Add Timer Button to Redmine Issues

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

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 Redmine account and start tracking.


No Manual Input Required

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

Backlinks to Redmine Issues from TMetric

  • Each time entry contains a backlink to a Redmine issue
  • Redmine 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 Redmine

1. Locate timer button on a Redmine issue

Click the Issues tab and select a required issue. A dialog window opens, where you can view and edit the contents of the issue. You will see the Start timer button in the upper right corner of the window.

Start timer button Redmine

2. Start timer on an issue

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

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

  • issue name
  • issue ID
  • project name

The corresponding time entry appears on the Time page in the TMetric web app. You can easily navigate back to the Redmine issue simply by clicking the link icon next to the task name (in our case ID is BP-12).

Time entry Redmine

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 labels without losing a link to the Redmine issue.

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

Editing time entry Redmine

4. View a time report

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

Tasks summary report Redmine

5. Configure time synchronization with Redmine

You can configure TMetric to import projects and users from Redmine to TMetric and automatically upload the time you track in TMetric to Redmine. In addition to project and user names, TMetric imports the statuses of the users and projects. The time logged in TMetric will be synchronized automatically to Redmine every hour.  

You can create and manage Redmine integration on the Import and Export page of the TMetric app. In particular, you can:

  • Run an immediate synchronization by clicking the Sync Time Now button
  • View log to see the results of synchronization
  • Edit the integration settings
  • Delete an integration. When you delete an integration, all time entries associated with this integration will be unassigned from the relevant Redmine instance.

Time sync with Redmine

TMetric is a great time tracking app for Windows, Mac, and Linux that allows you to control your time and stay productive throughout the day. TMetric mobile app on  Android or IoS is the most convenient way to track your time whether in the office or away on customer meetings.