Time Tracking overview

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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 every ClickUp plan

  • The following features are only available on our 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!

Enable the Time Tracking ClickApp

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

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

Enable Time Tracking for your Workspace

Enable the Time Tracking ClickApp from your Workspace settings.

  1. Click your Workspace avatar in the lower-left 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

  5. Uncheck any Spaces which do not use Time Tracking

  6. Time Tracking is now available throughout your Workspace!

Enable Time Tracking for individual Spaces

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

  1. Click the Space Settings ellipsis in the Sidebar

  2. Select More then ClickApps

  3. Click Time Tracking to select the ClickApp

  4. Click Save to enable Time Tracking for this Space

Access Time Tracking

You can access the Time Tracking modal from:

Tip: 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.

Screenshot of the Time Tracked field on a task.

 

Track Time from the Quick Action menu

Open the Time Tracking modal from anywhere in your Workspace.

  1. Click the Quick action menu button in the lower-right corner

  2. Select Track Time

Screenshot of the Quick Action menu highlighting the Track Time option.

 

View the Time Tracked field in List view

  1. Open a List view

  2. Click the + icon to add a column

  3. Select Show/Hide

  4. Scroll or search for Time Tracked

  5. Click on Time Tracked to add the column

  6. 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 column in List view.

 

View the Time Tracked field in 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.

Screenshot of the ClickUp Chrome Extension highlighting the Track Time button.

 

Next steps

Now that you've enabled Time Tracking for 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 time tracked from the Time Tracking modal which 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.

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 widgets.

Track time on the go with our 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 & remove tags

  • Get running time entries

  • Start and stop a timer

Tip: 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.

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