Our developers at Harvest spend a majority of their time in GitHub. As someone who organizes our projects, I tend to live in Basecamp or Trello, so the fact that I can start a Harvest timer from those apps is great. But for developers who actually do their work in GitHub, it’s been a bummer that they haven’t been able to start a timer from there. Today, we’re excited to add GitHub to the list of apps you can track time from with the Harvest Chrome extension!
If you already have our Chrome extension installed today, you’ll now see a Track Time button at the top of every GitHub issue and pull request. If not, just install it here. The highlights of the integration:
- Quickly start and stop a timer from GitHub issues and pull requests. There’s a button at the top of the page, but also down near the comments.
- The ID and title of the issue or pull request will populate into your Harvest notes.
- Your Harvest timesheet will have a link back to the GitHub issue or pull request associated with that entry.
The Harvest for GitHub integration will make developers and project managers happy. It’ll be easier for developers to get a timer going, meaning they’ll be more likely to track time. For project managers, that translates to not having to remind your team to track time and having more accurate reports. Win, win!
If you have any questions or feedback, just get in touch with us.