Time accuracy (timer vs. manual)

We encourage (but not force) our users to use a timer when start working on a task and stop it when the task is done or paused. This gives more accurate time entry and decreases the error rate of filling in the timesheet at the end of the week.

Besides, using timers, you can see what other team members are doing right now. So you don’t need to ask about a status each time, and even have a way to ask your team member concentrate on another, more important, task.

There are multiple places where you can see and control this information.

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Task time log

Click on a task title anywhere in Everhour. Task Column shows on hover how much time was logged via timer, manually and for the past date. 

Hit 'Show Log' to see this info per member and per day.

Member summary

Click on a member name to open its profile page and head to the 'Summary' tab. In the totals bar you'll see % of time reported via timer during the chosen period.

Custom reports

There are plenty of options to use the data on the accuracy in custom reports. For example, you can make a pivot table and analyze the accuracy of time ('Timer' column) by a team member over multiple months to see the trend.


Information about % of time reported through a timer is also available in Slack notifications.

Team policy

An admin can restrict manual time tracking (based on a role) from Team Settings page.

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