The cloud sync doesn’t
seem to work, what can I do?

When using iCloud sync, please check if:

  • You have the latest version of Tyme 2 installed on all devices
  • You have OSX Yosemite (10.10) or iOS 8 and greater
  • You’re using the same iCloud account on all devices
  • You’re logged in and “iCloud Drive” and “Documents & Data” is enabled for Tyme 2
  • No Firewall / App is blocking Tyme’s network traffic (Little Snitch, etc.).
  • You didn’t exceed your quota
  • The initial sync can take some time. Please check the sync status in the settings panel. If the status is “Waiting for Cloud…” or “Syncing…” please be patient.
  • To test if the iCloud sync in general is working, check if new reminders in  ‘Apples Reminder App’ are being synced across your devices
  • If everything seems to be ok, but the sync still doesn’t work: Please reboot your Mac and / or iPhone. This can trigger iCloud to sync again
  • Still having issues? Please check the iCloud system status

For Dropbox Sync, please check if:

  • You have the latest version of Tyme 2 installed on all devices
  • You didn’t exceed your quota
  • You granted Tyme 2 access to use your Dropbox (Check here, scroll to the bottom: Linked Apps )
  • You didn’t manually deleted / renamed the folder “/Apps/Tyme 2/” in your Dropbox
  • Still having issues? Please check the Dropbox system status

If you think the sync is stuck, you can reset Tyme’s cloud data. Here is how: Turn the sync off in Tyme 2 on your iOS devices. On your Mac, go to Tyme’s settings > Sync. Hold down the CTRL and ALT key and press the “Sync now” button. You’ll be asked if you want to delete Tyme’s cloud data. Hit ok, then reboot your Mac. Launch Tyme again and turn the sync back on. Wait for the sync to finish before starting Tyme on other devices.


Tyme tells me to update the app, but I don’t know how

Please open the Mac App Store and click on the ‘Updates’ tab. If you’re not logged in, log in first. You should see a newer version of Tyme there, click on ‘Update’. You can turn on automatic updates in the Mac App Store preferences.


The cloud sync is slow on iOS, what can I do?

Make sure to keep the app running in the background. When using iCloud sync, Tyme can sync in the background as soon as changes are available from the cloud. This way Tyme already has the latest data when you use the app and the sync is faster, because it has only to transmit little changes.


Tyme is damaged and can’t be opened. What now?

In rare cases it can happen, that Tyme can’t launch after downloading it from the Mac App Store. Since the purchases and downloads are managed by Apple, we cannot directly fix this, but here are some steps make it work again:

  • Delete the app from your Mac via the Launchpad app. In the Launchpad, click and hold on the app icon, then click the ‘X’ icon.
  • Log out of the Mac App Store (Store > Sign Out)
  • Restart your Mac
  • Open the Mac App Store, Log in again and go to your purchases tab. Install Tyme.

If you’re still encountering issues, please contact Apple directly.


I need to restore my data from
time machine, where are the files?

In case you need to restore your projects and recorded times from a time machine backup:

If you are using the cloud sync you need to delete Tyme’s cloud data first: Delete Tyme from your iOS devices. On your Mac, go to Tyme’s settings > Sync. Hold down the CTRL and ALT key and press the “Sync now” button. You’ll asked if you want to delete Tyme’s cloud data. Hit ok.

Open the following folder using the Finder (Go to > Go to folder) “~/Library/Containers/de.lgerckens.Tyme2/Data/Library/Application Support/” and open Time Machine to restore these files: Tyme2.data, Tyme2.data-shm and Tyme2.data-wal


Is scripting via AppleScript or
JavaScript possible in Tyme?

Yes, Tyme fully supports AppleScript and JavaScript. It also supports some hooks to trigger scripts, when you complete a project or stop a timer. See some examples here.


How can I hide completed tasks?

On your Mac right click a project, then select “Archive completed tasks”. On iOS swipe a project to the left, press the gear icon and select “Archive completed tasks”.


How can I switch to the weekly / annual view?

On your Mac click the time frame text (e.g. January 2016) in the top left corner. On iOS open the options menu by pressing the “looking glass” icon in the top right corner.


Displayed durations of
recorded times seem to be wrong

If you think the recorded durations are wrong, please check the rounding settings for the task. If you set the rounding for example to 15 minutes, time will display only rounded times and not the exact tracked duration.


How do I set up location based tracking (Geofencing)?

Open the edit dialog for the task you want to activate geofencing, scroll down to the Geofencing section and activate the checkbox. Enter the location by street name or by dragging the map.


Geofence tasks won’t start or stop

If geofence tasks don’t work properly, enlarge the radius of your location. The GPS signal might be bad in this area.


Is there a trial of Tyme 2 available?

Yes. You can try Tyme 2 before you buy for 15 days. Download the trial here.


Looking for the Tyme 1 FAQ?

Click here.


If your question wasn’t answered here, you need additional help or you have a feature request, feel free to send us a message.