Timelines is the first time tracking app that can show tracked time on an interactive timeline. You can scroll between past and future, and also zoom anywhere between hours and years.
Timelines is available for iPhone and Apple Watch for $7.99, and it has no additional in-app purchases.
Who is it for?
Timelines is for people who manage their own time and who are looking for ways to manage it better. It is the tool that will enable them to truly see how they spend their time. This knowledge can then be used to improve time allocations in the future. Some people use Timelines just for work, while others go all in and track other areas as well, such as hobbies, education or even habits.
Timelines for iOS features
Time tracking made easy
You can add a timeline for each project or area in your life that you want to measure. Then, you can conveniently start and/or stop time tracking using either the Timelines iPhone app, the Notification Center widget, or Timelines for Apple Watch.
Viewing events on a timeline
This is the main feature of Timelines. You can quickly toggle which timelines you want to view, to either focus on how you are doing in one particular area, or to see all of them and how they compare. The latter works best when you zoom in on days. This provides nice overview of how you are doing over time.
For users who want more, Timelines provides the ability to add an optional title and notes to each tracked event. This is especially useful for seeing what particular things you have been doing, for example, during the last week.
In Timelines, statistics aren’t an afterthought feature that is hidden somewhere in the settings. You can enable them right on the home screen. In Statistics mode, you see a pie chart and tracked time in a given time period for each of your timelines. You can change the time period just by moving with the timeline.
Export to PDF or CSV
Statistics can be easily exported to PDF or CSV. Using a custom export dialog, it takes just two taps to get from given statistics to the beautiful export.
Notification Center widget
Using the widget, you can start and stop time tracking from any part of the system, even from the lock screen. This makes it really easy and quick to start and stop the timer without any friction.
Apple Watch app
With the native Timelines watchOS 2 app, you can start and stop timers without pulling your phone out of your pocket. And thanks to custom complications, you can see the running timer and access the app right from your watch face. During tracking, you can set the name of the event using dictation. And because tracked time is sent to the iPhone app after tracking finishes, the watch app works even when your phone is out of reach.
Timelines was envisioned and developed by Lukas Petr, a passionate independent app developer from Czech Republic. Previously, he built Routie, a fitness tracker that was beloved by users but had difficulties competing in the crowded fitness tracking market space. Before that, he built a math app called Quadratic Master for solving and learning quadratic equations, as well as worked on several client projects.
Here is Lukas's story of how and why Timelines was built: "While developing apps and managing my own app business, I realized the huge importance of time. I often felt that I had almost no idea where the time went, and that I was not doing enough. I wanted to find out how I could become more productive, while preserving a healthy work-life balance and finding enough time for things like fitness and socializing. When I got the idea for an app that would feature an interactive timeline, it all somehow clicked. I ultimately decided to build a time tracker around that. I’ve been using it to track my work and life for well over a year now, and it has provided me with truly interesting and sometimes surprising insights into how I spend my time. It has been a long process, but those insights are helping me to become more efficient and more balanced. I hope that Timelines can do the same for anyone who decides to give it a go."