The Timing Web App
The Timing web app gives you access to your Timing data from anywhere, not just your Mac. You can use it to start and stop timers on the go, manage your team, integrate with other services, and much more.
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To use the web app, a Timing Sync account is required. You can sign up for Timing Sync from within Timing for Mac by clicking this link. If you already have a sync account but can't remember your password, reset it here.
Once you have signed up for a sync account, open the URL web.timingapp.com in your browser to open the web app. Then sign in with your sync account's credentials.
Install the Web App on Your Phone
You can install the Timing web app as a Progressive Web App (PWA) on your phone, adding it as an icon to your home screen and hiding the browser chrome from its interface. While not required, we strongly recommend this to make sure you have the web app handy whenevery you need to quickly start a timer while on the go.
To install the Timing PWA:
- Tap the "Share" button in the Safari browser while using the Timing web app. Remember, you can access the web app by typing web.timingapp.com into the Safari browser's address bar on your phone. Note that this only works in Safari, not in third party-browsers.
- Tap the icon labeled "Add to Home Screen".
- Tap "Add" in the upper-right corner of the screen.
Alternatively, you can also install Zeit, an unofficial native iPhone client for the Timing Web API, and use that app to start and stop your tasks on the go.
Start and Stop Timers on the Go
Let's face it, we need a time tracking app that works where you work.
Luckily, the Timing web app has you covered. It is a great way to record time for phone calls, on-site meetings, and even when you research work-related tasks on your iPhone or iPad.
There are two easy ways to start tracking your time from the web app:
- The "Dashboard" page has a section called "Quick Start Task". This lets you quickly resume any of your recent tasks.
- The "Start Task" button in the title bar. This option is great when you are looking to start a new task, one that you have not previously worked on.
Option 1: Use "Quick Start Task" to Track Time for a Pre-Existing Task
Are you looking for a way to quickly start where you left off? Then this option is for you!
The Quick Start page contains the 25 most recent tasks you have worked on from the past 30 days — with the latest at the top of the list. This means you don't have to scroll forever trying to resume your last task.
- Press the three-line "Hamburger" menu in the top left of the screen to show the navigation menu.
- Press "Dashboard". If you just logged into the web app, you will already be on this page.
- Press the blue "Play" button next to the task you would like to resume.
Voila! You will see a message that your time is now being tracked with a link to edit the task – handy if you need to make some small tweaks to the task's title. The started task will be synced to your Mac within a few minutes, of course. By the way, don't forget to stop the task once you are done! More on stopping tasks below.
Option 2: Use "Start Task" to Track Time for a New Task
Starting tasks via the "Start Task" feature is great for when you have a new task that you want to quickly track time for. Unlike Quick Start, with this option, you can enter detailed information for your new task.
- Click the "Start Task" button in the title bar.
- Fill out the details of your task.
- Press the blue "Start" button.
Note that the "Start Task" dialog also lets you pick a different start time for your task instead of "right now": Simply press the blue button next to the "Start" field, then press "15 Minutes Earlier". You can also set the task's start time to the previous one's end time to avoid a gap in your time tracking.
Whether you started a pre-existing or new task, stopping a task is just as easy as starting.
To make it easily accessible, there are two different ways to stop a task in the Timing web app:
- Using the "Stop Task" button in the title bar, or,
- Pressing the red "Stop" button on the "Quick Start Task" list.
How you choose to stop a task is a matter of personal preference – you can't go wrong with either option.
Other Use Cases
Manage Your Team
Timing's team functionality allows you to share projects with your team and view how much time your team members spent on each project. To get started, please refer to the Timing for Teams documentation.
While Timing for Mac has built-in reporting functionality, you will need to use the web app to view your team members' time entries. To learn more, have a look at our knowledge base article on managing your team.
Connect to Other Apps and Services With the Zapier Integration
Zapier is a web service that lets you connect hunders of other apps with one another. With our Zapier integration, you will be able to automatically send time entries to Google Sheets, import projects from your project management app of choice into Timing, and much more. For more information, please refer to the full documentation on the Zapier integration.
Access Your Time-Tracking Data via the Web API
If you are looking for more customization options for using your Timing data than what Zapier has to offer, our Web API could be an option for you. Please refer to the API documentation on the Timing web app to get started.
Easily Create New Projects
Another way to take advantage of the Timing web app is to create new projects on the fly. This means that you won't need to use the Timing desktop app when Jamie comes up with a new project idea on your call.
To create a new project from the web app:
Simply select "Projects" from the navigation menu. You'll get a full list of all your current projects. Make sure there isn't a duplicate project, then click the "New Project" button.
You'll have all the project options you need — you can even set a custom color and tweak the project's productivity rating.
Add Tasks After The Fact
Were you interrupted and unable to start tracking your time? No worries! Just like how you started a task before, you can use the "New Task" navigation item to add a past task.
This is a great feature for adding those impromptu tasks like a meeting or phone call that you forgot to start a task at the time they happened. This works just like starting a task, except that you'll also need to provide an end time for the task you are creating — it has already happened, after all.