Whooshing Deadlines’ Job tracker allows you to track the time spent on each assignment. To open, select a job in the Calendar view with right mouse button (right-click). The job tracker field appears at the top of the page, to the left of the clock. Tracker name field appears in the same colour as the job that is being tracked. The running of the tracker is indicated with a text and a flashing red ball at the top of the tracker window. To pause the tracker when taking a break, for example, press the button with two vertical lines. Corresponding text and an orange ball appear. To close the tracker, press the X button. The system stores the time in the job data.
Tracked time is displayed at the bottom left of the job editing window (opens by clicking on the said job in the Calendar view). To change the time, click on the hour or minute field and key in a new value. This is a useful feature should you forget to start the tracker or pause it when taking a break. The tracker count can also be included in reports.
A job or Whooshing Deadlines settings cannot be opened with the tracker running. After pressing X, a pop-up window appears asking for a confirmation. Select Yes to stop the tracker and to perform the other action. Otherwise, press No. Using the tracker does not prevent you from performing other operations, such as creating new jobs, finalizing tasks or reports.
Consistent tracking of your hours across all jobs combined with up-to-date price information allows you to compare the profitability of your work by customer or other variable. Both time and price data are displayed in reports. If you want to find out, for example, your hourly earnings from a particular customer’s jobs in the past year, simply divide the total price with the total tracker count. These average earnings may prove useful in a situation where you need to weigh between two potential projects and do not have time for both.