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Task and Issue Timers

Timers let you automatically track and log time for tasks and issues. Timers can be started, paused and stopped. The log will be updated when the user stops a timer. The Global Timer widget can be accessed from any page in  Zoho Projects.

Star Timer From Details Page

  1. Navigate to a project and access either the Tasks or Issues module from the top band.
  2. Click on either a task or an issue to open the details page.
  3. Click on the timer icon ( ) to start the timer. Only the user assigned to the task or issue can start the timer.
  4. Click on the stop or pause icons to stop or pause the timer ( ).
  5. Time is logged when a user stops the timer. Enter the notes, select if the time log is billable or non-billable and then click Update .

Start Timer From List View

Timers can be started from the list view of tasks or bugs. The timer icon is displayed when the task or issue is assigned to you.

Manage Active Timers

You can manage all the active timers for your tasks and issues from a central location. Click  in the top band to view all active timers. You can start and stop or pause and resume timers for task or issue from the Global Timer Widget without navigating to the respective task or issue view.  You can add notes every time you pause the timer. View these notes once the timer is stopped.

Pause Timer

You can add notes every time you pause the timer. View all the notes once the timer is stopped.
  1. Navigate to a project and access either the Tasks or Issues module from the top navigation band.
  2. Click on either a task or an issue to open the details page.
  3. Click on the timer icon    to start the timer. Only the user assigned to the task or issue can start the timer.
  4. Click on the stop or pause icons to stop or pause the timer .
  5. Add notes and click Update.
  6. Click   to view the added notes once the timer is stopped.

  1. The Global Timer Widget is at the top right corner. And you can view this timer widget from any page and manage your tasks and issues timer.
  2. Search and select the task(s) or issue(s) to start or stop its timer using the Global Timer Widget. You can click on Tasks or Issues in the Search box and specify the task or issue name; from the displayed options you can search and select your task or issue to manage its timer. 
  3. All Matches will display a combined search result of both the tasks and issues matching your specified keyword.
  4. If you are an Admin for the project, you can monitor and view all the active timers for all the project users. Otherwise, you can view only your timer.
  5. In addition, the Admin can remind the project users, about their active timers. The notification from the Admin will be displayed as comments in the project Feeds for the user.
  6. If you sign-out without stopping your timers, a warning message will be displayed with the list of active timers. 
Points to note if you have enabled Time Log Restriction:
  1. You cannot start or resume the timer if you have reached the daily or weekly log hour limit.
  2. If you stop a timer within the log hour limit, you can update your log details right away. 
  3. If your timer is exceeding the daily log hour limit, you can update the end time of the timer and stop the timer on that day itself.
  4. If you don’t stop the timer on the same day, you can later update the actual log hours and stop the timer.
  5. If your timer exceeds the daily and weekly log hour limits, you can update the actual log hours or remove the timer.

Floating Timer

Users can keep their timer visible on screen and keep track of time spent on their activities. If multiple task and issue timers are running concurrently, the Floating Timer will display the sum of all timers.
Availability: Latest user-based Premium & Enterprise plans, Zoho One, and CRM Plus.

Float the Timer

  1. Click on the timer icon () in the top navigation band.
  2. Click on Floating Timer.

  3. The timer is moved on screen and is always visible in the Zoho Projects window.

  4. Drag and drop the timer anywhere on the screen to change its position.

Add Time from Floating Timer

  1. Click the + icon on the floating timer.
  2. Search for your task or issue.
  3. Hover over the task or issue and then click Start.

  4. If you have timers already running, click Yes on the confirmation message to start the timer.

Dock the Timer

The timer can be added back to the top navigation band.
  1. Drag the Floating Timer and drop it on the top navigation band.

  2. Timers can now be accessed by clicking .

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