How Does Automatic Time Tracking Work in TimeCamp?

  • November 2, 2012
  • by Kamil Rudnicki
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Q: Hello, I would like to know how does this automatic time tracking work?

A: So basically it works like this: you enter unique keywords for tasks, then our desktop application is constantly looking for them in window titles, and then, if we find one of the keywords, we automatically change to that project and start tracking time to that project or task.

Q: Interesting, but what happens if I have two or more applications opened in different workspaces?

A: We are only tracking active applications that have focus.

Q: Hum, that’s great. What about idleness?

A: Yes, we also take care of idleness as well. If there is no keyboard or mouse activity for three minutes, we stop tracking the time, and resume on mouse movement. But you can change those three minutes to other times.

Q: Just one more question: Can I manually add hours or make edits to the timesheets if I realize that the auto method failed or if someone forgets to add keywords?

A: Yes, it is possible. You can choose tasks manually or even enable manual mode, where keywords are disabled.

Kamil Rudnicki

Kamil is CEO and co-founder of TimeCamp. He helps customers succeed.

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