There are different ways to document times in timeghost:


1. The time recording (Stopwatch mode)

2. The classic time booking (Input mode)

3. Booking times via the calendar

4. Booking times on a project via the Feed

5. Automated time booking


The Feed is a central element of timeghost and offers you unbeatable advantages due to the complete integration of timeghost into the Microsoft Office 365 world.


In this article you will find out how the Feed works, how to feed it and which other options are there.


Overview:


1. Basic functionality: booking times for a project


The second navigation point takes you to the Feed (1):

Within the feed, elements you have released from other applications are synchronized so that you can book them directly to one of your projects in timeghost.


You can see your synchronized entries (1), sorted in descending order by date, on the left - all projects (2from your work area are displayed on the right-hand side:


To book an element from the left to a project on the right, click on the element of your choice on the left and drag it over to the right to the project to which you are booking want - and here you just drop it:


You can still adjust the properties of your new time entry using the pop-up that opens, like shown in the example below:


Finally, click Post entry on project (1so that your time entry is booked on the selected project:


After you have booked the element on a project, this is shown to you by means of a a (1):


If you only want items to be displayed that you have not yet booked for a project, you can do this using the checkbox above:



2. Assign authorizations for synchronizations


In the course of your initial registration with timeghost, you already agree that we can synchronize your Outlook appointments in the Feed. We do not save your entries, but call them up live via your browser so that we can display them directly in the feed.

If it bothers you or you are not using it anyway, you can deactivate the authorization at any time via Settings (1):


In addition to your Outlook appointments, you can also display your elements from the following applications:


  • Outlook Tasks
    - Your Outlook tasks that you have completed

  • OneDrive Files
    - Your OneDrive files that you've been working on

  • Outlook Emails
    - All emails from the folder you selected in your Outlook email account

  • Planner tasks
    - Your planner tasks that you have set to "Done" (admin rights required)

  • Azure DevOps work items
    - Your DevOps work items that you have made changes to



You also use the Settings to grant timeghost the necessary permissions.


We will now explain this using an example with a user who has not yet assigned any further authorizations:


As already explained above, your Outlook appointments from the past (1) are already initially synchronized:


In this example all authorizations are assigned and then Accepted.

At the latest after reloading the website, your events will be synchronized according to the authorizations you have set:


When assigning authorizations for Outlook Emails, there is now the special case that a folder has to be determined that is to be synchronized - the pop-up cannot be closed again beforehand.

Usually this is the folder for outgoing Emails, so we select Sent Items.



3. Further functions in the feed


At the top on the right side you have the option of Adding a new Project from here:

You will also find a search field for projects directly below:


From here you can also favor projects so that they are then fixed at the top of the page and listed before all other projects.

To do this, simply mark the « icon on the corresponding project card - and the currently most recently favored project will be displayed first from now on:

Via the icon to the left you will be forwarded directly to the corresponding project: