In this article I'll bring you up to speed with the various analytics available in the analytics view. The analytics in Timeular help you to:
- Discover where your time goes and get insights on what you spend it on
- Spot trends in how you spend your time and compare key metrics to time frames in the past
- Explore how what you spend your time on changes over time and detect patterns
- Apply filters to only look at specific activities and days
- Have a detailed look at every time entry and make adjustments quickly
- Export your data to process further or send to others
Curious? Let's dive right in! This view consists of several different analytics which help you to understand how you spend your time.
The filter bar:
The filter bar lets you specify the exact data you want displayed in the analytics view.
The first thing you might want to specify is the time frame. This can be done with the calendar picker right in the middle of the filter bar.
To narrow down the data even further, you can make use of the search bar. The search bar is located on the top, left of the filter bar.
- To filter a given time frame for specific activities, simply select them.
- To filter based on a note, simply enter the note (or part of it) and hit Enter.
- The displayed activities are also filtered based on the entered text. This can become handy when you have a lot of activities.
After you've applied one or multiple filters, you will see them as filter-chips. These chips can either be removed all at once by clicking "Clear All Filters" or individually by clicking the x icon.
The pie chart:
The pie chart gives you a good overview of how you spent your time in the selected time frame.
Hovering over a segment of the pie chart will highlight it and show you some additional information.
Clicking on a segment, or an activity in the list on the right hand side, will set a filter for this activity.
The trends chart:
The "trends chart" helps you compare certain metrics from the time frame you've selected in the filter bar to a comparison time frame.
The comparison time frame can be selected with the calendar picker in the top row.
The stacked bar chart:
The stacked bar chart lets you compare how you've spent your time between multiple days (or weeks/months, depending on which time frame you've selected).
The perspective switcher in the right upper corner lets you switch between hours and percentages %.
Clicking on an activity sets a filter for the given activity.
The time entry list:
The time entry list shows you every single time entry of the selected time frame.
Time entries can be sorted by ascending or descending order, based on their creation time.
Clicking on a time entry opens the time entry edit drawer so you can add notes or adjust it if necessary.