Plan and retrospect: Exploring the Timeline

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One of the main parts of the Timble’s window belongs to the timeline. Using it will help you to plan your day, keep focused on your tasks and summarize work you’ve done. List of benefits is so long, it’d be a shame not to spend a few minutes on investigating how it works.

Timeline - plan and review your day

The timeline is divided into two halves: the lower one is used for creating your day plan, whilst the other one represents time that has been actually tracked for given issues.

The lower half – Planning

In order to plan performing a task in the future, just drag an issue from the list on the left hand side and drop it on the lower half of the timeline. A block representing the issue will appear. You can make further adjustments by resizing or moving it around. Note that you can plan issues only in the future, so in the area on the right of the current time marker.

Planning - demonstration - plan

Heads up! Placing issues on the planning area of the timeline doesn’t imply the time has been actually logged for a given issue. This part of the timeline is used only for reference and you still have to track time for issues by pressing play/pause buttons.

The upper half – Actual time tracked

Worklogs are chunks of time tracked and actually spent working on a given issue. They are being automatically created and updated while tracking an issue.

However, if you forgot to do so you don’t have to worry. You can still drag an issue from the list on the left hand side and drop it on the upper part of the timeline. Contrary to planning, you can drop issues only in the past, so on the left side of the current time marker.

Adding worklogs manually - demonstration - hot to plan

Hope this guide was helpful and clarified the idea standing behind the timeline in Timble. I advice you to give it a try and see how it can improve your workflow during the whole day.

Let the time be with you!

Krzysztof Zbiciński

Frontend developer, music lover and street workout enthusiast. Coding great things with the Timble team.

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