Complimentary 1:1 Training Sessions Now Available

We realize there’s always been a bit of a learning curve with Chrometa… so we’re now offering complimentary 1:1 training with one of our experts. To schedule your individual session, send an email to us at training@chrometa.com – and we’ll get you setup with a phone / web tutorial meeting.

We’ve got some excellent training people who can help answer your questions and walk you through product features that will help you streamline your timekeeping.

This offer is open to all users – current, past, and future. If you previously tried Chrometa and want to give it another shot, just let us know (via live chat or phone or email) and we’ll gladly set you up with another 30-day free trial. Or you can just download our 30-day free trial right here.

And again, to schedule your complimentary 1:1 training, just email us at training@chrometa.com.

QuickBooks Online + Chrometa is Live!

quickbooks online time trackingOur QuickBooks Online integration is live! To add Chrometa and our automatic timekeeping features to your QuickBooks Online account, simply add our Chrometa app from Apps.com here.

Here are the steps to follow…

1 – Get the Chrometa App Now

Click here to add Chrometa to Your QuickBooks Online account.

2 – Download Chrometa’s Time Trackers for PC, Mac, iPhone, Android

Our automatic time trackers for PC and Mac capture your computer-based time as you work. When you work on something, Chrometa’s time tracker records what you’re working on – which application, along with other info that helps you identify the task after the fact. For example, if you’re working on a file, Chrometa will also capture the file name. For emails, we’ll get the time spent on the email – along with the To/From and Subject Line info. And our Android app will get phone calls and texts.

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3 – Let Chrometa capture your time “passively”… and create your timesheets for you

Every email you write, every minute you work gets recorded and “automatically” put on your timesheet. So that you can export it to QuickBooks Online.

4 – Use keyword-based “rules” to have your time bucketed to the right client automatically

By setting up keyword-based rules, you can “teach” Chrometa how to create most of your Timesheet for you each day.

5 – Export Your Timesheet Back to QuickBooks Online

With a single-click, you’ll be able to send your entire timesheet – properly categorized to clients, and annotated – back to QuickBooks Online. Your time entries will look like they were created originally in QBO.

Webinar: Clio + Chrometa Time Capture

We recently co-hosted a webinar with Clio to introduce our new Chrometa-Clio time capture integration, which helps you get paid for all the
work you do.  Here’s the video recording:

Tip: How to Bucket a Block of Time to a Client & Project

Ever find yourself checking your Calendar, Sent Emails, and/or Post-It Notes in an attempt to figure out exactly where your time went on a given day? We created our Timeline view for moments like these.  It’s the ultimate safety net that helps you piece together these holes in your time.

How the Timeline Works

The Timeline literally captures your time down to the minute.  From when you start work in the morning, until when you stop working in the evening or night, the Timeline will have everything in a play-by-play format.

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The Timeline displays the Start Time, End Time, Duration, and Activity Details.  When you stop working on a given activity, the Timeline will start a new row to reflect your new activity.

Categorizing a Whole Block of Time at Once

You can categorize time entries directly from the Timeline by checking the box to the left of the entry, selecting the Move To Project dropdown, and then selecting the appropriate project for categorization.  The Project column, located on the far-right side of the table, will update accordingly.

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Use the Move To Project dropdown to categorize entries from the Timeline.

Tip: Select multiple consecutive entries at once by selecting the first entry, holding down the Shift key, and selecting the last entry you want. Each entry in between the two will also be selected.

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Multiple consecutive entries categorized to the same Project.

Use the & Annotate button in the Move To Project dropdown located to the right of the Project you are categorizing the entries to, to annotate and categorize at the same time.

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The “& Annotate” button (lower-right) will allow you to annotate entries as you categorize them.

You can annotate entries without categorizing them by checking the box to the left of the entry, clicking the blue Annotate button (with pen icon), and entering an annotation in the resulting popup.

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Annotate button.

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Add / Edit Annotation popup window.

 

4-Minute Video Demo: How Chrometa Saved My Saturday Billing

“How Chrometa Saved My Saturday… and Got Me Paid.” (4 Minutes)

“Saturday morning, I did some work for a client. Now, working on weekends isn’t ideal… but it happens.

“Now, I want to make sure I get paid for my Saturday work!

“Fortunately, I was running Chrometa on my computer. So I didn’t have to worry about keeping track of my time. That was all done for me “passively” by Chrometa’s time tracker.

“Here’s how Chrometa saved my Saturday… and got me paid…”

iPhone Call Tracking is Back for Verizon Users

Apple Doesn’t Allow It… So We Figured Out a “Back Door” Way!

