Change Start Time When Entering Durations Manually

The app instructions indicate: “If you forgot to start the timer, or you prefer to fill in all your work hours in one go, use manual mode.” But what is odd, and “backward” it seems to me is that “When you type 2h, the current time will be used as the start time and “the current time + 2h” as the end time.” That results in you creating a time entry for now into the future, rather than filling in a past gap during which you forgot to start the timer.

For example, suppose its 2:00 p.m. and for the last 2 hours I worked on a project, but I forgot to start a timer 2 hours ago. So I go into manual mode and enter 2h as the duration. Clockify then creates an entry going forward from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. instead of what actually happened which was working on it from 12:00 to 2:00 to fill the missing gap during which I forgot to start the timer. Yes, I know that I can manually go back and enter the exact times by hand, but that requires a lot of extra clicks and takes away from the whole purpose of the thoughtful duration shortcuts like “2h” that the developers created. This makes no sense to me. If you “forgot” to enter a time entry, note that if you follow their instructions, you will always be entering future time, not past time. Am I missing something?


Hi Pedrisimo,

You are right, start time is set according to current time when adding time manually. That being said your feedback has been forwarded to product team so they can have in mind your suggestion for future development.