You can create a new Timer by navigating to Planning–>Timers and clicking the + button.

From there, you will be presented with a form in the right-side pane, with several required fields to fill out.

Standard Timer / Manual Time Entry

Use these radio buttons to select whether you want to have the Timer automatically track your time (Standard Timer), or if you would like to manually enter an amount in hours and minutes (Manual Time Entry). If Standard Timer is selected, the Timer will begin when it is saved using the “Add” button, and it will continue to count until it is either paused or completed. If Manual Time Entry is selected, you will be able to fill out the hours and minutes for the Timer, and when you save the Timer it will automatically be saved in “Completed” status.


This is the title of the Timer, which will appear in a few places. Most importantly, when a completed Timer is added to an invoice, the Timer’s title will be what is displayed as the corresponding invoice Item title, and therefore will be visible to the invoice’s assigned client.

Hourly Rate

Use this field to define what you plan to charge per hour for this Timer. This is what will be used to calculate the total cost of the Timer once it has been completed and is ready to be added to an invoice. Hourly Rate amounts should be entered in plain numerals with no currency symbols, optionally with a decimal point included (EX: 26.50).

Related Item

Use this section to assign the Timer to a particular Project, and/or a Project and specific Task with that Project. This assignment will determine which Client the Timer will be associated with, which will subsequently be used when creating/assigning invoices related to the Timer.