Basecamp 2 integration

Looking little bit ahead, Everhour integration supplements Basecamp with the following extra functionality:

1. time tracking via embed timer or manual entry

2. total time label that shows up as soon as you or someone from your team log something into a task. Very convenient to see without going to reports every time

3. current timer (in red) shows time you personally reported today. It’s added to overall time and will be zeroed the next day

4. estimates & remaining time

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At the same time, you can also time track existing tasks or just record extra activities on everhour /track page. 

By simply using project @mention + start typing a task title, you’ll see a “suggest list” of relevant tasks. Select one and it will be pre-filled into the input field

It’s especially useful to quickly report missed timesheets post factum. Or in case you have someone in your team who do not have tasks in Basecamp but still need to report time.

How to set up?

Your first step is to synchronize project(-s). Only this way Everhour knows what tasks you have in Basecamp, what projects they belong to, what is their number, url etc.

Over signup process, below is beautifully handled by our setup wizard. You might want to skip this step, but we highly recommend continue as here you can import your existing projects and members really fast.

But you can always go to Settings page, click Set up a new project, and select “Basecamp”. After authorization, you’ll see a dropdown list with available projects to sync with. 

Important! In current version, new projects added to Basecamp does not automatically show up in Everhour. You have to manually connect them.
If you have 10 Basecamp projects but synched only 1, you won’t be able to track time into tasks from other projects. They won't have any embed functionality.

Other tips & tricks

Except for embedding start/stop button to each task, you could also track time via popup window.

If you trigger extension window when browsing a synched project, its mention will be already prefilled in input field. Furthermore, if a particular task page is open, both @mention + task# will be prefilled. 

Say you want to track something you don’t have a task for. e.g. Meeting. You could either go to everhour /track page to record activity, or use this window.

Start/stop timer button copies task title. But what if you want to be more specific, explain in details what exactly you are doing? You find your task, open extension window and type comment. Project @ + task # is enough to refer to a task.

Moreover, this way you could add time post factum. Say you was on a meeting and forgot to start timer. Getting back you could trigger extension window and type something like: 

@sample Team meeting 30min

Or say you want timer to start from some value e.g. 15 mins ‘cause again, you was working on a task for a while and forgot to start timer 

@sample #13 Doing something 15min 

New entry will be listed in extension window history. Now you can click on it and thus continue timer from 00:15:00 

Last but not least is that the red timer icon indicates that timer is currently running, in case you forgot.  

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