Getting Started with Timetracker

  1. SET YOUR PASSWORD.  After signing up, an email will be sent to the address provided. Follow the link to set your password.  (For Team accounts, click on the "ADMINISTRATION" tab to manage users, manage jobs, and adjust organization settings.)
     
  2. DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE.  Download and install the TimeTracker client software:  
    • TimeTracker Desktop Application - from the TimeTracker Download Center
    • TimeTracker extension for Adobe Creative Cloud - from Adobe Exchange
       
  3. CONFIGURE CALENDAR SYNCHRONIZATION.  
    • Google Calendar. Configure TimeTracker for Google Calendar to capture your meetings.  
      • Select the "Account Settings" section in the pulldown menu of the browser user interface.  
      • Within Account Settings, click "Authorize" next to Google Calendar Sync.
      • Follow the Google authorization steps.
      • Here's a brief video showing how to configure Google Calendar.
    •  Microsoft Exchange Outlook. TimeTracker can capture meetings from your organization's Exchange Outlook account.  For more information, contact support@openhour.com
       
  4. CREATE YOUR JOBS.  Enter or import a CSV of your Jobs.
    • Special note for TimeTracker Teams: Only after Jobs are created for the team's organization, can they be assigned to users.  

 

IMPORTANT
There is no need to hit start/stop.  TimeTracker is automatic and knows when you're busy and when you're idle.  It automatically captures the applications used on a minute-by-minute basis.  And with major applications, it also captures the document or URL being used.

Assigning Jobs.  Within TimeTracker Desktop or the TimeTracker Creative Cloud extension, click on a Job name to associate that Job with the currently active document or URL.  As you multitask between documents, URLs or applications, TimeTracker will capture it all.  

In addition to the manual assignment of jobs, there are four other ways to assign jobs:

  • include the Job Code in the filename
  • include the Job Code in the path name (folder name)
  • include the Job Code in the Description of your meetings, with the prefix:  #TT-
  • save a document to a folder that was previously assigned with a Job Code.

 

YOU'RE ALL SET.  GO FORTH AND CONQUER!