Public and Private Projects

In TMetric, you can have either a public or private project.

A public project is a project, in which no members are added.  

A private project is a project with members. To make a project private, you need to add at least one member to the project.

Difference between public and private projects

In public projects:

  • Any member can log time to a project.
  • Logged time is visible to all members of an account.
  • Regular members can configure the general settings and work types for a project (optional, see below).

In private projects:

  • Only the project team can log time.
  • Logged time is visible only to the account owner, admin, and the assigned project manager.
  • Only the account owner and admin can configure settings for a project.
  • The assigned project manager can configure project settings except for billing functionality.

Question: Why do I see somebody else's time in my report? I'm not an admin. 

Answer: Because a user logged time in a public project.

Allowing all members to create public projects

The account owner or assigned admin can allow all members in an account to create public projects. A regular member can then create a project and configure basic settings:

  • project name
  • status
  • client
  • project image
  • project code
  • add/delete work types 

This feature is especially useful when regular members work in an external web app and log time through the TMetric extension. 

To enable this option:

  1. Go to Manage on the main menu.
  2. Click Account.
  3. On the Edit Account page, select Allow all members to create and edit public projects

Allow all members create projects

See Also

Billable Rates