Time tracking in Redbooth Google Chrome extension and Redbooth iOS and Android apps

Nick Z 2 years ago in Feature Requests / Time Tracking • updated by Ryan Crosbie 6 months ago 3

Hi Redbooth team!

First of all, your software is probably one of the best management and collaboration apps out there. Good on you for making the Google Chrome extension.

What I think is necessary is a better way of tracking time.

To start with, it would be great to have the time tracking ability within the Chrome extension.

Secondly, it would be great if you could extend your functionality of time tracking to accomodate for Start-Pause(break)-Stop type of function + reminder for when you forget to switch the timer off.

This may imply that time tracking would have to "highlight" an active task. If that means adding functionality of a "highlighted task" or "task in focus" - that would further emphasise the task that one is currently working on. So if I am working on "Task 1" right now - it will be "in focus" - and time tracking would be current on it. Otherwise, at this stage I have to use external time tracking tools and then go back to Redbooth in order to indicate how much time I spent on the task.

This could go as far as type of message board that would indicate to other members/managers who is working on which task... It could be like an alert saying "Nick has just started working on 'Task1' "

This will for sure put your app on another level in terms of being useful for great time tracking and managing the team/tasks. Otherwise apps like MeisterTasks or Mavenlink or Asana+Everhour will be in front in this category.

What about it the timer started and stopped on opening or closing a task?


Hello to everyone on this thread!  

This week we launched an updated version of the Redbooth Chrome Extension that offers an excellent addition to our family - Time Tracking!  

It's a proper start/stop timer that will post to tasks, allows you to add comments, and highlights total time spent on that task.

We're very proud of this new version and would love to hear your thoughts.

I will mention one caveat, and we are addressing it already.  The extension asks for the permission "Read your browser history".  Which, we know, does not sound good and we are looking for a less-obtrusive way to do this.  I promise we don't want your browser history, nor do we care what you do in your browser.

The reason this permission does exist (now) is that we want to capture your Redbooth Task URL so we can auto-populate the task you are on and the time tracking feature is totally seamless with your work.

Take a look, let us know what you think!

Chrome Web Store link

Help Center article with more info


Hi everyone,

Any feedback here?