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January 5, 2012:

Automatic Timesheet version 1.2.13 is released.
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What feature would you most like to see in a future version of Automatic Timesheet?
Send a tweet when I leave and/or return to my computer.
Create a product similar to Automatic Timesheet that lets me keep track of all of my employees' timesheets.
Require a supervisor's password in order to edit the timesheet

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Frequently Asked Questions
 
My company's pay period doesn't start on Saturday. Is there a way to change the start of the pay period to another day?
Yes. You can change the pay period start day to any day of the week from the Options set up window.
 
How do I shut down Automatic Timesheet?
Select "Exit" from the "File" menu.
 
How can I print the timesheet?
First create a report. This is done by selecting the "Timesheet Report..." item from the "Tools" menu. The report will open in your web browser. You can then print the report from your web browser.
 
I would rather enter my clock in and clock times myself. Is there a way to disable the automatic clock in and clock out?
Yes. Go to the Tools menu in Automatic Timesheet and select Options. Then click the Advanced tab. Check the "Disable automatic clock in and clock out" item. Click "Save".
 
Does the software work with Windows Vista?
Yes. Beginning with version 1.2.4 Automatic Timesheet works with Windows Vista.
 
Does the software work with Windows 7?
Yes. Beginning with version 1.2.4 Automatic Timesheet works with Windows 7.
 
Sometimes I work past midnight. How can I keep track of this time?
Automatic Timesheet version 1.2.5 and later support clocking out after midnight. You can get the latest version from the Download page. With this change a clock out time that is BEFORE the clock in time is considered to have occurred the following day. For example, a timesheet entry for a Monday that had 8 AM for the clock in time and 1 AM for the clock out time would be considered a 17 hour day (8 AM Monday to 1 AM Tuesday).
 
I work the late shift. Is there a way to get Automatic Timesheet to work with my schedule?
Yes. Beginning with version 1.2.5, Automatic Timesheet will handle your schedule properly.
 

If you have a question that is not answered here, please use the Contact / Support page to submit it.

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What is Automatic Timesheet?

Automatic Timesheet is an easy to use Windows® program designed to help you keep an accurate timesheet with minimum effort. The timesheet calculator software runs on your computer and automatically records your "clock in" and "clock out" time each work day. Additionally, the total amount of time you have worked each day and each week are calculated for you.

The software has an editor that can be used to make changes to the "Clock In", "Clock Out", "Lunch" and "Adjustment" values if needed. So if you occasionally have an extra long lunch (or maybe no lunch at all), it's easy to update.

Alternatively, you may use the software as a manual timesheet calculator by turning off the automatic clock in / clock out feature.

You can read more about the software on the Features page or download a copy of the software with a 15-day evaluation license from the Download page.


Main Automatic Timesheet window
Screenshot showing the main Automatic Timesheet window.


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  • Automatically records "clock in" and "clock out" times
    • Your "clock in" time is recorded the first time you power up or log on to your computer on a given day.
    • Your "clock out" time is recorded the last time you power down or log off of your computer on a given day.
    • If you are using a screen saver, your clock out time will be recorded that last time your screen saver comes on a given day. This is handy for those times when you forget to shutdown or log off of your computer before leaving for the day.
     
  • Configurable
    • General settings include a setting for which day of the week should appear as the first day of the week on the timesheet and default "clock in" and "clock out" times. A setting for the default length of the lunch period is also provided.
    • Rounding options are available for "clock in" and "clock out" times, and for the daily and weekly time totals. Times can be rounded backward, forward or to nearest minute in intervals of 1, 5, 10, 15 or 30 minutes.
    • The time can be displayed in AM/PM or 24 hour format.
     
  • Automatic, but can also be manually edited
    • Clock in time, clock out time and the length of the lunch period can all be edited.
    • There is also provision for a daily adjustment. This can be used to add or subtract time for things like being away from the office for dentist appointment or working a couple of hours at home in the evening.
    • The automatic clock in and clock out feature can be disabled.
     
  • Pay Calculator
    • Calculates gross pay.
    • Allows for up to 4 pay rates (pay calculator entries).
    • The default names of the pay calculator entries are "Base Pay", "Overtime Pay", "Double Time Pay" and "Bonus". These names can be changed by the user.
    • Maximum number of hours for each pay calculator entry is 2000.
    • Maximum pay per hour value for each pay calculator entry is 999.99.
    • Can be hidden when not in use. Use the "View/Pay Calculator" menu item to show the pay calculator if it is hidden.
    • Password protection option.
    • Pay calculator report can be viewed and printed from your web browser.
     
  • Additional Features
    • The Daily History feature allows you to keep track of when and how long you are away from your computer during the work day.
    • Generate reports that can be viewed in and printed from your web browser or Microsoft Word.
    • Creates comma delimited reports that can be used to import the timesheet data into a spreadsheet or database.
    • Allows clock out after midnight. This is useful if you work late or work the late shift.
    • Provides two convenient ways to lock your computer: click "Lock Computer" from either the main window tasks list or from Automatic Timesheet's icon pop-up menu.
     
