Click on the web activity indicator (you can see it by hovering over the time-of-day on the left-hand side of the activity view)
Click “Assign URL path to project”
Chose the “Time Wasters” project
Specify the domain (e.g. https://youtube.com) that you’d like tracked.
From this point forward, any time you spend on what you consider time-waster sites will be tracked.
You don’t have to record this time in your timesheets. Just clear it out every day before you save. Or, go ahead and record the time. It’s entirely up to you what you do with this information.
Why don’t we do this automatically? One person’s time waster (e.g. YouTube, Reddit) is another person’s productive day (a social media marketer maintaining their client’s profile, or a graphic designer learning how to use their tools).
If you’ve installed the Clockk Desktop app, it can tell when you’re on a Zoom call.
However, if you do other work while you’re on the Zoom call, or you share your screen, Clockk will track the other apps, rather than the Zoom call. This is because the Zoom window is no longer the “active” window.
The Zoom call cannot be auto-assigned to a project. The window title only shows “Zoom Meeting”, which is not enough for us to identify that a particular meeting was for one client versus another. For this reason, every time you see a Zoom call in Clockk, you’ll have to assign it again.
We looked into integrating with the Zoom API, but it only works if you’re the host of the meeting.
The Clockk Desktop app connects to your mail server (Gmail, Microsoft Outlook/Exchange, Yahoo! Mail, or an IMAP server) on your behalf. It notifies the Clockk server whenever a draft email is updated. This is how Clockk tracks the time you spend writing email.
From a security perspective: The Clockk Desktop app, which connects to your mail server, runs on your computer. This means that we, the administrators that run the Clockk server, never have any access to your email account. The Clockk Desktop app reads your email, and sends the date/time, to, from, cc, and subject lines to Clockk. The message body and any attachments are completely and forever unknown to us.
You might see the client as synonymous with the project, but at Clockk we assume that a Client can eventually have more than one project, so we baked that in right from the beginning. A good project name is what you’re working on for them. e.g.:
Upshine Branding Hemoda Medical Marketing Tripcal Development Tripcal Marketing
If you really don’t want to name your projects, you could just choose a name like -. e.g.
Clockk is for anyone who works in professional services where your time is being billed to clients.
This includes all kinds of agencies, architects, engineers, bookkeepers, accountants, lawyers, etc. freelancers and consultancies alike. So long as you do the majority of your productive work on your computer, you can benefit from Clockk.
The Clockk browser extension uses its permissions for good 😇, not evil 👿.
The browser extension allows you to use Clockk to see what websites and web apps you used during the day. It makes your timesheets more accurate.
The extension sends the following information to Clockk:
Date & time of the request
In some cases, content from the page that disambiguates which project you’re working on. e.g. the Twitter user you’re logged in as, or the project name selected in a drop-down. We only do this when the URL and page title are not enough to uniquely identify the project. You can see which sites are affected on our list of supported web apps.
For Chrome users, we also include an identifier for which Chrome profile you’re logged in as. This allows you to use different Chrome profiles for different clients.
All processing is done in your browser — full page contents, login credentials, etc., are never sent to Clockk. We collect and store as little data as possible.
The Clockk Browser extension tracks the web apps you use and websites you visit throughout your workday.
Our competitors use a single tracker, whereas Clockk uses two. Separating the Browser extension from the Desktop app a) helps ensure your privacy and b) lets Clockk track the web apps you use as first-class citizens.
If you’re going to install just one, we recommend installing the Browser extension. This is particularly true for people (e.g. marketers) who have heavily browser-based workflows.