It should be clear that time is one of the scarcest resources in the life of a freelancer. With timeghost, we offer ways to optimize your time management with our project management software. In this blog, we’ll give you five quick insights on how you can use the software to optimize your day-to-day work as a freelancer.
1. timeghost within the Microsoft365 environment
The software integrated in Teams
To use your tools as effectively as possible, it makes sense to look for a working environment in which the programs are perfectly coordinated. In the Microsof365 working environment, you’ll find many great and helpful programs that make your work easier in many ways. With Microsoft Teams as a central communication and connection tool and other powerful programs such as Microsoft Outlook and Planner, you are perfectly equipped as a freelancer.
Extensions to your 365 environment in the Teams Store
In the Microsoft Teams Store, you also have the option of integrating external tools directly into Teams and thus also using them in your M365 environment – such as with the timeghost Teams App. The Teams app allows you to track your working hours directly in Teams – and the integration has even more great features, a few of which we’ll introduce to you in more detail below.
The integration of a project time tracking in Microsoft Teams again offers several extension and customization options. The tool creates with the Teams App a great way to track your working hours directly in Teams.
To do so, simply download the app from the AppSource Store. Then, the app will appear in the three-dot menu on the sidebar of Teams. Click on the three dots. Then double-click on timeghost and on “Pin”.
In addition to the Teams app, we also offer a web app that you can use as well. The choice is yours! They do not differ in function. Try out both versions for yourself as a freelancer and see which one works best for you. Click here to get the free 14-day trial. We look forward to hearing from you!
Feed your Feed
The Feed your Feed feature gives you the possibility to link the Microsoft365 programs with the software.
If you activate the programs you use for your projects in the Feed your Feed (cogwheel on the top right, left of the Refresh button in the feed), data from the programs will automatically be flushed into the timeghost app.
In MicrosoftTeams, for example, these are calls with customers, in Planner, among other things, projects or created tasks. You decide what should be displayed in your feed. With just a few clicks, you can enter the calls, projects and created tasks as working times in the softwre, with virtually no manual effort.
This way you can connect your Microsoft365 programs with our software in an optimal way. We are happy to help you create flows so that you can work even better.
A little tip: If you have connected to Outlook or Planner, for example, you can use the feed as a to-do list and easily check off your calendar entries and create project tasks in timeghost.
2. Connect timeghost with other programs
One program that our software works very closely with and can therefore provide many extensions to is Zapier. We offer our customers over 5000 automation options and connections to other, external programs, such as Asana, Jira, or Toggl.
If you have any questions with timeghost’s connectors, please don’t hesitate to ask our support, who can even create automation for you. We are happy to help you!
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3. The overview you need to work
The timeghost dashboard gives you the overview you need to work as a freelancer. You can determine how and what you want to display: display the projects of the last weeks or the tasks of only one day, select individual projects and display the hours worked on the project.
Due to the extensive filter bar in the dashboard, there is nothing you can’t display. Here you can see a small part of how our dashboard is structured:
4. Let your customers participate in your projects – with the export feature
The export feature is ideal for providing clients with weekly updates on the resources used. Information about the project can be exported to an Excel file or a CVS file and made available to the customer. The client gets transparent and clear insight into the work and progress of your project.
5. Profitability feature – income and expenses at a glance
The Profitability feature shows you your income and expenses for your projects.
Income via an hourly rate
The revenue for each project is determined by a set hourly rate, which is ultimately billed to the customer.
You can configure the labor costs in the settings and define them for yourself. The difference is displayed graphically in the profitability, so you can see how your freelance work is going.
Since this feature will have a big impact on your business and the evaluation of your projects, we want to be always at your side with our support team and answer your questions in the best possible way. Just send us an email at [email protected].
Intrigued? Try our software 14 days for free and decide if it’s worth it for you. We’ll be happy to help you set it up and look forward to hearing from you.
Here you can find out how to get started with the app to get to know the many advantages of the software right away.
If you have any questions about the software, please contact [email protected].