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June 14

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New setting: Export hours as

When exporting time entries or projects from mite to Excel or as a CSV, you can now choose how the duration should be formatted. You can select either decimal hours, hours:minutes, or minutes. For example, one and a half hour can be exported as 1.5, 1:30, or 90 minutes. Simply pick the format that suits your workflow best.

Setting: Export hours as

If you’re the account owner or an administrator, please find the new setting at the tab labeled »Account«. Your pick will affect all of your account’s exports from »Reports => Time entries«, »Reports => Projects«, as well as from any shared reports.


June 11

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Excel & CSV export: updated duration notation

When exporting time entries or projects from mite to Excel or as a CSV, we used to convert the duration to decimal hours. From now on, we display the duration in the hours:minutes notation and additionally in minutes. For example, one and a half hour used to be shown as 1.5. Now, you’ll see 1:30 as well as 90 minutes.

If you still prefer decimal hours, Excel or other spreadsheet software can convert the duration for you. Please divide the minutes by 60, and format cells to display numbers with 2 decimals. It would be an extra step—but hopefully an easy one, manageable by non-Excel-magicians too.

Whenever possible, we strive not to hinder or break existing workflows. This time though, we decided to change things because so much feedback reached us asking for a change. Yes, decimal hours made further processing easy, but you told us that they were also confusing to some, not precise enough or too technical to others. It seems that the one notation, perfect for everybody, does not exist. That’s why we went for a combination: one, hours:minutes, the notation well-known from mite‘s user interface and easily readable by humans, two, mere minutes, the exact notation easily readable by software, and thus easily processable by humans. Furthermore, we won’t have to round the duration anymore, and thus hopefully won’t confuse anybody with revenue calculation.

A warm thank you to all users who got in touch and made us understand why they weren’t happy with the former notation. We’d be glad to hear from you if this update makes your reporting easier!

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Update, June 14th: Your feedback was quite clear: This update was not helpful for most users, quite the contrary. You want the old notation back. We did not expect to judge the situation so badly. We are sorry.

Thus we just decided to roll-back the update. Instead we’ll add a setting, thanks to which you’ll be able to choose the notation that works best for you. We hope to deploy this update’s update until next Monday, June 17th. Please hang on.

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Update II, June 14th: He have just deployed the new setting. You can now choose which format suits you best when exporting to Excel or as a CSV. Please find a detailed description in our new blog post.


March 29

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New API feature: retrieve changes

The mite.api, our open data interface, now features changes endpoints. Thanks to these you are now able to retrieve changes to time entries, customers, projects, and services. This will hopefully prove helpful e.g. to keep a local copy of resources in sync with data in mite, without having to transfer the whole – and possibly very large – list again and again.

For more details, please have a look at the API documentation of the changes endpoints. Cheers to smarter, more efficient code!


March 19, 2015

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Export projects to Excel or as a CSV

At the tab »Reports => Projects«, mite lists all of your projects with their total hours, revenue, and budget status. You can now export this information to Excel or as CSV file, too. The new feature sits in the right sidebar.

Export projects to Excel oder as a CSV

We’d like to thank all feedbackers. Hopefully, this update will support you in keeping all of your projects on track.


March 10, 2015

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New project, (no) customer assigned

Every now and then, when you add a new time entry at the tab »Time tracking«, you realize that the project you want to assign your time entry to has not been created yet. That’s why mite offers a shortcut to add projects right from the select menue.

When you click on the list item »Add project«, you have solely been able to pick a name for the new project.

Add new project shortcut, assign to customer

Now, you can also choose which customer your new project should be assigned to.

Thanks to all of you who suggested this improvement! Hopefully, this little helper will smoothen your time tracking.


November 24, 2014

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More flexible filters

Even filters should get back to school once in a while, and mite’s filters were happy to: Now they know how to handle the Boolean search operator OR. And because they are smart AND kind filters, they wrapped their new skills in a simple-to-use interface.

Reports - Time entries: multiple filters

On the list of all time entries at the tab »Reports => Time entries«, you could only filter by one single element of each category. Now, multiple selects are available. For example, you can now filter by two or more projects at once. Customers, projects, services, and users got multiple selects too.

When you select one filter of a category, a plus-shaped button will appear on the right-hand side of the select. Click on this button to select an additional filter of the same category. When you select two or more filters of the same category, additional minus-shaped buttons will appear next to the selects. Click on one of these buttons to remove the associated filter.

