Launch: Log Hours Using Timestamps

Written on January 30, 2017

Calculating time is surprisingly hard. How much time is between 10:30 and 15:05? Or 07:30 to 17:00? 🤔 If you do the math wrong by an hour or even only 30 minutes, you can loose a lot of money.

Today we’re launching a new feature that should simplify that problem a lot: The ability to log hours using timestamps. ✨ It’s been a highly, highly requested feature, but one we were weary about adding due to the complexity it potentially could add.

It was extremely important for us to keep this as simple as possible and only for the people that wanted to use it. We think we achieved that.

Here’s how it looks by default:

timestamps unopened

When you click the new ‘From - To’ button, we’ll replace it with timestamps, like this:

timestamps opened

If you edit the timestamps or the logged time, the other will update accordingly. It supports both the 24-hour (11:00–14:00) and 12-hour (11am –2pm) systems. For now it will always display in 24, but we’ll soon support pm/am. If you want to remove timestamps, simply hit the X. The logged time will stay the same.

To begin with we’re rolling this out for logging time only. We’ll be bringing the actual timestamp data to reports in the future, so you can choose to export that if you wish to.

That’s it! Thanks for reading.

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