How do I track work times?
askDANTE offers you various options and formats for recording the duration and timeframes of your tasks using the timesheet – for even faster and more convenient online time tracking. Here you can find all variations at a glance.
What should a timesheet look like? If it’s only a matter of how long something took it’s enough to track the times in minutes and hours and thereby document individual work intervals of one day. If it also matters when a task was performed, the exact times of the day and timeframes are tracked.
Another difference is the level of detail in the description: Will the content of the timesheet be forwarded to the client 1:1 or will it only serve as an internal basis for the actual invoice? After all, tasks differ as to whether they are billable or not: Will all hours worked be invoiced or not? And, if not, will non-billable times be included on the timesheet for the customer?
In the end, every firm and every sector sets different formal rules for this. The time tracking software askDANTE naturally covers all of the cases above.
Entering times with askDANTE
With askDANTE, you can not only track work- and project times live using the stopwatch function but also subsequently record them using the timesheet. Here, you can enter a duration or a timeframe. A variety of formats are available for both cases – every user will find a method that is easiest and most convenient.
Track the duration of a task
In askDANTE, the duration of a task can be entered as a value in one of the following formats:
- 8 = 8 hours
- 836 = 8 hours and 36 minutes
- 8.75 = 8 hours and 45 minutes (only *.25/*.5/*.75 possible)
Naturally, you can also choose classic formats:
- 8:12 = 8 hours and 12 minutes
- 8h 33m = 8 hours and 33 minutes
Tracking the timeframe of a task
A timeframe is entered through two values in the formats shown above, separated by a hyphen, e.g.:
- 8 – 9 = from 8 to 9 o’clock
- 8:45 – 1.5 = from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Practical! askDANTE considers all your time-tracking needs, as these special cases prove:
- 2 - = from 2 o’clock and no end yet
- + 2.5 = from the end of the last entry up to 2 hours and 30 minutes after this
- - 5:30 = from the end of the last entry to 5:30
- If no entry is given, the current point in time is used rather than the end of the last entry.
As you see – (almost) anything is possible when you enter your times with askDANTE. Just try out the different options and decide which is most convenient for you! You can find an overview of all possible variations directly in the timesheet via the ? symbol beside the time entry.
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