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Balance

Available on Mac

A time tracking app with focus on work-life balance.

Download on the App Store
Preview of Balance

App features

  • Clocking system
  • Mindful time tracking
  • Break reminders
  • Clock-out reminder
  • Focus/pomodoro timer
  • Menu bar app
  • Session exports
  • (Pro) Session log with trends

Planned

  • Goals
  • Time categorization
  • Focus filters
  • App/website blocking
  • Improved history
  • Mobile app
  • … and more!
Screenshot of Balance app Screenshot of Balance app
Screenshot of Balance app Screenshot of Balance app
Screenshot of Balance app Screenshot of Balance app

Recognition

Product Hunt · December 27, 2022

#1 Product of the Day

Also #3 Product of the Week. Thank you to everyone who voted! ❤️

Balance as the #1 Product of the Day

TechCrunch · December 27, 2022

Balance is a Mac timekeeper app that requires you to manually clock in your hours

“There are plenty of time-tracking apps for Mac that automatically log the hours you’ve spent signed in. Some even offer granular data, telling you how much time you spent on a particular app.

A new app called Balance is taking a slightly different approach to timekeeping, allowing users to manually punch in and punch out the time they are spending in front of a screen.”

BGR · December 27, 2022

Start 2023 with Balance, a macOS app that wants to improve your work-life equilibrium

“With a work-life balance at its core, the app has a system that lets you clock in when you start working, close the app to take a break, and let you know when you should stop working.

A mindful time tracking feature shows your active session on the top of your Mac’s display with an easy-to-use menu bar.”

January 1, 2023

Creativerly 201 by Philipp Temmel

“In the past, I have used, tested, and played around with quite a lot of different time-tracking tools, but there is no doubt that Balance is the most beautiful piece of software within that category.

There is always something special about opening up a new app you want to try out, and you immediately see all the craft and love for detail that went into designing its interface of it. Balance sets an incredibly high standard for beautifully designed software in general.”

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