features · Jan 10, 2023

Introducing Time Tracking: Know How You Spend Your Working Hours

Quire time tracking

Knowing how you spend every minute of your working hours is such a powerful thing. Whether you're a project manager or a freelancer, you should always know how to track your time and make every second count: to record the billable hours, improve team productivity, and push teams towards your goal!

Today we proudly introduce the Time tracking feature to your team and you: a brand new way to measure teams’ productivity with facts and stats.

Quire lets you enjoy both Pomodoro and Stopwatch for exact time tracking on tasks.

What Can You Do With Quire Time Tracker?

Everything is implied in its name, here are some of the basic features that you can expect to see:

  • Track the working hours that your team spends on each tasks in real-time, or manually add the time entries.
  • Choose the Pomodoro or Stopwatch method to track each task.
  • Set billable time and get billed for your time.
  • Track the assignees individually.
  • Generate detailed reports for managers and export them to CSV format.

In most cases regardless of the team’s size, a straightforward time tracker makes your work transparent and accessible. Quire time tracker offers robust reporting, so that team managers can track the project’s progress and see how each task is spent during the working hours.

Pomodoro vs. Stopwatch: Which One Do I Need?


Most of the time trackers or project management software only offers a traditional yet effective way to track time: a stopwatch It’s an old-fashioned way when you hit a button and it starts tracking the time.

Stopwatches lets you measure how much time you spent on a certain task and it’s such a neat way to manage the billable hours. With only two commands: start and stop, the stopwatch gives you an exact time tracking on tasks.

However, for dynamic teams, a stopwatch isn’t enough. With a stopwatch, there’s no certain ending and there’s no way to get focus. On the other hand, Pomodoro works on the principle of 25-minute time blocks, followed by a 5-minute break. The idea is simple - you get to focus for 25 minutes then get a quick break as a reward for your hardworking.

With the Pomodoro method, your finite working hours will be divided into measurable time chunks. In contrast to the Stopwatches, which lets you think your time is infinite, Pomodoro method neatly divided your day into a structured way. You can map out your tasks and decide how many tasks can be fit into a 25-minute chunk.

Also, Pomodoro and stopwatches are good for reporting. Each entry is automatically recorded in a timelog. The managers and team leaders can access the overview and see the precise record of the tracked time.

Realizing the importance of Pomodoro method to teams’ productivity, Quire is one of the very few project management software that offers Pomodoro. Various studies found that long time intervals might stress out, so dividing time into structured time intervals helps users with their productivity.

Detailed Reports Provide Clarity and Transparency

Time report

In Quire, all the tracked time is recorded in a time-tracking report, or timesheet. The time tracking reports share with you how much time was spent on your projects, or during a specific time range. You can even compare the actual time spent and the estimates.

There are two reports that you can find in Quire: time report and timesheet. The time report is a detailed time log that is ordered by a clear timeline. You can group the tasks by projects, members, or by billable hours to create a customized report that suits your need the most. A time report provides an accurate report for you to bill your clients for your time, or you can make sure your employees’ wages are fairly compensated.

A timesheet is suitable for internal management: all of the tasks are grouped by members per week. The working hours of each member are presented in detail which can help managers supervise their employees and their working time. At the manager level, a timesheet helps decision-makers better manage the resources in the team.

Timesheet is exclusively made for Premium and Enterprise subscription plans. More information can be found on our Pricing page.

For a detailed guide on how to track your time, please visit our Guide for Time Tracking Report.

Spend Your Time Wisely and Understand Your Working Hours

Time tracker

Everyone got 24 hours a day. You need to distribute your time wisely to make the most out of your 24 hours. We hope that with Quire’s time tracking feature, now you already have your own ideas on how to use them. Maybe you find the idea to track time helpful in your projects? Maybe you use Pomodoro to help you focus better? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section 😉

Vicky Pham
Marketer by day, Bibliophile by night.