In this view you will find all your previously tracked times in a easy to use calendar view.
To edit a time, just tap on the time-block and an editor for that time will appear.
To add a new time-block (in case you forgot an earlier time or break) you can tap on an empty area, a plus sign will show up, and just tap that plus sign and an editor for new times will appear.
If you need to split an old time to insert another project or a break, long-press on the time-block and hour you want to change and you will get the insert time editor again. In the list of projects you can either select another project or “insert a break”.
To change the week you can choose between swiping left and right, or tap on the date in the top left corner and select another week.
Sometimes the time-blocks are a bit to small to tap on. If that is the case, tap on the small header over a specific day, and you will get the agenda for that day.
In the agenda view you can also change the number of expected work hours for that day. Perfect for bank-holidays.
For normal use, a new time is added by the start and stop function on the dashboard.
This help is for when you forgot to add an earlier time.
Go to the history-view and long-press on the day and hour where you want to insert the time. A create time dialog should now be shown. Edit the start and stop time to match the work length and then choose the project to add the time to.
If the time overlaps another time, that time will be clamped to not overlap anymore.
If you forgot to stop your time, for example over lunch, go to the history-view and long-press on the day and hour where you want to insert the break. A normal create time dialog should now be shown. Edit the start and stop time to match the break length and then choose “Insert break” as project name. When you save this one, the time you long-pressed on will be split in to two blocks, one before and one after the break.
Go to the Dashboard (you will enter this when you start the application)
If you don’t have any projects already, you should find a button called “Add Project” in the middle or bottom half of the screen, depending on the screen size.
If you already have projects in the list, the button should be at the end of that list. If the last item says “Show old projects” instead of “Add Project”, click on that item and continue to scroll down to the end of the list.
After pressing that button you will see the following dialog from where you can fill in Customer and Project name, as well as select a color that you wan’t to have associated to the project
The simplest way to start and stop a time is to tap on the corresponding project card on the dashboard.
If the project isn’t running just tap the card and it will start running, and stopping the previous (if any) running project.
To stop a project, just tap on the running project card.
If you forgot to start the project at the time you started working on it, you can use the “Start At” feature to start it in the past. To access that function you can use the project cards overflow menu (the three small dots to the right on the card) or you can use the shortcut of a long press on the card to get to the same feature
The hourly balance status is actually two different ones. One is the continuous calculation (this is from a data and balance of your choice) and the other is the one showing up on the summary page, that only calculates the hourly balance for that period.
The one on the summary page is the easiest to understand. It takes the time that you registered in Jiffy and subtract the expected work time from that value. The expected work-time is the work-hours set in settings, with respect for the specific changed work-hours that you can set in the history view for specific days.
The continuously calculation uses the same base data, i.e. the registered hours, minus the expected work-time per day, also with respect for the overrides that you might do in the history-view, but its adds and subtract hours from the last configured known balance. The known balance value is created in the settings, where you can set the day of the last known hours, and the hours itself.
Since we don’t know between which hours you are planning to work a specific day, we start each day by subtracting the running value with the expected work-time in the morning, and then we add up the registered time throughout the day. This means that if your expected work-time for today is 8 hours, you will see a minus of eight hours in the morning, and then it will move towards zero during the day. When you reach zero, you worked enough to stop for the day, but If you continue to work, it will start showing a positive time, meaning overtime. If you have positive time at the end of the day, that time will be forwarded to the next day. If you for example have 2 hours of overtime for today, next morning you will see -6 hours (assuming expected work-time is 8 hours) and you will reach the zero after just 6 hours of work that day, and might leave 2 hours earlier if allowed.
If an Android app might use a specific feature on the phone, it needs to ask for it as a part of the installation. This means that even if you, the user, doesn’t use the part of the app that needs the feature, we still need to ask for it.
So Jiffy is asking for quite a lot of permissions, some that doesn’t make real sense for a time tracker, and some that does.
Here we will explain why we ask for the features and what we use them for.
