Add Timer Button to Asana Tasks

Complete these two simple steps to enable time tracking in Asana.

It takes no more than 3 minutes to set up.

1. Sign Up to TMetric

Time tracking app with advanced billing and reporting features

2. Install Browser Extension

Browser add-on for TMetric that allows one-click time tracking for popular Web apps

Now login to your Asana account and start tracking.


No Manual Input Required

  • Timer button is integrated into each Asana task
  • It takes a single click to start the timer
  • No need to stop before switching to another task

Backlinks to Asana from TMetric

  • Each time entry contains a backlink to an Asana task
  • Asana projects are mapped to TMetric projects
  • Asana tags are automatically assigned to time entries

Powerful Time Reports

  • See the time of your team in one place
  • Group, sort, and filter reports
  • Export time reports and invoice your clients

How to Use Time Tracking In Asana

1. Locate timer button on an Asana task

Go to a project and select a required task. A dialog window opens, where you can view and edit the contents of the task. You will see the Start timer button under the name of the task.

Asana task

2. Start timer on a task

Click the Start timer button and TMetric will start recording your Asana working time. Notice that the Start timer button changes to the Stop timer button and displays the time spent on the task.

If you are the account owner or assigned admin in TMetric and start the timer for the first time, TMetric pulls out from Asana and adds to your TMetric account:

  • task name
  • task ID
  • project name
  • tags

Asana tags are mapped to the tags existing in the Tmetric account. If the Allow creating tags on a fly option is enabled in the Tmetric account then the tags are automatically created.

The corresponding time entry appears on the Time page in the TMetric web app. You can easily navigate back to the Asana task simply by clicking the link icon next to the task name.

time entry Asana

3. Edit time entry, if necessary

A time entry with an external task can be edited. You can edit the name of the task, project, and tags without losing a link to the Asana issue.

To disassociate the TMetric task from the Asana task, click the cross icon next to the task name in the bottom right corner of the time entry editor.

editing time entry Asana

4. View a time report

Reports show the time from different external systems, as well as the time entered manually in TMetric. 

Team Summary report Asana

TMetric is a great time tracking web app allowing to control your time and stay productive throughout the day!