I created Task Timer over 8 years ago. Like all good pieces of software I wrote it to solve one of my needs, tracking the time I was spending on a projects.
At the time I had the honor and privilege to stay at home with my newborn son. I was working part-time for a local company working on printer drivers and as you can imagine, my work time came in dribs and drabs; 20 minutes here, 20 minutes there. At the end of the day I’d guestimate how much I had worked and turn that in.
I suspected, but couldn’t prove, that I was under reporting how much I was working. So Task Timer was born as a simple way to track the time I spent on a project.
Task Timer (originally called Project Timer), was very simple. The main timing window had a popup menu for projects and one for tasks and a start/stop button. That’s it!
And it worked well because in the first week my billing increased by 20%. Imagine if you could increase your billing by 20% just by clicking a button!