How to Use TimeCapture in Sage Timeslips - dummies

How to Use TimeCapture in Sage Timeslips

By Elaine Marmel

You use Sage Timeslips’ TimeCapture, a separate program that comes with Timeslips, to automatically capture time as you work at your computer. By default, TimeCapture automatically starts timers for every open window on your computer. You can opt to create slips from the entries or you can delete them.

For those who have been using Timeslips for years, note that TimeCapture replaces TSTimer.

You can start TimeCapture from your Sage Timeslips 2014 program group on the Windows All Programs menu. Click the TimeCapture shortcut in the group; when TimeCapture is running, it displays an icon in your status bar like the example.


You can double-click this icon at any time to display the TimeCapture window.


Because the programs are independent, Timeslips doesn’t need to be running to run TimeCapture.

TimeCapture entries are not part of the Timeslips database until you convert them to slips. The entries are stored on your local computer and must be backed up manually. Instead, plan to convert them to slips daily. You can back up TimeCapture entries using the Save Copy of Data Files command that appears when you right-click the TimeCapture icon.

The TimeCapture window displays all programs it finds running on your computer. To the right of each program, you see the number of entries TimeCapture has created for the program, based on actions you take while working in the program.

For example, saving a document in Microsoft Word counts as an action, and TimeCapture displays it as an entry. To see the entries that TimeCapture has captured for a program, click its right-pointing caret.