Changelog

New updates and improvements to timeBuzzer.

March 01, 2024

Things we fixed:

  • Fixed issues with buzzer recognition
  • Fixed an issue that caused time entries not to be synchronized with the web console in certain situations
  • Fixed a display issue with specific screen resolutions on Windows
  • Fixed a display issue after resuming from sleep mode
  • Fixed some internal bugs
    •  

Februar 28, 2024

What’s new:

  • You can now upload your organization’s logo for display in reports
  • You can now give your reports customized titles
  • You can now choose between “portrait” and “landscape” format for reports.

 

Things we fixed:

  • Fixed an issue with empty layer names that caused enabling and disabling columns for reports to not work properly even if those layers were disabled.

Februar 05, 2024

Introducing:

  1. Report customization
  • You can now customize your reports and export:
    • Define which columns to include in your reports and exports
    • Change exported date format
    • Choose exported time format
    • Choose exported duration format (New: Decimal format)

2. Time Rounding

  • You can now enable automatic time rounding for your reports and exports. The exact original data is not changed!
    • You can round up or down of all times to the nearest 1, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 30 or 60 minutes

Things we improved:

  • When exporting to Excel or CSV, the time and date are now split to make further processing and importing in other systems easier
  • Improved buzzer recognition if reconnected
  • Improved and more robust offline mode handling
  • Improved crash reporting system

Things we fixed:

  • Fixed an issue that caused an occasional loss of time entries in certain scenarios
  • Fixed an issue where new app updates were not displayed in individual scenarios
  • Further minor bug fixes in desktop app

December 22, 2023

What’s new:

  • MSI installer for Windows is now available

Things we improved:

  • Added loading screen to avoid sync interruptions during app startup
  • Improved hardware buzzer recognition
  • Optimized sync and app caching

Things we fixed:

  • Fixed an issue where tile lists wouldn’t open after using the search.

October 5, 2023

Things we improved:

  • You can now mark favorites immediately when adding new tiles
  • You can now easily copy the API code to your clipboard
  • Added a border around charts for better contrast

September 15, 2023

We are excited to release this major update for the desktop app!

We’ve been working for months to further improve your experience with our desktop app. The update includes great new features, many improvements and also some bug fixes. We highly encourage you to update to the latest version.

Thanks to all that regularly give us feedback. You are helping us to build something really great with timeBuzzer!

Have fun with it! If you have any feedback, let us know: support@timebuzzer.com

What’s new:

1. NEW AND IMPROVED BUZZER CONCEPT: Introducing an improved way for opening and closing the app via the proximity sensor making it even faster and more frcitionless.

  • The app is now closed immediately when minimised, the countdown timer has been completely removed
  • You can now choose between 3 different modes (Lite, Standard, Ultra) of how the app should behave when interacting with the buzzer. For more information on the different modes, see the desktop app settings.

2. CHOOSE LAYER FOR COLOR: You can now set from which layer colors are displayed in the desktop app and also on the buzzer.

Each user can choose their preferred setting:

  • Go to the desktop app settings
  • Go to “buzzer” settings
  • Select the layer from which you’d like to display the color
  • Click save

Tip: You may not have set different colours for this layer in the web console. Go to the web console and change the colours there.

3. EDIT START TIME: You can now edit the start time of current time entries by clicking with the mouse on the beginning of the current time entry and dragging it to the desired start time.

4. UNDO: You can now undo the last action in the timeline.

5. SNAPPING: Time entries snap now to the next 1min, 5min, 15min, 30min depending on the zoom level.

Things we improved:

  • When moving time entries in the timeline, the previous position is now displayed
  • You can now zoom out further to see more of your day at a glance
  • Desktop app now retains the last tile selection even after restarting or syncing the app
  • Whenever a new tile is added within the app, it is now automatically selected
  • Improved search performance for very large amounts of tiles
  • Improved keyboard shortcuts.
  • Improved display of time entries with archived tiles
  • Improved app behavior at midnight transition
  • The position of the buzzer in the app is now saved.
  • Improved design of hover info boxes
  • Improved click n drag and drag n drop experience
  • If no tiles are available in sublayers, the timer starts right after the selection
  • On macOS, the app icon is now hidden in the dock when the setting is enabled
  • On macOS, the app no longer automatically adds login items for autostart
  • Improved window behavior when opening and minimizing the app
  • Improved automatic syncing
  • Improved design of the desktop app settings, making it even more understandable
  • Improved appearance of the app on smaller screens and lower resolutions
  • Implemented debug mode, which enables faster and better help in support cases
  • More small design, performance and interaction improvements

Things we fixed:

  • Fixed an issue that caused time entries to not display correctly after manually syncing
  • Fixed an issue that caused a duplicate time entry with offline mode
  • Fixed an issue that caused the LED not to light up after sleep mode
  • Fixed an issue that caused the LED not to light up after reconnecting during active timers

May 18, 2023

Things we improved:

