making timr

The what and why for building timr - an open source time tracking tool built with Laravel Zero

Jul 21, 2022

I almost always have a few projects on the go at a t ime at iApotheca, and then I also usuually have a few side projects I work on as well.

As a developer, I relate strongly to theories like this:

xkcd’s Automation

Of course, if you want to improve something, you must measure it.

So I’ve spent a great deal of time trying to track and optimize my time of the years.

I’ve used time trackers like toggl in the past, but I’ve always had a hard time remembering to open them up and actually track time through the day. After building bash-mission-log and using it for nearly a year now, I know for me, having something in terminal is the way to go.

I also wanted this one to be a bit more easy to integrate with external services like a database, and potentially in the future integrate with an external display for raspberry pi, or arduino.

So I made timr in order to be the time tracking partner for bash-mission-log.

here is a quick preview of what it does:

check out timr on github