Regardless of whether you’re viewing your personal or project tasks, you can always click on the start button next to the task name to start tracking time against the selected task.

A new time entry will be started and the task name and the current duration will be displayed on top of the screen.

When you're ready working on this task, just click on the stop button.

Check out this video tutorial to learn how to start tracking a task

Start tracking from the timer

The timer at the center of the screen allows you to start tracking your time, fast and easy. Regardless of whether you’re setting up a project, creating a report or analyzing your last week’s activity: You’re always only one click away of starting a timer.

You have four options to start tracking:

  1. Just hit start: The fastest way to start tracking an activity is by simply clicking on the start button. A new time entry will be added, with no task or project associated to it.
  2. Choose an existing task: If you’re going to start working again on a previously created task, you can select an existing task from the list.
  3. Add a new task: If you want to start tracking a new task, just enter a task name in the field and click start. Enter ,, (two commas) and a project name to associate the task to a project: [task name] ,, [project name]. If there is already a project with the given name the task will be assigned to it. Otherwise a new project will be created.
  4. Choose an existing project: Instead of choosing a task, you can select a project from the list and start tracking time directly on the project. No task will be created in this case.

Tip: Please note the button next to the task name. It brings you to the Recent Activity section where you can view and edit all your latest time entries.

Track time everywhere

You can not only track your work time at your desktop with our desktop and web apps, but also on mobile (iPhone and Android), on Slack, as well as directly from within your favorite business apps –– with the TrackingTime Button for Chrome.

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