The key to ensuring a successful time tracking process is to make it as easy as possible for your team to integrate it into their workday — and Harvest is an intuitive solution that does just that.

An iPhone showing the Harvest timer widgetWe’re constantly working on ways to make time tracking easier for you and your team — which is why we’re excited to announce our new feature: a mobile widget for iOS. Thanks to this update, you and your team can now seamlessly access timers without having to open the Harvest mobile app.

Read below for more details on what you can do with mobile widgets and how they make it even easier to track time without interrupting your workflow.

Quickly access timers

In order for time tracking to provide the most benefit, you need to be able to do it quickly and conveniently. And while this has always been possible with Harvest, our new mobile widgets make it even easier.

The new mobile widgets not only allow you to view the status of your running timers, but also to start a new timer or start an existing one on the go. Now you can save time by skipping the login process or opening the app — all you have to do is click start or stop before getting back to doing your best work.

Seamlessly sync across all devices

The best part about the new Harvest mobile widgets is that they’re seamlessly connected with the main application — meaning you can easily access any created timer via your mobile widget, desktop application, or mobile app.

This way you don’t have to worry about losing any tracked time or created timers when you use the mobile widget.

How to get started

Here’s how to enable the Harvest widget from your mobile Home Screen: 

  • Touch and hold an empty area on your Home Screen until the apps wiggle. 
  • Tap the “+” button in the upper-left corner. 
  • Search for Harvest and click “Add Widget.”
  • Select a Widget size and tap “Done.” (Note: the amount of time entry information you can see from the Home Screen is dependent on the Widget’s size)

We’re confident that the new mobile widget will boost your time tracking process by ensuring the most seamless experience possible. If you have any questions on how to get started using this exciting new feature, our support team is always happy to help!