Qbserve Update Adds Ability to Create Custom Rules and Containers

Qbserve Update Adds Ability to Create Custom Rules and Containers

Qbserve is the wonderfully brilliant time tracking app for Mac that we wrote about back in May. Qbserve is a private time-tracking app for Mac, that automatically studies what you’re spending your time on and shows you pretty charts about how productive you’ve been, or haven’t. The app makes wonderful use of colors and works great. It’s private, so your data stays on your Mac and there’s no cloud service to sync or subscribe to.

My biggest quibble about the app was its lack of custom rules. Thankfully, the devs released version 1.59 a couple of days ago that introduces just that. Now, you can create custom containers and rules in the app. For example, say you spend a lot of time promoting your business on Facebook using their advertising tools. You can now create rules for specific URLs that are matched to a specific container. So you can create a custom container called Facebook Business and then add multiple rules to it. Similarly, you can create a custom container called “Reddit Moderation” and add it to the Productivity Category while the rest of Reddit remains a Distraction.

A previous update to the app also added a new ‘Timesheet’ tab that displays detailed activity timeline and full activity log.

This was a free update to existing users and a license for Qbserve now costs $40, but the app is well worth that price. There’s also a 10-day trial for you to check the app out.

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Preshit Deorukhkar is the former Editor-in-Chief of Beautiful Pixels. He is now a Freelance Consultant, Principal at iXyr Media & SharpShutter Media. You can reach him on Twitter @preshit