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For a number of years, I've been using a program called TimeLog to keep track of my computer usage for tax purposes, so I can allocate the equipment's depreciation among the appropriate forms and schedules. However, the program only runs in Classic mode, and the company that made it has been out of business for quite some time. Are there any other programs out there that will keep track of each document and program, and how long each was open, and also runs in OSX? Or is this something that can be scripted in AppleScript? I don't have any major problem using TimeLog at the present time, except that when I need to do a restart, I have to quit TimeLog manually, plus I have the extra wait time while System 9.2 boots, but I'm looking ahead to the day that Classic mode becomes a part of Apple history.
Search Version Tracker (http://www.versiontracker.com) for time logging or something like that. I bet you'll be able to find what you need.
Sorry, I didn't find anything that appeared to do exactly what I need the program to do. There are a lot of project-manager-type programs listed, but the closest thing I found was MacMinder, which at least keeps track of how long each program is used per day. It doesn't appear to also keep track of which files/windows are open, though. The search continues...
Okay, you've piqued my curiosity. Why exactly do you need to gather such detailed information and how does it affect your taxes? Do you really need such pedantic statistics like the amount of time that specific individual documents are opened?
I've just never heard of such a request.
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