Completely agree! I upvoted the idea post about this as well. I'm really hoping that WF considers adding this soon. We're about to kick off our implementation into the platform and I know that our team is going to be really nervous about losing timers for the reasons you specified a couple years ago here.
Per Andrilita Rodriguez's suggestion earlier, I looked into Toggl also but I'm having trouble getting it to work and am not looking forward to paying for another tool for a feature that should honestly just be part of Workfront.
Still looking forward to moving into WF but definitely would love to see this feature added soon!
Is this stil a topic? We would love an integrated time keeping tool as Tyler mentioned in his original comment. A time keeping tool at the Task level would help with accurately capturing hours worked on projects. Please keep this idea going.
I'm facing the exact needs and cannot believe that after 5 years nothing has been enabled to track time, WF is an expensive suite and this is highly required and it seems there are no plans to listen to their customers.