Five core functions of TimeTrack

The core functions of TimeTrack have been introduced in 《一篇文章讲清楚TimeTrack》. Some pictures and details are added in this section.

I think TimeTrack has these five core functions:

  • Start / stop recording time (basic).

  • Target function (target management / cordon).

  • The system comes with its own view (visualization).

  • Data export (Excel analysis).

  • Widget (Quick Action)

How can we use these functions during the day?

Open TimeTrack, and click the activity button on the home page, and the software begins to record the time of the activity.

For example, if I start to write an article, click on the "write" icon, edit the typesetting after writing, and click on the "typesetting" activity. The "writing" that was in progress will be automatically paused (to do more-set-start the activity before the pause), and the timer will be switched to "typesetting".

This is the most basic way to use TimeTrack, which helps me record the time I spend on different types of activities I set up.

When the typesetting is finished and ready to go to work, click on the "commuting" activity and switch the timing.

Because today Friday, I was in a particularly good mood when I went all the way to see the scenery, but I suddenly remembered, Oh, by the way, my commuting time goal this week seems to be exceeding the limit.

So I opened the goals tab (to do more-set-Show goals first) and took a look at the amount of time used for commuting.

That was close! There are still 20 minutes to go before the limit is exceeded. No, I have to do something else to replace the "commuting" time on the commute.

Listen to the book. I remember that I didn't finish a book called "non-violent Communication" at the Fanden Book Club.

So I opened App, and clicked "read" in TimeTrack, successfully switching time from "commuting" to "reading".

This is the second core feature of TimeTrack, "visualizing the amount of time used by different activity items through the target function."

Arrived at the company, busy all morning, after lunch, took a look at all the time "goal", very satisfied, because there is no excessive dosage (no red).

I was not very sleepy at noon, thinking that it happened to be the beginning of the month, so I had to make a good analysis of my time usage last month. After all, time has passed so long, it is more accurate to look at the data than to feel it.

Before I was ready to export data to Excel, I took a look at TimeTrack's default activity consumption bar chart.

Click on the target page to enter "commuting". Unexpectedly, the commuting time has reached the standard for 5 consecutive weeks, with a completion rate of 90% (green standard, red exceeding standard)!

Then go to the category page, click "Communication" to enter the details.

I have spent 42 hours on "communication" in the last 30 days, an average of one and a half hours a day. I don't seem to remember what I've been talking to. It's time to improve my social quality.

This is the third core function of TimeTrack, using students who are not used to exporting data to Excel for analysis, "it is also a kind of instant feedback to make yourself aware of the approximate time trend through built-in charts."

Finally, I came to the data export page ("more-report-choose last month-upper right corner to export the report-CSV"). After opening the data with Excel, I got a monthly trend chart and found that my "gain time" had increased from 33% in January to 42%, an increase of nearly 10 percentage points!

You have made great progress. I feel that life has reached its peak.

Then I found that last week's exercise time dropped from 4% to 0.7%. I worked too much overtime and didn't want to exercise. I said, why am I in a trance recently? I haven't played ball for a long time. When do I ask my buddies to play ball?

No, I decided that to resume daily exercise this month, the body is the capital of the pursuit.

This is the fourth core function of TimeTrack, "by exporting data to Excel advanced analysis, observe the flow of time from a global point of view, find problems, and stimulate yourself to correct bad behavior." time is fair, more on one side, less on the other.

So now, I have a new goal, the first thing this month is to increase the "exercise" time!

Save all the data, turn off Excel, don't go to work, lie in a chair and close your eyes.

When I started working in the afternoon, I picked up my phone and was ready to switch from "rest" time to "work" time. The leader happened to pass by me, and I thought to myself, I wouldn't let my boss think that I was always playing with my cell phone during working hours, right? I'm a good employee who doesn't exercise after working overtime every day.

I thought, is there any way to "quickly switch activity categories without entering the software?"

Try adding new widgets (widgets) on a negative screen. Click Edit to add TimeTrack, to finish.

Expand the TimeTrack list so that you can right slide the screen switch time without unlocking the phone.

If you want to operate completely with a computer instead of a mobile phone, you can use the MuMu Android simulator.

This is the fifth core function of TimeTrack, "add widgets and quickly switch time categories."

The above is an example of the use of TimeTrack core features during the day.

As long as you master these five core functions, it will be much easier to use the software.

At this point, some ones will say, "Tu, you have overlooked a very serious problem!"

You said, "use Excel to open the data after a meal operation."

What is an operation? How can we make a chart like yours!

Don't worry. I'll explain the data mapping in detail in Chapter 4. Now let's make good use of the system view of the software.

For example, TimeTrack's own column chart, stacking chart, and so on, under what circumstances are they used?