In my last blog, I started a series to focus on TimeTracker features to help users understand the full power of the TimeTracker platform. The first feature highlighted was Folder Tagging, where TimeTracker can assign a job code to time spent simply by saving a document to (or opening from) a certain folder. It’s a powerful feature that yields incredible timesheet data accuracy while actually reducing the user’s effort.
FEATURE 2: DETAILS VIEW
The second feature to highlight is TimeTracker’s Details View. The Details View is a private dashboard that shows the documents you actively touched on any given day. Click at the top of any day in the Calendar View, and the calendar will spread apart to reveal Activity Details. (See below)
Every document you actively touched that day will have a column in the Activity Details. For each fifteen minute segment, TimeTracker will indicate which document(s) you touched. Moving your mouse over an activity will reveal details including: document name, application, and project, if assigned.
In the screenshot above, the fifth column shows two fifteen-minute segments when the user worked on the Photoshop document “Smuckers-Squeeze.psd”. Note that there is a fifteen minute gap of inactivity between the two segments. At this time, the document may have been open, but it was not worked on.
The Details View provides tremendous value when you were unable (or forgot) to associate projects with your documents. As long as you were logged into TimeTracker, the supported applications and filenames will be captured automatically. Being able to see this information provides invaluable insight as to how you spent your time.
There’s no need to ever worry about a timesheet again!