Below, we’ll walk through the various features in Orchestra.
Workers can track time spent on a task using the timer/timecard feature. We provide both a timer widget that workers can turn on to track time, and a timecard page where workers can update and manually create time entries.
The navigation bar in the task dashboard and task pages has a timer icon.
If you click on the timer icon, a dropdown appears that allows the worker to toggle a timer to track their work time.
After the timer is started, the worker can add a description and specify the task they are working on. If the timer is started in a task interface, the task field is pre-populated.
When the timer is stopped, a time entry is automatically created for the amount of time worked. A worker can go to the timecard page to edit and manually add time entries.
The timecard page by default shows a list of time entries for the current work week, starting on Monday, grouped by date. You can use the date range pickers at the top to change the entries shown.
The time to the right of the date shows the total time worked that day.
A time entry can be manually added (versus automatically added by stopping the timer) by clicking the plus icon next to each date.
Each time entry can be edited by clicking the pencil icon, or deleted by clicking the x icon.
If a time entry is missing a description or a task, the missing fields are highlighted and the total hours for the day is hidden.
- Time entries automatically created when the timer is stopped have the date set to the current UTC timestamp date. This means that the date might be different than the date in the worker’s time zone. In general, handling time entries across multiple time zones is difficult, and we are still working on a better user experience.
- Time entries automatically created when the timer is stopped have the work time set to the hours:minutes:seconds displayed in the timer. However, the timecard page only shows hours:minutes for time entries for readability. Time entries are rounded up to the minute, and the sum for the day reflects the sum of the rounded times, not the rounding of the sum of unrounded times.