Add Timer Button to Basecamp To-dos

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

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 Basecamp account and start tracking.

Features

No Manual Input Required

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

Backlinks to Basecamp from TMetric

  • Each time entry contains a backlink to a Basecamp to-do
  • Basecamp projects are mapped to TMetric projects

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 Basecamp

1. Locate timer button on a Basecamp to-do

On your project page, click the To-dos tab, select a to-do list and then select a required to-do. A dialog window opens, where you can view and edit the contents of the to-do. You will see the Start timer button in the upper right corner of the window.

2. Start timer on a to-do

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

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

  • to-do title
  • to-do ID
  • project name

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

3. Edit time entry, if necessary

A time entry with an external task can be edited. You can edit the name of the task and project without losing a link to the Basecamp to-do.

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

4. View a time report

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

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