Mathias Mikkelsen
Published January 8, 2014

TV Interview with TV 2

In relation to the launch of Timely, I was invited to do a live TV interview on Norway’s biggest news channel, TV 2. In addition to Timely, I was also asked about life in Silicon Valley. I have never been on TV before, so there’s a bit of a nervous fella you’ll see in the first seconds below, but then it quickly calms down and ends up being a blast! A really fun experience.

PS: Sorry for the Norwegian-only version! If you manage to get through the whole thing, I promise there will be some English words.

Published January 8, 2014

A Timely Relaunch

Oh, how time flies. I was supposed to update this blog on launch day, but things got bigger than I had ever imagined, and I had to drop everything and focus on answering emails and doing product development. Anyhow… Timely relaunched a month ago. It’s completely new redesign from our previous version.

I like to look at it as the time tracking app to end time tracking. It’s a merger of scheduling and logging hours. When you plan your time, you’re already logging hours, and there is no point why these two tasks should be separate.

I really think we’ve made something different in a very crowded marked, and would love for you to check it out and make up your own mind. Head on over to to see it. Below is a little launch video I made:

Published September 15, 2013

Hello, San Francisco

San Francisco fog by Shelly Prevost

San Francisco fog by Shelly Prevost

San Francisco and Silicon Valley. So much stuff, so much history. The tech, the creatives, the diversity, the geeks and the culture. But maybe most important of all; the companies. Oh, The Companies. The technological behemoths and the scrappy startups. The disruption and the disrupted. The rags-to-riches stories and the comeback legends.

I’ve heard so much about this place and been wanting to come here for quite a while. I’m super-excited to be here for the next three months! After that, we’ll see what happens. I’m always available for a coffee or a beer, email me on if you wanna meet up!

Published September 12, 2013

New Website and an Updated Portfolio

It’s that time again, where I finally manage to get a personal, up-to-date website out into the world, after spending way, way too much time on it and throwing away too many finished versions.

This time around, it’s not a complete redesign as I’ve done before, but rather a greatly refined version of the old one. And it’s fully responsive and retina-ready. The latter made the portfolio take some extra time to get done. Anyhow, let me know what you think on @matmik!

Here’s an overview of the Work-page. Head on over to view full-size.


Published May 15, 2013

Launch: Timely App

I’m very glad to announce that Timely, a beautifully simple time tracking app, has now officially launched! Head on over to the brand new marketing page on and take a look.


Published April 30, 2013

Introducing Timely for Web & iPhone

Super-excited to finally introduce Timely – a simple, beautiful time tracking application for the web & iPhone. They say a picture says more than a thousand words, so here’s a video:

Timely is launching in late May, but sign up today on and I’ll invite you to the beta trial.

Published April 24, 2013

“Everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you.”

Steve Jobs, in 1994, talking about his perspective on life:

When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money.

That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is – everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.

The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually something will, you know if you push in, something will pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it. That’s maybe the most important thing. It’s to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.

I think that’s very important and however you learn that, once you learn it, you’ll want to change life and make it better, cause it’s kind of messed up, in a lot of ways. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.

The quote is from PBS’ “One Last Thing” documentary, which aired on TV in 2011.