Reports - Projects: multiple filters

At the tab »Reports => Projects«, you can now make use of the new multiple selects, too. Filter by one, two, or more customers, just as you wish.

Hopefully, these new mighty filters will help you to analyse your data better! Give them a try and tell us how they are working for you. We’d love to get feedback.


January 27, 2014

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Recurring project budgets

Machinery needs a little bit of grease every now and then, software an update, and a home a cleaning. Some projects lack the one big final »Done!«—and a feature to budget them smoothly in mite. E.g., if you agreed with your client on maintaining a project for 20 hours a month, you had to add a new project every single month to keep a keen eye on its budget.

No more! You can now set a monthly budget for a project, too. As usually, you can budget in hours or euro or another currency. Simply choose the brand spanking new option »hours per month« or »euros per month«, when adding or editing a project on the tab »Projects«.

Set a monthly budget for a project

mite will then display the percentual useage of the monthly budget and the remaining or exceeded hours or euros in all the familiar places. If the budget exceeds 75%, it will show up on your dashboard report as ‘critical’. Budgets will always be displayed on »Reports => Projects« and on project reports, including possible shared reports.

Project report: budget status of the current month

The project report of active projects will show the budget status of the current month in the upper right-hand corner. The report of archived projects will show the budget average instead.

Project report of an active project: budget status for all months

Click on »Show all months« to have a thorough look at the historical budget data, starting with the first month you tracked a time entry on.

If you did not track any time entries at all on a given month, the average will be calculated excluding this month. Add a time entry with 0:00 to force mite to include an easy-going month in the average.

Hopefully, this update will help you to manage recurring budgets more smoothly. We’d love to hear some feedback. Give it a try and tell us how it’s working for you. Thanks!


May 16, 2013

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Changeable logins

Every mite.account is available under its own, unique URL. When you sign-up for a new account, you choose this personal login. E.g., if your login is »myteam«, you log-in at https://myteam.mite.yo.lk.

You can now change this login—which can be handy if you rename your company for example. The owner of the account and administrators can find this new feature under the tab »Account«.

If you change the login of your account, the renamed account will be at your service under its new address immediately. Please inform your team about the update, so nobody will get lost. Also, the URLs of any shared reports will change. Thus, please let your clients know, too. Thanks!


March 18, 2013

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Copy time entries as a template

Working days often differ strongly in detail, but follow a similar basic structur. At some moment of the day, we usually check our mails, take care of administrative issues, get our team on the same page in a meeting, and push forward our current project.

From today on, you won’t have to add the same time entries from the ground up every single day. Instead, mite will be happy to help you kickstart your day. With a single click, you can now copy last working day’s time entries as a template for the current day.

Copy last working day's entries as a template

If you select a day without time entries, you’ll see a link on the white content area which says »Copy last working day’s entries as a template«. When you click on it, mite will duplicate the project and service of these time entries, delete their notes, and reset their hours. Now, you can start the timer on any of these template entries, or edit their hours directly.

If you don’t need one or several of the copied time entries on the current day, simply delete them. The last working day is the last day on which you added at least one time entry. Time entries with archived projects and/or services won’t get copied. Of course, you can manually add more time entries to the copied ones. The time tracking features you’re accustomed with won’t change at all.

We hope so much that this new feature will help you save some precious time, day by day! Please tell us how the update is working out for you. Constructive feedback is super-important for improving mite. Thanks!


February 12, 2013

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DynaMite 3

Hear hear, Mac users: Do you use Lion or higher? Then this is for you. Version 3 of DynaMite, the sleek mite.client for Mac OS, has arrived!

DynaMite 3

What is DynaMite?

DynaMite is an add-on for Mac users which is developed and maintained by Swiss MediaAtelier. DynaMite is kind of a remote for your mite. It sits directly in the menu bar of your Mac. Right here, you’ll see at a glance if a timer is running, and if so, how many minutes you’ve been working already. Stop or edit running timers with a single click. Or create a new time entry with a running timer in no time at all.

What’s new in version 3?

  • Idle timers
  • Time entries with multiline notes
  • Click a day summary to view the corresponding mite.page
  • Increase or decrease running timers right from your menu bar
  • Switch easily between multiple mite.accounts

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