Here’s our Affiliate Newsletter for March 2015. If you didn’t receive this, and you’re interested in joining our affiliate program, please click here to get started.
Here’s what’s in your Chrometa Affiliate Update for March 2015…
- Major New Version “v5” on the Way…
- New iPhone and Android apps…
- New “Passive Timekeeping” Infographic (with Affiliate Link Embedded)…
- and February Commissions Paid
New “Passive Timekeeping” Infographic (with Your Affiliate Link Embedded)
The linked version above already has your affiliate link embedded. Which means you can just copy the HTML and post it to your website or blog.
I’ve also updated the “one-click” social sharing from your Affiliate Dashboard… so that you can just click to share it on social media. As always, you can track your progress on your affiliate dashboard here:
February Commissions Have Been Paid
If we owed you $100 or more at the end of February, we sent payment via PayPal. Let me know if you didn’t receive it, or would prefer to arrange an alternate form of payment.
As you probably know, you can see your sales and commissions in “real-time” on your Affiliate Dashboard here: https://chrometa.leaddyno.com/
Chrometa for iPhone is Here (and Android Now Captures Text Messages)
As a reminder, our iPhone app is now here… and our Android app now captures text messages.
And if you’re kind enough to leave us a review in the Google Play Store or Apple’s iTunes Store, we’ll credit $50 to your affiliate account as a thank you. We do appreciate your help in leaving reviews.
- Chrometa for iPhone
- Chrometa for Android
Also by popular demand we have brought our Verizon-sync for iPhone users BACK! If you’re interested in this feature, just reply back to this email and we’ll get you setup.
Chrometa “v5” on the Way… and More Integrations, Too
Our “web app” interface is getting a facelift – it’s biggest one since 2012. Our goal here is plain and simple – to make it easier to categorize your time entries to the right projects. Preferably automatically, if possible.
Stay tuned for a “beta” opportunity announcement on Chrometa v5.
This Chrometa review was originally published in the February/March issue of the MicroLaw Tech Review Newsletter by paid-up Chrometa user Sheryn Bruehl. You can subscribe to their excellent newsletter here.
“If you keep time…you have to see Chrometa.“
(This isn’t Sheryn)
I hate keeping time. I’m bad at it. Really, really bad at it. And I’m busy. All the time. I get to the end of most days wondering how it could possibly be stupid-o’clock already, with only the barest idea of where it all went.
I found Chrometa at Chicago LegalTech last year and put it on my list of “things to review one day.” I’ve recommended a few people take a look at it, but not really advocated one way or another. And then I actually tried it.
Recently I committed to track my time — all my time — for awhile, and knew I was going to need help. I signed up for the Chrometa trial, downloaded the app, and promptly ignored it for the better part of a week (other than dismissing the pop-up messages asking if I wanted to log my “away” time).
What I found was stunning.
Chrometa runs in the background while you work on your computer, recording everything you do. It follows your screen focus, so it knows every minute you spend on each of the webpages, documents and emails you have open. It records the URL and title of the webpage or document, the subject of the email…and if you download the Outlook Utility, it will even give you the to/from information…minute to minute, every minute of the day (unless you tell it otherwise). If your mouse and keyboard goes quiet for awhile, Chrometa asks if you’ve been off doing something you want to log, and makes it easy to make a note and assign it to a client or project if you want.
When you go back to look at the app at the end of the day, everything is neatly categorized by program (Chrome, Outlook, Word, etc.) on a summary tab or a time-line tab, divided by hour. If you’re also using it on your phone or another PC, you can see those too.
It was intimidating to see hundreds of entries that first time, after ignoring it for days.But I quickly figured out how to use the simple sorting rules, and by the end of the next week I had most of my time sorting itself by project — because Chrometa “knows” much of what I am doing by the name of the website, parties to emails, or document titles.
The real proof came the very first week I did reporting. It took me a VERY long time to sort through a whole week of roughly ten hour days, not having made many (or any) rules yet…and not having written a single thing down all week. By the time I finished, I had a lot of new rules, and … 49 hours of clearly accounted for time.
Granted, it was a long and busy week, but I’d sat down thinking I’d barely be able to account for 25-30 hours that I could recall. There is no question in my mind that at least 25% of my time would have “disappeared” without Chrometa. (Also…I’ve learned that I spend entirely too much time reading the news.)
If you keep time…especially if you’re bad at it…give Chrometa the 30 day trial.You can use it on a PC, a Mac, and Android devices (but not, apparently, an iPhone because Apple application restrictions). It integrates with Clio, Rocketmatter, Box.com, among others, and appears to have beta integration with QuickBooks, PCLaw, Timeslips, Google Calendar, and (rumor has it) PracticeMaster. I installed it for a Clio client recently, and it quickly brought down all the clients and matters and started sorting tasks rather neatly. I think he’s going to love it.
Chrometa is $12/month for a basic version, $19 if you want to integrate with your practice manager and/or use more than one device. $29 if you have a lot of devices. But give it the free 30 day trial. You’ll know what it’s worth to you by then.
(Fair disclosure: MicroLaw is a Chrometa affiliate. I pay for my own subscription in full–it’s well worth it.)
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?
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:
- QuickBooks Online
- Rocket Matter
- Google Calendar (for importing calendar entries)
And coming soon:
- Time Matters
- PCLaw (one-click)
PS – Don’t forget to join me this Thursday for our Chrometa 5.0 sneak preview!