Recording UI Updates
am 6.07.2010Last weekend we were happy to deploy a big update on our servers. We worked over three months on this new version and we think that it is a major improvement of our UI. So what are the features in this version?
- Time entries are editable while recording It is now possible to enter a description while you are still recording time. This allows you to add more and more information about what you are currently doing and makes your time records more useful. You can also change the start time or the task of a running record if you find out that your plans have changed after starting the recording.
- Pause feature If you pause a running record it automatically adds the time to the break time field. After returning from your break just click on resume to continue tracking your productive time.
- Task selection for filtering reports It is now possible to select a task from your hierarchy to filter your project time entries. In older versions it was only possible to enter a part of the name of the tasks which caused problems if there are multiple tasks with the same name in different projects.
- Custom fields for tasks You can now define up to three custom fields for tasks. Just go to Settings in the Administration and define the labels for these fields. Afterwards you will be able to add the information to every task.
- Action button We added “action buttons” in multiple locations to show our users that there are menu points available that allow to perform actions on specific items. In earlier versions these menu points were just available as menu points in the context menu (when right clicking on the item) but many users were not aware of that.
- Control billable flag Administrators can now define that users are not allowed to change the billable flag on there project time recordings. This means that the task defines if an entry is billable and the user can not decide different.
- Simple time input format It is now possible to enter the time in the format hhmm (e.g. 0710) which will be automatically converted to hh:mm (e.g. 07:10).