Time Tracking in Hubstaff Tasks

Time tracking is now available on Hubstaff Tasks. The web timer allows you and your team to see how much time has been logged to a specific task. Now you’ll be able to see how much time is actually being spent on each task and be able to compare it to the estimated time.

All the time data will be stored within the Work Logs section of the task itself. If you’d like more in-depth reporting, and be able to see total time tracked to the whole project or time spent on all tasks in one report, sign up for Hubstaff. We have deep reporting capabilities that provide valuable insight into the total amount of time spent across all projects and tasks.

When a Hubstaff Tasks organization is linked to a Hubstaff (time tracking) organization, the timers will work synchronously while tracking time to a task. This requires projects between platforms to be linked

hubstaff tasks timer.

To begin tracking time, follow these steps:

Step 1

Create a new project and select a project template. If you already have existing projects and lists, please skip to Step 4.

Enter the project name, then select the organization and folder you want the project to be located. Click Create to save your new project.

Step 2

Open the project page.

Step 3

Create a new list by clicking the Add a new list button.

Enter the list name then hit Save.

Step 4

Click on the Add a task button under the list name to create a new task.

The new task dialog will appear.

hubstaff tasks task description copy

hubstaff tasks task description copy

  1. Task type – define if the card is a task or a bug.
  2. Task name – the name assigned to the task.
  3. Task location – shows you the project and list name where the task is stored under.
  4. Task workflow buttons – shows workflow buttons to move tasks to another workflow list.
  5. Task description – allows you to add details or instructions on how to perform the task.
  6. Attachments – lets you upload files into the task.
  7. Checklists – adds a checklist to the task.
  8. Comments – lets you add comments to the task.
  9. Work Logs – The Work Logs section will show the time that was tracked (using the Hubstaff Time Tracking application) to the task.
  10. Information button – shows the date/time the task was created.
  11. To-dos button – lets you add a task to the to-dos page.
  12. Task options – allows you to get a shareable link, copy, move or delete the task.
  13. Assignee – the user to whom the task is assigned to.
  14. Followers – will receive any updates from the task.
  15. Epic – lets you choose which epic the task is assigned to.
  16. Labels – organize your tasks by adding labels.
  17. Recurring – allows you to repeat the task weekly or monthly (this feature is only available on Premium plans).
  18. Start Date – lets you assign a start date to the task.
  19. Due date – lets you assign a due date to the task.
  20. Worked – shows the time spent on the task.
  21. Estimate – lets you add an estimated time to complete the task.
  22. Cost – shows how much was spent on this task (requires the project and organization to be synced to Hubstaff Time Tracking and a pay rate set for the specific user).
  23. Web timer Рallows users to track time to the task.


Step 5

Click the Play button on the web timer within the task page to start tracking time to the task.
hubstaff tasks time tracking
then press the Stop button to stop tracking time.

web timer tasks running

Step 6

Once the timer is stopped, you’ll notice the time tracked will reflect on the Worked section of the task page.

You’ll also be able to view the worked time on each task on the following pages:



Only time tracked using the timer apps will sync back time to the Worked section of the task.
When a Hubstaff Tasks project is linked to the Time Tracking platform, the Tasks Web Timer will be deactivated on all tasks within the project.
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