Tag Archives: timers

Administrator Access to Timers

|

We’ve all been there. We start a timer on a Friday afternoon and some time before 5pm arrives our mind wanders off to ahead of us. By the time we catch up with ourself we realize we forgot to stop a timer and there isn’t a computer or a WiFi signal for miles. Intervals administrators […]

Time Tracking: Weekly Timesheets vs. Daily Timers

|

There are two popular ways to track time online. The more traditional approach is to fill out a weekly timesheet. The more recent and more popular approach is to track time using timers, applying your recorded time on a daily basis. Both methods have their pros and cons, but when it comes to our own […]

Subtractive Time Tracking With Multiple Timers

|

One of our customers recently clued us in on a unique time tracking method they devised using multiple timers and simple arithmetic. The challenge they faced was finding out how much time they weren’t tracking. Most of us do take breaks or get distracted throughout our workday, but we don’t track that time. Here is […]

Four Tips for Tracking Your Time Better

|

Every small business struggles with tracking their time. As a web development shop, we’ve been constantly evolving and improving our time tracking methodologies since we started eight years ago. Here are some tips we have learned along the way. 1. Group your daily tasks by availability and type of work If you know you are […]

Time Tracking Tip: Rounding Up Timers

|

Estimating and tracking time is a learned discipline that does not come easy to most, including ourselves. One practice we found useful was to implement a ’round up’ feature in Intervals, to round up our timers to the nearest one-eighth (.125) of an hour. Why one-eighth? Because it’s a nice, neat number and is usually […]

Tracking Time with Multiple Web-based Timers

|

In a previous post, I concluded that working on fewer projects per day is ideal. On most days, this idealistic goal isn’t much of a reality. The workday is full of interruptions. We built multiple timers into Intervals because we need — as do many other small businesses like us — a way to account […]