Tracking Mode in Time Tracker
setting controls how Time Tracker tracks the time. This option is located on the Group settings
page. You must be logged in as manager
to see it.
Tracking mode option on the Profile page in Time Tracker
Three options are available in this dropdown. Use time
to track work time only. Use projects
if you need to track time by projects. Use projects and tasks
if you need additional breakdown by tasks.
Tracking mode options
Tracking Time Only
This is the simplest time tracking mode. You track work hours only. There is no concept of projects or tasks. This mode can be used where punch-in / punch-out machines are used. In this tracking mode, each time record has either a duration
(as on the screenshot below), or a start
times. Use the Record type
selector on Team Profile
page to switch between duration and start / finish.
Tracking time only
Tracking Time by Projects
In this scenario, work time is logged against projects that you define on the Projects page in Time Tracker. For example, if you have Project A and Project B, one could log 2 hours against Project A, and 1.5 hours against Project B.
Tracking time by projects
Tracking Time by Projects and Tasks
In this scenario, in addition to projects we also have tasks. As a result, each time entry is logged against a specific project and a specific task. In the example below, 2 hours are spent while coding for Project A, and 1.5 hours on debugging for Project B. You can have multiple tasks allocated to each project.
Time Tracker User Guide
Tracking time by projects and tasks