Timeneye 101: How To Set Up Your Workspace

So you’ve signed up to Timeneye. It’s good to have you on board! Now you can start tracking your time and skyrocket your productivity.

What are the very first things to do so that you’re ready to track time right away?

Below we listed the first steps to take in Timeneye to correctly set up your workspace and be ready to get tracking. Let’s start this journey!

How to get started tracking time in Timeneye

#1 – Set up the dashboard
#2 – Set up the Autosave hours
#3 – Create projects

#Step one: set up your dashboard

Welcome to the dashboard!

The Timeneye dashboard is the core of Timeneye, it’s the place where the magic happens: where users can see their time organized in the weekly calendar, keep an eye on what they’re doing, and of course track time and edit their time entries.

Everybody has their own tracking style and needs. This is why we added the possibility to customize your dashboard by organizing the week and adding several chart recap modules.

Go to the Dashboard configuration section:

Here you can decide to hide your weekend or not, and what recaps you want to see: projects, phase categories, clients or budgets. You can even decide where to put them so they’ll be less intrusive as possible!

#Step two: set up the autosave hours

One of the mistakes we do while tracking time is… forgetting about it.

Timeneye allows you to track time while you work using timers. But in the busiest days, it’s super easy to forget about it and leave them running on and on until you go back to work on the next day, with the timer looking like this:

This is not my timer, this has never happened to me. Cough.

To avoid this, go to App settings and turn on the Timers Autosave hours. The system will automatically stop all active or paused timers and save them as entries.

User typically choose their office closing hours.

#Step 3: create projects

This is the most important step of all if you want to rack time in Timeneye, and the only one you can’t avoid.

Projects are compulsory in order to track time. By assigning the time you track to the project they belong to, it’ll be easier to organize your time, and be aware of what you’re working on. In addition, you’ll get more accurate data that you can use for reporting to look at where you spend your time.

You can create your projects from the Projects section of the workspace. Or, to save even more hassle, you can do it directly from the Register time dialog, thanks to the little Create new project option.

Make sure to set up at least one phase for your projects!

To speed up the process we also added a lot of options to create multiple projects in Timeneye by copying or importing.

… And Start Tracking!

Now you’re ready to hit that Register time button and track your time while you work!

Unless there’s still something else you should do?

Bonus: invite your co-workers to your workspace

If you’re using Timeneye to keep track of the time and projects of your whole squad, then it’s better to invite your team members right away so they can get their jump right in and begin to register their time.

Don’t forget to assign them to the projects you’ve created!

To learn about all of Timeneye features, head to the Timeneye product guides website, and don’t forget to check our blog series on How to Timeneye like a Pro.

Happy tracking!

About Stefania

Project Manager at Timeneye. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and belting out tunes from Broadway musicals (although the neighbours don't seem to appreciate that).