Celmaro has updated Minco (http://www.celmaro.com/minco), its time tracking solution for Mac OS X 10.6 (“Snow Leopard”), to version 1.2. The upgrade adds two new customizable output adapters.
The URL connection adapter allows to publish work times to a web server via GET and POST requests. The task note adapter add the functionality to log the work times in the note of the task itself.
Minco integrates with iCal and allows to write time logs in self specified formats to the file system. It can also visualize the daily spend time in iCal and hereby allows sharing with others. The software runs in the system menu to give access via shortcuts. The iuser interface is consequently optimized and focused on tracking, adding, and editing tasks. Minco shows the elapsed time or the acquired revenue in a display that can focus on a task, day, week, month or year.
Revenues for tasks can be calculated based on calendars and tags, which allows you to build complex billing schemes. The iCal integration lets you exchange tasks with other applications supporting iCal.
Minco comes with four preconfigured, customizable output adapter for iCal, the file system, iChat and Adium. The iCal adapter visualizes the daily time usage in realtime and can be shared with — and subscribed from — others. Respectively, the file system adapter writes records to the hard drive and can be used for invoicing, analysis, database import and more. The iCal and Adium adapter offers the functionality to change the status and the message text dependent on the current active task to avoid external interruption.
Minco costs US$14.95. A demo is available for download.