revenue is now shown along with the total duration
  • Reports: we found a better place for the "Export"-button. It is also enabled only if there is data to export
  • A lot of UI improvements. Updated some icons
  • Updated app icon
  • Fixed a lot of minor issues

Version 1.0.2

Released on May 21, 2019

This is a small update with some bug fixes and improvements while we are working on some great new features coming in the next release.

Version 1.0

Released on May 1, 2019

Timemator app is the further development of the Timepal project. And in its initial release we added a high requested feature — Billable hours.

Billable hours

Define your hourly rate to the tasks and let Timemator calculate your revenue. In the end, you can just export a report and send it directly to your client.