Why Have Another Task Timer?

Why not? Some of you may think that it is a futile exercise to make available another task timing application especially in the era of mobile phones, tablets, and web-based task timers. I have to admit it is probably not a good idea to do this but at the same time I am sure there are people out there who are still happy to track time for their tasks through an desktop application.

I for one is one of them. It’s not for the lack of trying. I tried task timing applications that ran on the mobile platform as well as web-based ones and oftentimes found certain features lacking or it just did not feel right. I gathered my thoughts on why I am pushing forward with VeriTime and here they are. Some of you may not agree with some or all of the points below and that’s fine by me.

  • Web-based applications obviously require an Internet connection. What happens when there is none? I know that it is almost impossible not to be connected to the Internet 100% of the time but there will be that odd moment when one does not have an Internet connection.

  • I still find the user interfaces for mobile-based to be as not as feature rich as the desktop ones. In mobile apps there is a limit to the number of controls that can be shown to the user at any given moment.

  • Having a time tracker app on the laptop or desktop which one uses for work makes it easier to record times for tasks. If the phone or tablet is used one has to look away from the computer and look at the device where the task timer app is running. I know it is a small thing but if the device goes on sleep mode then one has to ‘wake it up’ before continuing.