Adding and Editing Time Manually

In the course of normal workflow, you keep logging time using the timer. However, there are situations, when you need to add time later today or for a past day. In this topic, you will learn how to do both.

Adding task or break

TMetric allows you to add a task or break whenever you need it. For instance, you forgot to stop the timer before having a break, or on the contrary - forgot to start the timer when your break was over. To add time, you can use either the timeline or the Add Time Manually button.

To add task or break using a timeline:

  1. Select a time span on the timeline with the mouse pointer. The dialog box appears.
  2. Select the required action on the dialog box:
  • To add a new task, click Add Task for Selection.
  • To add a break, click Add Break.

Note: When selecting a time span on the timeline, you do not need to specify task duration manually - TMetric does it automatically.

Adding a break or task using timeline

To add task or break using the Add Time Entry button:

  1. Click the Add Time Entry button.
  2. Enter the task description and optionally other details.
  3. Enter the start time and the end time. You can do this by entering the numbers manually or clicking the clock icon next to the start/end time to open a clock dial. On the clock dial, select the necessary hour and minutes using only the mouse pointer. 
  4. Click Save.

adding time entry

Editing or deleting time entry

You can easily edit or delete any time spans on the timeline using only a mouse pointer. This feature may be useful, for example, when you started a new task (for instance, answering e-mails), but in fact, you did a different task (for instance, discussing marketing strategy).

To edit or delete existing time entry:

  1. Click a time entry on the timeline you want to delete or edit. The dialog box appears.
  2. Select a required action on the dialog box:
  • Click Edit to start editing the time entry.
  • Click Delete to delete the time entry.

Editing time entry

Merging time entries

There may be situation when you need to merge two or more time entries into one. For example, if you started a new task (for instance, developing a web-site page), but in fact, you continued to work on a previous task (for example, discussing site design), you need to merge the two entries into a one.

To merge or delete several time entries:

  1. Select time entries with the mouse pointer. The dialog box appears.
  2. Select a required action on the dialog box:
  • To merge time entries, click Add Task for Selection.
  • To delete time entries, click Add Break.

merging several time entries

Adding time at the end of the workday

Let's take a look at a situation at hand. You were at the meeting with business partners outside the office for almost the end of the workday. As a result, when you finally got to your workspace, you had no activity recorded by TMetric at all. This is one of the possible situations when adding time later can be of service to you.

To add time at the end of your workday:

  1. Click Add Time Manually. Alternatively, you can select a time span on the timeline. A new time entry appears.
  2. Enter the task description.
  3. Select a project from the drop-down list (optionally).
  4. Enter a duration of time (by default, TMetric sets 8 am as a start time). You can do it in two ways:
    • specify the start time and the end time. In our case, the start time is 3:16 pm and the end time is 6:24 pm.
    • specify the start time, and then enter the total duration of the task. In our case, the total duration is 3 h 8 min.
  5. Click Save.

Adding time for a previous day

If you perform a certain task (let's say, you were at a business meeting) for the whole working day outside your office, you can add this time within next few days.

To add time for a previous day:

  1. Select a day to add time for. Use the Previous day/Next day arrows for navigation. To quickly locate a certain date, click the Calendar arrow, and then click a required date on the calendar.
  2. Perform steps 1-5 from Adding time at the end of the workday.
  3. To return to today, click the Calendar arrow, and then click Today.

Adding time for previous days

Quick jump to today's Time page

The circle icon will quickly bring you back to today’s Time page.