Fresh picks: Customize your time tracking messages

April 1, 2008


When you log time in FreshBooks, every once in a while we’ll hit you with an offbeat “humorous” success message. For example, we most often return a message that says, “hours logged”. Occasionally you will get a “bingo!”, or a “pow!” or “hours flogged”. We recently got a complaint that the funny stuff does not come around too often in the forums, so Daniel started a thread asking for messages “suggestions”.

Well…long story short, Erin from BrightMix upped the game and went ahead and built a GreaseMonkey script that allows you to build and customize all your messages.

How to get your own custom messages:
Step 1: Use FireFox
Step 2: Download GreaseMonkey
Step 3: Download the Script
Step 4: Add custom messages to script as needed

Go here to read the post and download the scripts. Thanks Erin!


about the author

Co-Founder & CEO, FreshBooks Mike is the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals. Built in 2003 after he accidentally saved over an invoice, Mike spent 3.5 years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ basement. Since then, over 10 million people have used FreshBooks to save time billing, and collect billions of dollars. A lover of the outdoors, Mike has been bitten so many times it’s rumoured he’s the first human to have developed immunity to mosquitoes.