Freckle is getting a new name: Noko

Freckle just turned 10 years old. (Can you believe it?!) What a milestone. And what a time to look back, reflect, and also to look forward. And we’ve been doing a lot of looking forward. We decided that it’s high time for some much-needed freshening up, from new features to new content. And we’re starting […]

5 Reasons Why Time Tracking is Hard

The old saying goes, “Time Tracking ain’t easy”. All you want is accurate and on-time data so you can plan your resources, bill your customers and find those pesky projects that just take longer than they should. Here’s the top five reasons why Time Tracking is so hard (and how we make it easier in […]

Teams: Successful businesses are a team effort

At the end of the day, tracked time serves the purpose of making your business run more efficiently. You need to identify where time is spent by your team. Where time is used effectively. And where it isn’t. And what if you have lots of people using your Noko account? Multiple office locations? Many internal […]

3 Ways To Get Your Team To Track Time

You run a business, and your business runs on time. Whether your need to bill your customers, or knowing which projects use up precious resources—you rely on accurate and timely time tracking: who did what when, and for how long. In the minds of your team members time tracking probably is far down the list […]

How to ship software, the easy way

Do you think you have what it takes to ship software? I’ll let you in on a secret: it’s not easy and takes a lot of effort—but it’s all skills that you can learn. Here’s my checklist for getting software projects done, in a way that they actually ship and actually work well: To ship […]

Stack Overflow is down. What now?

The Internet is awesome. Information is right at your fingertips. Always-available help from people all over the world is one of humanity’s dreams come true. I’m not sure if the philosophers of antiquity included copy and pasting of code snippets in this dream, but hey, it’s a fact of daily developer life. Copy and pasting […]

To #tag or not to #tag

The other day, one of our two amazing developers Thomas “Tagging It” Cannon wrote an advice email. As much as I wanted the email to be about men’s fashion (he’s a sharp dresser), alas it was a solid bit of guidance for an IT team to get the most out of Noko. In his defence, […]

Timesheet approval and locking entries

You have a team to manage. Maybe it’s only 3 or 4 people. Maybe you’re leading projects in three different departments and have 46 folks that should be logging time in Noko every day. Regardless of crew size, you need everyone to log their time consistently. You also need to make sure that tags are […]

New Feature: Built-in Suggestions from Previous Invoices

Some weeks it’s hard enough to remember what day of the week it is, let alone more specific and detailed information. Most of us use as many tricks and tools as we can to remember birthdays, phone numbers and events. We sync our calendars with our contacts and set reminders to check our wall full of […]

Sorting tags, or: The Struggle is Over

If your team uses a lot of tags, then you’ve probably come face to face with, The Struggle. What’s The Struggle? The Struggle is the cousin of the common cold. Always popping up when you least expect it and when you really don’t want it. Picture this: It’s after lunch and you’ve totally hit your stride. You’ve got some sweet jams […]