[Status: Backburner ⌛️] Default Time Log Categories

We have multiple time categories that we use: Client, Bill by the Hour, Sales, Marketing, Overhead. 90% of our time logs go to "Client." It would be helpful if we could set a "Default" category so we don't need to manually add it each time (unless we are overriding it to one of the other four). Or, set the default at the project level. This would be hugely helpful!

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I agree. This would be a wonderful feature to have. 

Is it also possible to have the option to make a global default or by user?

Meaning, we can say the global default would be "Client". However, if we have an employee that generally doesn't work on client work (say Finance or HR), we could set their default to something else?

Thank you for your help and consideration.

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+1 for a main default category. When reporting on time spent and using categories for billing, capitalization and the like, having entries with no category is worse than having the wrong one.

I'm also for having individual user defaults, which would clear up much of the wrong category entries, but that is more of a nice to have than flat-out required like the former.

Thanks.

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To add to this line of thought.  In addition to a default option, when creating blueprints, the ability to set the timelog category for those items would be great.

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Hi guys, thanks so much for bringing this up 🙂 This post has now 49 votes, and once it hits 60 votes, we'll add one of the Product Feedback statuses to it, so please keep voting 👍

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Quick update: I've added the 'Backburner' status here, which means that the Product team is interested, but the idea isn't on the roadmap yet. I'll let you know when there's an update 🙌

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As well as being time saving feature, the real advantage would be a reduction in un-categorized or mis-categorized timelog entries.

I'd love to see this feature implemented.

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I would like to see the categories be required and an optional default. 

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Hi everyone, a quick update - the team is still interested in this, but there is no ETA on its implementation. I'll keep you posted on any updates.

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Hi everyone,

Do you have any news about that? This post has already 77 votes. :)

Thanks for your help!

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