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November 15, 2012

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Select menus à la mite: enhanced search

The recently launched select menus feature a search to find any given entry in no time at all. We just updated this search: You can now search for groups, too. E.g., if you create a new time entry, you can search the select »Project« not only for a project, but also for a customer. mite will then display all projects of the customer in question.

Thanks so much for your numerous feedback suggesting this enhancement! We’re very happy to know the search feature is utilized to such an extent already.


November 12, 2012

65 comments

Select menus à la mite

Goodbye standards, salut flexibility! From today on, a home-brewed version of an essential interface element is in operation in all modern browsers. Fully flavored à la mite, search included — please meet our new select menus:

Select menue à la mite, Create a new time entry

Homebrewing gave us the chance to regain full control of the selects, and add some much-requested spice: search. Hopefully, this new flavor will simplify and speed-up every single choice, especially for teams and freelancers juggling a multitude of projects and/or services. Please make your voice heard how the new selects are working out for you. Feedback is much appreciated.

Thanks to all those user who got in touch to suggest this update, and to Chosen, the open source project which forms the foundation of our version. Merci for releasing the code!

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Update, November 13th: Thanks so much for your open and constructive feedback here, via Twitter and e-mail! You made yourself clear: thumbs up for the features, thumbs down for the look and feel. Especially with longer names, the new selects became less clear, and even a a hord of zebras galloping through the selects was spotted.

We heard you. We got back to work. And just published an update of the update. Thanks again for your honest feedback. We do hope that we got it right and really better this time!

Selects à la mite, redone

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Update, November 14th: If you open the new selects, they now adapt their height to the space available in your browser window. You’ll see far more elements at a glance on bigger screens.

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Update, November 15th: You can now search for groups, too. E.g, search for a customer in the select »Project«.

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Update, January 28th: The new selects under the tab »Time tracking« now adapt their width to the space available, too. They show up to ten more characters.


August 29, 2012

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Find customers, projects, services, and users

Got tired of scrolling through all too long lists of customers, projects, services, or users to find what you’re looking for? Help is here: mite now features a smart search for each of those tabs.

Search for archived projects

To find an object, click into the search field in the right sidebar or press f on your keyboard, and type the first characters of your search term. In modern browsers, results will show up and adapt as you type. In older browsers and Internet Explorers <10, press return or click on the magnifying glass icon to start your search.

Generally, mite finds all objects whose names include your search term. Furthermore, you can search for customer names under the tab »Projects« as well as for e-mail addresses under »Team« by simply using the same search box.

Cheers to a speedier mite! Hopefully, today’s update will improve the handling especially for hard-working teams.


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

33 comments

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

10 comments

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

77 comments

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

22 comments

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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