How do you spend your time? Track all your activities without being tracked. Try it.
zeiten.io provides a free service to track the time you spend. It is easy, intuitive, and doesn't track you in any way. It works equally well for a single user and for a whole team.
There is no user management. In fact, we don't know who you are or how many trackers you created. This also means that there is no login required. Simply start using the service.
When you first visit http://zeiten.io, a new tracker is automatically created for you. The id of the new tracker is appended to the URL (e.g. http://zeiten.io/UxKgH2). This URL uniquely identifies your tracker.
When you wish to create a new tracker, simply choose 'create new' in the menu 'Time Trackers'.
The URL of all trackers you visited with your browser are stored in a cookie. If you have cookies enabled, this list is shown in the menu 'Time Trackers'. The most recently used tracker is automatically opened when you visit the main page again.
Please be aware that, since we do not track you, we also don't know which trackers you may have accessed. If you loose the URL, then it is not possible to return to a particular tracker.
An entry in a tracker consists of its date, a duration, some tags, and the a free form text. That's it. If no filter is specified, all entries are shown for a tracker. This is the default if a tracker is visited.
Tags and comments are optional, date and duration are are mandatory.
The duration can be entered in different formats. Allowed formats are shown below. Note that the format must match. Allowed units are hours (h), minutes (m), and seconds (s).
Entries can be edited and removed by clicking the icon next to the entry itself.
Menu 'Time Trackers' provides an option 'anonymous trackers'. This can be selected to prevent a cookie from being written. If there is an existing cookie, it is removed.
Please remember to save or share the URL for your trackers before selecting this option.
However, it is a useful feature when using e.g. a public computer.
A filter can be specified in menu 'Filter' in order to limit the time entries that are shown in a tracker. Some filters are provided by default, and can be extended with custom filters.
Choose 'Define custom filter' to define your filter. A filter can limit entries by start and end date, or by a keyword. The keyword searches both the tags and the descriptions.
A custom filter can be stored with a name. It is then avaiable later from the menu. However, it is often useful to simply define a filter, apply it, and then export the view, without storing the filter.
Data is exported in comma separated value (CSV) format. Choose 'Export current view' in menu 'Filter'. This will export all rows currently displayed. This means that it respects the currently applied filter. To export all rows, clear all filters.
This makes it easy for further consumption, e.g. in a Office program.
The simplest way to share a tracker is to copy the URL and send it through your preferred channel. This makes it easy to use the same tracker on different browsers, different devices, or in a team. Like with any URL, you can of course bookmark it and share it through your browsers sync capabilities.
In addition, zeiten.io uses AddThis in order to support sharing through virtually any major and not so major service on the web. Check 'Share' in the navigation. Note that you might not see this option if you prevent the AddThis service from running through any plugins.