* VIEW WI-FI CONNECTIONS
* PRECISE LOCATION (GPS AND NETWORK-BASED)
Storing the position where you started/stopped time tracking, will be used for more automated function in the near future, this data is only for you and your devices and synchronization. We don’t use this externally (only in your devices) or give this information to any 3rd party
* FULL NETWORK ACCESS
Need this for backup and preparation for synchronisation between units (coming soon)
* READ YOUR CONTACTS
Uses the contacts company field to help you input the company name in new projects, only internal use, the data is not sent anywhere.
* MODIFY OR DELETE THE CONTENTS OF YOUR USB STORAGE MODIFY OR DELETE THE CONTENTS OF YOUR SD CARD
Necessary for the backup/restore and export functionality
* READ GOOGLE SERVICE CONFIGURATION
Used for backup
* RUN AT STARTUP
Used for the app to be able to recreate the notifications and continue the current running time after reboot.
* TEST ACCESS TO PROTECTED STORAGE TEST ACCESS TO PROTECTED STORAGE
Necessary for the backup/restore and export functionality on future devices
This screen consists of three major parts.
First It’s the Actionbar with navigation buttons to the history and summary views, and at the end, the overflow menu.
Clicking on the History or Summary button will open up that view, and you can easily get back to the dashboard via the back or up button.
From the overflow menu you can access the Settings and Extensions page (these are explained separately)
Second, we have the quick overview with this weeks data.
The graph that shows the work-hours compared to the workdays work hours. The light blue is the expected work-time that will be filled up with the darker blue color till you have as much worked as expected. After that it will show a small gap in the bar and continue over that gap showing overtime work.
To the right of the graph we have the summary of today and this weeks, and if enabled, the running compensation time (the +/- hours compared to the expected work-time since last reset of this time)
And last is the list of projects that you can start and stop. together with the projects total for today and if anything is running, the time since the last start.
this list will only show the projects you have been using the last few weeks, but if any project is hidden you will get a “Show more” button at the end of the list for easy access to the hidden projects.
To start and stop a project, just tap on the corresponding project card. You don’t need to stop a project before switching to another one, just click on the project that you want to switch to and the former project will be stopped automatically.
If you forgot to start a project at a specific time you can use the function “Start At” which you can reach either via the overflow menu on the project card, or via long press on it. A dialog will show up from where you can set the start-time, but only past time. Jiffy does not support future time tracking.
Same works for the function “Stop At” which you can use when you forgot to stop a project when it should have been stopped.
The list also have takes case of the Add project and edit project functions. Add Project is the placed last in the project list (of you can’t see it you probably have hidden projects and need to press on the “Show More” button first)
The edit and add project dialog.
When you press the add project button, you will get this dialog.
Here you fill out the Customer and Project names. You cant create a new project with the same customer and project name as an existing one.
the color can be changed, but it will give you an unused or the least used color to start with.
Both the customer and project name will try to help you as much as possible. The customer name will autocomplete against previous created customer names and against the company field for contacts in your address book. The project names will only autocomplete against previously created project names.
The summary view will show you the day/week or month summary per project or per company.
To change the range, just click on the date up in the top left corner and a dialog pops up, there you can set both the range and the date. To switch between project or customer summary, click on the overflow menu and select “group by” and you will have the choice between the two.
In the Overflow menu you can also export the current summaries details. Select export and Jiffy will export a CSV file to the destination of your choice.
Jiffy consist of 3 main screens. These screens will help you track and manage your tracked time and also give you a summary at the end of the week or month. To keep it simple, the screens takes care of different tasks.
The dashboard is the main screen, and you can navigate to the other screens via the buttons on the top left corner. To get back again, either press back or the “up” button in the top left corner.
This is the screen where you probably will spend the most of the time in. it takes care of the creation of new projects and customers, edit of the same projects and customers. It will also be the place where you start, stop and switch between the projects.
Here you can review your previous tracked times, edit them, create new ones and insert forgotten breaks. From here you can also get to the agenda view for a specific day.
Will give you the number of worked hours per day,week or month, summarized per customer or project. It can also compare this to your expected work-hours (if you enabled that feature).