An Alfred time tracking workflow

Chances are, if you work at an agency, you’ll have to fill in a timesheet. I don’t know about you but I’m pretty useless at it. Logging entries after each task I complete takes up too much time and I’ve tried using a notepad to keep track of what I’ve completed throughout the day but I usually end up forgetting.

Last week I came across Brett Terpstra’s post and it gave me an idea. I could create a simple Alfred Workflow that allowed me to type what I was doing and store it in a text file. At the end of each day, I could then run through that text file and fill in the timesheet. So far, it’s working great.

Using it is really simple. Just type doing followed by the text you want to log:


You can also add the number of minutes you spent doing the task at the beginning:


Typing these two commands will add the following to a text file:

03-25 21:15 | Fixed IE bug (30 minutes)
03-25 21:15 | Checking emails