Author Archives: John Reeve

How to Make Timesheets Less Painful

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No matter how you spin it, time tracking is not fun. If there were a survey, filling out a weekly timesheet would be easily make it in the top ten list of least enjoyable work responsibilities. However, weekly timesheets are also a must for any business that bills hourly or has to keep a record […]

Celebrating 15 Years!

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As we celebrate 15 years since we first launched Intervals we wanted to take a moment to thank all of our customers. We would not have made it this far or this long without you! We’ve learned so much from our customers whose immeasurable support and feedback has blazed the trail to where we are […]

Better Estimating Through Time Tracking

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Estimating a project before it’s begun is difficult, but, it’s also necessary for communicating expectations to the client and delivering a successful project in the end. Whether you are billing time and materials, flat fee, or monthly subscription, creating an accurate estimate beforehand will lay the groundwork for the project’s timeline, budget, and profitability. Fortunately, […]

The Pros and Cons of Tracking Time with Spreadsheets

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We’ve been tracking our time one way or another for the last 21 years. Since our company’s inception we’ve tried paper timesheets, spreadsheets, open source software, and web-based software. Of all the different methods we’ve tried, tracking time with spreadsheets was the most time consuming, but also the most versatile method, which may explain why […]

New Feature: Schedule Saved Views for Email Delivery

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Running various filters and saving them as views is a cornerstone of the Intervals experience. This feature allows you to filter a customized view of your data, such as tasks, and then save that view for later. For example, create one saved view for all tasks assigned to you, and another saved view for tasks […]

Reviewing Project Billing with the Break It Down Report

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We’ve been receiving questions from customers centered around the need for a high level overview of the financial value of work performed, grouped by project or person, and broken down by weeks or months. After several customer interviews we decided to improve the Break it Down report to meet this need. And we’re happy to […]

Emogrifer Surpasses 10 Million Downloads

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We’re excited to share that the Emogrifer has been downloaded over 10 million times! When we first built Intervals 15 years ago we had to develop several of its components from scratch. The frameworks, libraries, and packages that exist today simply didn’t back then. One such component we developed was a code library that created […]

New Feature: Exclude Documents When Copying Tasks

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We’ve recently launched several new improvements to round out our time tracking and task management features. In this post we highlight the ability to exclude documents when copying tasks. The ability to copy a task is a powerful feature for those who do repetitive work based on a task template. However, copying a task has […]