Our iPhone call tracking is back! Verizon users, you’re up first. Here’s how to get your Verizon Wireless calls into Chrometa…

Verizon Call Tracking

1. Go to VerizonWireless.com.

2. Sign in with your Mobile Number or User ID, and your Password.

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3. On the left-side, go to Manage My AccountView My Usage.

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4. Click the Minutes tab.

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5. Go to Current Call Log for Line: Select a Line and select the phone number you want to import calls for.

6. Click Download to SpreadSheet.

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7. Now, go to the Time screen in Chrometa and click the iPhone button.

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8. Hit the Choose File button and locate the spreadsheet you downloaded from VerizonWireless.com. Click Upload File.

That’s it! You’ve got your Verizon phone calls on their way into Chrometa. They’ll look something like this:

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FAQ (and Tips & Tricks)

What’s the easiest way to get these phone calls onto my Timesheet?

We’d highly recommend that you create keyword-based rules to assign time entries based on phone numbers automatically. For a full tutorial on rules, please click here.

Do I have to do this every day?

No – just whenever you need these calls on your Chrometa Timesheet. We can intake as many calls as Verizon wants to give us on that spreadsheet that you’re downloading from them.

I don’t want to have to worry about this. Can you just do this all for me?

Yes – we’d be happy to. Just send us an email with your Verizon Wireless User ID and Password (so that we can get your spreadsheet for you), and we’ll run this phone call import daily daily for you.

Coming Soon: AT&T

We’ll be adding support for AT&T call tracking next.

Sneak Preview of Chrometa 5.0 This Thursday

Sneak Preview of Chrometa 5.0 This Thursday… New Android App Captures Text Messages… iOS Awaiting Apple Approval… and New Chrometa Integrations: Tabs3, QuickBooks Online, Xero & More…

This Thursday, we’re co-hosting a webcast demo with partner company Clio. And as some of you know, we’re been hard at work on the next major release of Chrometa – version 5.0.

So why not give you a sneak preview of our new release at the same time?

Please join me this Thursday for our special webcast.

New Android App: Capture Text Messages and Time On-The-Go

Our latest version of Chrometa for Android is now available in the Google Play store.

It captures your text messages and phone calls and turns them into billable time entries automatically. The app also makes is easy for you to enter your time on-the-go.

Here’s a quick video overview:

iOS App: On The Way, Too

I was hoping we’d have a Chrometa for iOS link for you in this update, too… but we went back and forth with Apple on final time (we hope).

They have high standards… and are (a bit) picky. But we think we finally addressed all of their issues. We’re eagerly awaiting final iOS app approval.

If you want to receive an email as soon as our iOS App is approved, please click here.

More New Integrations: Tabs3, QuickBooks Online, Xero & More

As I mentioned, on Thursday, we’ll be demo’ing our integration with Clio. It’s a slick flow… and most of our other integrations work this way.

Here’s our updated list, with the latest on top:

  • Tabs3
  • QuickBooks Online
  • Xero
  • QuickBooks
  • PCLaw
  • Timeslips
  • FreshBooks
  • Rocket Matter
  • Basecamp
  • Google Calendar (for importing calendar entries)

And coming soon:

  • Actionstep
  • Juris
  • Time Matters
  • PCLaw (one-click)

PS – Don’t forget to join me this Thursday for our Chrometa 5.0 sneak preview!

What a Time Tracking App Can Do for You

In today’s modern world, it seems as though we are all struggling to get more accomplished in less time. While we certainly have more technologically advanced tools available to us than our grandparents or even our parents, we still frequently face the challenge of trying to manage all of those resources. If you work in an industry in which you need to bill for your time, tracking that time can often prove to be a challenge. Professionals often find that attempting to track their time for billing purposes takes away valuable time they could be spending on paying projects.

Now, there is a solution available that makes it much easier and faster to accurately track your time without wasting time on the process. With a robust time tracking app, such as Chrometa, you gain the ability to track your time without the need to use bulky timers and notes. The Chrometa time tracking app effortlessly captures every minute of your time. Designed to work flawlessly with your PC or Mac, Chrometa serves as your own customized timekeeper. Along with recording the amount of time that you spend working in an application, this time keeping app also notes emails or files that you are working on and then creates a time entry.

Of course, not all of the time that you spend working is actually spent on your computer. In some instances, you may need to create accurate billing records for time spent in meetings or on the phone. Need to bill for a phone consultation? Attending a billable meeting with a client? Not a problem with Chrometa. With this time tracking app for both iPhone and Android, you can accurately capture your time even while you are on the go. An Away Time reminder is sent to you as a prompt for logging meeting times and phone times once you are back at your computer.

Tracking time is great, but it is really only useful if it translates to accurate timesheets. With Chrometa, you gain the ability to organize the time entries created based on your mobile and computer work and then add those entries to an invoice or timesheet automatically. In fact, Chrometa even has a feature that will allow you to specify a keyword to search for in an email address or document title and that time will be assigned automatically to the correct project and client. If you have spent significant amounts of time in the past creating timesheets, this time tracking app is truly a timesaver.

