Timestamp on activities
I've noticed while I can enter in times in the activity, it only seems to calculate a timespan and doesn't retain the actual start and end times. This is very important. In addition, an easier way to edit past entries would go along with timestamp retention. Thanks!
In the following article we are sharing some scenarios that (hopefully) explain the complexity we are referring to and how we’re going to address it in the new version.
Cary Smith commented
On thing that would be nice if you do decide to add this feature would be to have a toggle on/off setting. Either at an organization level or project level. Probably a project level.
For me personally the timestamp would get in the way for some projects so it would be nice to just shut it off.
Jannik Keller commented
Imo this is one of the most important basic functionalities and is absolutely necessary for me and my team. Has there any progress been made since May?
Another thought on this is that it would be helpful if the timers would even track start and end times that you could edit. I'm not very good at doing the math when I forget to stop a timer.
Often I am adding entries at the end of my day and need to calculate how much time I need to show up in the daily summary. This gets difficult if I didn't use timers and have to break down a workday from 12:15 to 19:30 into separate entries that add up to 7hrs 15m.
One way to do this would be to allow entry of the start of your day and the end of your day. Then you could show something like 6hr 15m entered out of 7hr 15m remaining. I'm switching from YAST.com which has a very cool visual indicator of how your day breaks down into tasks which helps you avoid over/under reporting hours if you need to just categorize your workday.
and chronological tracking:
I agree - in absence of a idle time detector - having timestamp is necessary to be able to accurately adjust times - especially if you leave the timer on over night or at meeting.
No timestamps is a dealbreaker for me. A time tracker has no value to me if I can't go back and see/adjust the start and end times. This is absolutely essential!
You should be able to see a log of start, stop and 'entered' times.
Agreed! I use this feature when I want to see how long of a break I took for lunch, or if I forgot to start a new timer after finishing the last task.
Zach Garner commented
Yeah, this may be a crucial feature for me to use EverHour. I would love to see an hourly report.. but I could live with just having EverHour leave my times in the entry (For example, if I say "@helloworld 9:00 - 10:00" it completely removes the "9:00 - 10:00" part so I have no way of remembering that)
It looks like a similar suggestion was previously declined: http://help.everhour.com/forums/207688-suggestions-ideas/suggestions/6958248-would-like-to-see-an-activity-timeline
I agree with this idea though and if Mike would please reconsider it...
Give the option to show tasks tracked in chronological order i.e. not just the cumulative time for each e.g. 09:00-09:35 'did whatever' 09:37-10:04 'did the next thing'. It would just help to fill in the blanks when returning from meetings etc. or if I forget to start the timer.
Absolutely! I agree with Rich on this idea. If you leave a timer running accidentally (like when you are away for lunch) it can be very difficult to try to estimate how much time to remove from the project if you don't know your start and end time.
This would be a really important feature for our organization to implement everhour on a wider scale.