Klok Personal Time Tracking

Martin Brinkmann
May 6, 2008
Updated • Dec 3, 2012

Klok is another Adobe Air application that I find tremendously useful. It's a time tracking software which is something every freelancer needs. Klok keeps track of the time that you spend on various projects and provides sub project tracking and timesheet exports. Two predefined projects and a blank project are available for selection in Klok. The predefined projects have the advantage that they already contain several sub projects. If you select the Web Project you get several sub projects including testing, design and HTML. which can be tracked separately from each other.

Each project consists of a name and a color. That's the minimal constellation. Additional data like contact names and email addresses can be added and sub projects can be created. Each project and sub project is listed in the left column and can be accessed with a double-click to change data, add sub projects or write comments on previous time entries.

The time of a project will be tracked when the user drags the project into the Currently Working On area of the application or by clicking on the Work On button in the project's detail view.

Instead of tracking the time in real time it is possible to drag projects into the weekly view and edit the time manually. A double-click leads to that option which also offers access to the comment function.

Automatic time tracking cannot get better than this. The application is very responsive and it is easy to create new projects or sub projects. Reports are saved in Excel format which is also excellent.


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  1. Kevin Peter said on May 15, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Martin, any unique feature that you would want to specially highlight for Klok?

  2. Pratik said on October 6, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    I like Klok. It looks good and works the same. I work as a designer for an inhouse IT company.. and this application helps me submitting my weekly work report in excel which is a plus… :)

  3. Syahid A. said on May 11, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    RescueTime is more powerful and easy to use, IMHO. There is even a personal goal settings to track if you are achieving your weekly goals or not. Being an Adobe Air app, Klok definitely have a better and nicer GUI.

  4. Simon Templar said on May 10, 2008 at 2:15 am

    Martin, why don’t you write a review of the Adobe Air environment.. as in how stable it is, does it tax the system by default when no air apps are running, the background running mem costs etc. , you have a pretty loyal following now, its about time you dipped your toes into some serious stuff, and personally, I love a good, informative review :) .

  5. Bob said on May 8, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    RescueTime is pretty cool but it is web based so you can’t use it when you are sitting in a Dunkin Donuts with no internet access. Klok is a desktop app which is a huge plus for me.

  6. Thinker said on May 7, 2008 at 10:23 am

    I dunno if it’s good, but it looks less usefull than RescueTime I’m using right now.

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