For years now we’ve been reading the same request over and over again: Can I assign a task to more than one user? And the answer was always “No”.
We weren’t the only ones. Wunderlist had this request for over 4 years on their “feature request” list with over 3 thousand votes, being in the top 20 of most voted and didn’t come to terms with it. Asana has even written a blog post explaining why they support only one assignee per task.
Our app is task based, not only in concept, but Tasks are our main entity. This means we had to modify the core of our app and absolutely everything (every feature, every line of code, and every action) was affected by this change. Maybe this is what drove other task based apps to not add this feature.
Not only had we to decide whether we wanted to go through this process and possibly rewrite all the code. We had to make sure this idea wasn’t just driven by trying to satisfy our customers, but because it really made sense for project management.
And it did.
Some companies believe they should rely on tasks to keep their employees accountable. And that can be the case if you just give employees a to-do list with things they ought to complete by some given time. In this scenario if two workers share a task, one might take advantage of the other, but this is not true for all the companies and all the projects. Does a construction worker stop putting bricks because someone else is doing it? Sometimes the task at hand is just too big for one person. Are you going to divide the wall into two just so you can give each employee a task?
We understood that this was the way to go and this led to adding more related features
Now, you can define tasks to be assigned to all users in your team, or in a project. So whenever you add new users they will automatically have these tasks assigned to them without further actions from an admin. Also, users can share tasks created before this update, as well as reassigning them to other people.
This has been a major update and this is a major feature that set us apart from all the other time tracking apps.
We couldn’t be prouder of our team and wanted to share it with you.
The TrackingTime Team
We are constantly working on improving the overall performance. We already enhanced retrieving projects and now we are working with time entries. We expect to have visible results in the next week or two.
In this update we entirely redesigned the Project reports, now it’s easier to anticipate overtime and control deadlines. PRO users are now able to see an overview of all the projects and a detailed view of the tasks and users distribution.
Navigate to Reports > Projects and tell us what you think!
We enabled the Activity and Dashboard views for the co-workers.
We improved the task search at least a 400% and the project listing 🏄🏻.
We added key navigation in all the select menus, project and tasks. Just move around using your keyboard and press enter!
Now you can filter your timesheets by closed tasks and notes.
There are some other cool updates in the oven!
See you again next year! Happy Holidays!
Ok! this update has a lot so let’s break it down into pieces:
We made it easy to import your times entries to TrackingTime.
Just copy and paste from Excel, Google Spreadsheets or Numbers. Match your columns with ours and that is it!
Give it try here or share the link with those friends who are using another time tracker so they can use TT without losing all of their data 😇.
Also in this version we improved the reports loading time for those of you that have too many time entries and are looking to get a full year of data. (Yep, our servers are happy with you 🤕)
We added an Activity Tab on your Task detail
Now you can add time entries from it. Just add time!
Also in this release:
This update is all about Timesheets!
Fixes in this version:
We know you are wondering what about Custom reports.
Yep, we are taking all these improvements to it soon 😝
Since version 4.28 TrackingTime also comes in black or we can call it “Deep space blue with touches of red”.
Give it a try going to “Settings” and check “Dark mode”.
( Please don’t request a “Rose gold” theme, we won’t do it! 🤔 ).
New stuff in this version:
We just added Any.do, Azendoo & Redbooth to the TrackingTime Button!
Also in version 1.4:
Bookmark your Custom Reports so you don’t need to do them over an over! 😤
Now we send you a notification when a task or a project exceeds the estimated time.
Also we are introducing the “Time cop” that sends you an email if you forget to stop tracking. 👮
Some fixes in v4.27 :
If you use Slack you will fall in ❤️ with our Bot!
You can ask about your tasks, start and stop tracking, see what everybody is doing and many other actions right from Slack.
Install the Bot from here, then type /tt help to see all available commands!
With the 1.3 update you can track your time right from Smartsheet using a simple formula!
Check this article to find out how.
Also we fixed:
We just released “Working On”, a component that allows you to see what everybody is tracking on the activity tab and helps you avoid unnecessary interruptions asking “What you doin’?”. We also improved the refresh time of the project’s duration, no need to click that refresh button anymore 👏.
Working on is only available for PRO accounts 💪
Also in v4.26 :
Sorry but this one is just for PRO’s 😎
Now you can delete and edit time entries from your timesheets, no need going to the activity tab to edit! (unless you really want to).
This is the first step to add bulk editing, More features coming soon 💪
You can click the little “Edit” Button by the side of your task to edit them, we really hope this will make your Tracking easier.
More information in your project list! Check your project’s progress and worked hours right from your tasklist.
Also in v4.25
Your tab now displays the name and duration of the task you are Tracking 👍
This update saves your task permalink, so you can navigate right from the TrackingTime Button to your tasks.
Also in v1.2:
Finally some love for the Activity tab!
Also in v4.24:
Since v 4.23 PRO users can see automatic charts and analysis based on the data in your Timesheets and Custom Reports using the Insights feature.
Also in this version:
Now you can switch off the TrackingTime Button on selected apps, from the extension settings. Just Refresh your browser to apply the changes.
We also included a Rate Us! option in the menu.🙏
The TrackingTime Button is a Chrome Extension that allows you to integrate time tracking into your favourite productivity tools. You’ll find our Tracking Button seamlessly integrated in the UI of the project management or to-do app you love and use every day. Select one of your tasks, hit play and start tracking! All tracked tasks will be automatically synced with your TrackingTime account.
Custom reports allows you to choose different ways to filter and organize your timesheets.
Select a date range, then create your Custom report by adding filters and playing with the logical operators.
Since Version 4.21 PRO users are able to export Custom Reports to PDF and CSV.
Soon: you will be able to save your custom reports configurations!
You forgot to Track? Since v.4.21 you can edit the start time of the activity you are Tracking.
One of our most used features is the Timesheets report, please send us ideas on how would you like us to improve it!
We are constantly revising our UI, in this update we adjusted:
In this release we addressed many design issues!
We had too many complaints about the red navigation, what do you think about it…
Is the red too much for you too?
Now all our Mac App users can also enjoy the new TrackingTime.
You can download it here.
We just forgot that this kind of devices existed!
After the 1st release we found many users that have touch screen + mouse devices. This made the app unresponsive and didn’t allow the users to interact with the buttons. Everything seemed “frozen” for them!
This fix came in 3 separated versions, you never get it right working late night 😤