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Using the Timeline

Using the Timeline

Updated:

May 2, 2019

There are 4 aspects of using the timeline we will cover here:

  • Navigating the timeline
  • Creating an entry
  • Editing an entry
  • Using the timer

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Navigating the timeline

In Busy, your time is presented horizontally, with the days going downwards. You can navigate either by scrolling, using the arrows on your keyboard, or the indicators in the interface. Right now it is week 17, on the 26th of April and the time is 17:00. The red circle indicates where we are.

Navigate by scrolling, using the arrows on your keyboard or the buttons in the interface.

Scale the timeline to fit your day by hovering and dragging left or right.

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Creating an entry

Track time by navigating to your selected timeslot. Press, drag, and release. Write a description for the entry and select a project and tag. In the side drawer, you also have the option to mark the entry as billable and choose who should be able to see it through the sensitivity option.

An entry, created on the timeline.

Now, we have a total of three entries presented differently. First, on the right, a planned entry which shows what is coming. Second, in the middle, an ongoing entry which shows what is going on. Third, to the left, a completed entry which shows what has been done.

Done. Ongoing. Planned.

If we check the key figures, we have logged time in the key-figure to the left, and total planned time in the key-figure to the right. To see the key figures for each day, hover on the day header. Logged time is shown in the key-figure on top, and total planned time in the key-figure on the bottom.

Key figures, reflecting your entries on the timeline.

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Editing an entry

There are multiple ways you can edit an entry. Move an entry by hovering on it, then press, drag, and release.

Moving an entry.

You can edit the start and end time of an entry using the input fields.

Changing start/end of an entry.

The scroll wheel.

Changing duration with the scroll wheel.

Or dragging the edges of the cards.

Changing duration by dragging the edges.

You can also delete an entry, by opening it and pressing the three circles.

Deleting an entry.

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Using the timer

Sometimes you start a work session without knowing how long it will take. That's where the timer comes into play. You can start the timer by pressing the start timer button. As we can see, there is a counter going, showing you how long you've been working.

Starting a timer.

This is great, but what about those times when you simply forgot to start the timer? Well, we have got you covered. By navigating down to the ongoing timer and hovering on it, we can move the starting point back in time. As you can see the duration of the timer just changed.

Changing the starting time of the timer.

Stop the timer by pressing on it. Then, fill in the information for your entry. If you are starting a new task, simply press the timer button again, and you are good to go.

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