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July 02, 2012

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Invoicing app smallinvoice integrates with mite

smallinvoice, a web-based invoicing and project management app made in Switzerland, now integrates with mite. You can import time entries tracked with mite, and convert them to an invoice with a few easy clicks. The integration is available in their advanced plan.

smallinvoice imports time entries tracked with mite

smallinvoice is the third invoicing app available in English that integrates with mite. Web-based SalesKing offers an import, and GrandTotal, a native Mac app, will be happy to convert your time entries as well.

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April 26, 2012

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More powerful Excel & CSV export

Thumbs up: the busiest mite.account has created more than 100,000 time entries by now. But even if we put this spike aside, we’re seeing more and more accounts with five-digit data. Which is absolutely great—besides one fact: those huge figures brought the Excel/CSV export feature (which can be found under the tab »Reports => Time Entries«) down to their knees.

Time for a rebuild! Thanks to today’s update, even huge data sets can now be exported reliably. Furthermore, we were able to significantly accelerate the export. It is now up to three times faster. Ready, set, go, to your next 100,000 time entries!


March 21, 2012

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Keyboard shortcuts

You answered the mail, made your customer happy, and closed the deal. Now, you could move your hand away from the keyboard over to the mouse, click the tab »Time tracking«, search for the running timer, and click to stop it. Or, you could simply type s.

Keyboard shortcuts are here! From today on, all main features can be triggered this way, too. Keyboard shortcuts can be a real time saver—we do recommend to take five minutes to memorize them.

Amongst other things, the new shortcuts support time tracking actions and navigating tabs. To see the whole package, please press ? (in mite). If your cursor is active in an input field, please press esc first to leave the field.

Hopefully, you’ll be able to speed up your time tracking considerably thanks to the brand spanking new keyboard shortcuts. Please get in touch if you happen to stumble upon a bug, or if you have any ideas on how to improve them. Merci!


February 21, 2012

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Securing mite with HTTPS-only

When accessing mite on the web, we offered optional HTTPS from very early on. Today, we switched to HTTPS-only. Thus, the connection between your browser and our servers will always be encrypted. Just like in online banking.

HTTPS is especially helpful when you access mite over an unsecured Internet connection like a public wi-fi network. There are no disadvantages to HTTPS for you. Therefore, HTTPS is always activated.

Besides switching to HTTPS-only, we launched some more updates to improve the security of mite. For example, if you forgot your password, mite will now e-mail you a link to change your password yourself. We introduced the same process to inviting new team members to your account. Several updates in the background accompany these changes, e.g. stronger algorithms for password encryption.

While we work hard to secure your data, you can help, too. The best point to start is to choose a secure password which you only use in mite. A secure password cannot be found in a dictionary. It consists of at least eight characters, and it mixes letters, numbers, and special characters.

API developers, listen up please!

We will switch our API to HTTPS-only, too. If you do not access the API via HTTPS yet, please update your code. Starting March 30th, the mite.api won’t accept HTTP requests anymore. Hopefully, five weeks will be more than enough time to change your code unhurriedly. Please support this update and help make mite more secure!


December 09, 2011

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Smarter charts

The bar charts on your dashboards, project reports, and shared reports just leveled up! Now, they’re not only able to display all hours or revenues, but also detailed information on services, projects, customers, or team members.

Bar chart of a dashboard report, while hovering your mouse over a service

On your dashboard, hover your mouse over a section of the snake chart of services, projects, or customers. The bar chart will highlight those hours or revenues then. On project reports or shared reports, the bar chart behaves likewise: Hover your mouse over a row of a service or team member to see those hours highlighted in the bar chart.

Hopefully, this small update will help you to understand and analyze your time entries more in-depth!


November 10, 2011

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New! Hourly rates per customer, project, or service

They’ve arrived! After hundreds of user suggestions and amazing input during concept phase, they finally launched today: more flexible hourly rates in mite.

You can now specify an hourly rate per customer, per project, or per service. Furthermore, the default hourly rate of a service can now be adapted per customer or per project.

Sounds complex? It is—in the background, at least. Nevertheless, we hope that you won’t have to rack your brains. We iterated for months to build the simplest interface possible. You’ll probably have to think it over once—but after that, mite will handle the complexity for you. So let’s get started, let us guide you through the details!

