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 the ( i ) button in the top bar and click Project Properties in the menu.
Open the Power-ups tab and flip the switch next to Time Tracking, then click Done at the bottom of the dialog.
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.
The time tracked for a task will be displayed next to the timer icon in the task dialog.
Note: The time shown in the task dialog is for the user that checks the task. To see the full time tracked on a task by you and other users click the small arrow sign beside the tracked time.
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.
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.
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. Besides that, you can also set a different date.
When you're done modifying, click the Save button.
If you want to completely delete the interval, click Delete Interval.
Visual hints when users track time
When you track time on a task there are some visual pointers that notify you of this:
- In the project, the task header turns red and the timer also runs on the task header.
- The Stopwatch Icon in the top right turns red. You can click the Stopwatch Icon to see the current and recent tasks on which you tracked time.
On the MeisterTask Dashboard, you can click the Stopwatch Icon to show a column with the tasks on which you tracked time or are tracking time.
Export Tracked Time
Click the ( i ) button in the top bar of your project, then the More... option and select Export Time Tracking from the menu.
There are 2 export options:
- Harvest (for all users)
- All data export (available for paid Pro and Business users)
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.
1. Harvest - Export data in the Harvest compatible format.
2. All data export - This option is available for paid Pro and Business users.
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 stopped.
Name: The user who tracked time on the task.
For an overview of all export options within MeisterTask please check: Export options in MeisterTask