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  • Nil Boushila

    TIMER! TIMER! TIMER!
    Came across this post in desperate search for a timer in podio. And honestly? I can't understand why this hasn't been integrated decades ago? Is it somehow difficult zu code? If not, do it. Now! :-)

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  • Guido Brand

    It would be great to have an integrated stopwatch functionality! +1

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  • Maggie Langley

    I had to start using a different product for task management because Podio doesn't have a timer. I also vote for Podio developers to add a timer.

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  • Jacquelyn May

    Hi Malcolm,

    There's not a timer per se, but you could add a duration field to your app and manually record the amount of time spent on something from there.

    /Jacquelyn - Podio

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  • Pavel Schwarz

    WTF, hey PODIO wake up! we are not monkeys - I am using podio for about 2 years a I am sick of adding time manually. If you do not add such feature like timer until end of year 2013 I am NOT going to use podio anymore. Instead of video calling focus on more practical things.   

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  • Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen

    Hey Pavel.

    Podio is open to integrate with other platforms with a timer - like Harvest:

    https://zapier.com/zapbook/harvest/

    podio/http://harvest.podiosync.com/

    Maybe this can help?

    //Sara - Podio

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  • Malcolm Veall

    Sara,

    I tried and it would not do it.

    Afraid that Zapier say that they cannot pass over time entries to Podio.

    I had thought that that would be the perfect solution.

    Without being able to run timers on Podio or integrate with other web app timers I fear that I may need to move across to a different platform.

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  • Will Brown

    A stopwatch or timer, as a control that may be added to any app in podio, is a great application for an outside developer... much like the Gantt chart. However, as we've seen with the Gantt chart app, the implementation can leave alot to be desired. Functionally and visually it rather sucks. Which by association, makes Podio look shoddy, less than professional (if I knew how to say it in Swedish, I would).

    I wish you good luck in your model. Building an ecosystem offloads development and gains some marketing juice, but only when the products are really good and and/or there is enough choice. In the iTunes App store there are  hundreds of timers so if a poor one is created, Apple doesn't look bad. But in that model, it's for a "phone". In this case, we're talking about a Task management system (masquerading as a project management system)... so yeah, wake up Podio!

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  • Pavel Schwarz

    Hey Sara,

    yeah Zapier does not work neither Harvest. I do not even think that this is good way for podio to integrate third party apps such Harvest. If making your own ecosystem, make your own timer. If not why did you do video calling? You could just say, hey people use Skype, this will also do. Well I like your strategy to make independent collaborating system - SO PLEASE MAKE TIMER. 

    Think about it. In our company we have all stuff (projects, deliverables) in podio. Before work day starts we go to podio to see tasks and assigned work. Everyone has to find theirs relevant work where they spent some time. So clearly we need to record time in easy way. I do not want to go to different app just to record time.  It is not ideal when you have large collaborating team. It is much easier to record time in podio once you are in podio. 

    I think timer would appreciate many other users.

    Please can you tell us podio strategy in this matter? Are you planning anything like timer?

     

    Pavel 

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  • Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen

    There is no short-term plans to include a timer option but it is great to have your idea and input listed here for future consideration :) Please keep the votes and feedback coming!

    //Sara - Podio

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  • Rhonda Holscher

    I would LOVE to see a timer added. A simple start / stop time and then we could check or add details to the timer after stopping the time. It would be much simpler that way. I have been watching podio for a long time and tested it for a short period, but am not currently using it because of it's lack of a timer. It has many great features, but without the timer is not a viable option for me. 

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  • Ron Barron

    I would to second (or ninth, really) this suggestion. Podio needs a timer. A timer plus the new workflow feature would make tracking work in apps much much easier. As it stands, I have to have a separate app to log my time, make a comment when I start working and then go back to it when I'm finished and log the time manually. It works, but it would be way more useful (and far less typing) to be able to insert an app that would track my time and then record the results somewhere (comments and activities would be fine). I'm not sure why this hasn't happened yet, but then, I'm not a programmer.

