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    Diana Ascher

    Can you share an image of what this looks like?

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    This is the drop down after i have started/stopped my Today To Do time tracking tasks. 

    and this is all the drop down tasks i have open. So, if someone comes in, i can easily switch to Daily Log, and then right back to Batch 6. :D  I hope this helps.

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    Diana Ascher

    Thank you! Okay, so here's my issue, and maybe I'm missing something obvious. My dropdown list contains every task I've timed since I first started using Wrike almost a year ago! How do you clear out the list?

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    you need to Add Entry to include your logged time into any reports. This removes the task from the drop down and adds the time to the time tracker reports. 

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    this way, by day, i can tell how i spent my day. Most important, enable the Category option and create categories. For me yesterday (i missed a few items, lol) It helps me determine where my time is spent daily. it also helps me to allocate enough time for tasks within a project based on average time spent previously. (and lets me know how other employees are spending their time. 

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    1Marjorie Downey

    LOL. i see i was signed in by our Wrike Tracker User. We use that for tracking items that dont' belong in anyone's feed, and is mostly informational. For instance, we keep all our contacts for every different company we need in a folder called Contacts, sorted by type (IT Related, Marketing, Public Relations, but assign to WT and then backlogged. :D Stays out of our feeds as backlogged, but is still available for us. 

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    1Marjorie Downey

    If you accidentally start a time tracker and don't need it, select reset and it goes away.

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    Diana Ascher

    We have a similar generic identity serving as a tracker of tasks that are automated or don't belong to an individual, too. I was under the impression that as soon as one starts the timer on a task, it stops the timer on the previous task. It's a shame that one has to click on Add entry, rather than have the time automatically entered into the record. Seems like several an extra unnecessary steps.

    We also use categories--very helpful--but I wish they could be assigned automatically to tasks that one does frequently or that are of a specific type. For example, I'd like all time spent on tasks in my Weekly Meetings folder to be filed under our Administrative category.

    Thank you for helping me figure out why all these tasks remain in the timer dropdown. I guess I'll add all the entries one by one to clear it out!

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    1Marjorie Downey

    If you can remember the dates change the dates before you add them. I wish, really wish, that we could auto assign a category to a task so that every time you started the timer, it would add the category, but with the option to adjust if needed. As for automatically adding the time when you start a timer on a new task, i kind of like that it stays until you add it.  This way, i can switch between tasks without having to go back to them and starting a new timer. If you forget to Add Entry, you can adjust the date to make sure it gets added to the right date. :D I hope that makes sense. 

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    Diana Ascher

    Sure does. Thanks much!

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    Diana Ascher

    You might be interested in this request: https://help.wrike.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/115003737965-Prompt-for-Time-Tracking

    If so, please upvote!

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    Stephanie Westbrook

    Love this thread ๐Ÿ™Œ 

    One quick thing about the tracker, @Diana you're right, if you're tracking time on task A and then jump to tracking time in task B, it stops tracking time on task A. It's more of a "pause" though, so the timer isn't running on A anymore, but you can unpause to keep tracking time there. You have to actually add the entry to get it to disappear from the dropdown. Hope that helps shed a little light on the process!

     

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    Jess Van Wyhe

    Wrike Widget Pin

    I've found that I'm not always in the Wrike application when I'm working and am also bouncing from one task to the next very quickly so it makes it difficult to remember to go back into wrike to change the task that I'm working on next. I think a solution to this issue is below. 

    Please up-vote the feature request in the link below to implement a Wrike widget that pins to your screen for selection to start, pause, or stop time tracking through a drop-down by task. 

    https://help.wrike.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360027751373-Time-Tracking-Widget

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