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June 18, 2011

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Meet Anytime, the mite.app for your iPhone

Four months ago, a third-party developer got in touch by e-mail. He asked us to check out the private beta of his iPhone app with full mite.support, Anytime. We did. We gazed. We were amazed. This guy did nothing less than a fully-featured mite for iPhone, out of the blue!

Anytime: time tracking with mite on your iPhone

Time tracking, management of customers, projects, and services, as well as detailed reporting, and export features to Dropbox on top. Anytime was a real deal, and got even better during the following months when we were invited to witness the ongoing improvements.

Today, Anytime is finally officially available on the App Store. It’s $4.99. Congrats to the launch, Josef Materi, and thanks for your dedication!

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June 11, 2011

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New add-on: mite.touch, the app for webOS

Smartphone users, prick up your ears: there’s an app for your Palm Pre or Palm Pre2 now, too. In mite.touch, you can either track your time with a built-in timer, or you can add hours manually. You can manage your customers, projects, and services right in the app as well.

Time tracking on webOS with mite.touch

mite.touch is a 3rd party tool. It’s available from the App Catalog for $4.99, a one-time fee. Thanks so much for your great work, ZenAppStudios!

Please note: mite.touch communicates with your mite.account through the mite.api, our open data interface. You’ll have to allow API access for your account first, so mite.touch will be able to work properly. Click on your user name in the upper right-hand corner of mite to allow API access.


May 13, 2011

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New shortcuts to speed up time input

The most important input field of mite, the duration of a time entry, supports a variety of notations to track your time: the bare number of hours, time frames with a starting time and ending time as well as basic arithmetic operations. From today on, this input field got even more flexible. It’s a small update, but hopefully one that’ll save you some precious seconds day by day!

Timer quickstart

If you append a + to any input in the field »hours«, mite will start the timer on the new time entry right away. You can combine the plus-sign with bare hours, time ranges, and basic arithmetic operations.

Time input mite: New shortcut to quickstart the timer

E.g., 0:10+ creates a 10 minutes time entry with a running timer, 8 11:30+ creates a time entry with a running timer with the time frame from 8:00 to 11:30am as a note, and 2*3+ creates a six hour time entry with a running timer.

Time frames

0:00* or * is a new shortcut to create a time entry with a running timer including the time frame as a note. The starting time is the current time; The ending time will increment automatically as long as the timer is ticking.

If you append * to any input in the field »hours«, mite will add the time frame as a note. You can combine the asterisk with bare hours and basic arithmetic operations: e.g., enter 0:10* if you worked from 10 minutes earlier until now.

Furthermore, you won’t have to type in the rather unconvenient colons anymore. mite now supports four-digits, too. Type 0800 1230 if you worked from 8:00 to 12:30.

Cheat sheet

Don’t remember all input options yet? Please head over to the time input cheat sheet, you’ll find an overview of all notations there, old and new. You can reach this cheat sheet right from your mite.account, too: simply click on the question mark on the right-hand side of the field »hours«.

All notations are supported on your desktop browsers as well as your mobile browsers, e.g. on your iPhone or your smartphone running Android. Hopefully, this small update will be helpful and speed up tracking your time a little bit!


April 16, 2011

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Project reports, the next generation

Your project at a glance—that’s what a convincing project report should be all about. Three years ago, we designed the now-former version of the project reports in mite. Thanks to your feedback, we’ve learned a great deal about which information is really relevant for a project. So much, that we decided to go back to start. And redesign the project reports from scratch.

Today, we’re extremely happy to lift the curtain, finally: here they are, meet your brand spanking new project reports!

New project report of time tracking tool mite

Slimmed-down project header

We reduced the info shown in the header area rigorously. There are only a few key figures that are always worth your attention: the total hours, the total revenue plus the budget if there is one. Thus, the new project reports feature only those figures in the project header—period. Focus is what counts.

Activity graph

Below, the new project reports display an activity graph, a timeline of your project. The resolution of the bar chart adapts to the total duration of the project: each bar represents either a month, a calendar week or a day.

Hours & revenue per service or team member

The third area of the project report breaks down hours and revenue per service. mite shows the total for each service and its percentage. The color code should make it easy to spot A, B and C services at first glance, from an hourly perspective as well as a financial one.

You can switch this section from »Services« to »Team« to analyze hours and revenue per team member.

All time entries / unlocked / locked

On every project report, you might choose if all time entries should be analyzed, or unlocked ones only, or locked ones only. All areas of the report will adapt accordingly: the key figures in the header, the bar chart as well as the service / team section.

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