Using shortcuts in the Quick Entry box

The  Quick Entry box is designed to make clever assumptions about your time entries, so you can save yourself from extra typing and hair pulling.

  • Enter "15", and Freckle logs 15 minutes
  • Enter "1", and Freckle logs 1 hour
  • Enter "1 day", and Freckle logs 8 hours

You can override the Quick Entry assumptions by using  "m" and "h" to indicate minutes and hours.

But Behold! There are many other ways to enter your time in the Quick Entry box. Perhaps most importantly, you can specify a date as well, so you don't have to grab your mouse and use the calendar (although it's a pretty calendar).

What you enter How Freckle understands it Notes
15 15 minutes
15m 15 minutes
15h 15 hours
13 15 minutes Rounded up to billing increment of current project
2 2 hours
6h 6 hours
1:15 1 hours, 15 minutes
1,17 1 hour, 15 minutes Rounded up to billing increment of current project
1,5 1 hour, 30 minutes
3.5 3 hours, 30 minutes
2.75 2 hours, 45 minutes
9- 6 hours Calculates "9am till now", assuming it's 3pm now
10 to 5 hours Calculates "10am till now", assuming it's 3pm now
9-5 8 hours Calculates "9am till 5pm"
2pm-4pm 2 hours
Thurs 4 4 hours on the most recent Thursday
Thurs, 2:45 2 hours, 45 minutes on the most recent Thursday
Oct 21, .5 30 minutes on October 21 Calendar dates without a year are assumed to be the most recent date in the past
2/5, 2pm-4pm 2 hours on February 5
1/1/2017, 2h13m 2 hours, 15 minutes on January 1, 2017
yesterday 14 15 minutes on yesterday's date Rounded up to billing increment of current project
y 15 15 minutes on yesterday's date
Friday .99 1 hours on most recent Friday
December 12 2h 2 hours on December 12

This table assumes that the selected project (or account default value) for billing increments is 15 minutes. When you switch to a different project and the billing increment changes, Freckle will adjust the value accordingly.