7pace Timetracker's Web Client is built right into every single page of the web interface of Timetracker. It’s available from within the web access of VSTS/TFS and allows you to start tracking right from any work item, without any additional action required.
The Web Client works in conjunction with or separately from Timetracker's Windows Client. If you choose to download, install and pair the Windows Client, both clients work together as a team. If you close out of your web browser while tracking time with the Web Client, and you have the Windows Client installed and paired, it will take over the job and continue tracking your time. Similarly, if you have both the Web Client and the Windows Client running, clicking "Start Tracking" on one will also start tracking on the other (as well as on the "Details" tab's "Start Tracking" button functionality on the work item form). If you are only using the Web Client and don't have the Windows Client, if you close out of Timetracker and then open it again on another browser or computer, tracking will still resume where you left off.
If you open any page/tab in the Timetracker web server, the Web Client displays directly under the Timetracker menu bar selections, on every tab (this screenshot shows the "Configuration" tab):
If you have previously tracked on an item, the last item tracked will display. The prediction feature remembers the last ten (10) items on which you last worked. Once you click anywhere on the gray tracker bar, the fields expand and display the following:
The field for entering a work item ID from Team Foundation Server or the task name.
When you click in this field, Timetracker displays the list of TFS work items that you've been assigned, have tracked in the past or the work items that are in progress.
If the TFS ID is a valid work item, the tracker displays the following information in the highlighted section:
If it is not recognized in TFS, the list will be empty.
Note: For a non-TFS work item, simply leave the "Work Item" field blank (the "Project" and "Parent" fields will likewise, also be blank), Click on the "X" icon at the end of the "Work Item" field (see screen shot, below) and write the title or description in the "Comment" field. You can then click "Start Tracking" on that non-TFS item.
(Optional) Additional information may be added into the "Comment" field. Or, if you want to track on a non-TFS work item, type in the item description in this field, leave the "Work Item" field black and then click "Start Tracking".
As soon as you select another work item the Comment field is reset to empty.
(Optional) An "Activity Type" may be selected from the configured dropdown list.
As soon as you select another work item, the Activity Type dropdown is reset to the default activity type set in Configuration.
Shows the total time you spent on this work item item, including days other than today.
Current Track Time
Shows the current total time spent on the work item since you last clicked the "Start Tracking" button.
Shows the start time of the current work item since you last clicked the "Start Tracking" button.
Clicking this button minimizes the main tracker fields so that only the following displays on each Timetracker tab:
Start Tracking / Stop Tracking
Clicking this button starts tracking on the selected TFS or non-TFS work item.
Once you click "Start Tracking" and tracking commences, the button changes to "Stop Tracking".
"Start Tracking"/Time Tracked on Work Item Since "Start Tracking"
This button displays even when the expanded tracker fields are closed/minimized and serves as a reminder of how much time has been logged on the current work item since you clicked "Start Tracking". When you click on "Stop Tracking" once the fields are expanded, this button will then display as "Start Tracking".
This field shows how much time you have tracked on the work item in the current day.
This field displays the "Activity Type" you have selected for the current time track.
These fields remain/display on every page of Timetracker when you click on "Close" and minimize the expanded tracker fields. You can click anywhere within this gray section to expand or minimize the tracker fields.
This field displays the work item on which you are currently tracking time.