Use types of work correctly

Tasks and times always have an activity. A categorization of work that you'll be able to use for evaluations and for invoices.

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Written by Melanie Mischlisch
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Activities are a definable set of parameters that you'll be able to assign to tasks and times to better classify the type of work. This is helpful if for example you wish to charge different hourly rates for different activities.

The activity is a mandatory field for times and tasks and must always be specified.

The last activity you used will always be preselected when creating new times and tasks.

☝️Hint: When you start a timer on a task, the started time applies to the activity of the task. You'll be able to define how the time should be categorized when you create the tasks.

Manage Types of work

To create a new activity, edit or delete an existing one, navigate to Settings > Categories > Type of work.

Click the green Add button on the top right to create a new activity. When creating, you just need to enter a name and select an icon.

Delete or archive

You'll be able to delete or archive the activity using the action button. When deleting a task, you always need to select another task, which will then receive all the times and tasks that previously had the task to be deleted.

It is therefore better to simply archive a task instead of deleting it. The activity will then no longer be available for selection when creating new tasks and times. Old times and tasks can still have the archived activity and you do not retroactively change existing evaluations.

An archived activity can also be reactivated at any time.

Set the activity of a task

The best way to define the activity of a task is in the editing window of the task. There you'll be able to adjust it for existing tasks.

When creating a new task directly in a task list, you'll be able to select the activity in the dropdown on the right.

You'll be able to change the activity of several tasks at once.

Set the activity in the time tracking

You can set the activity of a time in the time editing window when editing or creating a time.

When you enter a time using the timer, you'll be able to open the options by clicking on the running time in the lower right corner and adjust the activity there.

If you start the timer on a task, the activity of the task will be taken. Otherwise, the last activity used during the time recording is preselected.

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