When there are no active or paused time recordings present, the widget will be present in an inactive state. This will show only the ‘play’ button. This is also what you will see if you have never run a time recording in AccountancyManager.
Clicking on this button will immediately start a new recording with the following attributes.
- Timer starts running immediately
- Timer title will be set to ‘Untitled Recording’
This allows you to quickly start a timer immediately without worrying about setting it against a client or a task at this stage.
Timer Widget Layout
There are 6 activity areas in the Timer Widget when unfinalised time recording exist in an active or paused state. An unfinalised time recording in an “in progress” state is not yet committed as a Time Log.
Icon When a recording is running, this will display the Pause Icon – clicking it will immediately pause the active recording. When a recording is paused, this will display the Play icon – clicking it will immediately resume the active recording.
Current Recorded Time
This displays the current active timer recorded time. If the timer is active, you will see this actively counting. If the timer is paused this will display the time at which the timer was paused.
This displays the Title of the recording. Dependent on the extra parameters you set, this title will change. Untitled Recording (default title for a new recording) Client Name | Untitled Recording (a client has been set, but no task has been selected or short description set.) Client Name | Task Name (a client & a task has been selected) Client Name | Short Description (a client & short description have been set)
Clicking the edit icon allows you to set/edit additional data against the recording. Clicking it will open the Time Recording Edit dialog box, it will immediately pause the active timer. Here you can set Staff Name (will default to the logged in user) Timer Type (as defined in setting – work, call, admin etc). Client Task Short Description Duration (Minutes) – you can reduce or increase the timer to refine the time spent Chargeable – setting this to ON will allow you to also set an hourly rate Full Description – this is also editable from the Timer Widget Advanced Options (Note, Task For, Notify) Delete – you can completely delete the timer Update – Save you changes Finalise – commit the time recording to the database – you will no longer be able to edit the recording but will be able to edit the time log from the timesheet page. The recording will no longer show in the Show all Time Recordings list.
Clicking here will expand the time recording widget to allow you to add notes into the full description of the recording without visiting the edit modal. Any notes you type are automatically saved every 2 seconds whilst the widget is expanded. Navigating to a new page in AccountancyManager will collapse the time recording widget. Clicking the Edit Notes icon when the widget is expanded will collapse it and hide the notes edit.
Show All Time Recordings
Clicking here will open a Time Recording List which will show all your unfinalised Time Recordings. From here you can: Add a new time recording (pausing any running recording and starts the new one) Pause the currently active recording Resume a paused recording (must pause active recording first) Edit any unfinalised recording (editing the active recording will pause it) Delete any unfinalised recording
When the edit icon is clicked the edit modal opens. This will pause the recording if it is active. Here you can add additional information about the recording.
- WARNING: Clicking the finalise button will immediately commit the Time Recording as a Time Log and you will no longer be able to edit the recording but will be able to edit the time log from the timesheet page.
When the edit notes icon is clicked, the time recording widget will expand to show the full description pane. This is free text. Any text entered here will save automatically every 2 seconds against the current recording.
Show all Time Recordings
Clicking the Show all Time Recording Icon allows you to interact with any unfinalised recording. You can create a new recording, edit any recording, or pause the currently active time recording and start another.