Tips & Tricks

Start & Stop Timers using NFC-Tags

To start a timer using an NFC-Tag, open the Shortcut-App on your iPhone and switch to "Automation", then create a New Automation > Create Personal Automation > Settings > NFC and scan the NFC-Tag. Then add a new action and search for "Tyme". Select the shortcut "Start timer" and if necessary the project and task that should be started.

If you now hold your iPhone on the NFC-Tag, you will get a message if the timer should be started. Tap on the message to start the timer.

Keyboard Hotkeys

Tyme offers keyboard hotkeys so you don't have to open Tyme, if you want to start & stop timers or add notes to a running timer. The following actions are available:

  • Start & stop last timer.
  • Add notes to a running timer
  • Open the menu of Tyme in the menu bar
  • Show / hide Tyme

To configure the shortcuts on your Mac, open the preferences of Tyme (Tyme 3 > Preferences) and switch to the Hotkeys tab.

Automatic Tracking via Geofences

You can also record your times automatically by setting geofences for tasks. To assign a geofence to a task, open the "Edit" dialog for a task on your iPhone. Scroll down the form to the bottom, tap Geofencing and activate it. Decide if the timer should

  • Start on arrival
  • Start on departure

You can also specify a minimum presence time, so a brief entry or passing by the location is not counted.

Quickly add times in the project view

To add times directly in the project view without switching to the time entries view, you can:

  • Mac: Select a task and press CMD + Option + N
  • iOS: Press and hold the "Play" button of the task you want to add an entry to.