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TimeCore

At a Glance
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TimeCore Pro is fairly impressive for its $40 registration fee. The program lets you track time spent on any number of projects and can manage several fee schedules. Its calendar view and summaries provide quick access to scheduling information, and you can search on several parameters. The export function creates reports in several different formats (text, Excel, XML, and more) that give you time worked and fees to be billed for specified time ranges.

As good as TimeCore Pro is, I found it a bit frustrating to learn. The initial overview doesn't go into enough detail to use the program. You'll need to spend time with the online tutorial to learn how to set up the rate field (it defaults to a blank drop-down menu), create reminders, set password protection, and use other important features. In addition, it's unfortunate that the user interface provides rate codes rather than hourly rates; you need to export the data to track that information and create invoices.

Despite its annoyances, TimeCore Pro could be useful to professionals who bill by the hour, such as accountants, attorneys, freelance editors, and the like.

--Kim Saccio-Kent

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At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder TimeCore

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