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[Feature Request] Automatic switching between timers

Our team evaluates Clockwork + ActivityTimeline as a replacement for Everhour plugin. The key feature that Everhour gave us is clicking "Start Timer" in the given task, that causes disabling of any other timer that counts time. It would be great to have the same behavior in Clockwork. The key advantage of Clockwork is integration with JIRA time tracking on which ActivityTimeline rely.

To be honest I don't see a use for multiple timers working at the same time. If it is really needed it should be optional.

Do you consider implementing that feature?

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Hi Piotr,

thanks for asking. Yes, that's one of many things we want to deliver in the future. I'm not able to share more details but we're figuring couple of ideas how we could implement this to be user friendly and automatic.

 

Currently we show a warning if there are multiple timers running, also project admin can see a list of all timers so there's a way to catch this but I know it's not a perfect long-term solution.

 

Cheers,

Pawel, HeroCoders

Hi Paweł,

I'm just analyzing competing solutions. To be honest, I'm fine with paying for Clockwork a reasonable amount, but if I stick with it I would like to understand what is the timeframe for this improvement. Any chance you can throw a number?

Also, I think this will can cause counting mistakes and if your finances depend on time measuring then there is no space for mistake.

Best Regards,

Piotr

Hello Piotr,

This is a "must have" feature and located on the "short term" backlog.

It is a crucial behavior for proper and precise time tracking, especially in "automated" mode that Clockwork supports. 

It is hard to share any ETA as it depends on too many things, and the team doesn't want to disappoint you or anyone else if they are late. 

Nevertheless, there are more and more customer asking for it so the team will work on that according to the backlog. 

Thanks,
Jack

Jack,

ok, I hope to survive as Clockwork user till release that will include mentioned feature.

 

Anyway, thanks for the great plugin and quality support.

 

Best Regards,

Piotr

Hi Piotr,

just wanted to let you know that Clockwork can stop other timers running for the same user now. You need to enable that in Clockwork's configuration though.

 

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Cheers,

Pawel

In the meantime, Everhour has released its native app where we sync with Jira estimates. time tracking sync is also in plans:

https://everhour.com/blog/welcome-a-new-jira-plugin/

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