Practice Engine Fast Time Tracker

About

The Practice Engine Fast Time Tracker was designed and built to assist in managing our own time tracking.  The way an IT company works is different to how an accounting company works, Practice Engine is targetted at the latter and therefore is optimised for their workflow.  As our engineers jump between tasks and phone calls throughout the day, it is easy to miss time off.  With the new time tracker, staff can quickly and simply switch between tasks, tracking every last minute of time and allocating it all to the proper client.

Features

  • Allows fast and easy tracking of your day's work into Practice Engine.
  • Registers a global hotkey (CTRL+ALT+T) that works from any application at any time.
  • Times your work for you, and inserts that time into Practice Engine timesheets.
  • Tracks multiple jobs throughout your working day.
  • Time can be added or removed manually to entries to catch up on missed starts.
  • Alerts you at the end of your work day if you have uncommited entries.
  • Managed installation and automatic updates.

Instructions

Creating a new time entry

  1. Either:
    1. Press CTRL+ALT+T from anywhere.
    2. Press the "New" button in the main window
  2. This spawns the new entry window, start typing a client's name and suggestions will appear:
  3. Double-Click a client name and the defaults for that client will be filled in, click accept when happy:
  4. This creates a blank entry, ready for a description and to start the timer:
     

The Entry window

Main Listing Window

Options Window

Installation

Please contact us to speak about pricing and implementation of the Fast Tracker in your Practice Engine enabled organisation.

Revision History

v0.1.0.3

  • Add boiler pate text settings, through options screen

v0.1.0.2

  • Fix for crash if no state file found

v0.1.0.1 (Beta)

  • State will be saved if closed or crashed out, even through computer restarts.

v0.0.1.36

  • Tidy border styles
  • Resize client chooser
  • Tweak title in list to include client code
  • Move login button to options
  • Take out Remove all button
  • Add save all button
  • Better closing if no client selected
  • Make timer window resizable

v0.0.1.35

  • Obey chargebands set by service on the client

v0.0.1.33

  • "LOST" clients are now not included in lists

v0.0.1.32

  • Fix accrued time being doubled in some situations

v0.0.1.31

  • Fix to login form
  • Add option to always round up values (e.g. 1.01 will become 1.1)
  • Time recording is now more accurate for jobs frequently started and stopped and with a low number of decimal points

v0.0.1.30

  • Fix reversion where descriptions couldn't be entered

v0.0.1.29

  • Fix where default service not being used

v0.0.1.28

  • TImer screen now closer reflects changes made elsewhere

v0.0.1.27

  • Add option to automatically start timers as soon as new button/shortcut key pressed

v0.0.1.26

  • Change colours for better support of older Windows versions
  • Other changes to fix support on XP and 2003

v0.0.1.25

  • Fix focus on new client

v0.0.1.20

  • Order analyses entries by name

v0.0.1.19

  • Daily reminder now repeats until jobs are cleared
  • Allow changing of the shortcut key
  • Arrow keys and enter can now select clients on a new job

v0.0.1.16

  • Allow setting a warning time

v0.0.1.14 (Alpha)

  • First available build.
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