Getting Started

Getting Started Guide

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Introduction

Welcome to TimeCamp- a great alternative to manual time management methods, where timesheets can be filled in a blink of an eye and data analysis becomes quick and painless.

-Start by entering data into textual timesheet or use a friendly start/stop timer for easy and effortless time tracking.

-Create your own project structure or synchronize TimeCamp with your favorite project management solution.

-Generate a quick report for the desired timeframe and quickly issue invoices directly to your customers.

-Add your team members and collaborate with them for a greater experience and accurate billing.

-Finally, if you’re working on computers, use our time tracking application to gather information about your daily activities. That data can serve you as a quick reminder and help to fill out timesheets even more accurately!

You can track time manually on web timesheets, your mobile phone, automatically with the desktop application or integrate with one of many project management software available and track time directly there with our Google Chrome plugin.

After logging in to your TimeCamp account you will be automatically redirected to the Timesheet view. Here you can add time to specific project or task.

Adding new tasks

The task can be created while adding time entry (1) or going to “Projects” section (2):

To quickly create a task while adding time entry, click on the “What did you work on” link (1). Next, click on the “Create new task” button (2):

Enter task’s name and optionally assign it to a project. Click on the green “Create” button to finish creating a task.

 

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Hint: to read more about the difference between projects and tasks, please refer to this article.

To see your projects’ structure, add a new task or edit existing tasks with more detailed options. Select the “Projects” link from the left menu.

Here you can see the full structure of your projects and tasks.

To add a new subtask, hoover with the mouse on a specific project and hit “+Add Task” button, that will appear next to the projects’ name (1) Type the name of the new task  (2/3) and click on the green “+Add task” button to finish creating a new subtask.

 

 

Timesheets

Now that you’re done with adding new tasks you can start tracking time to them. Go to “Timesheets” link in the left menu.

There are 2 different types of timesheets available. Each has its own values and allows you to do different things.
The default timesheet view is the “Day” Timesheet. By default, it loads the present day, but you can select a different one by clicking on the calendar (1). The “Show more days” button a the bottom will load the previous days (2).

 

The different timesheet view is the “Week Timesheet”. You can switch between two of them with buttons at the top of your timesheet:

 

Day (Textual) Timesheet

The textual timesheet is the best solution to track time on tasks manually. You can either enter the desired duration of time which you spent working on a specific task or use our timer to start and stop tracking time whenever you wish.

To add time entry click on the “What did you work on?/em>” link (1) and select the desired task from the list (2). Next, enter the amount of time you wish to assign to the desired task, along with optional information (3). When done, click on the green “Add time” button and enjoy adding your first time entry!

 

 

Alternatively, you can use the built-in timer to start and stop tracking time on the desired task. Select the task and click on the “Play” button:

 

When done working on the selected task, simply click on the stop button:

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Congratulations, you’ve just added another time entry!

Note that you can delete each entry at any time by clicking on the Trash icon visible when you hover your mouse over specific time entry.

Week (Graphical) Timesheet

Graphical timesheet is a view which is designed to help users add time to the system manually. It is divided into two parts – project column on the left and activities column on the right. The right column is optional and filled with information gathered from the desktop application, which gathers data about computer usage (applications used and websites visited). To activate specific date, simply click on the column representing it.

 

Hint: values represented in blocks are approximated. The single block represents 5 minutes of time. The activity/project that pops up after moving your mouse over the desired block represents the activity on which you’ve spent most of those 5 minutes.

Activities column includes all online and offline activities, such as applications used, websites visited or manually entered offline data.

 

To add time entry for the specific date, click on the free spot in the projects column. Next, while holding your mouse button, draw the entry by expanding it down.

 

 

Select the task you wish to add time to and enter optional notes in the popup window, which would appear when you’re done drawing the entry. Note that you can also change the start/end time of the entry as well.

 

Now you have your timesheet completed.

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