When your administrator has enabled the "Activity Types" feature, you can categorize every time record by an activity type (such as "Development", "Testing", "Design", "Documentation", etc.), providing another layer of organization for your tracked time.
Non-admin team members will see the following on their "Configuration" tab page ("System Default" column is grayed out):
Here, you can set your "Favorite" activity type to be used as the default selection throughout Timetracker. You can select a different activity type on each time record as you choose, but when you select "My Favorite" here, your chosen activity type will be the default unless you select otherwise. Your admin may set a "System Default" activity type, but this will be overridden if you choose your own personal "My Favorite".
By default, you can edit all time tracks added by you, but you cannot edit time that was added by other users. If your administrator has enabled "All users can change 'Activity Type' for everyone in Times Explorer", this logic is overridden and the system allows all users to change the "Activity Type" for time records they normally couldn't (only on the "Times Explorer" page).
With "Activity Type" enabled in "Configuration", the "Activity Type" dropdown selection list displays on the "Add/Edit Time Record" dialog box when you add time on the "Monthly", "Timesheet", and "Times Explorer" pages, and within the work item "Time" tab's "Add Time" feature:
"Activity Type" will also display as a selection on the "Timesheet" page's "Add Time" dialog box:
With this feature enabled, the "Monthly" page displays the corresponding "Activity Type" colors on each calendar day/square, and an "Activity Type" column is added in the time details panel when you click on a day/square:
On the "Times Explorer" page, you can select single or multiple time tracks and assign an activity type to them by clicking on the "Change Activity Type" button. The "Activity Type" column will display the various activity types added to each time track if the user chooses to select this option:
You can also click on a time track within the "Activity Type" column and change the activity type there as well:
With "Activity Types" enabled, the work item form's "Time" tab now reflects the "Activity Types" categorized for each work item:
The Timetracker 4 Web Client also features an "Activity Type" dropdown:
The Timetracker 4 Windows Client has an "Activity Types" dropdown as well: