Workaholic: Written iPhone App Review
Workaholic by Marco Altini is an app that determines how long a consumer actually spends at his office during the work day. Workaholic is said to take very little battery power to support it—a factor that is important since this app would need to be running during the entire work day.
Workaholic is an app with a fairly simple feature. Specifically, Workaholic’s purpose is simply to calculate the amount of time you spend at work during a day and then tabulate this time in a graph that shows users how much time they are spending at work each day that week. This app seems to mostly be geared towards consumers who are very interested in determining the statistics involved with their work hours. Namely, Workaholic features the ability to provide comprehensive graphs detailing the amount of time a user spends at work each day that he uses the app, as well as averages and all time “highs” for work hours. While these features of Workaholic are all well designed, the fact remains that this app’s practicality is pretty questionable. Simply glancing at the clock both when you arrive and when you leave work should provide you with pretty much the same basic information that Workaholic aims to provide.
Appearance and Layout:
Workaholic, as a whole, is a well designed iOS app. Its graphics are clean and simple and leave little room for confusion. Manually checking in and out of your workplace is simple, as is setting up the app so that it automatically checks you in and out of your workplace, based on the location settings that you input into the app. I appreciated that Workaholic’s graphics were simple and yet aesthetically pleasing. Just because an app is designed for practical purposes doesn’t meant that the app can’t also be pleasing to the eyes, and the developer of Workaholic did well with designing this app. The gray and yellow interface of Workaholic is pleasant to look at, and the graphs used to represent time spent at work are easy to understand.
While there is a free version of Workaholic currently available, the full version costs $0.99 through the official iTunes store. Workaholic is a well-designed app, but the practicality of actually investing in this app is certainly questionable. Many employers use timecard systems for their employees to check in and out of work, and often these systems allow workers to see the exact amount of time they have spent working that day. If you’re a professional who does not use a timecard this app would certainly have more utility. While the graphing system displayed in Workaholic may appeal to some consumers, most iOS users will probably think that using a free system to monitor their work time makes more sense.
Workaholic iPhone app requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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