Here at Traqq, we understand that not everyone works on a single device throughout the day. For instance, developers have to test their apps on different devices to ensure they run smoothly. Even websites need to be tested on as many types of devices and software as possible. After all, a website must be responsive to the screen size of a device.
There are other instances wherein you may move from one device to the next. Let’s say you’re using your laptop and you forgot to bring your charger. Once you run out of battery power, you’ll need to use a plugged computer or borrow a laptop from your colleague or friend. Now, in cases like these, how do you track your work hours?
Use the Same Traqq Account Even When Switching Between Devices
It’s too much of a hassle to create several time tracking accounts for your different devices. Well, the great news is that you can use a single Traqq account on multiple computers and different operating systems. However, remember that the app will only log data from one device at a time. So, any overlapping recorded time from other devices will be deleted.
Ideally, you should use Traqq on one device at a time. If you’re going to switch to a different device, make sure you turn off the tracker on the other device. Don’t worry because you don’t have to create another Traqq account for your other computer. The same log-in credentials will work.
What’s more, if you’re going offline, you can rest assured that this free time tracking app will continue logging your work hours. Even if you switch to a different computer and forget to connect to the Internet, you can expect the app to continue tracking your time. Once you go online, Traqq’s servers will sync the time data from all the devices you used. As a result, you won’t have gaps in your productivity record.
The best part about Traqq is that you can download it for free. You can install it on your computer and access all of its features without paying a cent.
How Does Traqq Synchronize Time-tracking Data?
Traqq leverages cloud computing to ensure you can switch devices and still use a single Traqq account to track your work hours.
This cloud-based synchronization makes it possible to retrieve your time-tracking data on any of your devices. While the feature only works on Windows and macOS for now, support for tablets and smartphones will follow suit.
Here’s how the syncing process works:
- When you start tracking time on one device, the app records the start time and stores it on the device.
- The app then automatically syncs the data to the cloud, where it is stored in a central, secure database.
- When you switch to another device, the app automatically syncs the data from the cloud to that device, allowing you to continue tracking time seamlessly.
The synchronization process happens in real-time, so any updates you make on one device will instantly reflect on all your other devices. This ensures that you always have the most up-to-date information at your fingertips, regardless of your device.
Benefits of Using One Time-tracking Account Across Multiple Devices
Utilizing your Traqq account across multiple devices provides numerous benefits. Not only does it offer convenience, but it also unlocks advanced features and access to valuable data. This feature empowers you to make the most of your time-tracking information, allowing you to optimize your productivity, improve your work-life balance, and collaborate more efficiently.
Traqq’s ability to synchronize your account across different computers, including Windows and macOS devices, can help ensure that you always have access to the latest information. No matter which device you are using, you can start and stop tracking time and not lose any information or data.
The data you can retrieve includes time-tracking analysis, app usage metrics, weekly summaries, and amounts earned.
What’s more, you can continue tracking time even when you’re offline. Traqq will automatically synchronize your data when you come back online. That way, working in off-the-grid locations won’t stop you from tracking your work hours.
Increased Flexibility And Convenience
With a time tracker that can be used on multiple devices, you can easily track your time wherever you are, whether you’re at your desk, in a meeting, or on the go. This capability is particularly useful for people who work remotely or travel frequently, as it allows them to keep track of their work hours from anywhere.
Secondly, using a time tracker on multiple devices with the same account can provide you with greater flexibility in terms of the types of devices you use. For example, you may prefer to use a Windows device during the day but switch to your Mac in the evening. Having a time-tracking app on each of these devices allows you to seamlessly switch between them without having to worry about manually transferring your time-tracking data.
Also, syncing your time-tracking data across different devices gives you peace of mind. By having a backup of your time-tracking data on multiple devices, you can ensure that you can complete critical work such as timesheet or invoice generation. People who rely on their time-tracking data for things like billing will find the extra convenience valuable.
When you automatically sync your time-tracking data across your devices, you’ll significantly reduce any chance of errors. Since you don’t have to manually remind the tool where you left off, you won’t have to worry about it getting your clock-in and clock-out details wrong.
Also, your work reports and data will be consistent no matter how many computers you use for work. That way, every metric, from app usage to weekly summaries will be correct and consistent.
What’s more, Traqq allows workers and managers to collaborate on manual time adjustments. For example, if workers forget to stop or start tracking time, they may need to add those lost hours to their logs. Traqq is designed to allow them to make the request and wait for a manager’s approval. Once the manager approves the adjusted time, it syncs across every device. That way, there’s no discrepancy.
Using one Traqq account on different computers ensures you stay accountable to yourself, your goals, and your employees or clients. You can get a more comprehensive view of your day and identify patterns or habits that may be holding you back.
For example, when you start a task on one device and finish it on another, you’ll still be able to see how much time you spent on that task. That way, you can measure your productivity and keep yourself accountable.
Secondly, managers will be able to assess a uniform report regardless of how many devices an employee uses. That way, the tool’s reporting and analysis will be fair, allowing them to appraise workers accurately.
Productivity remains one of the most significant advantages of using time trackers like Traqq. The tool shows you a heat map of your workday, providing detailed insights about what apps you used, how you spent time, and your overall work performance.
Traqq’s ability to work across different computers makes it possible to streamline this productivity monitoring process. You don’t have to switch between devices to access all the data you need to analyze your workday.
So, if you want to finalize each day’s activity when you’re home, not being able to access your office computer won’t be a problem.
Improved Team Management
Traqq is equipped with team management features that allow supervisors and managers to set controls and assign roles and permissions.
Once a team manager assigns such permissions, they are applied to the account regardless of the device the employee uses. That way, managers don’t have to repeat the same actions for multiple devices whenever workers make any kind of switch.
Traqq also curates team reports and analyses on how workers use their time. Managers are able to see detailed reports retrieved from each employee’s account, no matter which device they use.
Syncing Traqq across your computers means you can always work with peace of mind. If you lose or damage one of your devices, you won’t lose your time tracking data, as it will still be accessible from your other devices.
Every data the tool tracks and records is automatically stored on the cloud, including your screenshots. That way, you can retrieve every piece of information once you log into your account on any device.
Using a time tracker on multiple devices with one account can make generating reports on your time usage easier. Having all your time data in one place allows you to efficiently juggle your memory to remember everything you’ve done. That way, you’ll be able to create more accurate reporting and provide more details about your work.
Since you can still see your app usage metrics, it’s easier to pinpoint your work progress and understand where you may have lost time. This data allows you to make necessary adjustments whenever the need arises.
Using a time tracker on multiple devices can minimize distractions and help you stay focused. Firstly, you won’t have to switch between devices because you only have your time tracker on one computer. Instead, you can concentrate on the device you need at any particular time, knowing that your work hours will be logged accurately.
Also, If you’re prone to checking your phone or other devices while working, having a time tracker on those devices can serve as a reminder to stay on task and avoid distractions.
Improved Work-life Balance
Finally, syncing your time tracker across multiple devices can help you achieve a better work-life balance. Traqq ensures you can get a more accurate picture of how much time you’re spending on work-related activities versus personal or leisure activities. This data can help you make adjustments to your schedule and prioritize activities that are important to you outside of work.
Traqq is also rolling out an important feature that prevents workers from overworking. It will limit users from logging hours at specific hours of the day to force them to rest. When released, the feature will be applied to each employee’s account, which means they won’t be able to log time by switching devices.