237 votesstarted · 43 comments · Feature requests » ManicTime Desktop · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
Screenshots will be out in a couple of days.
They can tag via web browser UI.
On web server you can find this under Personal, Day view. For example on our demo server this would be here.
We have this feature disabled on our demo server, but you can use it when you setup your own server.
It works on a Mac. More about how it works is written here
Hi, you can't use free version, it requires a license.
I hope we get to a cloud version soon, then you wont have to host anything. And I think the server will also work on Linux and Mac soon. We will see.
Of course another possibility is to expand the Mac client with UI so it is a stand alone version, which, if I understand you correctly, is what you would like to see.
In any case, this feature is too general. If we start working on this today, we would have to know which features are most desired. I guess tagging is a start. I'd personally add timesheets.
What I want to say is that we can't port all features and then close this issue. So it would be good to have a list of most desired features and votes for that.
For now its done, v1.2 is on the site.
I should probably close it, and then a new suggestion can be entered for UI.
I'll repost the link and let me know if you have any questions.
On the server it looks the same as if it came from Windows client. You get three timelines (Computer usage, Applications, Documents), but no Tag timeline. So every report works the same, there is no difference if it came from Mac or Windows.
Currently you could run tracker on the Mac, send data to the server, then load timelines on a Windows ManicTime and tag there.
We are working on server tagging, which will be useful if you only have a Mac. I think we should have it ready in about a month. When we are done, there will be a page on the server where a Mac user will be able to tag time, similar to how it is done on Windows client now.
We finally made it to beta of our ManicTime tracker for Mac. This is not a full ManicTime port, it will only send usage data to ManicTime server, so you still need ManicTime Server installed somewhere.
It should be useful for companies or individuals working on multiple platforms.
We use the same query for count as what we use then, so it is strange that the number would be correct, but not the issues.
If you have ManicTime Server, you might also have allowed tags defined? If you do, maybe tags are not allowed there?
So for example if I allow tags from "Project 1", and "Project 2" comes from Jira, it will not show up because it is not allowed. Does this help?
We tried it and it seems to work ok. Can you go to plugin manager, do you have the latest version?
Linux version (still tracker only) now works on Ubuntu, Mint, CentOS, RedHat, Debian and Arch Linux.
ManicTime Server also works on Linux, so while still not ideal, you can run ManicTime Server (for UI) and Linux tracker both on Linux.
License is the same for Windows, Linux and Mac, so you do not need any new license.
ManicTime Server can run on Linux, so you do not need Windows VM.
What do you mean plans? Already done, under Personal, Day view....
Sure, there is a trial period on Linux tracker and MT Server does not require a license to run.
You can also run MTS from Docker.
Yes, you can also do most of this on the server, tagging included (its not enabled on demo, but you will see how it works on your server).
ManicTime stores data in UTC with timezone. So the problem is with the UI, not with storage.
The problem this issue wants to solve is to have no overlapping time. And we could do this with UTC and for display use local time zone.
But I hope everybody understands that this then changes all statistics.
For example if I make a timesheet for my work now, then change the timezone and make the same timesheet, the data might not be the same, because all data is shifted with the new timezone.
Similarly, lets say I work in timezone 0 and co-worker in timezone +10. If we use UTC, it makes a difference whether I make a timesheet of our work or he does. It will not be the same since my time is different than his time.
So in my view, we would fix one problem (overlapping time), but we would create a bunch new ones.
I think both are good options.
If you travel for a day or two, then UTC makes sense. If you work in a timezone for a month, local time makes more sense. At least I'd rather see at which time I worked, not have everything change when I change the timezone. So it depends and it should be a setting.
We were debating this when we started working on ManicTime, and decided to go with local time, thinking we would add the UTC later when we get some requests for it.
Its not a simple change, we will take a look and make a time estimate. It would definitely help if the issue was requested by more users....
We will offer a cloud for those who do not want to host their own server.
For those that want their own server, this will still remain an option, same as today.
You can deploy ManicTime server to private cloud today if you like. Just get a windows machine and install the server on it.
Just to be clear, we already support PostgreSQL and for smaller teams SQLite. So the server can currently work completely on Linux.
We will make the separator configurable.
If anybody is using Android, the latest ManicTime beta version in the Play store includes a similar functionality.
We would appreciate some feedback.
Why is secondary timeline beneficial in this case? Currently you can sync only tag timeline to the server. Or is this just for you, so you would use tag timeline for yourself and then sync only away times?
In Diagnostics you can see how autotags are made.
We don't have Exchange server, if we would, we would try to make it.
If somebody can setup some demo Exchange server where we could test it, that would be great.
If this is about tags, on timesheet you can do the following:
Total by: all
Group by: Day
This will then give you a report by days in rows, not in columns.
Is this what you were looking for?
This is the notification which comes from Stopwatch? On which Windows?
You mean the Windows notification which shows in the bottom right corner?
I think the current Linux version should work.
So either try Linux version or Docker.
ManicTime Server now runs on Linux and Mac, there is also Docker support.
Currently we only tested it on Intel 64 bit, but we can also make builds for ARM, if we can get some testers.
.Net core, we will try to port the server in a couple of months.
Currently ManicTime is windows based so docker would not help. You still cant run windows apps on Linux even if there is a Docker container.
By the end of the year I hope the server will run on .Net core, which would mean it will also run on Linux. Then we can also create a Docker. But until we have a Linux version there is no way to run it on Nas.
I don't fully understand, which tasks does Admin do to fix this every few days?
The new server now supports a way for you to continue the timelines on the new machine, So you could install MT on a new machine, connect to the server, then pick an old machine and say you want to continue tracking on that machine.
We just didn't have the time to add the feature in MT. We will add, it should help some.
Otherwise I agree, it would be great if that would be one timeline, but it would require a lot of changes and quite a few thing would be harder to use.
Wouldn't that then be just Active time? Statistics, Computer usage, Active time?
Can you explain some more about this. I don't understand what you mean.
How many of these fields are constants, they don't change with each export?
For each field, could you tell me if you would change it with each time you tag, or would it remain constant. For example bank account, I imagine this is not something which would change every time you tag?
We have Quickbooks export from timesheet. We also have Freshbooks plugin where you can tag time to Freshbooks tasks and then send work back to Freshbooks.
If we were to add Xero support, how should it work?
Countdown timer and pomodoro timer work similarly to a stopwatch, and they both show tag window. Maybe they would help.