Qbserve (“cube-serve”) keeps track of what you do on your Mac and provides constant feedback on your productivity. This way you can stay focused and develop better habits.
It automatically tracks work hours and can generate invoices based on the collected data. No need to remember to start and stop time tracking.
Roadmap: manual time, integrations with other apps.
$40 one-time purchase (student discount available).
The license is good for up to 5 Macs for individual and family use; one license per Mac for business use.
Available only via direct purchase because of the Mac App Store sandboxing restrictions.
Qbserve combines both productivity and work time tracking while the competitors usually do only one thing. It works best for freelancers who work on a single Mac and don’t need to sync data across devices or team management features. Also the local data storage is important for privacy-minded persons who don’t like to send sensitive computer usage history somewhere.
|Qbserve||RescueTime||Toggl, Timecamp, Timely, Harvest||Timing 2|
|Automatic project tracking||No project tracking||Manual start/stop project tracking||Automatic project tracking|
|Real-time productivity feedback in the menu bar and dock icons||Delayed productivity reports on their site||No productivity tracking||Real-time productivity feedback inside the app|
|Generates invoices||No invoicing||Generate invoices or use integrations||No invoicing|
|One-time $40 license fee||Subscription: $72 per year, limited free||Subscription: from $54 to $150 per year, limited free||Upgrades: from $29 to $79 per year|
|Stores data locally, on Mac||Sends data to their servers||Send data to their servers||Stores data locally, on Mac|
|Does not sync, no features for teams||Syncs, no features for teams||Sync, ready for teams||Does not sync, no features for teams|
|No iOS app||No iOS app||Have iOS apps||No iOS app|
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QotoQot (“kōtōkót”) is a small team based in Valdivia, Chile who develop tools for productivity, time management, and learning. Our mission is making life simpler for everyone and that includes participating in the Time Well Spent movement.
The company was founded by Ivan and Irina Mir in 2014 when we decided to leave game development after 5 years. All of our projects are bootstrapped, funded from freelancing and stock illustrations.
After almost 8 years of working from home, we firmly believe in remote work. Originally from Eastern Europe, we decided to settle down in a region near Patagonia that is far from all big tech hubs. But in our opinion, location should not be a barrier to developing tech products to help people live better lives.