App Magic for Mac
Keeping a record of your applications usage can prove to be very useful if you want to analyze how you spend your time while you are in front of your Mac.
App Magic is a small utility that records what apps are you using and for how long, in order to generate a relevant graph concerning your activity.
Comes with a recording service that runs in the background to gather data
To start collecting information about how you occupy your time, you must launch the App Magic utility, navigate to the Info panel, and activate the Recording service. The same area allows you to export and backup the available information to a CSV file.
Note that App Magic starts capturing data right away, but saves it once every 5 minutes. At the same time, make sure to use the refresh button placed in the top toolbar of the main window to have access to the latest recordings.
Enables you to visualize the data in list or graph mode
In the App Magic main window you get to see a list with all the apps you employed, their ID, the usage time, the times used, the last use, the first use, the app creation date, and their location on the hard drive. You get to sort the info by any of these criterion.
Furthermore, you can switch to the graph tab and visualize the same data in a different mode: App Magic automatically assigns a different color to each utility and generates charts to help you analyze how well you are managing your time.
Unsophisticated utility for recording and analyzing your daily activity
App Magic is a great tool to have around if you are looking for a way to contemplate how are you spending your days. To help you evaluate your progress, the application is able to generate reports for specific time periods.