The Timer Mode (also known as Automatic mode) is what you normally expect from a timer: press start, and let the timer time your action. This article details how to use Timer Mode to get the most out of it. 

Enter the Timer mode by clicking the green clock icon on the Timer page, located in the top right corner. You can toggle between the the Timer mode and Manual mode by hitting the M key on the keyboard. 

 

When in Timer Mode, you can add time by...

  • Starting the real-time timer
  • Entering a duration

Starting the Timer 

To start the timer, click on the green play icon or type N on your keyboard. Once it starts, fill in the Description, Project, Tag, etc. Stop the timer by clicking the red stop icon or typing S on the keyboard. 

 

Entering a Duration

To create a Time Entry by defining a duration:

  • Click on the duration field (0:00:00) and enter your desired duration.
  • Confirm the change by hitting enter. This will cause the play button to change into a check mark.
  • Click the green check mark button to finalize and create the entry.

Note: Auto-complete functionality is designed to automatically start the timer if the timer is set to 0. To prevent this, change the duration first, then use the auto-complete form to enter any desired information (like project, tag, etc). 

A few technical details...

  • Duration format is hh:mm:ss. For example 01:32:15 = 1 hour 32 minutes and 15 seconds
  • The default unit is minutes. If only 1 number is entered the system will interpret it as mm
  • If two separated numbers are entered, it is interpreted as hh:mm For example, 1:2 (For 1 hour and 2 minutes)
  • If three separated numbers are entered, it is interpreted as hh:mm:ss. For example, 1:2:3 (For 1 hour, 2 minutes and 3 seconds)
  • You can also type a number-letter combination to enter a duration; for instance, enter 2h to set duration to 02:00:00
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