TimeCamp provides fully automated time tracking and invoicing software as a service for individuals and companies. When they recently reached out to me about their new Assembla integration, I figured I would give it a whirl. Below shows how to setup and use this integration based on my experience.
It is important to note that this is a one-way integration meaning once you enable the Assembla integration, you can begin tracking time expenditures for Assembla tasks in TimeCamp, but these time expenditures do not post back to your tasks inside of Assembla.
To get started, you will need to create a TimeCamp account, login, and visit ‘Settings’ > ‘Add-ons & Integrations.’
Scroll down and click on the Assembla option. Select ‘Enable the Integration’ and you will be directed to Assembla to ‘Allow’ TimeCamp to access your projects and pull your tasks. You will then be redirected back to TimeCamp where you can select the projects you would like to import and optionally invite Assembla team members to your TimeCamp account.
Once the integration is setup, you can begin tracking time to Assembla tasks. From the main dashboard, you will select ‘Track time for [day]’ and be able to see and select tasks from your Assembla projects.
When you select a task, you can either manually enter time or click the play button to start the timer.
TimeCamp also has a desktop application that when installed, allows you track time to tasks from your desktop. By default, the desktop application is set with Tracking Mode on Auto which is supposed to automatically search for keywords in window titles, urls and application names and track time accordingly. For complete accuracy and control, I personally prefered switching the Tracking Mode to Manual so I could manually select the desired task.
After you start tracking time with TimpCamp, you can explore additional features such as computer activity tracking, reporting, and invoicing. To learn more about TimeCamp and sign up for a free trial, visit their website at www.TimeCamp.com.