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Main Window



Edit Window



General Options Tab



Rounding Options Tab


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The latest version of Automatic Timesheet can be downloaded from this page.

New Users Download A Free Evaluation Copy

New users can download a fully functional evalution copy of Automatic Timesheet from this page.

The copy comes with a time-limited 15-day license. To continue using the software beyond 15 days, you will need to purchase a permanent license. If you would like to purchase a license now, click the "Pricing / Purchase" link from the menu at the left.

Once you have downloaded the file, run it to install Automatic Timesheet on your computer.

The software requires Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. It will not run correctly on earlier versions of Windows.

For help installing or using the software, please use the Contact / Support page.

 Click here to download Automatic Timesheet version 1.2.13 (1.2 MB).

 

 

Current Customers Download The Latest Version

Customers who have already purchased Automatic Timesheet can download the latest version here.

The installation file for the evaluation version and the installation file for the software upgrade are exactly the same. However there is no need for existing customers to re-enter their license information. The updated software will automatically recognize your existing license information.

 Click here to download Automatic Timesheet version 1.2.13 (1.2 MB).

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Automatic Timesheet can be purchased for $19.95 per license. You need to order a license for each PC that will be running the software.
 
Payment options include credit card and PayPal.
 
Far Star Software uses BMT Micro to process its orders. When you click the link below you will be taken to BMT Micro's secure order page.
 
 
 
If you have any questions about placing an order please use the Contact / Support page.
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Frequently Asked Questions
 
My company's pay period doesn't start on Saturday. Is there a way to change the start of the pay period to another day?
Yes. You can change the pay period start day to any day of the week from the Options set up window.
 
How do I shut down Automatic Timesheet?
Select "Exit" from the "File" menu.
 
How can I print the timesheet?
First create a report. This is done by selecting the "Timesheet Report..." item from the "Tools" menu. The report will open in your web browser. You can then print the report from your web browser.
 
I would rather enter my clock in and clock times myself. Is there a way to disable the automatic clock in and clock out?
Yes. Go to the Tools menu in Automatic Timesheet and select Options. Then click the Advanced tab. Check the "Disable automatic clock in and clock out" item. Click "Save".
 
Does the software work with Windows Vista?
Yes. Beginning with version 1.2.4 Automatic Timesheet works with Windows Vista.
 
Does the software work with Windows 7?
Yes. Beginning with version 1.2.4 Automatic Timesheet works with Windows 7.
 
Sometimes I work past midnight. How can I keep track of this time?
Automatic Timesheet version 1.2.5 and later support clocking out after midnight. You can get the latest version from the Download page. With this change a clock out time that is BEFORE the clock in time is considered to have occurred the following day. For example, a timesheet entry for a Monday that had 8 AM for the clock in time and 1 AM for the clock out time would be considered a 17 hour day (8 AM Monday to 1 AM Tuesday).
 
I work the late shift. Is there a way to get Automatic Timesheet to work with my schedule?
Yes. Beginning with version 1.2.5, Automatic Timesheet will handle your schedule properly.
 

If you have a question that is not answered here, please use the Contact / Support page to submit it.

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Use this form to send your questions or comments about Automatic Timesheet.

If you have a question related to the operation of the software, be sure to include the version of Automatic Timesheet you are using and the version of Windows you are using. The version of Automatic Timesheet can be found in the lower right part of the main Automatic Timesheet window.

If you are sending a question, be sure to enter your e-mail address so that a reply can be sent to you.

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  • January 5, 2012 - Automatic Timesheet version 1.2.13 is released. Changes in this version:
    Added titles to the html format reports.
    This is a free upgrade for all who have purchased Automatic Timesheet in the past. To install the upgrade, just download the new installation program and run it.
     
  • March 6, 2011 - Automatic Timesheet version 1.2.12 is released. Changes in this version:
    Added a convenience in the timesheet report window. Previously the time frame displayed would be based on the current date. Now it is based on the last date the user set it to previously.
    This is a free upgrade for all who have purchased Automatic Timesheet in the past. To install the upgrade, just download the new installation program and run it.
     
  • January 13, 2011 - Automatic Timesheet version 1.2.11 is released. Changes in this version:
    Fixed an issue where the AM/PM indicators did not display correctly on the timesheet editing screen.
    This is a free upgrade for all who have purchased Automatic Timesheet in the past. To install the upgrade, just download the new installation program and run it.
     
  • December 26, 2010 - Automatic Timesheet version 1.2.10 is released. Changes in this version:
    Added the option to display the time in 24 hour format. Previously the time was always displayed in AM/PM format.
    This is a free upgrade for all who have purchased Automatic Timesheet in the past. To install the upgrade, just download the new installation program and run it.
     
  • September 13, 2010 - Automatic Timesheet version 1.2.9 is released. Changes in this version:
    Allow a note to be added to each timesheet entry. When the cursor is over the Day column in the main Automatic Timesheet window, the note for that day will be displayed in the status bar. The maximum length of a note is 50 characters.
    This is a free upgrade for all who have purchased Automatic Timesheet in the past. To install the upgrade, just download the new installation program and run it.
     
