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Chaperone for Mac

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Key Details of Chaperone

  • Helps you stay focused on one task a time by associating tasks with apps.
  • Last updated on 2/29/2024
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Editors' Review

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Chaperone is task management software that actively tracks which apps you should be using to remind you if you get distracted midway through a project. It does this by assigning specific apps on your computer to each task you program, along with a time tracker that will automatically update depending on if you are working on your task or not.

After installation, Chaperone lives in your toolbar. Click the eye icon at any time to open a menu and start a new task. Define the task, choose a project for it, and then click the "Start" button and you will be "working" on that task until the time limit is up. If you open an app that is not in the predefined list you created for that task, Chaperone will remind you to get back to work. If you ignore it, it will eventually go to an automated five-minute break, which stops the task timer. The end result is that it serves to remind you and actively record the time spent on each task.

If you are interested in more actively tracking your tasks, reminding yourself to get back to work if you are distracted, or just want to have a more organized project/task management system on your desktop, consider downloading Chaperone. The app is free, easy to download from the App Store, and runs smoothly in the background without any slowdown issues. It's a solid productivity app that will help you stay on track when things get a little too hectic.

What's new in version 2.0.1

Your Chaperone would sometimes get confused and walk out on you while you were editing App Lists or Projects. We've given your Chaperone some coffee and it should be more attentive and notice those changes now.

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
December 7, 2013
Latest update
February 29, 2024
Version
2.0.1
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Mac
Operating System
Mac OS X, OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
321
Downloads Last Week
0

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Developer's Description

Helps you stay focused on one task a time by associating tasks with apps.
Welcome to Chaperone, an all new task tracking app. It helps you stay focused on one task a time by associating tasks with apps. Want to write a report? Start a new Chaperone task with your favorite word processor and Chaperone will remind you to get back to work if you decide to browse the Internet instead.Also, Chaperone tracks the time you spent on individual tasks and let's you take quick five minute breaks and tracks that time as well.Features:* Create timed and indefinite tasks.* Reminds you when a task or break should end.* Assign applications to tasks and have Chaperone remind you to stay on task if you leave the applications.* Allows 5 minute breaks from your task.* Will automatically take breaks if you leave your tasks for too long.* Group tasks into projects.* View project statistics, such as total time spent on task.* View past tasks as a breakdown between working & breaks.* Export projects to CSV files for use with your billings.