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Track in other apps: TrackingTime Button
Track in other apps: TrackingTime Button

Learn how to track your time inside Basecamp, Asana and more with the TrackingTime Extension for Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari and Firefox.

Diego Wyllie avatar
Written by Diego Wyllie
Updated over a week ago

Track your time right within your favorite productivity web apps. Get the TrackingTime Button for Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari, or Firefox and track your time in more than 30 popular online services like Basecamp, Asana, Gmail, and many more!

The TrackingTime Button is a Browser Extension for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge that allows you to add time tracking to your favorite productivity tools. It's seamlessly integrated within the UI of the business apps you love and use every day. All tasks you and your employees track are automatically synced with your TrackingTime account.

How to install

To install the TrackingTime Button in your browser, please follow these steps:

  1. Open this link in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge to download and install the extension. Once installed, the TrackingTime Button will appear in your browser toolbar.

  2. Click on the extension icon to log into your TrackingTime account with your email and password. Don't have an account yet? No Problem! You can create one for free.

  3. Enable your favorite tools to integrate with TrackingTime.

That's it! The TrackingTime Button will magically appear inside the enabled tools.

⚠️ This integration only works on the Web versions of the listed tools below. Therefore, the buttons are not expected to appear on the Desktop Apps.

No set-up required

The best part about the TrackingTime Button is that there is no setup required. It just works.

When you start tracking a task inside Basecamp, Asana, Smartsheet, or any of the supported apps listed below, the Button will automatically identify the task and project you've selected and sync this data to your TrackingTime account. If the task (or project) doesn't exist in your account yet, we'll automatically create them on the fly using the names we detected.

How we try to detect the right task and project names varies depending on the app you're using. For instance, if you're using a task management app like Todoist, Asana, or Airtable, we'll match projects and tasks in TrackingTime. If you're using Gmail, there is no project information available. So in this case, we'll just create a task in TrackingTime using the title of the selected email as the task name.

⚠️ Please keep in mind that if you change the original name of a task or project, these changes won't be automatically propagated to your TrackingTime account. To continue tracking time on the same updated task, you should also change the name in TrackingTime.

📝 The information or entities that are being pulled up with this integration from other apps are the Project and the Task names.

In case you'd like to import more information, such as Client names, Labels, or Ticket Numbers, it might be achieved using Zapier: an automation tool that connects different apps. Still, we discourage using both integrations (Zapier and the TrackingTime Extension Button) at the same time, since it could lead to unwanted copies of the same objects.

Supported apps

Currently, the TrackingTime Button works with the following list of business applications and online services.

Didn't find your favorite productivity app on the list? Please, get in touch with us and let us know which app you'd like to integrate TrackingTime with.

📝 If you have an app and would like us to add the extension to your service, please provide the following information, so we can evaluate if we can do it:

  • A demo account.

  • List of URLs / interfaces and locations you would expect to see the play button.

  • Which information should we use for projects and tasks.

⚠️ If you are having issues installing the TrackingTime Button, then please try these troubleshooting steps.

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