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      How do I track time using the Chrome Time Tracker extension?

      The Chrome Time Tracker extension allows you to easily track time from your browser, wherever your work takes you across the web. You can track time to document your business' and team's productivity, or to bill back to the Client for your services worked.

       

       

      Download the Extension

      To download the Time Tracker extension, use these steps: 

      1. Go to the extension page in Chrome's web store here (or search for FreshBooks Time Tracker)
      2. Click on the Add to Chrome button
      3. Then click on the Add extension button in the pop-up inside your Chrome browser
      4. The extension, as a FreshBooks icon, is now installed, next to the address bar.

      Set Up

       

      Sign in with Apple and Sign in with Google is not supported on the Chrome Time Tracker extension, but you can set up an extra login or change to FreshBooks login credentials with the steps here.

       

      1. Once you have the Chrome Time Tracker extension downloaded, click on the extension icon in your web browser
        Timer extension icon.
      2. Enter your login credentials in the extension and click on Log In
        Log into your timer extension pop-up.
      3. If needed, choose the Business you want to track time in. You'll continue to be logged in the extension even after you close the browser.

      Track Time

      Start Timer

      1. Click on the extension icon
      2. Click on Start Timer
        Start Timer button.
      3. The timer will start running. You can choose a recent Client, or click Add New... and Type to add a client
      4. Next, you can Type to add a project, Type to add a service, or enter text in the What are you working on? fields
      5. If you want to bill the time entry to your Client later, ensure Billable is checked off
      6. Feel free to use the pause button if you need to temporarily stop the timer. Click on the play button again to resume it
      7. When you are done tracking time, click Log Time next to the pause button to finish. If you need to assign the Time Entry to a Retainer, edit your time entry in your FreshBooks account afterwards with the steps here.

      Notes:

      • The Timer will follow you wherever you go on your Chrome browser, even in multiple tabs
      • Click on the pop-out icon to have the Timer in its own window, clicking on this icon again will pop the Timer back into the corner of your browser window

        Pop out timer on webpage with window moving around.

       

      Log Time

      1. Click on the extension icon
      2. Click on Log Time
        Log Time button.
      3. Feel free to use the and icons to adjust the time by 15 minute increments, overwrite the box by typing in the hours and minutes manually, or manually adjust the start time
      4. You can choose a recent Client, or click Add New... and Type to add a client
      5. Next, you can enter text in the Type to add a project, Type to add a service, or What are you working on? fields
      6. If you want to bill the time entry to your Client later, ensure Billable is checked off
      7. When you are done tracking time, click Log Time at the bottom to finish. 
      8. If you need to assign the Time Entry to a Retainer, edit your time entry in your FreshBooks account afterwards with the steps here.

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