Responsive Time Logger is a professional time and billing tool for consultants, lawyers, accountants, and others who bill for their time. Use the built-in stopwatch for time tracking, or enter time and expense data at the end of the day. A tightly integrated Palm interface (free) lets you log your time while away from your computer.
Some of the features include: multiple stopwatches, flexible import/export, interface for Quicken and Quickbooks, drag and drop clocks for setting start and end times, automatic backup, customizable toolbars, automatic multiple-client invoicing, mini-stopwatch, customizable language for reports, customizable invoices, unlimited report formats, options for jumping back and forth between tasks, multi-user features, subtotaling, and much more.
The basic operation of the program is remarkably simple: you click one button when you start working, fill in some details about what you did, and click another button when you're done. Novices can choose to work with simplified menus, hiding the features they are unlikely to use. They also benefit from a guided tour, videos, tutorial, a generous "How To" section in the online help, and numerous tips of the day. Each time they enter a new part of the program, a one-time orientation dialog will appear, providing additional guidance.
Since Time Logger stores all data in standard Microsoft Access (mdb) format, power users can use other database applications to analyze or present their time records. An integrated database editor even allows power users to view and edit the nuts and bolts of all the Time Logger databases as well as any other mdb database on their system. Time Logger even includes a VBA macro facility. In summary, it's very easy to get started with Responsive Time Logger, but there are many powerful features for those who wish to take advantage of them.