activeCollab Timer

Desktop time tracking application synced with your activeCollab.

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What is the activeCollab Timer?

The Timer is a handy desktop application that enables you to track how much time has been spent working on a specific task.

With the activeCollab Timer you can:

How to connect your Timer to activeCollab?

To start using the Timer, you first need to create an account. The purpose of the account is to create a connection between the Timer and your activeCollab.

Just follow the on-screen instructions to create the account:

  1. 1.
    Enter the account name - pick any name that you wish.
  2. 2.
    Enter the URL path to your activeCollab API - you can find the API link on your profile page by opening Options > API Subscriptions. After enabling your API to "Read and Write" by clicking on the Pen Icon, you will see a link similar to http://yoursite.com/api.php. This is the URL path that you need.
  3. 3.
    Provide the login information for your activeCollab account.
  4. 4.
    Now you will be able to choose the projects that you wish to have available and synchronized with your activeCollab Timer. Choose the sync option that fits you best.
  5. 5.
    Check if all the details are correct and click the Finish button.

You can now start tracking time!

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How to track time with the activeCollab Timer?

Here’s what you need to do to start tracking time:

  1. 1.
    Choose the account that you wish to use.
  2. 2.
    Click the New Timer (+) button. Enter some basic information about the current Timer and click Submit.
  3. 3.
    Start the Timer that you have just created by clicking the Play (>) button in the header of the application.

The clock is ticking now. If you wish to pause it, simply click the Pause button, and the Timer will be put on hold. If you leave your workspace unexpectedly, the Timer will be paused automatically, after the application detects that you have been away for more than 15 minutes. The Timer will start working again after you return to your computer.

If you need another Timer, simply create it in the same way as described above. When you start the new Timer, your current Timer will be paused. You can have several Timers listed, but only one at a time can be active.

How to submit data?

After clicking the "Submit" button in the header of the Timer, you will be able to submit your data to activeCollab. In case you have missed to set the description of a Timer, or to connect it to the project or ticket you were working on, you can do it now. A form will appear, where you can add all the necessary information. You also can decide to remove the Timer, or to complete the task after you have submitted the data.

Enjoy using the activeCollab Timer!

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