Getting started with Jibble’s Windows time tracker app

Track time on activities, projects and clients directly on your Windows desktop

Jibble’s Windows time tracker allows individuals and businesses to efficiently track work hours directly from their Windows desktop, improving productivity and providing valuable insights into time allocation. This guide will walk you through the steps to download and use Jibble’s time tracker on Windows.

If you’re using a Mac desktop, check out our guide on getting started with Jibble’s Mac time tracker.

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Installing the Windows time tracker

  1. Visit the Jibble website (https://www.jibble.io) and sign up for an account if you haven’t already.
  2. Head over to the Microsoft Store and search for Jibble: Time Tracking.
  3. Download the installation file and run it.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Using the Windows time tracker

  • Clocking In and Out
  1. Open up Jibble’s Windows time tracker and log in to your account.
  2. Once logged in, click on the green Play button to start tracking time.Logging in and using Jibble's desktop time tracker
  3. Choose an activity and project, and optionally include a note.
  4. Tap on the play button to clock in.Clocking in via Jibble's desktop time tracker
  5. After clocking in, you’ll notice various timer options.
  6. To switch to a different activity or project, tap on the green Switch Activity button, select the desired activity and project, and click on play button to clock in. Switching activity on Jibble's desktop time tracker
  7. When you’re ready to end your tracking session, click the red Stop button, add a note if needed and tap on the stop button to clock out.Clocking out using Jibble's desktop time tracker

  • Taking Breaks

In order to initiate a break, you should already be clocked in. If you have configured multiple break options, you will be able to select a break type.

  1. Clock in as you usually would. You must be currently clocked in to initiate a break.
  2. Click on the yellow Break button
  3. If you have multiple break types set up, select the desired break type and tap on the break button to start your break.
    Note: If you haven’t configured any breaks, clicking the yellow Break button will immediately start your break session.Taking breaks using Jibble's desktop time tracker
  4. To end a break and return to work, click on the yellow End Break button.
  5. Select an activity, project and add a note if required then tap on the play button to clock in.Ending breaks using Jibble's desktop time tracker
  6. Alternatively, click on the Resume button to resume a clock in using your previously selected activity and/or project.Resume clock in using Jibble's desktop time tracker

  • Screenshot capturing

If screenshot capturing is enabled for you by your manager or admin, you will be blocked from tracking time on the desktop app until you allow screen capturing on your device. 

Message prompt to allow screenshots on your device

Once permissions are granted on your device, screenshots of all screens in the foreground will be captured randomly in a 1-10 minute interval. Screenshot capture will start when you clock in via the desktop app and stop during breaks, after clocking out or after quitting the desktop app.

For more information, read our article on how screen capturing works.

All screenshots captured can be viewed via the web app, where you will be able to view and delete your own screenshots. Read more on viewing and deleting screenshots.


  • Dashboard

Within the Windows Time Tracker Dashboard, you’ll find your time entries, tracked hours, and payroll hours for the current day.

Check out our article on the difference between tracked hours and payroll hours to learn more. 


  • Account Settings

To access Account Settings, click on your name within the tab situated in the bottom section.Accessing account settings on Jibble's desktop time tracker

Here’s a shortlist of the options you will see: 

Organization Details

If you are part of more than one organization, you have the flexibility to switch between them. Simply click on the organization you want to use to make the switch.

Jibble Web

To access extensive reporting capabilities and view captured screenshots, tap on the “Go to Jibble Web” button to be directed to your Jibble WebApp Dashboard.

Settings

Under the Settings tab, you can enable Screenshots to permit your device to capture screen images while using the desktop app. Note that if screenshot capturing is enforced for you, you’ll be unable to track time on the desktop app until you enable this setting.

Sign out 

Click on Sign out to sign out of Jibble’s Windows time tracker.


  • Generating Reports

Utilize the Jibble web app to generate comprehensive reports and gain valuable insights into your time usage. The report functionality is accessible to owners, admins, and managers on the Premium and Ultimate plans.

To learn more about the different report types and how to export reports via Jibble’s web app, check out what are the different types of reports that can be exported.