Enjoy hands-free time tracking when you use Time Tracker with Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant.
You may already know about how Time Tracker by eBillity simplifies how you track and bill for your time, but did you know that, by connecting your Time Tracker account to your Amazon smart device, Alexa can make time tracking even easier?
With the Time Tracker Alexa skill, you can start and stop timers, run multiple timers at once, and create time entries with a simple voice command. You can even ask for the status of your timer — all without having to log in to Time Tracker. The Time Tracker skill is compatible with all Amazon Alexa devices: the Echo, the Dot, the Tap, and the Show.
How to use Alexa with Time Tracker
To use this skill, you must be connected to a Time Tracker account.
- Start by downloading and opening the Amazon Alexa app.
- Click on the menu icon in the top left corner, select the ‘Skills’ option, and search for “Time Tracker by eBillity”.
- Once you enable the Time Tracker skill, you will be prompted to log in to your Time Tracker account and to allow Alexa access.
- Once you see the approval window, you’re ready to track time!
To start, simply say, “Alexa, open Time Tracker”, then the command you wish to complete. Or, use a shortcut command, like “Alexa, tell Time Tracker to start a new timer”. It’s that simple!
Want to know what you can accomplish with Alexa’s help? Here is a list of basic commands that you can use to interact with timers:
- “Start a new timer”
- “Pause all my timers”
- “Stop all my timers”
- “Resume all my timers”
- “Delete all my timers”
- “Get the status of my timers”
In addition to timers, you can also use Alexa to create time entries. For example, you can say “Create a new time entry for 8 hours and 30 minutes”
You can also interact with specific customers that exist in your Time Tracker account. If you had a customer named John Doe, you can say “Start a new timer for John Doe” or “Create a new time entry for 6 hours for John Doe.”
All time entries are saved as “non-billable”, but can always be revised in the Time Tracker app.
Your wish is your command
You can have Alexa start a timer for a call, check the status of a timer to see how long you’ve been working or log a time entry when your hands are full and you can’t get to your device. Using Time Tracker is even easier with Alexa. You only need to ask!
Ready to get started? Get the Amazon Alexa Time Tracker skill.