Tracking work hours can be a laborious and forgettable task. Fortunately, an app called Geofency takes the pain out of time-tracking using the power of location-based automation. It’s a smart app that’s been around for many years – but is still receiving regular updates that make it the best in the biz for this type of tracking. Let’s see how it works.
After purchasing and downloading Geofency ($5/£5), begin by adding a location to the app using the + icon in the top-left of the app’s interface. You might consider setting a home office location, a city office, or client addresses – it’s possible to add locations using your iPhone or iPad’s current GPS location, or by searching for addresses.
Once locations have been added, Geofency begins logging your hours automatically in the background.
The app’s main page shows periods of logged hours, while graphical data can be viewed using Geofency’s middle tab (with data being broken down into single, day, week, and month summaries). Geofency promises to auto-log your hours while preserving good battery life – the app relies on Wi-Fi and cell towers to determine your location (which are more power efficient), rather than constantly firing off battery-draining GPS positioning checks.
Individual locations can be fine-tuned by tapping the three dots alongside an area, choosing Settings, and selecting Fine Tuning. There, details such as presence and absence limits and a monitoring radius can be configured to provide an even more reliable and accurate time-logging system.
A third and final tab grants access to Geofency’s settings. Here, you can export your logged hours as a CSV or text file, and you can tweak the app’s appearance, time format, and launch view. Added privacy is also on offer in the form of Face ID protection for Geofency.
Alongside an app for iOS and iPadOS, Geofency is also available on watchOS and macOS.
Like we said, Geofency can be yours for a one-time purchase of $5/£5. For anyone who regularly logs their hours using an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, this app is a must-have.