My name is Rainer Burgstaller. This is my personal Blog. You will find posts about interesting topics that interest me and stuff that I am working on.

Main main interests are:

  • J2ME programming
  • Mac OSX programming
  • iPhone programming
  • Android (a little less lately)

I contribute in a couple of projects

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    1. @Mark, do you also do multi-charging ? 🙂 I havent figured out how this would/should work. I like the fact that if I start a new task it automatically stops the currently recording one. You would definitely loose this functionality. Also note that studies show that you are much more efficient when single tasking.

  1. Great App Rainer!!!

    After you close the main window how could you restore it. I must stop the timer by the menubar, close and restart the app to, for example, add another project or task.

  2. Hey, hello there… I want to say THANK YOU, your app is great! I mean time tracker.. But very good to see “pause” function too, not only “stop”. You’re rock guys!

  3. hello
    I m using Time tracker and i m very pleased by this software. unfortunately i mad a bad choice and i loosed all datas Project. Could you please help me to restaure….
    … It s very important for me

      1. thank you for your help !
        i found the data file data.plist, how can i restore it ? Juste double click ? i do that and it’s opening a code list in text edit… thats all. does it means that i have a bad backup ?
        Thank you

        1. If your data is gone then your data.plist is already broken. You would need to find a version from a date where your tasks in TimeTracker were still ok, then copy that older “working” version of the file over the current one.

  4. Hey Rainer, is there a way to see all of your time entries across all tasks and projects for a given day? There are definitely times when I care about seeing the hours I have put into a specific task or project but on a daily basis I am also needing to account for my time (to show I’ve put in 8 hours of work, for example.) Is there a way to do that?

  5. I signed up for alpha testing for the FocusGTD app. I realize you have all of the testers you need right now, but if you think you might be able to squeeze another one in, please pick me! 🙂



  6. Hi Rainer
    I’ve been using the Time Tracker programme in my Mac for almost a year now, and it’s been fine up until tonight. My computer was doing some weird things earlier this evening and I had to shut it down to restart it. As I was closing Time Tracker, the columns disappeared and only showed one single wide column. Then when after shutting down my computer and restarting it, I reopened Time Tracker and everything is gone. And I mean everything. Not just the hours that I’ve worked but even all the tasks and projects.
    The last time I did a backup was a month ago (I’ve been travelling so didn’t bring my external hard drive with me). Ironically I was going to do one tonight. Is there any way of retrieving the files from the last month? This is time that I need to bill for work and I have no other record of it. I’m not sure that I’ll be able to recreate it, and even attempting to will take me hours.
    Any help or instructions you could provide would be really useful and greatly appreciated!!
    Many thanks

    1. Hi Fiona, if you have auto csv export turned on then you might still have a CSV file with your latest data. If that isnt the case, I fear that there is not a lot you can do. You can check the data file (see the FAQ (https://code.google.com/p/time-tracker-mac/wiki/FAQ) if the file still holds your data (i.e. it should probably be at least 50 KB or more). In that case I can offer that you send the file to me and I could try and restore its content. If the file is more or less empty, then there is not much hope.

  7. Hi Rainer,
    I have a problem. Was typing and had to close my laptop before stopping the tracker. Opening it again, TT comes up with a ‘do you want to add this time’-question. In fact it showed the time from start till I closed the computer. Therefore I answered ‘yes’. However TT added the time from the start of that last racking period till the moment I answered ‘yes’.
    Now – is there a way, where I can go back and edit the entry???? so instead of saying end time 14.15, it would say 12.50???

    Best regards,


  8. Question re Upgrading from Snow Leopard to Lion

    Hi Rainer

    I’ve used Time Tracker for a couple of years now and personally think its still the best app for tracking time spent on projects.
    I’ve just upgraded to Lion (Yes, definitely behind the adoption curve there!) and can’t figure out how to migrate my current time records – Snow Leopard stores data in a .plist, and Lion seems to use a .csv.
    Do you have any recommendations?

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