Timing June 2021 Update: Mac and Web App Updates, Pricing Strategy, and Documentation Improvements
To help you get the most value out of Timing, here’s a quick update on what we’ve been working on for you recently:
Timing 2021.4: Quality of Life Improvements
We have recently released Timing 2021.4 with plenty of tweaks that make it even more convenient to use.
Here’s a summary of the changes:
- We have made the timeline easier to use. You can now more easily add tasks and adjust their lengths, even for times when Timing has not yet tracked any data for you.
- We have re-worked the preferences to make them more accessible and useful.
- Call tracking is now available for many more apps. In case this causes false positives for you, the "Call ended" notification now includes an option to notify us about them.
- You now have more suggestions to choose from when creating a task, and you can easily round their start and end times via the +5/-5 buttons.
- Timing will now track window titles of Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) in Chromium-based browsers (except Brave).
There’s even more in this update; you can find the full list in therelease notes on our website.
We are planning to add even more improvements and interface simplifications over the course of the summer. If there is a particular thing that you would like to see streamlined, please let us know!
Web App: Better Project Grouping in Reports
The Timing web app is a great solution for starting and stopping timers on the go as well as viewing your team’s time entries.
However, its reporting had up to now been limited to grouping times by each project, no matter how “deep” those projects were in the project hierarchy. For example, if you had two sub-projects called “Research”, there was no telling which actual parent project times in either of these two sub-projects belonged to.
With this update, you can now have the web app group by the top one or two project levels instead, which indicates the overall area of work these times belong to:
Documentation: New Quick Start Guide Available!
We recently overhauled our knowledge base, with a focus on covering topics such as projects and tasks in depth.
As a result of this, we also created a new 10-step quick start guidethat covers everything you need to be successful with Timing. This is a great way to refresh your knowledge of Timing and learn a few useful tips you might not have known yet, so why not have a look?
From the Blog: Pricing Strategy
Like most freelancers and small business owners, you probably have wondered how much to charge for your services.It seems like a simple problem, but it can be complex.
There are basically two pricing models for freelancers: fixed pricing and time-and-materials pricing. Each has advantages and disadvantages, so you’ll need to choose the one that works best for you.
In our latest article, we explore both methods to help you decide.
Read more (10 minute read): Fixed Price vs. Time and Material: How to Charge Clients?
That’s it for today! Feel free to let us know what you think of this bulletin, and take care!