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How to setup automatic time tracking in Jira?

as the title says, can anyone help me set up automatic time tracking in Jira?
As in any issues under "in progress" in the scrum board will automatically be time tracked.


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Hi @VMA Nordic ,


this is not possible without using a third-party app.


Please check the marketplace:

Time tracking is a really crowded category in the Marketplace. Checkout Quantify it does pretty much what you are asking and much more!

While the above apps/plugins are great for automatic time tracking, the problem is generally in large companies they don't allow any plugins to be installed. Time tracking in Jira is very essential for auditing purposes and logging hours by opening specific Jira tickets is very tedious.


In order to get around this problem, I have written a totally free tool (Under MIT License) which can help fill you timesheets automatically just using a CSV file. It uses automation power of Selenium.

Please see if this is useful for you guys for jira automatic time tracking

Hi @VMA Nordic

Clockwork Automated Timesheet Free does exactly what you need. It is a free app. 

By default, Clockwork also allows to start/stop timer manually with Start/Stop buttons, but you can disable that in the configuration. 

There are other time tracking apps available in Atlassian Marketplace that can help you with time tracking, but I'm not aware of any free app that can do what you asked for.  

In case of any questions regarding Clockwork, simply ask here or contact support directly. 


Works well, thanks! 

This is misleading. It's not a free app.

Like Arnaud Marquis likes this

Hello @Ivan Zhekov,

Clockwork turned into a paid app, but it still has a free sibling. Please check it out and let us know your feedback: 

I'll update the main answer. Please vote it up if it helps.


Hey @VMA Nordic 

in case you are still looking for a suitable solution, you should check out TimeBro/TimeBro Connect with the Integration for Jira. I think they offer exactly what you are looking for.



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