The communication and team collaboration app that definitely needs no introduction. Now you can also add time tracking features to Slack thanks to using TimeCamp.
The Slack integration with TimeCamp adds the ability to log hours for your tasks and items within the organization. TimeCamp synchronizes tasks and items from your account Slack and adds them to projects in TimeCamp which maintain their current structure. Then, you're able to summarize the time spent on each Slack task in TimeCamp. Additionally, you can also invite your team members assigned to a task in Slack in order to give them a proper self-management tool.
If an app integration is designed to help you stay productive, you shouldn't be required to jump between numerous tabs and app windows. That's why once you integrate Slack with TimeCamp, you'll be able to track the time spent at work while not having to leave Slack. Simple, but powerful.
A time tracker helps you gain insights on how you allocate your time at work, depending on the project or task that you're working on. With TimeCamp, you can use those time entries to fill out timesheets, issue invoices or create advanced profitability reports.
You don't need to completely change your workflow in order to adapt to a new app. Use Slack just way you did before and add in TimeCamp's time tracking capabilities in order to keep track of your work in real time.
Note: If you don't have a TimeCamp account, click here to register for a free 14-day trial. Also, you'll need administrator privileges in Slack.
Below you can find how to enable the integration:
To start the integration, log in to your TimeCamp account go to Settings and navigate to the Integrations bookmark.
Locate Slack on the list of available addons and click the Enable button.
Click the Add to Slack button.
You’ll be redirected Slack and asked to authorize TimeCamp in order to access data from your account. You can decide which channels will allow TimeCamp's notifications. To continue, click on the green Authorize button.
You’ll be redirected back to TimeCamp. All your channels will automatically be imported as tasks for you to track time to them.
/timecamp start [note]
Starts the timer with an optional note. Example: /timecamp start My pretty note… Response: Timer started at 13:34
/timecamp stop [note]
Stops the timer. Preserves start timer note. Example: /timecamp stop …ends like this! Response: Timer stopped. It was running for 3s. Response: Timer is not running. Do you want to start it? Use /timecamp start.
/timecamp status [date]
Displays timer status and total time tracked today. Optional date accepts today, yesterday, X days ago, Wednesday, Tuesday, etc. or date in YYYY-MM-DD format. Example: /timecamp status yesterday Response: Timer is running for timecamp-integration – time elapsed: 12s On 2016-03-21 you have a total of 1h 33m tracked.
/timecamp add [duration] [note]
Adds time entry. Provide duration in HH:MM format. Example: /timecamp add 1:15 It’s really awesome! Response: Entry has been added.
To see details about commands, you can always type “/timecamp help” on any channel. For commands to synchronize properly, make sure you’re using the same email address in both TimeCamp and Slack.
There’s no need to switch windows to start and stop time tracking. Just enter the proper command on Slack to start time tracking and focus on work that matters!
Give your people a tool, that allows them to track their time with ease. Thanks to that you can check your team performance, improve projects profitability and bill clients accurately!