Our focus on the time tracking column’s problems has mostly been on 2 user’s conflicting ranges, however, there’s another thing that I’m hoping to put out there for consideration as hopefully you’re reworking the tool.
For us, selecting the start date, end date, and then start time, end time is very cumbersome and slow and really prevents users from entering time at all. One person said it was all the pain of booking a flight or a hotel
If we want to enter 4 hours, I wish we could just click the time tracker, type 4, hit enter, and move on to the next task.
Even better would be if Monday could have a default settable start time in my profile, like 9am. So that when I enter 4 hours, it automatically makes the range from 9 - 1 and assumes it’s today if I don’t click in to edit it. Then the next time I enter time that day it would start at 1, etc.
But at the very least, if there was just a way for people to click once, type and number, hit enter, and be done, that would be a fantastic quality of life improvement for those of us who need to track time.
If anyone has a suggestion for how I could just do this in a numbers column with an automation, I would love your ideas. It seems like this might be possible where you could enter a number, the automation would see it and increase the total by that amount, but I have not yet been able to get a workable flow.
Agreed, entering start and stop times is clumsy. Start time & duration makes things easier.
Actually andrewm2’s clarification makes me realize my above default start time request might be a bad idea.
So I think it’s probably more useful just to be able to drop in a duration. For us, actually having the end time be the current time (like it is now) and having the system back in the start time based on your duration would probably be best.
The system already backs in 1 hour, so it seems like it might be fine if we could just hit the duration field and type a number. Only problem being that you have to click the tracker, then click enter manual session, then click the duration. Still would love it if you could just click the time tracker once and type a number and the rest just happens automatically without any user input. Maybe I’m dreaming
Thanks again and fingers crossed for a new tracker soon!
Agreed. A sort of log past x amount of time until now. Would make time tracking very quick!
Absolutely a feature to die for. The problem is very real - if it’s not user intuitive or productive for data entry, the team members just won’t buy in and in the end we won’t get people to data entry at all !
Clickup has it, just plain and easy - give us a Duration box in the time tracking widget popup, let us whack in the numeric in unit of “m” or “h” or “d” (like in Jira) . Job done, everyone would be very happy in filling up timesheets.
Totally agree that this feature is needed. I was training my team on this and they pushed back HARD on entering in start and end times, and I ended up having to make numbers columns instead of time tracking columns so they can enter in a numeric time spent on jobs.