Time Sink

Where does the time go?

Ticking away the moments…

Have you ever wondered exactly where all your time goes while you're sitting there at your Mac? You sit down to work at 8am, and suddenly it's lunchtime…where did the time go?

Wonder no longer: Time Sink tracks your activity, and reveals exactly what you've been working on—or not working on—throughout the day.

Automatic time tracking

Time Sink tracks the time you spend in macOS apps—and their associated windows—as you use your Mac. It does this automatically, so you can work without thinking about time tracking.

Because if you have to think about it, you probably won't do it.

Pool your efforts

To help you track related activities, Time Sink uses Pools, which are simply collections of related windows. Creating a Pool is as simple as dragging and dropping a window (or app) from the Apps section styleof the Time Sink window to the Pools section.

Track non-Mac activities

What about time spent not on your Mac, like a call from a customer?

Just start an ad hoc timer to track that time. When finished, Time Sink will add the timer's name and duration to the chosen pool. Time Sink can also automatically create ad hoc timers based on when you become idle and start working again.

But wait, there's more!

Pause: Pause all timing at the touch of a hot key…and resume automatically.


Peruse: Exported reports can be opened directly within Time Sink.


Pick: Easily set the time period for the Activity Report via a pop-up menu.


Prettify: Choose between three unique themes for the Activity Report.

If you've ever been curious about where your time goes while using your Mac, Time Sink is an easy-to-use yet powerful tool to help you answer that question. Give it a test drive yourself now and see where you're spending your time.

At a glance, Time Sink shows you exactly where you're spending your time.

Time Sink 2.2.3 requires macOS 10.9 Mavericks or newer. You can try it for free. The release notes are an interesting read. And for the nostalgically inclined, you can still download older versions of Time Sink.