Understanding Hours

Navigating the Hours tab to log your hours simply and beautifully

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While Timely is known for its awesome automatic time tracking, you can also log your hours manually. All of these actions take place in Hours, which is where you’ll plan, log and view time entries for all your work. Timely offers three different views:

Day view

The Day view is an excellent way to isolate your logged and planned time for the day.

If you've downloaded Memory to track your work automatically, this is where you'll find your private Timeline of "memories". It's an accurate history of everything you did on a specific day.

Since your Memory timeline is private to you, memories won't appear in your entries unless you log them. Use the Timeline and List views to review them, then click on one to log it.

Week view

The Week view is probably the one you'll use the most. It lets you see logged and planned hours for your current week. You can also use the date selector in the top left to jump to the previous week.

Month view

Month view is an excellent way to review your logging activity across several weeks. You'll see your total logged and planned hours, and the money you've made for the month. It's ideal for checking you're on-track to hit your growth goals.

Week view and Month view also give you the ability to move or copy hours if need be. To move hours from one day to another, simply click and drag!

To copy individual hours, hold the Alt key on your keyboard and drag the entry to another day:

To copy an entire day’s worth of entries, click the “…” in the header of the day then select “Copy hours”. Pick the day or days those hours are headed to then click “Save”:


What do the colors represent on my Timeline?

The color on your entry denotes the specific project a logged entry is tied to. It helps you understand what entries have been added in the Hours tab at a glance.

It also immediately highlights where you might have missed or forgotten to log your hours. By color coordinating entries on your timeline, all the holes in your day will be easily accounted for.

If something has been logged twice, you'll notice that the colors overlap and appear darker.

What does the money on a time entry represent?

The monetary figure that appears next to logged hours on a time entry represents the amount of money you've earned for those hours against a particular project. The amount of money you earn depends on the hourly rate you set for a project. If you set a project budget to be "Not Billable", time entries will only show logged hours.

In the Hours tab, you'll find your total logged and planned hours on the header of your Day, Week and Month views. This gives you an idea of what you've already earned, and what you can expect to make from upcoming work.

How do I view previously logged entries?

Just head to the Hours tab and select the timeframe you need to see:

If you're not sure where your logged hours gaps are, you can also click back between days, weeks or entire months to pin down the specific date or dates you're looking for.

Note: If multiple entries need your attention, we recommend running a report to gather and review them in bulk.

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