Auto start/stop timer

To ensure accurate data recording for your team members, you can now enable desktop timer auto start/stop during their scheduled shifts. You can also specify start and end times on selected dates.

Table of contents

Adding an Auto start/stop timer policy

This feature works when the desktop timer is installed and the user is logged in.

In order to activate the automatic start/stop feature, check out the steps below:

Step 1

First, navigate to Settings & policies > General.

settings general menu

Step 2

Click on Timer apps > Auto start/stop timer > Add policy.

timer apps auto start stop add policy

Step 3

Next, the Automatic timer policy dialog will appear. Fill in the following details:

  1. Policy name
  2. Teams/Members
  3. Timer start/stop rules – can be set to either existing shifts, or a fixed schedule.
  4. Don’t start timer until first activity (optional) – recording will only start when the team member uses the keyboard/mouse.
  5. Days of the week – specify the days of the week the timer will automatically start and stop as well as the start and stop times. Note: this follows the team member’s (not the organization’s timezone).
  6. Starting project – here you can define what project the timer will track time to when it starts recording.

automatic start stop dialog

Step 4

After saving, you’ll see the auto start/stop timer policy you created.

auto start stop sample policy

Step 5

After the policy has been set up, and during the designated time, the user will be prompted whether they would like to allow the timer to automatically start/stop.

auto start stop timer

Step 6

Once allowed, the timer will start and stop tracking time to the designated project as scheduled.

desktop app time tracking

  • Was this Helpful ?
  • Yes   No
  • Was this Helpful ?
  • Yes   No