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Tracking Time in Wrike

Table 169. Availability - Legacy plans


Overview

All users, except for collaborators, can use Time Tracker.

Whenever you're working on a task in Wrike and need to keep track of how many hours and minutes you spent on it, use the Time Tracker.

You can either manually add a timelog entry or use the task timer to have Wrike keep track of time for you. Just hit the play or pause buttons to start or stop the timer.

Use the task timer

Start tracking time

Important

Time is tracked in hours and minutes, not seconds.

When you begin using the timer, it'll continue running until you pause it or until you begin tracking time for another task. The timer continues running even if you close your browser window.

  1. Navigate to the relevant task.

  2. Open a task in the Task view.

  3. Click the Start timer 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'll see a timer counting how much time you’ve spent on the task.

Note

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.

Pause or resume tracking time

To pause the timer and continue working without adding a timelog entry, click the Pause timer button at the top of your workspace next to the timer. Alternatively, you can navigate to the relevant task and click the Pause timer button in the Task view.

To resume tracking time for the last task that you've started the timer in, click the Start timer play button at the top of your workspace. If you need to resume tracking time on other tasks, click the down caret icon to the right of the time tracker at the top of your workspace and click the Start timer play button next to the relevant task. Alternatively, navigate to the relevant task and click the button in the Task view.

Tip

You can always check which task you're tracking time for by clicking the down caret icon to the right of the timer at the top of your workspace.

Stop tracking time and add an entry

  1. Click the timer located at the top of the workspace.

  2. The pop-up for editing the time entry opens.

  3. Add all the necessary data: timelog category and comment for the entry.

  4. Click Add entry.

Note

Your entry is recorded in Activity Streams and is visible in the Timelog view.

Manually add time entries

  1. Navigate to the relevant task.

  2. Open the task in the Task view.

  3. Click the 0:00 to the right of the play button above the task’s description field. If you added time entries for this task before, you'll see the time you've entered there next to the 0:00.

  4. A pop-up window opens, where you can:

    1. Add the time you spent working on this task. Enter 1:30 or 1h30m to track one and a half hours.

    2. 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've tracked.

    3. Click the upward and downward arrows to add or delete 15 minutes.

    4. Select a date for which you want to track time.

    5. Add a time tracking category.

    6. Add a comment to your entry.

  5. Click Add entry.

Tip

When you click Cancel while the pop-up is open, the data you entered will remain intact. If you click Reset timer,all the data you entered to the form but haven't saved will be removed.

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