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How to Use the Work Diary

The Work Diary displays all the hours that you have worked and is used to calculate your weekly payments. You can view the screenshots of all your tracked time.  All the hours tracked or added are displayed in the Work Diary. Any logged time beyond the set weekly limit on an hourly contract will be displayed in the Work Diary but will not be billed to the client. 

The Work Diary also allows you to delete logged time and work diary notes as long as the contract is still active and it is within the current workweek. Logged time from previous workweeks cannot be deleted or added. 

Your Work Diary is located within your contract settings page:

From the goMeter app, select "View Work Diary"

For the Website:
Hover over your "Work" tab and click on Contracts
Select your contract.
Select the "Work Diary" tab.

On the work diary you will be able to:

Add manual time
Delete time
Update your activity Codes
Update the notes on the block of time
You can download screenshots and
Review the hours worked

The goMeter desktop application takes a screenshot every 10 minutes and places them in the time slots within
the Work Diary. Your keyboard and mouse activity also get logged and are included in the Work Diary by displaying the total mouse clicks and keyboard strokes within each 10-minute interval.  

The memo bar is color-coded to indicate the status of that billing segment. Their color-coding goes as follows:

Green: Auto-tracked time, billable on hourly contracts
Yellow: Manual time, billable on hourly contracts
Red: Time over the weekly limit agreed with your client. Not billable

The row of green, yellow or red blocks is the activity meter. It shows the number of minutes out of a 10-minute billing segment that had activity (mouse clicks, scroll actions, and keystrokes.)

Activity is recorded by the goLance Desktop App and uploaded as an auto-tracked time. Manual time does not include activity information
Click on the meter for a detailed view, including minute-by-minute activity counts as well as what software has been opened and active on the device.

Antivirus software, firewalls, and system overloads can sometimes prevent the app from tracking your activity properly. If you believe this has happened you may need to white list these applications in your antivirus software and firewall. You can also check your available RAM and CPU and if they are reaching their limits you can try to free up resources by closing other programs.

Helpful Links:

How to Delete Time from Your Work Diary
How to Add Manual Time to Your Work Diary

Updated on: 22/02/2023

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