Three data views included with TimeTrack

You can't force all users to export data to Excel customized analysis, so the data view that comes with TimeTrack provides basic visualization.

There are three main types of charts built into TimeTrack:

  • Pie chart

Operation: historical activities tab-middle down arrow-select pie chart and time period.

You can see the proportion of various activities.

  • Column chart

Operation: historical activity tab-middle down arrow-Select stacked bar chart (item 4) and time period.

You can view the distribution of activities per hour over a time period, but only the representative color of each activity (item 3 with event name and comments, calendar view, but the mobile side looks too crowded and not commonly used).

Action: historical activity tab-middle down arrow-Select percentage stacked bar chart (item 5) and "week" time period.

You can see the time flow in the same period of the week.

In addition to the Historical activities tab, the categories and goals tabs also have column charts.

Go to the Category tab and select an activity to view the histogram distribution of the activity for the last 30 days and show the average time spent on each and every day of the activity.

Go to the goals tab and select a target activity to show the average time spent per week in the last 10 weeks (my goal is in "weeks"), including the success rate of the goal, how many times the target has been met, and so on.

The bar chart in the goal will also contain colors, with the standard items showing green and the exceeding items showing red. This is what we called "instant feedback". When your activity is green, you will want to keep it forever without destroying the green.

  • Calendar view

You can also select Calendar View, which is strictly speaking a stacked column chart, which represents the colors of different activities to fill into the column chart.

What I often use recently is "historical details", which is in tabular form.

All "stopped" activities are stored here. Click to enter the corresponding activity details, and you can re-enable or edit notes, tags, etc.

Restart the activity: on the history list page, click Edit, change the "end state" of the activity to "paused state" or "in progress" state, and then save, the activity will return to the activity page.

In addition, in aTimeLogger (Android), a unique "advanced statistics" function will be enabled after donation.

Can be divided into different groups to display the length of time and proportion of, TimeTrack (iOS) can be replaced by pie chart.

If you want more custom charts, such as line charts, scatter charts, and so on, you will have to export the data to Excel.

In fact, the charts that come with the software can already meet the needs of most users, and the most question I have collected is not how to analyze the charts or back-end data, but "how to classify activity items".

In the next section, I'll tell you how I spent three months polishing and appearing in this set of classification principles.