This article explains how to install the Time Doctor application on Chrome operating system
Note: The Time Doctor Chrome OS application is currently available in Beta and can be used by interactive users only.
Follow the instructions below to install the Time Doctor Chrome OS application on a Chrome operating system.
Download the Chrome OS extension from the Chrome web store using this link and click the “Add to Chrome” button.
You will see a pop-up. Click on the “Add extension” button to continue installing the extension.
Once the extension is installed, click on the extension icon on the browser and it will show you the login screen.
You can log into the extension using:
- Google Single Sign-On (If it is enabled for the company account. See this article for details on how to set it up)
- Email and password (Takes you to desktop.timedoctor.com page for login steps)
Click on https://desktop.timedoctor.com/ on the pop-up as shown in the below image.
Click on "Install" from the URL Address bar in the browser window.
From the pop-up, click on the button that says “Install.”
Once installed, you will see the welcome screens on the Chrome OS application.
After going through the welcome screens, you can log into your Time Doctor account and start tracking time to the tasks assigned to you.
Time Doctor Chrome OS Application - Task Version
If you use the Projects and Tasks feature of the Time Doctor application, i.e., the “Use projects and tasks” setting is enabled under company settings, the Admin or Manager of your Time Doctor account can create Projects & Tasks and assign them to you as explained in this article so you can track time to these tasks. Once these tasks and projects are assigned to the users, they will see them in the application and track time towards the tasks. In this mode, the user can start and pause tracking from the application.
Time Doctor Chrome OS Application - No Task Version
If you don’t use the Projects and Tasks feature of the Time Doctor application, i.e., the “Use projects and tasks” setting is disabled under company settings, you can still use the Chrome OS application to track time. The user can simply start and stop tracking using the play and pause buttons on the application.
Time Doctor Chrome OS Application - Automated Tracking Version (Extension only)
You will need to enable the “ChromeOS automated mode” setting from the Users page for some/all users to run the application in this mode. In this mode, the user is not able to start/pause tracking and the application will continue to track time as long as the user is actively working inside of the Chromium browser unless the extension is uninstalled or the computer is shut down.
Note: If you don’t have access to this setting in your account, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for access.
Third-party Integration through the extension:
Time Doctor offers integrations with some third-party apps via the Chrome Extension. You can use the Chrome OS application and the extension, which inserts a button to begin tracking time to third-party application tasks.
Here is a list of 3rd party applications that our Chrome extension supports, and here is a video tutorial that shows how the extension works.
To use this feature, you will need to enable the Integration settings from the Integrations page.
- The Chrome OS application can only take screenshots and record the activity of the user within the web browser window. Any user activity outside of the web browser isn’t tracked by the application.
- Screencast videos are not supported in the Chrome OS app.
- Chrome extension integration with third-party applications is not supported in no task mode or automated mode.
Please reach out to email@example.com if you need any assistance.