Boost will automatically start tracking time once you start your computer. (for Windows and Mac OS only)

The following  will be tracked regarding the activity on your computer:

  • Application being worked on (e.g. Chrome or Powerpoint)

  • Title of the document or URL of the Browser you are in

  • Tag (if there is one)

  • Date and time the application and title was accessed

Track time as follows:

  • Run Boost (by clicking your desktop icon) or click Boost icon that will appear in your system tray (if already running) to open the desktop app window. 
  • Once you're ready to track time, all you need to do is hit Start Tracking. You can add a tracking tag if you like, but it's really that simple. Once you're done, you can hit Stop Tracking to stop time.

Figure 6: Desktop App Window

See below an explanation of Desktop App buttons/icons:

  • Start Tracking / Stop Tracking button: This will start the timer (top) and track your activity on your computer. To stop tracking click "Stop Tracking"

  • Cloud Icon: Upload the tracked time to Boost Web App

  • Settings Icon (Cog): This will open the Settings for the Desktop app

  • Clock Icon: Shortcut to the Boost Web App

  • Tracking tag here: Add the text you'd like to add as a tag to the time being tracked. Tags are used to help you easily identify time entries in the Web App. The timer above the tracking tag indicates the amount of time tracked using the tag.

  • Start button: This will start adding the tag to the time being tracked

Here is a short clip showing how to track time and add tracking tags.

Boost will also display tracking indicators in your Task Bar depending on if you're tracking time or not.
If you're currently tracking time, anicon will appear.

If Boost is running and not tracking time, anicon will appear.