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How do you get your users to record the time granularly?


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One of our main targets in Workfront is having a data base for running convincing reports. But project controlling does not make any sense if I cannot rely on the logged hours.

As we ware using Workfront for quite a long time we already implemented selfmade helper for time tracking as a Chrome extension (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/eonllkkdpiadjpocfddnclhflaehdpda/publish-accepted?authuser=0&hl=de).

Unfortunately that one does not work properly anymore since some of the last CSS/JavaScript updates in Workfront.

We now work on another solution. But honestly, I would really appreciate if Workfront would have an integrated helper for time tracking. For me it would make sense if something like that would be supported in Home AND task/issue landingpages.

I enclose a screenshot of the development we force at the moment.

The simple idea is having a record/pause button, a button to push the logged time to the task, another button for corrections (add or remove hours) and a button for resetting the time (if someone has started the tracker but could not start to work on the item).

That would help all users to track time as accurately as possible.

I am really curious whether this is also an issue in another company.



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Community Advisor

Hi Stephen,

there are a few ideas posted in the idea exchange for this, you may want to up-vote one or all of them - there may be more, I just did a quick search.

Add a timer - https://one.workfront.com/s/idea/0870z000000PSAOAA4/detail

Stop Watch Feature to Track Time Spent on a Task - https://one.workfront.com/s/idea/0870z000000PSbkAAG/detail

Integration with Toggl OR Toggl-style time logging in WF - https://one.workfront.com/s/idea/0870z000000PS6MAAW/detail

@Jeremy Flores‚ - should/can some of these ideas be merged to get their votes combined? One of them does say Not Planned, but my understanding of that is it's not necessarily off the table, it's just not on the current roadmap.


Level 4

Hello Heather!

Thx for the hint. I have voted for the ideas.




Level 10

Hi - just an FYI, Workfront is implementing something tonight that will change how the $$Referal command works allowing us to grab the object ID. This has been a problem for us for our own custom tools we've built.

Not sure if the developer is still around for the extension, but I know tomorrow morning, our developer is going to check it on and see if this change fixes the issue and our tools will work. I'm hoping maybe you can get your time tracker tool to work as well. :)