  • March 21, 2010 - Automatic Timesheet version 1.2.8 is released. Changes in this version:
    Replaced the "Today's History" feature with the new "Daily History" feature. The Daily History feature allows you to keep track of when and how long you are away from your computer during the work day.
    This is a free upgrade for all who have purchased Automatic Timesheet in the past. To install the upgrade, just download the new installation program and run it.
     
  • March 2, 2009 - Automatic Timesheet version 1.2.7 is released. Changes in this version:
    1. Fixed an issue that caused automatic clock in and clock out to not work if the "Stay On Top" option was checked.
    This is a free upgrade for all who have purchased Automatic Timesheet in the past. To install the upgrade, just download the new installation program and run it.
     
  • August 19, 2008 - Automatic Timesheet version 1.2.6 is released. Changes in this version:
    1. Fixed an issue that could cause an erroneous entry with the length of 24 hours to appear in the Today's History window.
    This is a free upgrade for all who have purchased Automatic Timesheet in the past. To install the upgrade, just download the new installation program and run it.
     
  • March 4, 2008 - Automatic Timesheet version 1.2.5 is released. Changes in this version:
    1. Allow clock out to occur on the day following the clock in. In previous versions, clock in and clock out were required to occur on the same day.
    - Starting with this version of software, if the clock out time for a particular day is set to a time BEFORE the clock in time, then the clock out time is considered to have happened on the next day. For example, a timesheet entry for a Monday that had 8 AM for the clock in time and 1 AM for the clock out time, would be considered a 17 hour day (8 AM Monday to 1 AM Tuesday).
    - This allows someone whose shift starts in the evening and continues into the next day to track their time.
    - This allows someone that normally works 8-5 to track their time on days when they work past midnight.
    This is a free upgrade for all who have purchased Automatic Timesheet in the past. To install the upgrade, just download the new installation program and run it.
     
  • January 13, 2008 - Automatic Timesheet version 1.2.4 is released. Changes in this version:
    1. Improvements and additions to the timesheet report.
    - An option has been added to create a comma delimited report. This type of report is typically used to import data into a spreadsheet or a database.
    - An option has been to added to allow timesheet reports to open in Microsoft Word.
    - Added "Report Action" setting. This setting determines what happens when the "Create Report" button is clicked. The options are "Open the report file", "Open the report folder" and "None".
    - Timesheet reports use the following naming convention: LastName.FirstName.FirstDate.ReportType. LastName and FirstName are taken from the Tools / Options/ Identification settings. FirstDate is the first date that appears in the report. ReportType is determined by the Report Type setting as follows: "htm" for web browser, "doc" for Microsoft Word and "txt" for comma delimited. In previous versions of the software timesheet reports were always named "report.htm".
    - Removed the "Two week report" option and replaced it with the "Report Length" option. Report length can be set to "1 week" or "2 weeks".
    2. Added a pay calculator report. The report opens in your web browser.
    3. Modified the software to work correctly when run on Windows Vista.
    4. Fixed an issue where automatic clocking in and out would not work correctly if the user connected to their machine using Remote Desktop Connection.
    5. Improved the implementation of the minimize function when the "Minimize at startup" option is selected.
    6. Additional installation options.
    - Added an option called "Install the pay calculator" that determines whether you will be able to use the pay calculator.
    - Added an option called "Start Automatic Timesheet when Windows starts". When this item is checked, a shortcut to Automatic Timesheet is added to the Startup folder. Previous versions of the installation program always added a shortcut to Automatic Timesheet to the Startup folder. You should uncheck this option if you are an administrator user who is installing the program for another user.
    This is a free upgrade for all who have purchased Automatic Timesheet in the past. To install the upgrade, just download the new installation program and run it.
     
  • April 9, 2007 - Automatic Timesheet version 1.1.5 is released. Changes in this version:
    1. Added Pay Calculator.
    - Calculates gross pay.
    - Allows for up to 4 pay rates (pay calculator entries).
    - The default names of the pay calculator entries are "Base Pay", "Overtime Pay", "Double Time Pay" and "Bonus". These names can be changed by the user.
    - Maximum number of hours for each pay calculator entry is 2000.
    - Maximum pay per hour value for each pay calculator entry is 999.99.
    - Can be hidden when not in use. Use the "View/Pay Calculator" menu item to show the pay calculator if it is hidden.
    - Password protection option.
    2. Added an option to disable automatic clock in and clock out. This option is located on the Advanced Options page.
    3. This is a free upgrade for all who have purchased Automatic Timesheet in the past. To install the upgrade, just download the new installation program and run it.
     
  • April 14, 2006 - Automatic Timesheet version 1.0.10 is released. Changes in this version:
    1. Cosmetic changes made to the report creation window.
    2. Cosmetic changes made to the history window.
    3. Added "Get help on the web" menu item to the Help menu.
    4. The "leave" and "return" times in the history window are now rounded to the nearest minute.
    5. Automatic Timesheet must be shut down before installing an upgrade or uninstalling the software. The setup utility has been changed to do this automatically.
     
  • March 13, 2006 - Automatic Timesheet version 1.0.9 is released
    This is the first public release. It is the same version as the last beta release. It can be downloaded from the Download page.
     
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