Personal Time Tracking with Daily for Mac

Daily is a personal time tracking app for Mac users. It is so simple that you don’t have to study it, just install, start and time tracking begins.

The main difference between Daily and other time tracking applications with automatic approach to time tracking is that it doesn’t track what apps you use, but instead periodically asks you, “What have you been doing until now?” and then calculates your time spent on certain tasks using some special algorithm.


When started, menu bar contains an icon by clicking on which you get Dashboard. It contains all the activities during the day. You can also change period from daily to weekly to monthly to yearly or display the entire period of use.

Daily dashboard


From time to time the app will ask you what are you doing at the moment. By pressing “+” button you can manually add your activity and its duration. You can disable such requests by enabling “Silent Mode”, for instance, for the duration of a business meeting. If you are away from the computer for some time, Daily will ask you what have you been doing during that time.

Daily popup


From preferences you can also specify days and time when you want the app to track your time.

Daily scheduler


You can set the frequency of requests in preferences with three options available: seldom, standard and often. You can also set auto-apply after a certain period of time, for example, after 5 or 10 seconds.

Daily dialog options

Daily also supports custom keyboard shortcuts. Tracked time data can be uploaded into CSV file.


Ultimately Daily is a good tool for personal time management, but it lacks chart reports as CSV is not very convenient (one has to spend some time to make a readable report from the file).

And to sum things up – a short video clip from app creators demonstrating Daily’s functionality.