Timepot can now be integrated with a wide range of productivity, project management and communication tools such as Gmail, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Jira, Trello, Youtrack.
We have also plans to add integrations for a popular task management tool as well.
In this blog, we will try to understand how you can use Timepot with these tools. There is one common benefit across all tools that all your existing tasks, tickets, emails, documents that you plan to time track will be automatically featured as “tasks” in Timepot. The integration is quite easy and simple. All you need to do is add the Google Chrome Timepot extension and you are all set. Once you add the extension you will see the Timepot timer button in all these tools.
To start tracking time simply click the timer button. The red animated icon movement signifies that time tracking has started. To stop just click again on the icon and the green icon shows that the time tracking is stopped. By default, the icon is always in green colour.
Please note that in project management tools each task has Timepot timer button across all projects. In case of Gmail, Google docs, slides and sheets you have to select the specific project before you start time tracking. So let’s take a quick look at what can be tracked.
Do You Track Time Spent on Emails? According to this article if you are not tracking then it will cost you $50,000 Every Year. Reading and replying emails sound less time consuming, but when you are in a business of one to one communication time tracking can be a great benefit.
A good reason to start time tracking today.
According to Atlassian, people working in a business setting receive about 300 emails per week. According to McKinsey, we spend just over 2.5 hours a day reading and responding to all of those emails – the same as spending an entire day and a half each week trapped in our inbox. A survey conducted by Accelo shows that only a third of respondents are tracking the time they spend on email, and the average professional spends 2.5 hours a day on email, over 350 hours of email work is going unrecorded – every year. And if it’s going unrecorded, it’s not being billed. The average professional services firm, which makes roughly $150 per hour, is losing over $50,000 per professional employee annually due to untracked time spent on email. You can read more about this in this article.
Gmail is used by more than a billion people. A lot of businesses use it this is why Timepot has integrated timer button so you can track the email work activity and save your time, money.
2. Google Docs, Slides, Sheets
Everyone uses Google docs, slides and sheets as it’s easy to share and collaborate on content in real-time. Authors, Writers, Bloggers, Data Entry operators and Knowledge workers and many other service professionals use this in their daily work activity. If you time track your activity then you can analyse your skills, speed, creative thinking, whether you are creating a huge database in sheets, creating a presentation pitch or writing content in docs. There are times when the scope of work can’t be estimated or calculated so in such cases you can bill clients based on the actual time taken in completing a work or task. In future based on this, you can even estimate costs now that you have recorded time, data against that unknown project or activity.
3. Project Management Tools
Project management tools are an integral part of any business, not just IT and Technology but many more other industries are adapting to these tools. A very important necessity for project management is to improve the team productivity, work process, estimating tasks accurately, and billing clients with great accuracy. All this is possible with time tracking of tasks in each project whether you are designing a website, developing a mobile app or coding for a new software.
How long it took for a project to complete? Which developer is the fastest when it comes to a specific task? What was the expense and profit in the last project? These are some critical questions that project managers try to understand. To help companies achieve this Timepot has integrated with some leading project management tools such as Jira, Trello and Youtrack.
Which tool would you integrate Timepot with? Let us know the name of tool and how it’s useful for you.