New WORKetc Desktop Timer Now Available for Download

Great news, folks: the new WORKetc desktop timer is out of beta and is now available for download to all WORKetc users.

Before anything else, we want to give a massive shoutout to everybody who joined the Insiders-exclusive beta testing phase for our rebuilt and improved CRM timetracking app. Your feedback was invaluable in helping us make the timer a much more useful app all around.

One big change we’ve implemented since the start of the beta was the addition of a roll-up button in place of the maximize window button. You can now roll the timer window up so it takes up even less screen space. This is best used when you enable the “Keep timer on top windows” option.

WORKetc Timer rollup

We’ve also added another functionality from the old app: you can now run multiple instances of the desktop timer. This is available only on the Windows version.

Multiple timer instances can prove useful when you’re doing at least two different tasks at once. For example, someone working at a digital marketing agency could track time for a video render while they’re also tracking time for some logo design work they’re doing while waiting for the render to finish.

Once you’re done recording time, you can also now view your newly-created timesheet with one click. Clicking the “View” link in the screenshot below will open a new browser tab and load that timesheet. You’ll need to be logged in to your WORKetc account on your browser to view it, of course.

WORKetc Timer saved entry

To start using the new desktop timer app, just follow the instructions below. Note that the Windows beta build has a built-in auto updater, so if you’ve been beta testing the Windows version just open your timer, leave it on for a minute or two, and restart. Beta testers for the Mac build will have to download the new release version.

Installation Instructions

WORKetc Timer download instructions
  1. First, uninstall the old Silverlight-based desktop timer. If you haven’t installed any previous versions of the desktop timer before, proceed to step 3.
  2. To uninstall the old desktop timer, simply go to your Windows Control Panel, go to Add/Remove Programs, and remove the existing WORKetc Desktop Timer. For Mac users, simply drag the WORKetc Desktop Timer icon from the Applications folder to the Trash.
  3. Next, download the appropriate installer for your operating system. On your WORKetc account, go to Settings > Apps & Integrations and click the green “Install” button under “WORKetc Desktop Timer”.
  4. Extract the downloaded .zip archive and run the installer.

You can find additional usage information on our updated timer help guide.

We’re keeping this announcement short and sweet so you can start using the timer ASAP. Let us know what you think in the comments!


Wednesday 6, Apr 2016 6:28 AM

Been using the timer since it was in beta, and I’m liking it. The addition of the roll-up is great; saves screen real estate without losing info! And while I’ll probably never have more than one instance open, I can totally see how that’d be useful.

Annie Hawkins
Thursday 7, Apr 2016 10:23 PM

Been trying all morning to install on Mac. Doesn’t open up after adding the applications folder and, of course, I’m waiting for support.

Thursday 7, Apr 2016 10:33 PM

Oh this is nice! I really like the ability of being able to have multiple timers running. Only drawback is I wish it was available for Macs as most of our techs use macbooks to work.

My only suggestion would be if you could add the business and people icon on the drop down next to the names, the one that looks like a building and a person. It would make it so much easier to find the right person to add the timesheet under.

James Cantwell
Thursday 7, Apr 2016 11:59 PM

Maybe I’m missing it, but I don’t see the ability to easily cancel a time-card I started, which is something the previous version had. Occasionally, I may start a time-card, but for one reason or another determine there is no need to track this time and wish to cancel.
Also, it would be nice if you could enter the notes and description prior to stopping the timer. I often wish to note the different items I train a client on or other things as I work with them throughout the day and I find myself writing them down since I can’t track them in the timer.

Mark Osmond
Tuesday 19, Apr 2016 5:37 PM

Nice upgrade with multiple timer capability, excellent training and tips provided.
Using multiple screens in design work and fielding calls relating to these chargeable activities means the features are an asset to my productivity.

Colin S.
Monday 25, Apr 2016 10:46 AM

Timer is really nice! Honestly its even easier than using the site itself. The only downside is remembering to pause it if you get interrupted, but there is nothing the software can do about a busy office! This has been great for a lot of our employees to easily enter time in a way that doesn’t GET in the WAY!

Donna Grindle
Wednesday 11, May 2016 3:24 AM

My accountant will love the fact that it will remind me to record my time. I love that I can tell it the blocks of time I bill are 15 minutes. I have it on both my windows and mac laptops now so that no matter where I am it will nag me. I definitely need to be nagged to get my time accounted for properly!

Great job guys

Thursday 19, May 2016 1:07 AM

This is going to be very useful for me and appears to be very simple and quick to use after installing it. As CEO of the company, I don’t do much in terms of billing time for dollars directly myself, and as a largely virtual “micro multinational” company, it would be nice to allow service supplier sub-contractors to use it without having to make them staff seats for adhoc temporary engagements, but it’s a nicely designed little app. I’ll be sure to keep it installed and use it whenever I DO bill consulting time directly myself.

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