  • Minor UI improvements in web console

Things we fixed:

  • Minor bug fixed in web console

March 11, 2023

Things we fixed:

  • Fixed an issue that caused the timeline not to refresh on a new day.
  • Fixed an issue that caused tiles to appear twice in the third layer dropdown in edit mode
  • Fixed an issue that caused the app to flicker when opened via buzzer (Windows and macOS)

March 07, 2023

Things we improved:

  • The selection automatically jumps to the next layer if there is only one tile in a layer. (Also backwards)
  • Do not open window directly on tray icon click on macOS
  • Improved update experience on Linux

Things we fixed:

  • Fixed an issue that caused the buzzer not to work when other USB devices were plugged in
  • Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect tile to be selected when there was only one tile in the layer.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the dropdown menu to appear above the dropdown in edit mode on small screens.

March 07, 2023

Things we improved:

  • The size of the window can now be set smaller
  • Improved design of adding tiles
  • Improved program icon for macOS
  • Improved update experience on macOS

Things we fixed:

  • Fixed an issue that caused sub layers to display a different font size than set.
  • Changed broken icon in the info box of time entries under macOS.

February 28, 2023

Things we fixed:

  • Fixed an issue that caused time entry notes to be lost when editing in the timeline.

February 24, 2023

What’s new:

  • Buzzer settings: You now have the option to enable or disable the buzzer’s proximity sensor. The default setting is enabled and provides a smooth app experience. However, in some environments, the proximity sensor may be too sensitive, causing the app to open and close unintentionally. In this case, we recommend disabling this feature.

Things we improved:

  • We have improved the display of information when hovering over time entries in the timeline.
  • If you are logged in to the desktop and open the web console from there, you will be automatically logged in to your account there without having to re-enter your credentials.
  • The app is now synced more frequently.
  • You will receive additional feedback in the app when the buzzer is successfully plugged in or unplugged.
  • The position of the buzzer in the app is now saved.
  • The buzzer now takes on the color as soon as it is plugged in.

Things we fixed:

  • Fixed an issue that caused the app to flicker when typing a note.
  • Fixed an issue that caused no time entries or transparent time entries to be displayed after an app restart.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the buzzer not to be detected on Windows machines in some cases.
  • When the app was launched without an internet connection, the app could no longer be opened without resetting the cache. This problem is now fixed.

February 2, 2023

What’s new:

  • Added an alternative way to manually add time entries via a button in the timeline tools

Things we fixed:

  • Fixed an issue that caused the buzzer to light up only blue under macOS

January 15, 2023

Whats’ new:

  • The automatic closing function can now be set to 0 seconds to enable immediate closing (when using the buzzer).

Things we improved:

  • Users can now log out without exiting the app at the same time
  • A new tooltip helps to understand when no internet connection is available
  • The account information has been moved to settings
  • Improved text descriptions and translations in settings
  • Several design improvements

Things we fixed:

  • Fixed time offset +00:00
  • The timeline section is no longer cut off on large screens

November 7, 2022

Things we fixed:

  • Minor bug fixes

October 27, 2022

Things we fixed:

  • Prevent multiple online status calls
  • Avoid multiple subscription to main-window-opened

September 23, 2022

What’s new:

  • Stable version
  • Settings > Advanced:  Subscribe to beta update channel added
  • Standard update channel: latest (stable)

Things we fixed:

  • Allow add new tiles while filter is active

August 26, 2022

Things we fixed:

  • Fix login issue

August 25, 2022

Things we fixed:

  • Some users had to re-enter their login data every time after a PC restart. These now remain stored even when the PC is restarted, unless the user actively logs off.

July 18, 2022

Things we improved:

  • Improved logging for better support in support cases

July 14, 2022

Things we improved:

  • Spell checking disabled

Things we fixed:

  • Prevent adding multiple tiles when double-clicking the “Quick Add” button

July 1, 2022

What’s new:

  • Settings > Advanced: Show favorites only in first layer.
    This feature is especially useful for large teams with many clients/projects. In this way, each user can mark his favorites for himself and only these will be displayed in his app.

Things we improved:

  • Setting translations

Things we fixed:

  • Broken URL to web console dashboard

April 27, 2022

Things we fixed:

  • Autoupdater was not displayed on Windows devices. All features and improvements from 3.1.0 now available for Windows. See what’s new below.

April 21, 2022

What’s new:

  • Quick Add
    • Admins and managers can now quickly add tiles directly in the desktop app
  • Reminders & Notifications
    • App can now notify you when the timer is started
    • App can now remind you after X minutes of active recording
    • App can now remind you to take a break at a defined time.
    • App can now remind you to track time if time has not been startet during working hours.
      Make sure you allow notifications from timeBuzzer in your operating system.
  • App supports now Apple M1 Silicon arm64
    • Universal download for arm64 and x64

More new features:

  • Time entries can now be easily edited manually using input fields.
  • General settings
    • Choose from three different designs for the tray icon to perfectly match the design settings of your operating system. (Colored/ Black/ White)
    • Enable the app to start in the background at system startup.
    • Hide the program icon in the taskbar.
  • Advanced settings:
    • Change the steps at which the time entries snap to during editing.
    • Set a key combination to open and close the app via keyboard.
  • Proxy Firewall: Added information about firewall settings
  • Account settings: In addition to the tray menu, you can now also log out and exit the app in the settings

Things we improved:

  • App login redesign
    • Improved login window design
    • Link to the settings added
    • Simplified login via partner solutions
  • App settings redesign
    • Display app version number in settings window
    • Save & Restart with one click in settings window
  • If you click & drag a new time edit mode is automatically opened
  • App displays the colors of the tiles in the edit mode drop-down menu for faster selection
  • Smoother behavior of the app when minimizing
  • App is closed immediately if user is not logged in and there is no other window open
  • App indicates when you are offline and synchronization with the cloud is not possible.
  • Improved text and translations
  • Improved help tags
  • The buzzer in the app can be dragged to the right, making it easier to select for people who use long tile names.

Things we fixed:

  • Running time entries were sometimes not displayed in the timeline.
  • Footer buttons cannot be operated on very small screens with low resolution.

January 28, 2022

What’s new:

  • Setting: Turn off LED
    Setting: Change buzzer rotation

Things we fixed:

  • The problem that some time entries disappeared in the timeline and were only displayed again after synchronization is now fixed. The error occurred when a line break was used in the notes field.

Things we improved:

  • Minor design improvements in app settings

January 23, 2022

Things we fixed:

  • The buzzer is now detected every time it is plugged in, even if the app is already open.
  • Long tile names no longer cause display problems in edit mode, which prevented dropdowns from being operated.
  • Other minor bug fixes

Things we improved:

  • New installer is now shipped with the update
  • In addition to the system installation, a user installation is now also possible.
  • The app is restarted automatically after installation and update

January 19, 2022

Things we improved:

  • Improved midnight transition
  • Minor design improvements (e.g. color for disabled zoom buttons in timeline tools in dark mode.)
  • Improved update process: display of installation progress and possibility to run app directly afterwards.

Things we fixed:

  • Minor bug fixes

January 04, 2022

Things we fixed:

  • Note fields: Spacebar and arrow keys work again

December 26, 2021

What’s new:

  • Introduction: Long buzzer click to go back in the layers

Things we improved:

  • Buzzer LED flashes when jumping back
  • Removed “indicator mode”
  • Autoforward deactivated when there is only 1 tile in a layer
  • Hide search on empty layers on app start
  • Improved update message (inkl. changelog link)
  • Disable closing timer when focus is in layer
  • Set standard closing timer from 5s to 3s
  • Improved visibility of the automatically closing timer (color optimization)

Things we fixed:

  • Minor bug fixes

November 24, 2021

Things we improved:

  • Add display of favorites
  • Restore theme color at startup
  • Settings: Choose language dropdown
  • Space behind midnight
  • Stop resizing/draggin at midnight
  • Minor performance optimizations

Things we fixed:

  • Linux window height fixed
  • Sort tiles by name
  • Settings: Fix intial fontsize dropdown
  • Settings: show intial values of fontsize and timer

November 9, 2021

Things we improved:

  • Synchronization does not change the position and zoom of the timeline anymore
  • Long time entries no longer “run” out of the window
  • Tile list now loads more smoothly and no longer causes flickering.
  • Record display optimized
  • Height of time entries increased
  • Background color of empty layers
  • Styling of search tiles when no search was found
  • Quitting the application under MacOS with CMD+Q
  • Quitting the application under MacOS in the menu

Things we fixed:

  • Removed decimal places in the timeline
  • Full hours are now correctly displayed as :00 instead of :60
  • Synchronization while time is runningno longer causes color changes of the time entries
  • The colors of the activity tools are now displayed correctly when a time entry has been edited
  • Other minor bug fixes

November 6, 2021

Things we fixed:

  • Error handling gobal tiles
  • Other minor bug fixes

October 18, 2021

Things we improved:

  • The window size is now saved so that the window retains its size when reopened
  • The app can now also be closed on Macs via the closing button in the title bar without closing the application completely.
  • It is prevented that app is completely closed. Instead, the window is only hidden.
  • On Mac and Linux, the “minimize” and not the “hide” function is used to hide the app window.
  • When the window opens, the focus is automatically set to the comment input field
Things we fixed:
  • Minor bug fixes

November 2, 2021

What’s new:

  • Choose language in general settings

Things we improved:

  • The window size is now
  • Improved display of long tile names in the selection bar
  • Added link to registration form to login window
  • “Show current time” scrolls now to 70% window with
Things we fixed:
  • ESC or click outside selection bar does not start the timer.
  • LED does not turn off anymore after 1 second of tracking