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Regular and external users on Business and Enterprise accounts can track time for tasks.
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Manually add a timelog entry or use Wrike’s task timer to have Wrike keep track of time for you. (Just hit the play or pause buttons to start or stop the timer).
- When the task timer is on or paused, you will see a timer at the top of the workspace.
- When you begin using the timer, it will continue running until it is paused or until you begin tracking time for another task. The timer continues running even if you close your browser window.
- You can only track time for one task at a time. If the task timer is already tracking time for one task and you try to begin tracking time for another task, Wrike automatically pauses tracking time on the current task and begins tracking time on the new task.
Manually Add a Time Entry
- Open a task in the Task view.
- Click the “00:00” to the right of the play button 1 (located above the task’s description field). If you have tracked time for this task before, you will see time you have entered there instead of “00:00.”
- A pop-up window opens, and you can:
- Add time you spent working on this task. (Enter 1:30 or 1h30m to track one and a half hours.)
- Click and hold the clock icon and then drag your mouse up or down the workspace. This way you can add (or delete) minutes to the time you have tracked.
- Click on the upward and downward arrows 2 to add or delete 15 minutes.
- Select a date for which you want to track time.
- Add a time tracking category.
- Add a comment to your entry.
- Click “Add entry”. 3
Wrike Tip! When you click “Cancel” while the pop-up is open, the data you have entered will remain intact. If you click “Reset timer,” all the data you have entered to the form but not yet saved will be removed.
Track Time Using the Timer
Begin Tracking Time
- Open a task in the Task view.
- Click the play button (located above the task’s description field).
Wrike will begin tracking the time spent on the task and add an entry to activity streams to signal that you began working on the task. At the top of the screen, you will see a timer indicating how much time you’ve spent on the task. Note: Time is tracked in hours and minutes, not seconds.
You can always check which task you are tracking time for at the moment by clicking on the downward arrow to the right of the timer at the top of your workspace.
Stop Tracking Time
When you stop tracking time on a task, you can: 1) add a timelog entry immediately or 2) pause the timer and continue working without adding an entry.
To add a timelog entry:
- Click the timer located at the top of the workspace.
- The pop-up opens for editing the time entry.
- Add all the necessary data there (category, comment).
- Click “Add entry” to add the entry.
To pause a timer and continue working without adding a timelog entry, click the pause button at the top of your workspace next to the timer. To resume tracking time, click on the play button.