How Everhour improves GitHub?
Here is a bit more details on how Everhour integrates with GitHub
and what advantages it will give you
Time and estimate along issues
With Everhour, you can easily track time in any task within GitHub. You will see the timer and reported time next to the issue title as well as the total time by the entire project.
Time in projects
Project boards on GitHub help you organize and prioritize your work. With Everhour, you can now see time and estimates right here, by every issue and the total time by column.
Time in issue details
In the task details, you’ll see the reported time by each employee and its progress towards the original estimate. You can track time using timer or log time manually at any time.
Overall or individual estimates
Among other things, you can track progress by the issue as a whole, or even set individual estimates.
Why choose Everhour?
Here is why GitHub + Everhour is the best time tracking integration on the market
1. Quick setup
When you connect GitHub with Everhour, we sync all your repositories so that your team can start tracking time right away. No manual project setup required.
2. Less employee teaching
You don’t need to explain to your staff how to use additional software. Time tracking controls will appear right inside their GitHub interface, making it easy for them to track time.
Employees often forget to track time as it's not convenient for them to switch between apps. Everhour eliminates these steps and improves time tracking accuracy.
4. Estimates always in front of you
Everhour shows time vs. estimate beside issue titles. When the entire team sees progress on tasks, they will hold you accountable to ensuring work is done.
5. Automatic updates
When you add a new repository or change the name of the existing issue in GitHub, we will sync this change automatically in Everhour. That means your reports will always show the freshest data.
6. Detailed reports
Our reports let you organize reported time using various information from your GitHub issues such as labels or milestones. So you can dive deeper into analysis to get more accurate results.
What else Everhour can do for you?
Besides controls we embed into GitHub interface, you will get access to
many extra features through our site
Billing and budgeting
Simple and flexible projects billing. Set budgets to track progress in real time. Receive timely notifications
Easy-to-use time tracker. Know the time spent on tasks, hours of work and breaks for each employee
Create tasks, organize them in sections, add time estimates to keep everyone in the loop and on track
View your team’s schedule, know how busy or available someone is, compare plan to the actual time spent
Track work-related expenses with ease. Reimburse employees, use costs in project budgets, add to client invoices
Reports and dashboards to dive deep into how your team spends time, money and resources
Easily create an invoice based on tracked time and expenses. Connect with QuickBooks, Xero or FreshBooks
Your questions. Answered!
Here is the list of the most frequent questions. If you’d have other questions or ideas — contact us.
Click on Try with my GitHub and connect it with us. Next step would be to install our browser extension. And that's it! Open your GitHub and start tracking time.
Everhour automatically syncs your GitHub repositories. It also keeps track of changes of project and issue titles, in order to reflect the newest title on the timesheet. This is a striking difference with other tools where they force you to manually duplicate projects, match and change them.
We request access to your GitHub repositories so we can access issues. Believe it or not, there is no GitHub API permission allowing "OAuth Apps" to request access ONLY for issues at this time. We have to request full access ('repo' scope) to your code to interact with issues. While the transition to "GitHub Apps" is quite difficult for us at the moment. We will never, ever download of modify your code. Just like you, we’re developers and entirely respect the privacy of your code. All we download are repository name and issues titles, even without description. And even that we never change, only read.
No problem. You can invite and pay only for those GitHub users who are going to track time and use other Everhour features.
Only those people who are a part of your Everhour team and installed our browser extension can see time related data in GitHub.
After you register Everhour account and connect it with GitHub, you can track time only for yourself. To invite teammates, you should go to Everhour team page and manually invite your team by entering their emails. Each employee should finish signup flow and connect their GitHub account.
Unfortunately it is not possible due to technical reasons. Only folks at GitHub can decide to integrate with Everhour. Other time trackers can't do this either.