timetip

simple time tracker and time sheet manager

timetip

Deliciously-minimal time tracker for the command-line. Built on Node.js.

  • Frictionless time logging.
    > Start by typing t shopping in the grocery.

  • Everything in the terminal.
    > It's a Node.js command-line app that runs anywhere Node can. Even Windows!

  • Natural language parsing.
    > All commands are composed in such a way as if you're talking to timetip.
    Examples: t stop or t Meeting 3 minutes ago.

  • For humans who love text editors.
    > Logs are stored in a simple human-editable format that you're encouraged to edit yourself.

  • Portable data.
    > Export to json painlessly. You can also use it as an npm package to parse out your files.

See the man page for more usage notes and examples.

Install it via npm:

npm install -g timetip

To make things easier, add this to your ~/.profile. (optional)

alias t="timetip"

Note: the examples below assume that you have the alias above. If you choose not to to use it, assume that the t below is timetip.

Log a task by typing t <thing-to-do>. (By convention, the first word is ideally the project name). For instance:

$ t Jsconf email speakers
# ...starts the task "Jsconf email speakers" 

Stop it using t stop:

$ t stop
# ...stops the current task 

You may also issue a reason to stop:

$ t stop coffee break
# ...stops the current task for the reason of "coffee break" 

View the status with simply t:

$ t
 
  september 18, 2013                                          total 1h 15m
 
  1:30pm     Jsconf email speakers                                     52m
  2:22pm     ⋅ coffee break                                             8m
  2:30pm     Jsconf check ticket sales                               1h 5m
  3:35pm     ⋅ break                                                   14m
  3:49pm  ✓  Errands grocery                                        ⋅⋅ now

Everything is stored in a human-editable format into ~/.timelogs (use --file to change the location). You're encouraged to add, edit, delete and rearrange entries using your favorite text editor.

$ cat ~/.timelogs
 
[2013-09-16 mon]
1:14pm = Misc write emails
2:42pm = Misc balance checkbook
3:00pm =
 
[2013-09-18 wed]
3:14pm = Jsconf email speakers
3:59pm = -- coffee break
4:09pm = Jsconf check ticket sales
4:25pm = Errands grocery

You can use t edit to open in in your default text editor ($EDITOR).

View entries from any date by using t <date>. It supports natural language parsing:

$ t yesterday
$ t aug 2
$ t last friday

Query a date range by using t <date> - <date>:

$ t last monday - last friday
$ t aug 2 - aug 10
$ t last month - now

Export your data by using the alternative reporters (--reporter). The json reporter exports your data as a Json object:

$ t all --reporter json
{
  entries: [
    {
      type: "task",
      date: "2013-09-18T05:32:47.333Z",
      endDate: "2013-09-18T05:32:47.333Z",
      duration: 60000,
      project: "Jsconf",
      task: "Email speakers"
    }, ...
  ]
}

Want to easily parse time logs? Use it as a Node.js module. See the source for more details.

var TimeLog = require('timetip').TimeLog;
var log = new TimeLog('~/.timelogs');
 
var day = log.get('2013-09-02');
var day = log.get(new Date(2013, 8, 2));
 
day.entries
day.last
day.summary

© 2013, Rico Sta. Cruz. Released under the MIT License.