Register and login
Because this application heavily relies on Trello, you need to use Trello.
So if you still don't have it please go to Trello, sign up and start using it!
The next step is to register on Time for Trello or if you are already registered, please log in.
After the first login to Time for Trello, we will ask for your permission to use Trello. This permission is necessary to get the data back.
The permission request is in a popup window, so please allow popup windows in your browser for Time for Trello or check your browser for alert of a new popup window.
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Add boards to check
Now that you have identified yourself on Trello and Time for Trello, you can start to make connections between the two systems.
Go to Watchlist and you can see two lists:
- Trello boards: You have the list of boards in Trello. Select one or more boards to watch. If something happens with the selected boards in Trello, Time for Trello will receive a notification about it.
- Watchlist: Here are the boards which are connected to Time for Trello. You can remove the board from the watchlist any time, but be careful as the removed boards will stop receiving any updates from Trello.
You can also set your preferences in Settings.
So you have some boards on your Watchlist, what is next?
Collect some data about time spent on different boards.
Do you need to do it in Time for Trello? Not at all! You don't even have to open Time for Trello or log in!
Use Trello as a primary tool that you already know.
Enter time spent on card
Enter comments on your cards with the time you spent with the card.
You can write "Time: 1.0" which means: I worked one hour on that task.
Write "Time: 1.5" which means: I worked 1.5 hours on that card.
Write "Time: 1:30" meaning: I worked 1 hour 30 minutes (1.5 hours) on that task.
So "Time: " means "I worked " and either a number (1.0, 1.5, 1.2 and so on) or a time (0:25, 1:05 and so on) are necessary.
You need to specify the fragments in both cases, so "Time: 1" won't work, please use "Time: 1.0" or "Time: 1:0" instead.
You do this in Trello itself. You don't have to open up another site, desktop application, or do anything that distracts you from your daily routine.
We tried to keep it really simple, you are already in Trello, using it, so keep on!
Check time spent in Time for Trello
Now it is the time to check what we collected from your boards. Data is not processed online; it has a timer in it so don't expect immediate results, give the application some time.
You can see the entered times in Time for Trello after some minutes.
Log in to Time for Trello and check your Reports page.
Here you can see the times entered in Trello.
You can get the whole list, or filter for board, card, member, from date, to date and search in remarks.
You can get the list only for two months in one go, but you can see older data by using the filters.
After you see the data you need, you can export it to CSV.
If you have the CSV, you can import it to Excel or OpenOffice or any spreadsheet software. From there you can do a lot of things: visualize it, make a fancy report out of it, attach it to your invoice...
Use Trello as you would use it anyway.
Make some comments using the given form on the cards.
Check, list, and export data collected from Time for Trello.