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Powerful, Colorful, and Intuitive Time Tracking

yaTimer uses colorful graphics and intuitive controls to make the task of tracking your time across multiple tasks easy, with advanced settings and printed report capabilities.

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What are people saying about yaTimer

Tom Colvin I'm obsessive about time management and time tracking software. This is one of the best I've ever encountered -- it's simple to use, yet very powerful. I'm buying it, replacing other software that I've been using heretofore.

There's a lot of like in this program. First, is the license which allows installation on 3 computers, PLUS a USB memory stick installation. The program allows association of tasks with projects and clients, an important feature. It offers both time tracking and countdown [with alarms]. The day's tasks can all be entered and arranged top-to-bottom as you choose, by priority, for example, of by sequence in which you intend to deal with them.

The bold graphic interface also appeals to me. I like an in-the-face timer: it's a strong motivational tool. Not only that, the screen box is scalable, from very small to full-screen visible across the room -- talk about a kick-in-the-ass motivational tool!

One last caution however: I'm having trouble actually BUYING the software. I'm trying to buy it with a US credit card, even though I'm based in the Philippines. So far my purchase has been rejected. Hope this gets resolved within the discount period.
Feb 28 2009 at 5:11am Copy Link
Daniel Walker Is this able to be password protected? and keep running while 'locked'?
Aug 3 2009 at 6:58pm Copy Link
Nir Dobovizki No, yaTimer can't be password protected
Nbd-Tech - Aug 5 2009 at 6:47pm Copy Link
J A Merkosky Which version of yaTimer is being offered on August 11th?
Aug 8 2009 at 2:31am Copy Link
Nir Dobovizki The version offered on August 11th will be the latest version + an entire year of free upgrades.

That means it will be version 2.4 and any version release on or before August 11 2010 will be a free upgrade.
Nbd-Tech - Aug 8 2009 at 6:49am Copy Link
Gordon Johansen This looks like a fabulous piece of software. I just ran through the trial and tutorial and spent some time with other features. Clean, intuitive and useful.

For a small business owner who is always juggling 14 jobs, this is just perfect as you never really get to tell what amount of time you spend on any of them in most cases.

I'm actually so impressed that I'll be buying three copies to start with and deleting the free timer I currently use as a reminder. I'm sure there will be features that I might want to add but the designer sounds very responsive.
Aug 11 2009 at 3:41am Copy Link
Thomas D Great piece of software, purchased after 7 days of trialing. Freeware time tracker I used was good, but yaTimer beats it (visual display, reporting, very pleasant to work with).
Just what I was looking for to increase my productivity.
Aug 11 2009 at 7:48am Copy Link
Jay M Arrgh! Missed this one. Please bring the deal back soon! :-)
Aug 17 2009 at 4:45am Copy Link
Albert C. I recommend this app to anyone that wants to control the time they spend doing any kind of job, study, etc... ^_^
Aug 6 2010 at 8:58am Copy Link
Pedro Laurent One thing I want to know, does the timer work while  a PC or laptop is in off state? or it needs to be running all the time with the timer to function?
Aug 8 2010 at 2:03am Copy Link
Tom Colvin I've evaluated so many Timers over the past 3 years, and this is the one I've settled on.  Easy to use.

I'm fairly certain that the computer must be on for the timers to continue working.
Aug 8 2010 at 2:29am Copy Link
Nir Dobovizki The computer must be on for the timers to work - but you can manually add time you worked when the computer was off (or you were away from the computer).   (it's actually possible, under some conditions, to keep the timer running when the computer is in sleep mode - but this is an accident and not by design - and as such not very reliable).   And to Albert and Tom - thank you for the recommendations.  
Nbd-Tech - Aug 8 2010 at 6:14am Copy Link
Joe Doe Hello Does this program can work in automatic mode, so that when I assign a program X do action Y, time will be counted automatically towards action Y when program X is active? Does it support automatic idle time, so that fe. if there is no activity on computer for 1 minute, and program is still the active application, counting stops?
Aug 12 2010 at 9:34pm Copy Link
Nir Dobovizki Hi Joe.

yaTimer starts counting when you click a "play" button on a task and stops when you click a "stop" button, it can automatically stop when the screen saver starts (and restart when you continue usingthe PC) if you want.

