In order to make easier find unused tasks classification that can be deleted
Report monthly and yearly by category suggestion
One of the objective of a time sheet is also to analyse the time spent on differents tasks or projects. There is on the App a (small) report of the actual/last week and month, but not much graphic and synthetic on the web. it would be nice to have the total hours by weeks or month for all projects, with the choice of reducing the tree-structure of the projects (like excel grouping for instance). So you could be able to see the total hours for each Project Level 1 for instance, with the choice of frequency in columns (days, weeks, months, years)...
When using the "Lowest Subtask" requirement for time tracking, the app version does not work. There is no "start" button on any projects with tasks/subtasks. Only the projects with no levels of tasks/subtasks allow time tracking
Sorry if this repeats someone else's prior submission, but here's the bug: this week was 28, 29, 30 of Sep, then 1, 2, 3 Oct, and it sorted my custom/weekly report as 1,2,3,28,29,30! What? yea, it sorted numerically by day of the month, not M,T,W,T,F,S,S day of the week. PLEASE could you all do some programming to provide a chronological ordering in the custom report. I do a custom report with "Daily" as the 1st index. What other way is there to show a full week, which I then can transpose into my company time card system.
OK, here's part 2: Again on the custom report - please provide an option to display the day of the week: Mon; Tue; Wed; Thu; Fri; not just the calendar day of the month. It's on the timesheet (weekly) beautifully, but not on the custom reports. If they'd add a "day of Week" icon, and maybe a "date" icon, then a user could optionally add those in. In both cases, the sort is not alphabetical, of course, but this ought not be breakthrough programming either.
My work around for now: in the "notes", I put 1-Mon-28Sep; 2-Tue-29Sep; 3-Wed-30Sep; etc. then I use the notes for that axis, so it sorts based on the notes entry leading characters and I then remove "Daily" entirely. That way I can see day of week, and date, and the leading number, 1- through 7-, makes it sort chronologically.
So then my report goes 1-Mon-28Sep; 2-Tue-29Sep; 3-Wed-30Sep across the top, the x-axis, while the projects (tasks) are the y-axis.
Oh, since I'm gabbing, I constantly flip between that report and timesheet week view. that about all I use, the week view of timesheet, but every flip goes to timesheet day view. Can the "Timesheet" menu have a dropdown to go directly to week view, instead of the extra mousing to open day view, then click week view once there. Or just remember which view I used last and flip back to whichever view was most recently used.
I mean this product is so close to perfect, just a few bits like this would really put it over the top.
Pass report filters in querystring suggestion
For a report like this,
Can we please have a way of specifying the report parameters in the query string? For example, I want to be able to link to a report for "all time" and "all people" for a specific task
The filter selections are what I really care about when saving a custom report. The setup of the table is less of a concern as I typically use the same options all the time anyways.
This would make finding the relevant data I need much simpler. I could just click on my saved report for last weeks employee training time and see the all the training done last week.... or switch back to see just MY time from last week on all tasks .... or all my time on a single task.
I have task titles such as "layout of /Production-Guide/<productionGuideCategory>" in redmine that are being sync'd with timecamp. In a summary report on the tasks it is rendering these as full-fledged html tags rather than < > which means that a) I can't read the title properly and b) it might be a security problem because you can inject HTML rendering into issue titles
Ability to back date project tracking suggestion
We often find that it would be useful to track how much time was spent on a particular file, but only added the task or keyword after we had started. It would be useful to be able to search back through past entries and assign them to the new task. This often happens when something appears to be a quick task but ends up taking somebody a lot longer to work through, so it would be useful to be able to put a cost against it.
You all suffer from typical clean interface design disease where you think that lack of text makes an app easier to use.
Is a user really supposed to intuit that a clock means timesheet entry, a pie chart means reports, and a file folder means projects?? More over, why should I have to remember that, when the text descriptions served as fine navigation bar entries in the past?
At least have some mercy and add a hover tooltip that tells what the icons are for.
Budget tracking suggestion
I really need the project time reports to be more quickly readable. I used to use toggl and they have a beautiful visual layout that is quick and easy to uderstand. But I think the biggest challenge is that sub task need to add up and total major headings and these need to be more easily readable/separated with tabs, or separate lists, or be able to view only the major categories. Then I can get a quick view of the project status, and if there are issues, dive into the sub tasks to determine where the overruns are occuring.
What is the benefit?
This would allow to have a parent task as budget control which is usually (in our case) linked to a fixed overall budget.
For example: 80H - Product Portfolio Development (all subtasks are project level tasks for employes and don't have any influence on project budget)
All Subtasks can have budgets but are not accumulated with parent total.
We would really need this with Jira integration. Estimates for developers are not the same as fixed project time budgets.
Delete Task Validation suggestion
When a task is being deleted, the attached message is displayed - which is great, except, you are being lazy.
Computers should make my job easier. You should already know if I have tasks attached or if there are no entries, because I move them all to another project. So message should be more intelligent. this would save a lot of time checking and double checking to make sure I'm not deleting any tasks/entries.
Is this not OBVIOUS? Why do you need a suggestion for basic functionality?
Why use a computer, if you make me do all the work? Does anyone in your company actually use your product?
Team Messages suggestion
Would be nice to email certain groups, or my entire team to remind them to enter time, or other reminders. The specific use case is to remind those who have entered time but not submitted, but could prove useful for other business cases as well.
I think this used to work at some point but if I try to use search to find a task with accentuated chars, such as "Développement général" for instance, it doesn't find the task. the workaround is to type whatever chars that aren't accentuated, something like "veloppement" would work. Really annoying!
Tasks should inherit settings from projects and subtasks from tasks.
For instance, I have one general project (non billable) for many administrative tasks. I create those tasks, but while the project is non billable, I have to go back to projects and change the default each time, if I create the task while entering the activity. This alone takes one-two minutes away from productivity. The same for subtasks of a task.
It goes natural that a task in a billable project is billable and one in non billable is non billable. The same goes for tags and for person assigned to the task (I don't use it, but then again).
Browse directly to task with only url suggestion
I have a need to find a task (in my large list of tasks) by simply clicking a link. I do not wish to "share a link" because I would have to do this fir each and every task.
Can something be done where I can either browse directly to the task with a given task id?
Or can something else like automatically performing a search once I come in to the site with a given url, be done?
The ability to delete computer activities directly from the timesheet without deleting the entire time entry. selecting the unwanted ones with the check boxes that are already there, but then have a delete selected option or something
For example: client with the name clientX and I have multiple projects underneath clientX.
At the moment I can shere the link but I have to explicitly check project 1 and 2.
What will be nice is if we have a link on the root project to include all sub projects so I don't have to resend an link every time we add an project.
So ideally it will be a page where the client can go and pull their own reports without logging in