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More than meets the eye—the Quick Entry box!

Thomas FuchsThomas Fuchs

Here’s how the Quick Entry box makes clever assumptions about your entries so you can save yourself typing and hair-pulling:

You can override the Quick Entry assumptions by using “h” and “m” to indicate hours and minutes.

Behold! A few more Quick Entry tabulation examples.


You enter: Interpreted as: Additional notes:
2h 2 hours
1:15 1 hour, 15 minutes
2h 2 hours
1:15 1 hour 15 minutes
1,17 1 hour 15 minutes*
1,5 1 hour 30 minutes
3.5 3 hours 30 minutes
2.75 2 hours 45 minutes
9- 6 hours Calculates “9am till now,” assuming “now” is 3 pm.
10 to 5 hours Calculates “10am till now,” assuming “now” is 3 pm.
9-5 8 hours Calculates “9am till 5pm.”
2pm-4pm 2 hours
Thurs 4 4 hours on the most recent Thursday
Thurs, 2:45 2 hours 45 minutes on the most recent Thursday
Oct 21, .5 30 minutes on October 21
2/5, 2pm-4pm 2 hours on February 5
1/1/2011, 2h13m 2 hours 15 minutes on January 1, 2011
yesterday 14 15 minutes on yesterday’s date
Friday .99 1 hour on the most recent Friday*
December 12 2h 2 hours on December 12

*Note: these tabulations are for a project with a default billing increment of 15 minutes. Freckle will round up those annoying 3-minute tasks for you!

If you’ve set your billing increment to “none,” or some other value, your rounding may vary. Adjust your billing increment on the Settings & Tools tab of your Noko dashboard.

Play around with the Quick Entry box, and it’ll quickly become your time tracking & billing BFF.

Thomas’ work on Prototype.js, Zepto.js and Micro.js has made him a certified JavaScript Guru. Before founding Freckle, Thomas was consulting with some of the world’s best known companies on their craziest interactive JavaScript needs. A Ruby on Rails core alumni, he is passionate about creating the best user interface experience possible and penned the Scriptaculous JavaScript UI library to share the love, counting sites like Apple.com and Nasa.gov among its users. Thomas’ master plan: work toward a more delicious web using open source goodness.