It does not use the active program to decide what you are doing.
Nbd-Tech - Aug 12 2010 at 10:37pm Copy Link
Warren Russell Can someone tell me if this program can be installed and run as a portable application? Because of security restrictions at work, this is the only way I'd be able to use it, but I really do need something like this.
Aug 13 2010 at 3:22am Copy Link
A. Goyal I used the Manictime tracker for a while and it captures most activities automatically i.e. what you have been all day long. One can also tag activities to get meaningful reports. Can yaTimer do the same automatically rather than having to manually click start/stop for a task?
Aug 13 2010 at 10:15am Copy Link
S B I have used yaTimer and found it very useful for timing my activities. I like the way it maintains several independent timers, categorizing things, and keeping good track of things in broad categories, e.g., billable, non-billable, individual activities, etc. It keeps track of each individual period of activity and allows you to add comments to each period of timing. Further, you can see how much time you've spent in the current period (since your last break) as well as overall. You can also start activities with a countdown timer, and it allows you to see your progress against time budgets. It generates all sorts of reports, on screen and printed. Especially nice, its main screen "zooms" very conveniently and intelligently. This has the feel of the new Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and it was one of the very first commercial apps to do so. The developer was very responsive and helpful. Recommended.
Aug 13 2010 at 2:49pm Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, I was wondering if this could also be used as a scheduling tool, eg with pop-ups to remind the user that 1-2 pm work on 'x', 2-3 pm work on 'y', etc. I don't really need to TIME stuff so much as to be able to produce flexible [meaning if something gets an extra half hour's work, everything else will adjust] reminder type app (this might be it since it says it has the ability to countdown as well. Thanks for any info you can provide.
Jul 30 2011 at 2:24am Copy Link
Nir Dobovizki Hi Wm Shore,

yaTimer doesn't have reminders, you can't set it to remind you at 2pm - but you can set a countdown to remind you in 1 hour (for example).

You can use it as a scheduling tool if you want to spend some amount of time on something and you don't really care when that time starts or stops - only that its the correct amount of time.
Nbd-Tech - Jul 30 2011 at 6:35am Copy Link
bvssunnydale Thanks, I downloaded the trial and will give-it-a-spin.. I would suggest consider adding the scheduling capability in the next version [but totally understand if you think it might over-complicate it - I know adding things makes a lot of software go from good to worse]. Thanks.
Jul 30 2011 at 11:05am Copy Link
Mike Howard When I download and run 2.6.5 setup, I am told that it is not a valid windows app. I currently have version 2.6.1 and the check for updates indicates none are available.
Jul 30 2011 at 8:41pm Copy Link
Nir Dobovizki Hi Mike Howard - It seems to be working now, it might have been some temporary problem, can you please try to download again?

And auto-update is temporarily disabled, it will be re-enabled with the release of version 2.6.6

By the way, for support issues like this you will get faster answers if you send it to
Nbd-Tech - Jul 30 2011 at 10:55pm Copy Link
Albert C. Great app! Very recommended! ^_^
Jul 31 2011 at 3:12am Copy Link
Roberto Im using TimeSprite now but maybe I get this one too, looks easy and does the job.
Jul 31 2011 at 7:09am Copy Link
Mike Howard Nir ,
Still getting the same results. I will email with the screen capture of the error dialog.
Jul 31 2011 at 2:07pm Copy Link
Michael R. It looks nice, but I would also need a kind of reminder-input.

So e.g. when using it with an ebay-absolute-time when an auction ends (e.g.' 2011/12/31 20:00'). I would like to enter this concrete date ((or even better '2011/12/31 20:00 PST' if it would support different timezones) and yaTimer should be able to calculate the remaining time and set the remaining countdown-time appropriately.

I think this calculation should not be a big thing, but it would be a great help.

Do you have plans to add this feature in the future?
Aug 2 2011 at 12:21am Copy Link
Nir Dobovizki Michael R. - Thank you for the suggestion – we don’t have those calculated countdowns because most of our customers use yaTimer for time tracking not scheduling.
But we did get a few scheduling request recently so we will consider adding this, as well as other scheduling features, to a future version.
Nbd-Tech - Aug 2 2011 at 1:46am Copy Link
K Bruns Hi,

is it somehow possible to export logged time to Excel or Access?

Thanks in advance for answering my question!
Aug 2 2011 at 7:54am Copy Link
Nir Dobovizki K Bruns - yes, yaTimer can export data in CSV format that Excel, Access and just about any other data processing software can open.
Nbd-Tech - Aug 2 2011 at 9:32am Copy Link
z wilson Just tried the demo. As far as I could tell the only way to view a list of completed tasks without printing is to click the main icon and then select the "Undo-Complete" option. This is not very intuitive as I only wanted to view my completed tasks and had no interest in undoing any of the them. I'd like to see a "Completed Tasks" icon at the top of the main window.

The "Stop Sound" icon is so faint it's hard to tell what it is.
Aug 2 2011 at 11:42am Copy Link
Nir Dobovizki z wilson - This is what I thought but changing the "Completed Tasks" icon to "Undo-Complete" reduced the number of people who couldn’t find that option - by a lot.

And I also agree about the stop sound icon – but again data shows that people find it just fine even with the bad icon
Nbd-Tech - Aug 2 2011 at 12:53pm Copy Link
Fletch If I understand, z wilson wanted a method of viewing completed tasks OTHER than having to print them. It wasn't an issue of just changing the "Completed tasks" button to "Undo-Complete"
Aug 2 2011 at 8:20pm Copy Link
Nir Dobovizki Ron - you can view completed tasks from the "Undo-Complete" window, you don't have to undo them (did you just prove z wilson's point?)

