Glossary of terms

In this article you will learn the meaning of specific terms used for the different features in timeBuzzer.

Accounts #

An account is required to use timeBuzzer. This can be used alone or converted into a team account by inviting team members.

Activities #

Individual time entries are also called activities.

Admin #

In a team, a team member can be given the “Administrator” (Admin) user role. This user has all privileges without any restrictions.

API key #

An application programming interface (API) key serves as a unique identifier and secret token for authentication purposes when establishing an integration.

Billing status #

You can mark time entries as “billed” to keep track of what you have already accounted for and what you have not.

Clients #

Clients is a popular layer category on which you can categorize and analyze your time.

Dashboard #

The dashboard summarizes your recorded time and your team’s time.

Date format #

In your profile settings you can choose between different date formatting.

Desktop app #

App to track time on your computer. Can be controlled with the physical hardware buzzer.

Integrations #

Through integrations, you can connect timeBuzzer to third-party systems so that these systems can automatically exchange and move data between each other.

Insights #

The Insights report groups all time entries by your layers and helps you understand where the time went.

Layers #

Layers are the categories according to which you record and evaluate your time.

Manager #

In a team, a team member can be assigned the “Manager” user role. This user has the right to add, edit and delete his time and that of his team members. In addition, the user can add and manage tiles. Learn more details about roles and permissions.

Mobile app #

App for your smartphone to track time on the go.

Notes #

You can add a note to each time entry so that even weeks and months later you still know what you were working on.

Notifications #

Notifications can be enabled in the desktop app so that you don’t forget to track your time.

Permissions #

In a team, you can assign different permissions to team members through different user roles.

Pro plan #

The name of our paid subscription, which includes all available features.

Regular user #

In a team, a team member can be given the “Regular user” user role. This user has mostly the right to record time aswell as edit his own time. Learn more details about roles and permissions.

Reminders #

Reminders can be set in the desktop app. For example, you can set to be reminded if you have not started a timer after a certain time, or to be reminded to take a break after a certain time.

Reports #

Reports summarize all time entries by the date ranges and filters you set.

Team #

A team is a group of team members in an account working on the same projects.

Team members #

A team consists of at least two team members in one account.

Tiles #

Tiles are the elements that you add within your layers. For example, they can be your customers, projects or tasks.

Time entries #

Time entries are the different blocks of time that you record.

Time format #

In profile settings you can switch between 12h or 24h clock format.

Timeline #

In the desktop app, all recorded times are displayed in a timeline that represents the day.

Timer #

A timer is availabe in desktop and mobile apps and allows to track time you spend on different tasks in real time. In the desktop app, the timer can be started and stopped with the timeBuzzer hardware buzzer at the touch of a button.

User seat #

Every team member in an account needs a user seat.

User roles #

You can assign different roles to your team members to give them different permissions.

Web console #

The timeBuzzer web application where everything is managed.

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