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Using the Time Tracking App

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The Work for Impact Time Tracking App allows you to conveniently and accurately record the time you've worked on a contract so that you don't need to enter the time you've worked manually - instead, time entries for each period of work you've recorded using the Time Tracking App will be automatically added to your Worklog for the contract you were working on.

Whilst using the Time Tracking App, screenshots will be taken periodically and saved to the Worklog for the contract you were working on - these screenshots will then be visible to both you and your client through the Worklog page.

If you need to delete a screenshot you may do so through the Worklog page, however please note that this will automatically remove any working time associated with that screenshot and you will no longer be paid for that removed time.

In addition to having the time you've worked automatically recorded, using the Time Tracking App may allow you to qualify for payment protection in the event of a dispute.

In the unlikely event that a client wishes to dispute the work you've completed during a time entry that's been recorded using the Time Tracking App then a review will be conducted. Provided that review determines that the task you were working on had been agreed with the client, the description entered using the Time Tracking App accurately describes the task being completed and the screenshots taken show you actively working on that task, the dispute is likely to be concluded in your favor, guaranteeing that you will be paid for the work you've done.

Unless otherwise agreed with your client, please note that all time worked must be recorded using the Work for Impact Time Tracking App.

To start using the Time Tracking App, please click here to visit the download page and select from the Windows, Mac OSX or Linux download options, depending on the device you're using to complete your work:

Once installed, please enter your Work for Impact account email and password, then click the "Sign In" button:

After signing in to the Time Tracking App, select the contract that you'll be working on:

Once a contract has been selected, you'll see (highlighted below in yellow boxes) the time you've completed so far on that contract this week, the limit for how many hours are permitted on the selected contract per week and you'll see a thumbnail of the last screenshot that was taken by the Time Tracking App for the contract.

Enter a description for the task you're going to be working on in the task description box (highlighted in the orange box), then click the "Start" button when you're ready to start working (highlighted in the red box):

Once you've clicked "Start", you'll see the timer begin recording your time (highlighted below in the yellow box). When it's time for you to stop working on that contract, click the "Stop" button (highlighted in the red box):

You can Start and Stop using the Time Tracking App as often as you need to, however remember that the Time Tracking App must be recording in order for you to be paid for the time you've worked.

Although time recorded manually, without using the Time Tracking App, does not qualify for payment protection, it is possible to add time manually to your Worklog if your client has enabled this option in your contract.

If your client has enabled the manual time option, you should add manual time for any period where you've worked and were unable to use the Time Tracking App (for example due to working away from your computer, an unstable internet connection or due to not meeting the minimum system requirements of the Time Tracking App).

Should you need to add any time you've worked manually, please click here to learn how to add manual time through your Worklog. You can access your Worklog directly through the Time Tracking App by clicking the "Manage Work Diary Online" link:

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