Track time beautifully.

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Time tracking should be simple. Timecard allows you to start, pause, and log how much time you spend, all from within a simple, unified interface. Just click Start, close the window, and get back to work! Timecard hangs out in your system tray until you need it.

Screenshot: Time log

Timecard offers a simple, unified interface where you can see your time log, manage the current timer, and more. The adaptive interface prompts you to confirm before doing things like stopping a timer or discarding an entry.

Screenshot: Menu in system tray

You can see the current timer and pause or resume your time right from the system tray. The quit option in the system tray menu is even disabled if you have an unsaved timer, to prevent you from accidentally discarding time!

Screenshot: Editing time log entry

Started your timer late? Typo in your activity note? You can edit time log entries right in Timecard.

Screenshot: Editing settings

You can customize where Timecard saves your logs, and quickly switch between log files without restarting the program. You can also edit the timestamp format displayed in the log, using the familiar 1989 C standard datetime formatting.

You can even display your entry durations in decimal hours, so you never have to drag out your calculator again when entering billable hours on your company’s time reporting software.

What’s Next?

We’re planning to add a few additional features to Timecard in the coming year:

No matter what, we’re staying focused on Timecard’s prime objective: tracking time beautifully!

A Little History

Timecard 1.0 was created many moons ago by a budding software developer named Jason C. McDonald, using Visual Studio .NET 2010. The original Windows-only release was distributed by the then newly-founded MousePaw Games. (Un)fortuntely, that version’s source code and installer have both been lost over the years, and all known downloads are locked away within unauthorized adware installers (darn it, Cnet!)

After years of pining for his first successful project, Jason finally resurrected Timecard, recreating and reimagining it with modern Python and Qt 5 (PySide2), and releasing it as open source software so it can never be lost to the silicon dioxide of history again.

Long live Timecard!


Timecard is built with PySide2 (Qt 5), so it should run on all modern operating systems: Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Right now, the easiest way to install Timecard is through PyPI:

pip install --user timecard-app

Then, just run with:


We’re working on creating various distribution packages, so stay tuned!


Timecard 2.0 is free and open source software, licensed under the BSD-3-Clause license. You can access the source code, submit issue reports, and create pull requests via GitHub.