Everhour browser extension: why essential and how to install

Why to install a browser extension

While this is still possible to track time through the Everhour web site, however, our browser extension gives you a couple of significant advantages.

  1. It places our timer directly into the tasks that you created in a project management tool. It means that you can keep working there while Everhour brings a time tracking component to your workflow. What is more, you can add the missing time or edit the wrong time entry right here.
  2. You can see the time of colleagues they spend on team tasks and estimate the time they need to dedicate to a task. This all allows you to see who under- or over-performed and what amount is left to finish the job.
  3. Being an admin in an Everhour team, you can also add a project budget or set up a billable project directly in some of the integrations (Asana, Trello, Basecamp)

If you did not install and authorize our extension, you won’t see anything of the mentioned above

Download / Updates

When you work on different computers and with different browsers, each of them should have an extension installed. At the moment we support Chrome,  Firefox, Opera and Edge. Usually, we force you to install an extension during registration, however, you might skip this step, intentionally or not. For such case, an extension is available to download on a separate page too.

The need to have our browser extension is the reason why you don't see our timer on the desktop or mobile apps of your project management tool. 

Everhour extension for Opera and Edge

We do not offer a special plugin for Opera and Edge but you can install and use Chrome extension! You only need to install an Opera addon or manage permissions in Edge and you will be able to install our extension from the Chrome Web Store.

Application access

You can see the "Application Access" block in My Profile, which stores your unique API token, associated with your profile. Its main function is to authorize you in our browser extension when you track time with the external project management tool. We usually do it automatically when you log in to your account, but in case you are logged out and it was not authorized automatically, you need to copy the token and enter it into the authorization window.

This token should be kept private, like any other important information with credentials. 

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