Intro to time tracking

Whether you're tracking client meetings or simply working on tasks, ClickUp provides you with numerous solutions across devices to easily track your time!

Start tracking time using our native time tracking features, built right into ClickUp.

We also integrate with a number of popular time tracking apps so you can track time between ClickUp and Harvest, Everhour, Toggl, and more!

Seamlessly track and edit time on the go, and across devices, from your computer or using our Mobile app.

What you'll need

  • A Workspace owner or admin will need to enable the Time Tracking ClickApp.

  • Individual guests can use time tracking if a Workspace owner or admin has given them permission.

  • Time tracking is available on all plans.

  • The Free Forever Plan has 60 uses of the Time Tracking ClickApp.
  • Time entries cannot be deleted on the Free Forever Plan.
  • On the Unlimited Plan, the following features have 100 uses. There are no limits for these features on the Business Plan and above:

    • Adding a time entry description.

    • Adding labels to a time entry.

    • Marking a time entry as billable.

    • Tracking time that is not associated with a specific task.

Video overview

Watch our ClickTip video below on time tracking in ClickUp 2.0.

Enable the Time Tracking ClickApp

You can enable the Time Tracking ClickApp at the Workspace level or for individual Spaces.

You must be a Workspace owner or admin to manage ClickApps.

Enable Time Tracking for your Workspace

To enable the Time Tracking ClickApp:

  1. Click your Workspace avatar. 
    • In ClickUp 2.0, this is located in the lower-left corner.
    • In ClickUp 3.0, this is located in the upper-right corner.
  2. Select ClickApps.
  3. Browse or search for the Time Tracking ClickApp.
  4. Click the Time Tracking ClickApp to enable it on all Spaces. Or uncheck any Spaces that don't use time tracking.

Enable the Time Tracking ClickApp for individual Spaces

You can also enable the Time Tracking ClickApp for individual Spaces.

ClickUp 2.0

To enable the ClickApp for a Space in ClickUp 2.0:

  1. Click the Space Settings ellipsis ... in the Sidebar.

  2. Select Space Settings.

  3. Click All Space settings
  4. Select ClickApps.

  5. Click Time Tracking to enable the ClickApp.

  6. Click Review changes.

  7. Click Save changes to enable Time Tracking for this Space.

ClickUp 3.0

To enable the ClickApp for a Space in ClickUp 3.0:

  1. Click the Space Settings ellipsis ... in the Sidebar.

  2. Select Space settings, then ClickApps.

  3. Click Time Tracking to enable the ClickApp.

  4. Click Save to enable Time Tracking for this Space.

Access time tracking

You can access the time tracking modal from:

You can show time tracked on tasks in Calendar view.

You can also track time using:

Video overview

Watch our ClickTip video below on accessing time tracking.

Time tracked field on tasks

Open the time tracking modal on a task by clicking the Time Tracked field.

Track time from the Quick Action menu

Open the time tracking modal from anywhere in your Workspace:

  1. Open the Quick Action menu from anywhere in your Workspace.

    • In ClickUp 2.0, this is located in the lower-right corner.

    • In ClickUp 3.0, this is located in the upper-right corner of the toolbar.

  2. Select Track Time.

View the time tracked field in List view

To add a time tracked column to your List view:

  1. Open the List view.

  2. In the upper-right corner above the task table, click the plus icon.

  3. Select the Show/Hide tab.

  4. Scroll or search for Time Tracked.

  5. Click Time Tracked to add the column.

  6. Once added, you can:

    • Click the start button in the column to immediately start a timer on a task.

    • Click the tracked time amount to open the time tracking modal.

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View the time tracked field in Board view

To view time tracked in a Board view:

  1. Open a Board view.

  2. Click Show.

  3. Click the Time Tracker toggle to add the time tracked field to task cards

  4. Once added, you can:

    • Click the start button to immediately start a timer on a task.

    • Or click the amount of time tracked to open the Time Tracking modal.

Screenshot of the Time Tracked field on a task in Board view.

Access time tracking using the ClickUp Chrome Extension

Create time entries associated with tasks while you browse the web with our Chrome extension.

Next steps

Now that you've enabled the Time Tracking ClickApp in your Workspace, start adding time entries, create reports, go mobile, and integrate via our ClickUp API.

Create and edit time entries

You can enter and update your own time tracking entries from the time tracking modal. This modal is available through the Quick Action menu, on tasks, in List view and Board view. You can also create and edit time entries in our mobile app, and via the ClickUp API.

Owners and admins can edit other users' time entries.

Report on time tracking data

You can view time entry data throughout your Workspace. View time tracking data on tasks, in views, and create reports using Time Tracking Dashboard cards.

You can also use time tracked as a y-axis data point in Bar Chart, Pie Chart, and Battery Chart Dashboard cards. 

Track time on the go with the mobile app

Create and edit time entries seamlessly across our web, desktop, and mobile app.

  • Start a timer on your computer and stop it from your phone, or vice versa.

  • Create and edit time entries in your Workspace or on specific tasks, just like on the web or desktop.

Time tracking with the ClickUp API

Build your own time tracking integration with our API. Build robust time tracking tools with the following data:

  • Get time entries within a date range.

  • Add and remove time entry labels.

  • Get running time entries.

  • Start and stop a timer.

Our time tracking API calls include task id, title, status, task tags, Space, Folder, and List information so you can retrieve your time entry data with meaningful context.

Add time to a task

Workspaces on the Business Plan and above can track time that is not associated with a specific task. You can add this time to a task later!

To add time to a task:

  1. Open the Quick Action menu from anywhere in your Workspace.

    • In ClickUp 2.0, this is located in the lower-right corner.

    • In ClickUp 3.0, this is located in the upper-right corner of the toolbar.

  2. Select Track Time.
  3. Next to the time tracking entry, click the ellipsis ... menu.
  4. From the ellipsis ... menu, click Edit.
  5. Click the Select task... dropdown.
  6. Search for and select a task.
  7. Click Save changes.

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