Time Tracking

Please note: In MeisterTask 2.0 tracked time is currently not displayed on your dashboard. This feature may be re-introduced though! 

 

To track the time you spend working on tasks, you first need to enable the time tracking feature for your project. To do this, click on the ( i ) button in the top bar and then click on Project Properties in the menu.

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Open the Power-ups tab and flip the switch next to Time Tracking, then click Done at the bottom of the dialog. 

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You can now track the time spent on each task from within the task detail dialog. The button to Start / Stop Recording can be found on the right side of the dialog.

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The total time tracked for a task will be displayed next to the timer icon in the task dialog.

How to Edit Time Slips

Every time you start recording, a new time slip will be created. To view or edit your time slips, open the task dialog and click on the total time tracked. You'll see a simple diagram that visualizes your tracked time within the last week, and below that a list of all users who've tracked time on this task, along with their overall tracked time.

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Click on one of the entries to see a list of the person's individual time slips. Note that you can view everybody's time slips, but edit only your own.

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Click on one of your time slips to modify it. You can enter the number of hours you've worked, or enter the start and end time in the From and Until fields. Below that you can also set a different date. 

When you're done modifying, simply close the time track menu. 

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An overview of your tracked time can be found in the Statistics & Reports area (available for all Pro users). 

 

How multiple users can track time on the same task at the same time

If a user is tracking time on a task you will see the time tracking working on the task, however, if a second user wants to track time on the task as well he can do this by clicking on the "Stop" button beside the time being tracked. 

Note: For the first user this stops the time tracking but for a second user, it initiates a new time tracking session on the same task.

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How to Export Your Tracked Time

Click on the ( i ) button in the top bar of your project, click on the More... option and select Export Time Tracking from the menu.

There are 2 export options:

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Select one of the 2 options. This will start the download of a CSV file which you can open using a tool such as Excel, or import into another time management tool. 

1Harvest - Export data in the Harvest compatible format.

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2. All data export - This option is available to paid Pro and Business users.

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This is a more advanced export option, the CSV file contains the following information per columns:

Date: Shows the date for when the time tracking was started. 

Project: Shows the project name.

Task: Shows the task for which time was tracked.

Token: The ID/token of the task.

Created at: When the task was created.

Section: In what section the task resides.

Status: The status of the task

          Note: Tasks have a status (Completed, Open, Trashed, Archived etc.) and this is shown in the CSV export with an individual number for each status:

  • 1 - open
  • 2 - completed
  • 8 - trashed
  • 18 - archived task

 

Tags: The tags that are associated to the task.

Hours: The period that was tracked.

Start time: When the time tracking was started.

End time: When the time tracking was stoped. 

Name: The user who tracked time on the task. 

See also: How to track time using MeisterTask's integration with Harvest.