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Account Settings

Each user has their own account where they manage their login, language, time zone, and other view settings.

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Written by Lucas Bauche
Updated over a week ago

Open your account settings in your user menu in the upper right corner by clicking on your profile picture (or initials) in the app header. Click on Account settings to get to your account settings.

In your account, you'll find several sections with settings:


Account email

Here, the account email can be customized, or your account can be linked to a Google or Microsoft account.

Your account is valid for all your awork workspaces. Not just for the workspace you are currently logged in to!

☝️Hint: All users must verify their account email address once. To do this, you can simply click on "Confirm email" in your account settings under account email. You will then receive an email with a one-time code. Enter this code in awork and confirm the entry.

If you ever need to change your account email address, the verification process will need to be repeated.

Account Password

In this section, your password can be changed. If you already have one, you will need your old password.

Enable login with Google or Microsoft

To make logging into awork as easy as possible, you have the option of linking your awork account to your Google or Microsoft account.

If you have linked your account to one of the providers, simply log in using the provider's corresponding button on awork's login page, and you’ll no longer need your own password in awork.

Link before signing up

When you sign up for a new account at awork or accept your invitation to awork, it is possible to create the link directly. Just choose Sign in with Google or Sign in with Microsoft in the respective step.

Link with a preexisting account

To create the link with your Google or Microsoft account later, click on Set up next to Enable login via Google or Microsoft. Now select the Login with Google/Microsoft option in the window and follow the provider's login flow.

If the link is successful, go ahead and log in with your Google or Microsoft account. Your login using email and password will still work as well.

Disconnect link

To unlink your Google or Microsoft account, click on Set up next to Enable login via Google or Microsoft and click Disconnect from Google/Microsoft in the window.

If you unlink and have never set a password for your account, awork will send you an email where you can set your password.

☝️Hint: If you have previously logged in with Apple, this will still work. If you have not yet linked your account with Apple, then this is now only possible with Google or Microsoft.

View settings


You have the option in awork to choose between German and English as the displayed language. When changing the language, the window reloads once.

Time zone

The time zone displayed in awork shows the preselected dates and times.

After the time zone was saved when creating your account for the first time, it does not automatically change based on your location. You'll have to do this manually here, e.g., if, you're working with awork from a different time zone and want to see all due dates in local time.

The first day of the week (Monday, Sunday, or Saturday) is based on the language/region set in the browser.

Dark mode

The dark mode is a dark color scheme for awork. It is normally set to auto and thus automatically adapts to your browser settings (which in turn often depends on the setting in the operating system). With the modes off or on, it is possible to toggle the dark mode off, no matter your browser or operating system settings.

Availability and time recording

Weekly capacity

The weekly capacity plays a role in the team planning, where it represents the available schedule time for your user. This amount can be changed by and for your own user. You can also adjust your weekly capacity in the Planner's Workload View.

Here, 40 hours per week are pre-filled for each user. Do you work part-time or not at all on certain days of the week? No problem. Simply change your working hours to the desired number.

Hide start/stop timer

Here, it is possible to hide the stopwatch buttons (timers) for your user. This includes the stopwatch at the bottom right of the screen, as well as the smaller timers in the projects and tasks.

Time format for sums

For recorded times, awork has several locations where the sum of many recorded times is displayed, such as the sum of all recorded times for a project or task.

The time format is displayed in auto mode by default and changes depending on how many hours are involved.

for totals < 8h an hour format is displayed: 5:30h

for totals > 8h a day format is displayed: 1,2d

By setting 2,5d or 20:00h the respective format can be displayed as default for all times.

Individual times and running timers are still always displayed in the 01:20:30 or in 01:20h.

Hide suggestions in Times > My day view

With this option, you can convert appointments that are synchronized from your connected calendar to awork into time entries.

Deactivate the switch so that your appointments are displayed under Times > My day and you can create a time entry directly from them.

☝️Hint: If the admin has disabled time tracking for all users, the settings "Hide start/stop timer" and "Hide suggestions in Times > My day view" are hidden here.

Reports & Briefings

Reports and briefings are useful emails that you can activate or deactivate here.

Weekly Briefing

The weekly briefing is sent to you every Monday morning and contains information about your week, such as which due dates are coming up, which tasks you are still putting off, and much more.

Weekly report

The weekly report is a summary of the week that you receive on Friday. The report contains the sum of your completed tasks, the sum of your recorded times, and much more.

Monthly report

The monthly report you'll receive on the 1st of the following month. It contains a summary of the month, including your recorded times, etc.


Here, it is possible to set which notifications you want to receive on which communication channel. There are four different channels on which you can receive notifications:

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