The new Tempo for Chrome extension is here

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We’ve been on a mission here at Tempo to bring you the best possible time tracking experience available. Part of this involves building integrations with the tools you use to make the not-always-fun task of time tracking easier and more flexible.

One of our customers’ favorite ways to track time has been with the Tempo real-time tracker, which is available for all of our time tracking products, Tempo Timesheets for JIRA server, Tempo Mobile, and Tempo Cloud. When we moved over to the new cloud framework, the Tempo Tracker became available from the JIRA issue view and as a dashboard gadget. The previous ability to see the trackers at all times while in JIRA was temporarily lost.

It has always been, however, our plan to restore this functionality and it has now arrived. We’re happy to announce that our new Tempo for Chrome extension is now available for free for Tempo Cloud customers.

Visualize the progress of your JIRA issues in real-time

After downloading and setting up the Tempo for Chrome extension, you can start and stop trackers directly from the bottom right corner of your browser. All trackers will remain visible as you navigate through JIRA, giving you a constant visible indication of the tasks you’re working on.

Once you start a tracker, you can easily attach a JIRA issue and a description of what you’re working on at any time. Simply press the green tick mark when you’re done working on that task and these fields will automatically be filled out in the log work dialogue. You can easily edit the time spent and description from the log work dialogue later.

If you choose to use the Tempo for Chrome extension for your real-time tracker, you can still use the Tempo tracker in the issue view as well.

Tempo for Chrome extension tracker

Stay on top of all your tasks with multiple trackers

Everyone works in their own individual way, so we’ve built the Tempo for Chrome extension to allow you to create as many trackers as you like.

Working on more than one issue?

Simply open as many trackers as necessary and stop and start them as you jump between tasks. Another option is to keep them all running and edit the time spent later when you log work. The choices are endless.

 One great way to utilize the multiple trackers feature is to simply create a tracker for all of the tasks you need to finish during the day. This way you’ll have a constant reminder of what needs to be done. Simply start the tracker for the current task and create a worklog when you’re finished and then move on to the next. 

Easily hide and show your trackers by clicking the arrow icon to the far right.

Tempo for Chrome multiple trackers

Create a gadget in your JIRA dashboard

One other great way to visualize your work in JIRA is to create a Tempo Trackers gadget on your JIRA dashboard to show all of your trackers in one place. The gadget displays both the trackers you create in the Chrome extension as well as the trackers you add from the JIRA issue view.

tempo trackers gadget

How do I install Tempo for Chrome?

You can install the new Chrome extension directly from the Apps page in the new Tempo Cloud. Navigate to the apps icon in the Tempo sidebar shown below, and click “install” under the Tempo for Chrome listing.

Tempo apps page

In need of help setting up the app? Check out this link. Perhaps you’d like a more step-by-step guide to using the new extension? We’ve got you covered here. 

We hope you enjoy tracking your time with the new Tempo for Chrome extension.

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Marta is the product marketing manager for the Tempo Ecosystem. When not writing, promoting, and optimizing she enjoys running with her dog and drawing imaginary animals.

6 Responses

  1. Stefan says:

    What is with Firefox?

    • Bjarki Bjarki says:

      Hi Stefan,

      Currently we don’t have an extension for Firefox, but it’s on our roadmap to create it. As of today I don’t have an exact ETA for the extension though. Please stay tuned here on our blog for the latest updates.

      Best regards,
      Bjarki
      Tempo Team

  2. Three people in our office have tried to install this extension, and none of us can get it to work. The plugin says we are connected to our Jira cloud account, but when we start timers from the dashboard widget or from an issue detail screen nothing happens.

    The “Enable Tempo for Chrome” described in step 4 of the set up instructions doesn’t appear.
    I’m running Chrome 60.0.3112.90 64-bit on Mac OS 10.12.6 with all other Chrome extensions disabled.

  3. Laura says:

    Will this be available for server?

    • Marta Schluneger says:

      Hi Laura,

      We do not currently have a Tempo for Chrome extension on our roadmap for server. The reason for this is that the tracker remains visible in all JIRA windows on the server version of Tempo Timesheets and this is what the Chrome extension solves for the Tempo Cloud customers. We do appreciate your feedback and interest in an extension for server and we will take this into account and evaluate the customer interest. In regards to the multiple trackers that are available for Tempo Cloud, we do not currently have an ETA to share as to when they will be available for server.

      Best regards,

      Marta

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