Most of us spend a lot of time in video calls these days. And keeping track of how much time we actually spend in all these meetings can be challenging.
To help you with that, we are happy to announce that Timing 2021.3 now automatically offers to create tasks for video calls!

Once a call has ended in any of the apps listed below, you will receive a notification like this:
If you click that notification, you’ll see a task editor to enter your meeting details.
In addition, Timing’s automatic idle detection is disabled for the duration of the call.
If you have allowed Timing to send notifications, there is nothing to set up — it just works!

Call tracking is compatible with the following apps (audio-only calls are tracked as well):

  • Whereby
  • Zoom
  • Slack
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Google Meet
  • Skype
  • FaceTime
  • TeamViewer

Note that this feature will require a Timing Expert subscription. But to support you while working from home, we are lifting this requirement until July 1st, 2021!

In addition, this update includes several quality-of-life improvements with regards to picking date ranges in the toolbar and editing tasks. Read on for the full list of changes!

  • Improved Date Range Picker: The date range picker in the Timing toolbar now requires one less click to select the most common date ranges:
  • Improved Task Time Editing: The task editor now offers buttons to shift a task’s start and end times by +/-5 minutes. In addition, you can also set a task’s start time to the previous task’s end time, filling any gaps in your timeline.
  • When you start a task, you can now adjust its start time right away:

    You can also use the and modifier keys to adjust the step size (to +/-15m and +/-1m, respectively).
  • Better Tracking for Airmail: Timing will now record the sender and subject when reading incoming messages. Note that tracking outgoing messages is limited to the email subject.
  • More Accurate Task-O-Matic: Made the Task-O-Matic much more accurate when “(Auto-select projects)” is selected.
  • We have also tweaked the font size of the Timing status bar item on macOS 10.15 and earlier.

Finally, we are considering to rename Timing’s “Tasks” to “Time Entries” with one of the next updates, as we feel that that more accurately reflects their nature of representing individual blocks of time. Please let us know what you would think of such a renaming!

That’s it for today! Feel free to let us know what you think of this update, and stay healthy!