Add Timer Button to YouTrack Issues

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

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 YouTrack account and start tracking.


No Manual Input Required

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

Backlinks to YouTrack from TMetric

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

1. Locate timer button on a YouTrack 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 next to the title of the issue.

 Start timer button You Track

2. Start timer on an issue

Click the Start timer button and TMetric will start recording your YouTrack 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 YouTrack 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 YouTrack issue simply by clicking the link icon next to the task name.

Time entry YouTrack

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 YouTrack issue.

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

Editing time entry YouTrack

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 YouTrack

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