In love with your current billing system, such as FreshBooks or QuickBooks? Chrometa also allows you to invoice clients directly by exporting time to your preferred method or even via email or a printable format, such as PDF or Excel.

With a robust time tracking app, such as Chrometa, you gain the benefit of being able to save time in tracking your time and ensure that you are billing clients accurately.

Please click here for a full tour of Chrometa’s robust time tracking app.

The Latest Innovations in Time Management Software

Time management is certainly not a new introduction to the market. As the world has become more technologically advanced, the need for effective time management software has become stronger. The use of such software is particularly important to a wide range of industries and professions, including consultants, independent contractors, and attorneys. Unfortunately, the first time management software introduced was often bulky and difficult to use. The goal of time management software should be to help professionals track their time quickly and efficiently. In many instances, the ability to bill a project or client accurately relies on efficient time management software.

Today, time management software has evolved to include a robust array of features. Chrometa, for example, offers the ability to track time automatically. There is no need to enter time spent on projects manually. Instead, Chrometa runs quietly in the background on your Mac or PC. The software records the amount of time spent working in specific applications and will even note the email or file that you are working on and then create a time entry for you. As a result, you never have to worry about going back and trying to remember how much time you spent on a particular project or even jotting down notes as you work.

As our world has become increasingly mobile, the need to record time on the go has become particularly important. Professionals today often need to bill for time spent on the phone, in meetings, or even in the car. Among the latest innovations in time management software is the ability to capture your time while you are on the go. With Chrometa’s mobile apps for iPhone and Android, you are able to capture all of your billable time while ensuring that you do not lose any time.

In the past, the process of creating invoices and timesheets was often cumbersome and time consuming. This could be particularly true if you were trying to do so from manual notes and timers. Today, all of that has changed thanks to the latest innovations in time management software. Chrometa gives you the ability to categorize your time entries and then add those entries to an invoice or timesheet automatically. Among the most innovative features of Chrometa is the ability to utilize a keyword-based rules feature that allows you to instruct Chrometa to search for certain keywords in an email address or document title. The time spent on those files can then be automatically assigned to the appropriate project or client.

In addition, the latest time management software will also allow you to invoice clients directly via email, if you wish, or you can opt to export invoices to a printable format or your preferred billing system, such as QuickBooks or FreshBooks. Thus, you are able to continue billing clients in the method you prefer and the way to which they are accustomed while still taking full advantage of all of the benefits offered by Chrometa.

Taking Advantage of a Time Tracker for Mac Users

If you are an independent contractor, consultant, attorney, or other professional that needs to bill hourly, the process of tracking your time can often be a challenge. It is not easy to separate the amount of time that you spend on various projects and clients. In fact, the time tracking aspect of your job may often feel as though it is a job of its own. If you prefer to use a Mac, you may have noticed that there is a dearth of options when it comes to finding a time tracker for Mac users.

There is a solution available, however. Chrometa has revolutionized the scene when it comes to time trackers for Mac. This time tracker works by capturing your time as you work, removing the burden of tracking time manually. As a result, you can focus on what you do best and rest assured that your time is being tracked accurately and efficiently. In many ways, Chrometa works as your own personal timekeeper. By noting the amount of time that you work in a specific application and what you are working on, Chrometa allows you to ensure that your time is separately accurately. For instance, if you spend half an hour composing an email for a client, that time is accurately noted and attributed to the relevant project or client. Need to work on multiple applications on your Mac at the same time? Chrometa automatically knows which application you are working on at any given time and will track the amount of time spent in each application. There is no need for you to do anything. In many ways, Chrometa works intuitively, saving you a tremendous amount of time. When you are ready, Chrometa also helps you create invoices.

While Chrometa is an excellent time tracking app for Mac users who need to bill by the hour, it also works quite well for anyone who simply wants to keep track of the amount of time they are spending on various applications. If you need to manage your time efficiently so that you are more productive during the day, Chrometa can help you to do that. Easily readable reports can be produced to help you see exactly how much time you are spending on various activities.

Chrometa is not the first time tracking app for Mac users, but it does present a more user-friendly interface than other options that were introduced in the past. Everything is created automatically with Chrometa, so that you do not have to spend time thinking about it. At the same time, you maintain the flexibility to categorize, sort, and change anything that you would like. Consequently, you do not have to worry about Chrometa serving as a distraction. Once you have the rules, clients, and projects set up, Chrometa works seamlessly behind the scenes and provides you with insight into your time along with the basis to create easy, accurate invoices.

Click here to get started with Chrometa’s time tracking for Mac app.