Using Time Tracker
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Written by Erica Rosas
Updated over a week ago

Indy's Time Tracker helps you stay focused on your tasks and not the clock. Once you start tracking you may be surprised how many hours have previously escaped your invoices. You have the flexibility of logging your time manually or recording a live work session with a simple click.

Watch our helpful video for an easy introduction to Time Tracker or learn more down below.

Recording a live session with the Time Tracker widget

The Time Tracker widget was designed to make it easy for you to start/pause/resume when life happens.

A quick primer on sessions and entries

Let's say you've started a working session and are tracking time, but ๐Ÿถ Spot needs to go for a walk, like now now. Pause your timer, do what you gotta do, then start it back up when you're ready to get back to it.

Whenever you start/pause/complete your sessions, Time Tracker will automatically organize and split the entries so you can have your working session clearly annotated.

๐Ÿ’กPro Tip: As a Pro feature, Time Tracker sessions can be added to your invoices as line items for even easier billing. Check out our Invoices guide to learn more about Invoices.

Sessions vs. entries

Sessions are made up of individual entries for granular tracking. When attaching time tracks to invoices or exporting time sheets to CSV, only the main session details (date and time) are passed over. We suggest creating multiple sessions if you need detailed breakdowns.

Starting a live session

Quickly start the live timer by clicking the "โ–ถ๏ธ play" button from the widget at the top of the navigation bar, or from the ""โ–ถ๏ธ New timer" button on the Time Tracker dashboard page.

Pause anytime to take a break by clicking the "โธ pause" button

Resume when you're ready to get back to it by clicking "โ–ถ๏ธ play" again. You can pause/start/pause as many times as you need.

Finish your session by clicking "โœ… complete". From here you'll be able to add some additional details to your session as you see fit:

  1. Rename your session name

  2. Link the session to an existing or new Project to organize your work

  3. Link the session to an existing or new Invoice for easy billing ๐Ÿ’Ž

  4. Start another time entry in the session

  5. Manually add new time entries into the session that can span across other dates

Logging your time manually

Would you rather track your time the old fashioned way? No sweat. You can do that, and still enjoy all the other functionality Time Tracker has to offer.

Start adding time manually

Add time manually from anywhere by clicking "Track time" button of the widget to reveal the floating panel. From here click on "Add session manually".

Alternatively, you can add time from the Time Tracker dashboard page by clicking on the "Add time manually" button.

Filling in the details

Once you've clicked to add time manually, you'll be presented with the "Add new session" options dialog to fill in the details.

  1. Name your session

  2. Input a start date and time, then an end date and time

  3. Alternatively, you can input the duration directly and skip the end date and time entry process

  4. Click "Show all fields" to reveal additional options

    1. Link the session to an existing or new Project to organize your work

    2. Link the session to an existing or new Invoice for easy billing ๐Ÿ’Ž

๐Ÿ’Ž note: adding time tracks to invoices is only available in the Pro plans.

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