Time Tracking for iOS
Time Arc helps you keep track of the time you have worked. Minimal and intuitive interface gives you the fastest possible access to all important features.
A must have for anyone who need to keep track of their time. Great for contractors, freelancers and consultants who are working in a single or multiple projects.
Some of the many features of Time Arc
- Simple interface to give fastest possible access to the most necessary features
- Keep track of multiple jobs simultaneously
- Unique interface with a lot of smart intuitive features.
- Clock in/out directly or at a specific time.
- Add or edit entries manually.
- Edit entries while clocked-in.
- Smart break managing with ability to manage breaks without stopping your running entry.
- Keep track of overtime
- Target times – lets you see when you could leave for the day.
- Reminders – reminds you when you have worked a full day.
- Region monitoring lets you get notified when you have entered a jobs location.
- Export the time worked via email. Supports both plain text and CSV format.
- Backups – Backups via email or iTunes
The Main View
The main view of Time Arc shows two circles. The outer circle represent the time worked roughly where the complete circle is 24 hours. Tap and move your finger along it will display the exact time on different locations.
- The inner circle represent minutes where a complete revolution is 60 minutes.
- The circles is just a visual way to represent the time worked.
- Breaks are displayed as orange portions of the circle.
The quick menu is visible from the main view by tapping on the button with a plus sign in the lower left section of the screen. The content changes according to the current view or state.
The Side Menu
Open up the side menu by tapping on the button in the upper left corner from the main view (or by sliding the navigation bar to the right).
The first view that you will see is the “jobs view” in where all of your jobs are listed. From this view you can add, edit or delete jobs.
- The button in the lower left corner lists all your entries from all jobs.
- In the lower right corner you will see the share button (this button is available in all views) and lets you create reports to share via email.
- In order to edit a job, simply tap the small arrow button next to the job.
- Tapping on a job takes you to the entries view.
This view lists all entries for a specific job. You will see on which date this entry took place and its length along with some other details. Entries can be sorted by day, week or month by tapping on the buttons at the bottom.
- All headers contains a summary of total time worked for a day, week or month.
- The button with the plus sign in the upper right corner lets you add entries manually.
- Tap on an entry to view it in the main view or tap the small blue arrow button to view details for this entry.
This view shows details about a single entry. It is possible to edit times, tasks or breaks from this view and also add a comment if you wish.
This view can also be accessed by tapping on the header text in the main view.
Adding New Jobs
Adding new jobs is done from the side menu. Open it from the main view by tapping on the button in the upper left corner or by swiping the navigation bar to the right.
Clock-in / Clock-out
In order to clock-in (start an entry) simply tap the big button in the middle of the main view. This will clock-in from the moment you tap on the button.
If you like to start the clock from a specific time simply tap and hold the same button. This will show the date select view which allows you to select from what time to start the clock.
When you want to stop the clock (clock-out), the same button with similar controls are used. A single tap stops the clock right away and a longer tap and hold lets you specify the time yourself.
Instead of starting and stopping your running entries when you e.g. go for lunch. Time Arc lets you manage your breaks while the entry is still running.
In order to start a break (e.g. when you go for lunch) open the quick menu and tap the “break” button. This will start the break and your current entry is paused. The break will continue until you stop it by tapping the center button (same as you use to clock-in).
If you forgot to stop the break when you returned from the break. Tap and hold the center button lets you select when to end the break.
Insert breaks from the main view
If you need to add a break to an entry (running or stopped), simply open the quick menu and select insert break. This lets you select a time on your entry when your break did start, tap the center button when done.
This takes you to the next view where you have to select the length of the break. Simply tap and move your finger on either the inner or outer circle to select time. (Inner circle represent minutes and the outer represent hours).
To edit a break from the main view. Tap and hold on the break portion on the outer time circle (represented by an orange portion). This takes you back to the view where you set the length of the break.
Opening the quick menu from here lets you change when the break starts or remove the break from the entry.
If you for some reason need to cancel the insertion of a new break. Tap anywhere outside of the outer circle to go back to the main view.
Insert breaks from the entry detail view
It is also possible to insert breaks from the entry detail view. Simply scroll down to the breaks section where you will see all your current breaks for this entry. Tap the row that says “add” and select when the break started and ended.
It is also possible to edit or remove breaks from this view.
Entries can be edited in multiple ways. It is possible to edit an entry while it’s running or by going back and selecting a previous entry. Editing can be made from either the entry detail view or from the main view.
Editing entries from the main view
First off, either use the current running entry or select the entry you wish to edit from the side menu (job->entries view). The selected entry will be shown in the main view.
Now from the quick menu, you may choose to set the start or end time of this entry. Times and breaks are updated accordingly.
Editing entries from the detail view
From the side menu, first select your job then from the entries view. Tap the small blue arrow button next to the entry you wish to edit. This brings you to the entry detail view.
From here it is possible to set start/end times or even set the length to have the end time being calculated automatically.
Location Based Reminders
Location based reminders are used to remind you when to clock-in/clock-out based on your current position. When you enter a region specified for one of your jobs, you will receive a notification and a suggested time to clock-in automatically.
To set location for a job, first make sure “Location Awareness” is enabled from the settings menu. Then, edit settings for the job you want to add a location for. From this view, select “Job Location” to open up the map view.
Next, use the search field or map to navigate to the location for this job. When you have the location visible, tap and hold to drop a pin. This will be the location for this job. The red circle around the location pin is the region in where you must move in or out from to trigger the notification. You can change the radius of this region with the slider at the bottom of the view.
Since Time Arc uses a low-power consuming service in background. The accuracy of this feature may vary depending on many things. Enabling Wi-Fi on your device can however improve the accuracy significantly.