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  • Seth Hill

    Yup, just adding a vote for a timer. It does seem like an easy enough app to develop. Hope you guys get it sooner than later.... Just THINK of all the law firms and consultants you could attract. :)

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  • Briana Woody

    Another vote here for a timer within Podio. I am trying to keep the process simple for my staff and Podio solves many project management challenges at a good price. Unfortunately, the lack of included gantt chart and timer are starting to cause me problems (gantt used to be free). I don't want to be nickel and dimed by add-ons and I don't want my staff to have multiple applications to use for communication. I'd love to see standard project management tools as standard Podio options, especially for paid subscriptions.

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  • Kristine Watkins

    Another vote for a timer. We are an in-house, digital, creative department. Currently, we are zapping all of our deliverables (through Zapier) to Toggl, so we can use their timer. This means that all of our reporting needs to come from Toggl- what a pain when all the projects are in Podio! THREE tools just to use a timer is ridiculous. It would be very helpful to have the timer available when a member opens a deliverable and then they can start the clock. All of the time and reporting can be kept within Podio.

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  • Kenneth Arentoft

    Would love a timer i podio and some of my clients are also asking for it :)

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  • Andy Baker

    A built in timer would be very useful!

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  • David

    One more vote for a timer.

    Think this remark by Kristine Watkins expresses the current situation quite well: "THREE tools just to use a timer is ridiculous" :)

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  • Charlie Lindstrom

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks a lot for your feedback and for voting on this. It it not yet something added to the roadmap. Even if we don't have any immediate plans for this your votes are not un-heard and we do appreciate it dearly. So please keep your votes coming and hopefully this will be something that can be added in the future :-)

    /Charlie - Podio

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  • Seth Hill

    Hey know what would be a cool idea... Podio... could use a podio app... to allow people to sumbit ideas and vote on them... Then you could get a numeric count rather than someone scanning the number of comments made in a particular thread... and I'm assuming this isnt the only thread for a timer.

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  • Jacquelyn May

    Hi Seth,

    We do have our own internal app for that :) We also have a feature request forum where you can do just that:

    https://help.podio.com/hc/communities/public/topics/200069188-1-Feature-Requests

    /Jacquelyn - Podio

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  • Guilherme Lima

    Plus one vote.

    Do not give up, because a few months ago I asked about the possibility of filing/hide workspaces unused.

    The Podio's answer was the same at the time. But there are about 2 months the function was available :)

    Start/stop is such a commonplace tool, it would take only a few hours of Podio Code Warriors to implement this.

    ;)

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  • stephanie noone

    My office is considering moving to Podio, but really need the timer function to feel confident in the move.

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  • Matthew

    Add another vote for the timer. This must be a fast addition - why not just get it done? This is a fundamental tool so many businesses will use. Will be waiting.....

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  • Meerte van Duuren

    I use Toggl (as an extension in Chrome) and it does integrate in Podio to a certain extent. So when I open a to do/task I can start the Toggl timer and registrate the time I spent per project/client. The registration is done in Toggl though, not in Podio. Anyhow... there is way to time your activities.

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  • PHG Admin

    Even if there could be a report that would tally the time from the activity streams would be super helpful - just something to report which team members worked on which items and the duration of time worked (based on the activities in the activity stream) would accomplish what I would need regarding time reporting.  

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  • Nic Alt

    +1 Would love this feature too. 

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  • Eric Wenger

    Primary missing feature keeping me from investing any more time in evaluating Podio...sorry, using a 3rd party solution is not a solution.

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  • Rasmus Kvejborg

    I've made a time tracking flow in Podio. I can help out, but its a lot of explaining if noone needs it, so please reply or send email to info(at)ammos.dk if you want to know how to do it using Globiflow for Podio.


    Description (not a guide)

    What I do, is use strtotime(<current date & time>) function in Globiflow (explanation: it gives you the amount of seconds passed since January 1, 1970 00:00:00).

    Save this numeric value into the start field (when button "start" has been pressed)
    => https://www.w3schools.com/php/func_date_strtotime.asp

    And similar for the Stop value (when button "stop" has been pressed)

    And then you can subtract these 2 values, and you will have the difference in seconds




    https://podio.com/podiomail/podioflow-users/apps/user-forum/items/5264

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