The Time Doctor 2 Chrome Extension will allow you to track time directly from your project management tools like Jira, Trello, Teamwork Projects, and Asana. This article will explain how to set up and use this feature.
List of available integrations
How the Chrome Extension works
The Chrome extension inserts a start/stop button into Jira, Trello, Teamwork Projects, Asana, and other apps that it integrates with.
The Chrome extension syncs with the desktop app, so any task and time tracked with Chrome extension will appear in the desktop app, and also in reports in your account on the Time Doctor website.
Install the Chrome Extension from this page.
Once you have the Chrome Extension installed, you can use it by navigating to any task in your Jira, Asana, Teamwork Projects or Trello accounts. With a task open, you will see a Start Timer button on the page.
Click this button to start tracking. Click Stop Timer to stop tracking time.
You will see that the task and project have now been added to the lists in your desktop app.
This screenshot shows how the Chrome extension works with Jira:
How to activate the Chrome Extension for your company
To use the Chrome extension, your company must be using the Interactive (not Silent) version of the desktop app, and the Projects & Tasks feature must be enabled (see screenshot below).
If the Chrome extension isn't already activated for your company, an Admin can activate it on the Company Settings page (Log into your account, click on Settings -> Company Settings in the upper menu.)
Select Yes for "Use projects and tasks in this company?"
Enable "Allow employees to track tasks from other apps" and click SAVE.
Once the Chrome extension has been enabled, your existing employees will see a notification in their desktop app that will prompt them to install the Chrome extension. When you invite new employees to join your company, they'll be prompted to install the Chrome extension as part of their setup process.
How tracked time is sent back to Jira
For Jira only, the Chrome extension will send tracked time back to Jira, so that Jira's worklogs will match Time Doctor's worklogs.
The Chrome extension sends time to Jira via the user's browser session.
The Chrome extension will try to upload current tracked time for Jira issues to Jira every 15 min. If a Jira tab isn't open at that time, the tracked time will be stored and then uploaded as a soon as the user opens Jira in a browser (any Jira page in the same Jira domain can be used by Chrome extension to upload time; it doesn't have the be the page containing the issue to which time was tracked).
Limitation: Jira doesn’t accept worklogs smaller than 60 seconds, so any tracking sessions shorter than 60 seconds are discarded. This can cause a difference between tracked time in TD and uploaded time in Jira by a few minutes.