Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog.
As a consultant, how I bill my time is important. And in order to bill properly, I have know calculate properly.
Calculating time can be a pain in the neck. 60 minutes, plus all the increments therein…nothing goes nicely to base 10. In the past I have just resorted to working in quarter hour increments. But even that can get tricky, adding increments up on the calculator.
That’s where Calcloc steps in to fill the breach. Calcloc is a calculator that can handle native time calculations.
Probably the best way to demonstrate this is to show you a recent example from my life.
Calcloc In Action
I was working from home because my daughter was off school. I started at 8:30, and at 9:10, my internet and phone stopped working. I called the phone company, and they promised to have someone out between noon and 9pm.
I knew I had to continue to work, so the choice was to pack up and head to the library. I got there at 9:55 am, and worked until 12:05, when I received the call to go home and meet the technician. I started work back up at 12:50 and worked until 4:30. What were my total hours?
- 8:30 to 9:10
- 9:55 to 12:05
- 12:50 to 4:30
Step 1: 8:30 to 9:10
Step 2: 9:55 to 12:05pm
Step 3: 12:50pm to 4:30 pm
Step 4: Adding the times together
or all at once…
This is a simple application, and it does what it is supposed to very well. Anyone who has to calculate time ranges regularly will appreciate the ease with which it can be done using this application.
Disclosure: CleverAcronym provided me with a free copy of the software to enable me to write this review.