Time tracker Orbit adds widgets, a design refresh to its macOS Big Sur update

Orbit Mac Screenshot
Orbit Mac Screenshot (Image credit: Triple Glazed Studios)

What you need to know

  • Time tracking app Orbit has a big new macOS Big Sur update out with widgets and some design changes.

The team behind Orbit has been busy. I shared details of the app's iOS 14 update last month and now it's the turn of the Mac app. The big new Orbit for Mac update brings support for macOS Big Sur as well as some visual tweaks.

Capable of tracking your time and then invoicing your clients for it, Orbit is a great tool for freelancers. After all, everyone needs to be paid for their work. And getting it all handled shouldn't be a hassle. With this update, Orbit now handles everything with a new macOS Big Sur look.

Orbit Mac Big Sur Widgets

Orbit Mac Big Sur Widgets (Image credit: Triple Glazed Studios)

Big Sur is here, and Orbit is ready!This time we added Widgets, a major design update for people on the latest macOS update (and a minor one for people staying on macOS 10.15). We also improved the performance for people with thousands (!!!) of time entries and addressed an issue where time entry rows could sometimes appear larger necessary (on Big Sur).Oh, also look at our shiny new app icon!

Gotta love those widgets!

You can download the refreshed Orbit from the Mac App Store right now. It's a free download with in-app purchases available, too.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.