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Hours Integrates with FreshBooks

Hey there! We’ve got some incredibly great news for you. We’re thrilled to announce that in the latest Hours update, we’ve teamed up with FreshBooks so that you can use the #1 cloud-accounting service with Hours. Starting right now, you can send your Hours data to FreshBooks and enjoy these long-awaited features:

  • Professional invoicing
  • Team time tracking
  • Data on the web, advanced reporting, and much more

Did we mention you can try this all for free?

You’re probably saying to yourself right now, “Oh my goodness, this is all I’ve ever wanted in life. How do I get started?” Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We worked tirelessly on this process to make sure that you wouldn’t have to.

To get started, make sure you’ve updated to the latest version of Hours. Then, tap the “Get started with FreshBooks” button. From there, you can sign up or log into an existing account.

Once you’ve signed in, tap the “gear” button in the top-right corner of the screen. From here, you can add existing timers within Hours to sync to FreshBooks, send data with a single push of a button, and so much more.

Sync Hours with FreshBooks

Hours now provides you with all of the tools to be a time tracking and accounting wizard. Get the Hours update and start your FreshBooks free trial now!

Learn more about Hours + FreshBooks ☞

P.S. We saw the torches and pitchforks, and we embraced your feature requests with a smile. Your unparalleled passion for Hours only motivates us to make Hours bigger and better with every update. You can now customize your start day of the week! You’re welcome. We love you.

Are you as excited as we are about our new update and integration? Sound off in the comments below.

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Hours is now free and available for the Apple Watch!

We’ve been busy here at Tapity with some exciting new developments. Today we are excited to announce that we are launching an Apple Watch compatible version of Hours.

Hours launched last July as the #1 business app and was called “The perfect iPhone time tracking app” by Forbes. We think that Apple Watch will make Hours even more convenient and easy to use!

To celebrate the launch, we are making Hours completely FREE for a limited time. So if you haven’t bought the app yet, now is the time!

Key features for the Apple Watch version:

  • Tap once to start, stop, and switch timers, now from the convenience of your wrist
  • Adjust start and end times in case you started or ended too late
  • Add notes to your time entries with your voice or from a customized suggestions list
  • Check glance to see the running timer and to provide quick access to the app
  • Get notifications to remind you when you need to start and stop your timers and a “Stop Timer” button right on the notification so you don’t even have to go into the app
  • Hours makes the Apple Watch the most convenient way to track your time during the day — switching timers is as easy as a glance and a tap.

Check out the promo video we put together:

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Beyond Billable Hours: The Secret Power of Time Tracking

Time-tracking is a pain in the lives of millions of people who are required to track their billable hours. Those were the people we planned to help with our app, Hours. Since launching Hours, it has been super rewarding to see how the team’s forethought in thinking about potential time tracking problems and bugaboos has really paid off in making the lives of our customers so much easier.

Recently I watched a video review of hours that blew my mind and changed the way I view our own app! It is a function for Hours that I don’t think any of us here at Tapity even imagined. Without further ado, here is a woman who says Hours could be addicting. Sure we wanted to “take the pain out of time tracking”, but after watching this I realized we may have done an even better job than I thought.

What struck me the most about this video was that this woman was not going to be using Hours for tracking billable hours. She is a journalist, she doesn’t even need to to do that. But she is still using Hours! How? To keep track of her entire life.

Suddenly a marvelous idea popped into my head. If I separate different goals in my life to different colors in Hours and then assign tasks to accomplish each goal within each goal’s color, when bedtime comes I can easily get a quick review of how I spent my time the whole day and how productive I was.

We designed Hours to track billable hours, but I’ve ended up using it to track my personal productivity. In the principle of using a food journal for weight loss, when you track everything you do, you are more careful. Every moment today I have fought to keep my little colors rolling. I have found that just tracking my minutes has made me much more productive. The less blank spaces at the end of the day, the more productive I feel inside. Hours is going to be helping me in ways I hadn’t even planned. What a splendid surprise!

Hours for iOS 8
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Hours for iOS 8 is here

I am thrilled that after a hiccup that prevented us from launching yesterday, Hours for iOS 8 is finally here!

This update will change the way you use Hours. Here is what’s new:

  • Notification Center widget that allows you to start, stop, and switch timers from anywhere in iOS 8, even the lock screen!
  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus optimization so you can see more of your day on the timeline and more timers at once.
  • Localization for Spanish, Russian, French, Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese & Chinese (simplified).

Get it now on the App Store →

Snag it while it is 50% off to celebrate the iOS 8 launch!

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