How can I manually add records? #manual-add
Open the timeline from the app’s main menu. Navigate to the desired date by using the upper date toolbars, then use the button (lower right corner of the screen) to add your records.
How does the Google Calendar synchronisation work? #google-cal-sync

If activated, the synchronization will write the app’s records to a Google Calendar. You will need to configure the calendar in the app’s settings. Every change in Swipetimes is reflected in the Google Calendar, but calendar changes are not transferred back to the app. It’s a one way synchronisation.

Depending on your purchased add-ons you may choose to have automatic synchronisation (happens every time your tracked records change) or you may have to manually invoke the sync.

In order to see the records in the Google Calendar please take a look first by using Google’s web interface. There you are able to also see the calendars Swipetimes created.

The app will use only the calendars it created. None of your other calendars will be touched in any way by Swipetimes.

What happens to my time account during vacation, illness etc.? #vacation-illness

Well, you’ll have to mark those days in order to avoid miscalculations of your time account.

As you know, your time account reflects the difference between the target and the tracked time. On vacation you don’t have a target time, thus you will have to add an exception for the vacation days.

How does the rounding work? Does it round to the nearest X minutes? #rounding-nearest
No, that’s not the way rounding works. Just the duration is rounded.

Let’s assume you have a record running between 10:03 - 10:06 and your rounding setting is round up each record / 5 minutes. The actual duration of the record is 3 minutes, but after rounding it will be 5 minutes. Start and end time remain untouched.

For a rounding setting round up daily duration / 5 minutes, the actual duration of a day’s records is summed up, and then the sum is rounded.
How can I get rid of the demo (preset) data? #preset-data
The preset data is only shown to instantly enable you to play with swipetimes. Once you’ll create your own projects all demo data will vanish.
Why can’t I find my backups on Google Drive? #google-drive-backups
The app shows the backup list, but on Google Drive there’s nothing.

This is due to the fact that the Google Drive App folder is hidden. It cannot be made visible by any means, as Google controls this behavior. Here are some more details:

In case you want to be able to access the backups, you can use Dropbox or SD-card based backups.
Can I start tracking a project directly from the launcher? #launcher-start-project

Yes you can: either by using the widget, either by using a launcher shortcut. The widget will let you choose from all the projects when starting the timer, the app shortcut is tied to a specific project.

Assign shortcut

Launcher shortcut

App widget

Why can’t I change the start and end time of a record? I see just the duration. #record-start-end

You’ve probably switched accidentally to duration mode. Just switch back to hours mode.

Switch mode

I bought the add-ons and now I want to change my phone. Can I keep the add-ons? #change-phone

When you bought the add-ons you did that by using a Google account. If you are using the same account on your new phone, the add-ons you already bought should be also active on the new device. Users using multiple Google accounts on the same phone reported some problems in the past. If you’re also having problems, here’s what you can try doing:

  • check the account in the Play Store App
  • restart your phone, then open again the add-ons view in Swipetimes

    If these steps don’t help, you can try purchasing the add-ons again. Don’t be scared, Google will detect that you already own them, you won’t be billed, the app will mark them as purchased and unlock all the features. If it goes wrong, contact me at, you’ll get a refund.