Question: Does hubstaff support using two computers at once? Usually I am using two computers simultaneously. I see it let’s me run the clock on both, and it doesn’t seem to be counting time double, but I would like to know more information about how this is handled or if I’m causing problems.
Answer: You may install Hubstaff on multiple computers or mobile devices, however you cannot run more than one timer at the same time when signed-in to the same account. This will affect the time that’s being reported to the website. What would happen is that one timer would overwrite the other. In order for it work properly, one timer must be stopped before you start the other or alternately create an additional user account.
There are no issues with using multiple clients on the same physical day, as long as none of the time overlaps. All time will be received and posted to the users timeline. All clients will not immediately reflect time accrued by other clients. This may take a significant amount of time depending on connectivity and which client you are tracking on.
If you are tracking time that overlaps the other client it will count up, then when its presented to the server it will be rejected, and the time will be removed from the client causing it to “reset”.
It’s not enough to just stop on one client before restarting on the other. The two clients must be in sync. There must be a time gap between the start and the stop time so that it doesnt overlap. If there is any overlap, the whole 10-minute block will be discarded.
While you can track using multiple clients, its not an officially supported use of the client, and has very strict procedural requirements that need to be adhered to ignored to not loose time. This is due to the design requirement that the user does not need to have a constant connection to the server in order to use the client.