And the report preview will remember it's size and position soon
Nbd-Tech - Aug 2 2011 at 9:39pm Copy Link
Mr. Floppy Hello,

maybe i am blind, but i miss the possibility to delete completed tasks (to reduce the size of yaTimer.db)
Aug 2 2011 at 11:24pm Copy Link
Nir Dobovizki Mr. Floppy - you are not blind, all tasks are kept around forever, mostly so they can show up in reports.

The space taken by a task is usually tiny and reading from yaTimer.db is extreamly fast so this is not a problem.

If you want to clean your yaTimer.db anyway e-mail me at
Nbd-Tech - Aug 3 2011 at 1:33am Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson If you use the function to indicate whether the time is billable, and indicate what hourly rate is:
Does yaTimer then calculate ( at the completion of the job, or alternatively on a "running basis") what the total amount of Billable Dollars is ???
Apr 13 2012 at 4:51am Copy Link
Nir Dobovizki Chris Roy Jackson - yes, if you mark a task as billable and set the hourly rate yaTimer calculate the total billing value on a running basis.
Nbd-Tech - Apr 13 2012 at 10:31am Copy Link
ddalian I have been using the trial version for several days and I have found it very useful and easy to use.
Is there a limit to the size of the comment for each timed event? Are there any plans for a mobile version that could be synced to the PC somehow?
Have you considered adding the following items?
1. A column for tracking mileage associated with each timed event. (With running total)
2. Columns to track expense associated with each timed event and a drop down menu similar to “client” for the type of expense. (With running total)
3. Even a few blank numeric and text fields that could be named would be very useful.
Apr 13 2012 at 12:46pm Copy Link
Nir Dobovizki Duane Dalian - there is no limit on the length of the comments and there are plans for a mobile version but no schedule for it yet.

You have very good suggestions, I want to ask you some questions about them, please contact me at
Nbd-Tech - Apr 13 2012 at 11:47pm Copy Link
Michael R. May I ask, where the entered task-datas are stored?

I don't want them to be overwritten when I do a restore from a former created backup.
Apr 13 2012 at 11:59pm Copy Link
H. H. Hallo,
as an earlier customer of yatimer I find it a useful utility, which is easy to use.
Nevertheless the following feature suggestions 1. what I would find very very useful would be the ability to list/report the difference between estimated and real time needed to complete a project. That could help to improve the personal time-management a lot. Do you consider implementing this feature?
(or is this already possible and I ddn´t figure it out?)
2. (not as important as the suggestion before): it would be fine, if one could choose the colors from the windows-color palette, not only the predfined buttons

with knd regards
Apr 14 2012 at 8:17am Copy Link
H. H. Hallo,
as an earlier customer of yatimer I find it an useful utility, which is easy to use.
Nevertheless the following feature suggestions (or are they implemented and I ddn´t figure them out?)
1. what I would find very very useful would be the ability to list/report the difference between estimated and real time needed to complete a project. That could help to improve the personal time-management a lot. Do you consider implementing this feature?
2. (not as important as the suggestion before): it would be fine, if one could choose the colors from the windows-color palette, not only the predfined buttons

with knd regards
Apr 14 2012 at 8:18am Copy Link
David Looks like an interesting and useful program. Though, if you're a consultant and still getting paid by the hour you need to overhaul your practice, not put in a timer!
Sep 7 2012 at 5:01am Copy Link
Richard Miles Review: yaTimer 2.8

Summary: Not ready for prime time. No response from tech support of any kind after 48 hours.

Detail: Works in XP. Does not work in Vista. Not tested in Win 7. Many good features for those needing time tracking software. Tracking by client and project. Software requires Microsoft .NET 3.x.. Documentation is online and is a work in progress.
Sep 7 2012 at 11:59am Copy Link
Nir Dobovizki Richard Miles - I'm very sorry I didn't answer you support e-mail on time, this is completly my fault.

yaTimer does work on Vista (my primary computer runs Vista) as well as XP and Windows 7
Nbd-Tech - Sep 7 2012 at 2:07pm Copy Link
RichV Will this run from a USB flash drive?
Sep 8 2012 at 8:27am Copy Link
Nir Dobovizki RichV - Yes, yaTimer can run from a USB drive
Nbd-Tech - Sep 8 2012 at 1:13pm Copy Link
Petr Bajer I am freelance graphic designer and this application made my professional life much easier. Tracking time with yaTimer is fun - very intuitive, as easy as possible but still very powerful. It doesn't burden the mind. I can concentrate to my work not to work with my tracking software.

With yaTimer i finally got quick summary how much i earned for day/week/month which is very helpful for me.

I also really appreciate that it is an offline application, not trendy online solution. Sometimes connection to internet is not available (working in train, in the garden or due to provider technical failure) and I don't want to depend on it.

I really like this application.

(note: I am using yaTimer with Vista 32bit and Windows 7 64bit and it works well)
Oct 1 2012 at 5:27am Copy Link
Ric Does yaTimer of Squirrel Timer work on an Android phone? If not, will it be available any time soon? It would be really useful in our manufacturing plant.
Mar 26 2013 at 6:46am Copy Link

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