What do I get when I install Easy Time Tracking PRO 6.x package downloadable from your site?
What you get is an Easy Time Tracking Pro 15 Day evaluation package, which can be turned into the full ETT Pro immediately upon purchasing a license. In other words, ETT Pro is a shareware product.
How are users counted?
It is important to remember that the initial user – Administrator – must be counted as one of the users when planning how many licenses you are going to purchase. The first thing you will want to do is perhaps change the preset user’s Display Name to something that suit you, like your own name. It is done in User Management section of the program.
How do I upgrade from a previous version of the product?
Upgrading within the same version range, e.g. from
6.0.1 to 6.0.2, etc., is free of charge, whereas that from a lower version range to a higher, e.g. from
5.2.2 to 6.0.1, requires a new, of version 6.0.x, license. As long as a valid license is obtained, it can be used to unlock the Pro version. There is a convenient mechanism built in the 15 Day Trial allowing for instant upgrading your previous database into the current version. It is called Import previous data and it is found in the File menu.
Can I roll back to a previous version, e.g. 5.1.0?
Yes, you can. Starting from version 4.0.1, the way the product is installed on your computer has been changed so that it basically is a clean installation meaning that both program files and database are installed without overwriting the existing ones
already installed, of a previous version. If you wish to use ETT data from a previous version you are welcome to import it to the new version. The original database remains unaffected provided it is imported from a different
What happens when the 15 days expire?
Once your 15 day trial period has expired, the software will be disabled until you purchase Easy Time Tracking PRO license.
How do I register my copy of the Easy Time Tracking PRO?
To register, please follow these simple steps:
1. While running Easy Time Tracking 15-Day Trial go to Help, and select Buy Now. Or visit project management software.
How do I make the program not to go to the task bar as the program window is minimized? I prefer to have as few running programs on the task bar as possible.
It is adjusted via the right-click menu on the ETT icon in the system tray. Run the program, right-click on its icon in the system tray and select Hide when Minimized.
When creating time entries, is it possible to specify only duration, not “From – To”?
Yes. Follow this procedure, please. From Options menu, select General. In the Time Tracking Format settings, select the Duration radio button. To confirm the changes, click OK. From now on you will be tracking time with the ‘From’ and ‘To’ fields invisible.
Can I log expenses for tasks only? How about ones that would be rather be included in general project costs, such as office rent, equipment, etc.?
Yes, Easy Time Tracking (both pro and freeware) allows for that and even more. In fact, expenses can be tracked for customers, projects and tasks separately. This ensures the appropriate level of flexibility in expense tracking. You will see that only the Customer column in the expense tracking screen is marked as a required field reflecting the fact that at least customer must be specified to be able to log an expense.
How do I have the program use, say, 9.00 AM as the default value while logging time manually?
The default value to be put in a From or To cell for you as you are logging time can be set in Options
| Preferences | General | Time tracking & timer. Note that this value is used only when logging time for a date that has yet no entries in the database. Example: You come to work on September 12th at 9:00 AM. The time is set as the default value. As you click on a From or To cell, the time value should appear there.
I prefer to use no currency symbol at all. Is that possible for Easy Time Tracking to show only values, without a currency symbol?
Easy Time Tracking uses the currency symbol chosen in Regional and Language Options in Control Panel. To show no currency symbol, type a space instead of the currency symbol in the respective box under the Currency Tab there.
In creating time entries, when specifying the ‘From’ or ‘To’ time, is it possible to change the default setting to that of, say, 9:00 AM in lieu of the current time?
Yes, it is. In Time
tracking & timer settings (Options | Preferences | General), tick the Default start time checkbox, and set the start time to 9:00 AM or any other value.
How do I set up Easy Time Tracking PRO to work in a network environment?
To set up Easy Time Tracking PRO (multi user support is only available in the PRO version) to run on a LAN, you need to share the folder where the database shared by all the users will be located. Following this, all users have to specify the path to the database by going in Options
| Preferences | General | Database and giving the full path to the database in the Database Location box.
What if I want to use the 24h time format instead of 12h, or the other way around?
Easy Time Tracking uses the time format used by Windows and set in Regional and Language Options (Start
| Control Panel | Regional and Language Options). So, to change the way time entries are presented, you need to change the format. This is done by clicking Customize button under Regional Options tab, and then, under Time tab, changing value in the time format field from h(h): to H(H): or vice versa.
Is there any limit on the number of entries that can be made with Easy Time Tracking?
Is it possible to e-mail invoices and reports that I have generated with Easy Time Tracking PRO to my customers?
Easily, as long as your invoices or reports are sent as PDF documents. There are many software products that allow converting to PDF available. As soon as you have installed one as a printer, you can print invoices or reports generated by Easy Time Tracking PRO to PDF and send by e-mail the output PDF files. For example, a free PDF writer could be downloaded using this link: http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/Writer.asp
How do I get the login prompt back, if I checked ‘Remember my password’ box while logging in as User, not Administrator?
Start the program. In the menu, go to Options > User Details. Type a new password for the user in the ‘Password’, and retype it in the ‘Confirm’ field. Click OK. Exit and start the program. Log in as usual.
For some reason, when printed out or saved to PDF, my customized invoices do not come out with shaded areas that I put in place by changing the style.css file in Reports\StaticData folder.
Apparently, your Internet Explorer, which ETT uses to display and print out reports and invoices, is not set to printing background colors. Please open Internet Explorer and go to Tools > Internet options > Advanced > Printing. Select Print background colors and images, and click OK.