This latest release of Bee brings with it a much requested feature: timesheets!
FogBugz and JIRA have sophisticated time tracking built-in. Bee takes advantage of this fact and introduces a fun, new and intuitive way of interacting with your logged time.
If you’re using the Notes or GitHub plugins, you can still log your work in Bee. However your work will stay local to your system as those services do not have server-side time tracking functionality.
Here’s a short clip running through the various actions of the new Timesheet window:
The timeline runs along the left-hand side of the Timesheet window and describes your day. Clocks indicate the start of tasks, and gray circles indicate gaps in your timeline where you may have taken a break.
If you mouseover a gap, the gap duration will be shown.
Date Range Picker
Clicking the calendar icon in the titlebar reveals a calendar popover from where you can click and drag to select a range of dates to view.
At the far right of the Timesheet window titlebar, the export button allows you to export the currently viewed dates to a CSV file.
Creating time entries
To log work, you can click on the + button in the right-hand side of the date header. Then simply start typing to locate your task, then populate the remaining fields.
Editing time entries
Simply double-click an entry to edit it. Mousing over entries will also show you the delete button on the far right-hand side, allowing you to delete the entry.
With Bee’s Smart Pause, inline workflow buttons, The Short List and now the Timesheet window - Bee is now a formiddable part of your toolchain if you want to know and track where your time is being spent.
By taking advantage of your existing server-side setup, you don’t need to sign up for yet another service.
As always, check out the Bee release notes for all the other great features and fixes that made it into this release.
Friday May 30, 2014