I am looking to track how much time I spent "working" and "not working". I would like to use a chess clock for this. When I go away from my desk, I hit the player 1's timer, and when I get back to work, I hit the player 2's timer.

I think I found some Android apps that could work nicely, but if I need to switch apps or lock the screen, they all pause. Is there any such app that runs in the background? I use Android.

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    A coworker uses something called "pomello" which seems very similar to what you're looking for. As I personally haven't used it, I'm leaving this as a comment, not an answer.
    – Ghotir
    Commented Oct 3, 2016 at 14:50

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I use pomello.

This isn't a timetracker really. It's more for those who practice the pomodoro technique. It tracks the number of pomodoros you can achieve while allowing you to also tag disruptions and keep you focused until your break. I picked this particular one because it's integrated with trello. The integration allows it to tag your work items with the number of pomodoros you've done on that work item.

  • The "pomodoro technique" is a unit of work time of 25 minutes. you work for 25 minutes, then rest for 5 minutes. Every 3rd or 4th cycle, you break for 15 minutes. It's a well known time management technique.
    – Priyome
    Commented Oct 7, 2016 at 13:32

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