This document is your guide to understanding how Clockk’s trackers work. What do they track? How do they track? What don’t they track?
The Clockk timer
In Clockk, the timer starts and stops automatically as you use your computer.
How the trackers track time
Clockk’s trackers (desktop app and browser extension) track the time you’re active in a window. When you click or type, the timer starts. If you walk away from your computer, the timer automatically stops. Come back and start typing, and the timer starts again.
Clockk joins similar interactions together. If you use Twitter for 3 minutes, walk away for 2, and then use Twitter for another minute, Clockk will count 6 minutes of Twitter time.
Clockk completely stops the timer at 10 minutes. Let’s use the Twitter example again: you use Twitter for 3 minutes, walk away for 11 minutes, and use Twitter for another minute, you now have 4 minutes of Twitter time.
Clockk starts & stops the timer whenever you start & stop doing something. You use Twitter for 3 minutes. Then you switch to a Google Sheet and you spend the next 8 minutes there. Then you start working in Quickbooks for another 5 minutes. Clockk will report 3 minutes for Twitter, 8 for the Google Sheet, and 5 for Quickbooks.
The tracker counts concurrent interactions separately. You are working on a Google Sheet for 28 minutes, but in the middle of it you engage in a hilarious 😂 Twitter thread, going back-and-forth for 12 minutes. Clockk will report the same time twice, as though you never stopped working on either.
It seems complicated, but the rules are actually really simple and predictable.
Clockk’s goal is to accurately reflect the work you did, so that your timesheets become easy and painless.