2023 in Review

Thanks for using Daily, and have a great new year! Use 2023 in Review's insights to understand how you spent your time in 2023.

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Thank you

As 2023 comes to a close, I want to take a moment to say a big thank you to everyone who has been using Daily. Your support, appreciation, and feedback have been a guiding and inspiring light, helping me improve Daily while keeping it simple and easy to use – because I know that’s what you love most about it.

Now is a wonderful time to reflect on the year that has passed. That's why I've crafted something special for you: a “2023 in Review”. This feature offers fascinating insights into how you've spent your time, highlighting aspects like your most productive weekday and the top 3 activities to which you've dedicated the most time. I hope you find these insights both interesting and helpful as you plan how to best use your time in 2024.

Thank you for being a part of Daily’s journey. As an appreciation, I've updated the comprehensive guide to getting more done for 2024. I hope it's useful!

2023 in Review

Where to find it

The "2023 in Review" is available when 24 hours or more have been tracked in 2023. Daily's latest version (1.22.10) automatically suggests the "2023 in Review" when opening the dashboard. You can dismiss the suggestion by clicking on the red cross. After dismissing, the "2023 in Review" is still accessible via Daily's menu. It's accessible until January 31st, 2024.

2023 in Review suggestion


The insights provided are based on all activities recorded in 2023, including hidden activities and manually added activities.


Inspired by GitHub's contribution chart, Daily provides a visual summary of your 2023. Each square in the grid represents a day of the year, with the color intensity indicating your activity level. This feature lets you easily review and reflect on your daily productivity trends over the year. By observing patterns and changes in the grid, you can identify your most productive periods and understand your time management habits, enabling more effective planning and goal-setting for the future. Clicking a square tells you how much time has been recorded for that day.

2023 in Review - Overview


The following statistics are displayed:

  • Tracked hours: The total hours tracked.

  • Tracked days: The number of days with tracked data.

  • Average hours per day: The total hours divided by the number of days with tracked data.

  • Most productive: The most productive weekday based on the hours tracked.

  • Average start time: The average start time. Daily automatically records the start time based on when it starts tracking time. There are multiple ways of controlling this. It does not consider outliers, such as quickly managing emails at 9 PM on a Sunday evening. Hence, it might not be representative of a typical workday.

  • Average end time: The average end time.

2023 in Review - Statistics

Top activities

The 3 activities (and their optional groups) you've spent the most time on are displayed, including the number of hours.

2023 in Review - Top activities

What's next

I hope you find the insights from the "2023 in Review" both interesting and beneficial. They're designed to inform and serve as a guide for reshaping how you spend your time in 2024. Whether boosting your productivity or reducing time spent on less important tasks, these insights are a valuable tool in your journey towards better time management.

Many of you have shared fantastic ideas for permanent features that provide ongoing insights, similar to what you've experienced with the "2023 in Review". And I'm sure some of you have thoughts on how I can enhance this feature for next year's review. Your input has always been invaluable to me, and I'm eagerly looking forward to hearing your suggestions - whether they're about the insights, the "2023 in Review", or Daily in general.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with your feedback. Your ideas and suggestions drive Daily's evolution and help it serve you better. I wish you a fantastic and productive 2024!

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