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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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”.
- Extract the downloaded .zip archive and run the installer.
You can find additional usage information on our updated timer help guide.