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How do I track time with the mobile app?

Tracking your time with the FreshBooks mobile app is quick and painless - making it easy to record how your time is spent when you’re on the go. With FreshBooks, you track time against Projects, so you will need to have a Project set up in your account. For steps on how to do this, take a look at this article.

The steps to track time differ slightly depending on the operating system you’re running. Make a selection below for iOS / Android.

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iOS Devices

As mentioned above, you do need to have a Project in your account in order to track time. You can also create Projects from within the iOS App if you don’t have access to a Computer. To do this, just head to the Projects section of your App, and click on the + symbol in the top right. You’ll then need to fill out the New Project screen:

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Once you have a Project in your account, you’re able to track time towards it:

  1. Click on the Time Tracking section:
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  1. Here you’ll see a list of hours you’ve logged previously (if any). You can choose to view this page as a List or from the Calendar view. To start tracking your time, click on the + symbol in the top right:
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  1. You’ll now be looking at the Timer screen. From here, you’re able to adjust the Date, as well as choose a Project and a Task. Both Project & Task are required. You can also add any Notes you may wish to add:
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  1. Clicking Start will begin the timer. Edit will allow you to manually choose the hours / minutes / seconds, and Reset pushes the timer back to 00:00:00
  2. Once you’ve tracked your time, hit the Save button in the top right and those hours will be applied to the relevant Task and Project.


Android Devices

You can also create Projects from within the Android app. To do this, head to the Projects section, hit the + symbol in the top right, and fill in the New Project details:

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Once you have a Project in your account, you can track time towards it:

  1. Head to the Time Tracking section of your account:
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  1. Here you’ll see a list of hours you’ve logged previously (if any). To start tracking your time, click on the + symbol in the top right:
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  1. You’ll now be looking at the Timer screen. From here, you’re able to adjust the Date, as well as choose a Project and a Task. Both Project & Task are required. You can also add any Notes you may wish to add:
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  1. Clicking the middle ‘play’ (start) button will start the timer. Clicking on the numbers themselves (or clicking Edit) will give you the option to manually select the number of hours / minutes, and Reset will take the timer back to 00:00:00
  2. Once you’re done tracking your time, click on the Save button in the top right. The time will now apply to the Project & Task.


More Questions

Does the timer continue to run if I leave the page?

Yes, the mobile time tracker is designed so that you can multi-task on your phone!

When you start the timer, you can leave the page and the timer will keep running. On the iOS app, when you’re in FreshBooks on a different page, you’ll see the little timer running on the bottom right of the screen. Click on it at anytime to go back to the timer:

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