Search

Searching

To search, you need to select a timeline type and a device. Search will work on a date range selected above.

Search

Search will return all matching activities in the selected range. On these activities you can perform the following operations:

  • Delete all - delete all matching activities within range
  • Export to csv
  • Export to Excel - it will export a maximum of 1 million rows
  • Tag all as - tag all activities with a tag you select

These operations can be long running, so they may take some time to complete.

Search syntax

There are some keywords you can use to make filter more efficient:

  • group - search for words in group
    usage: group:firefox - all Firefox activities

  • duration - how long an activity can be
    usage: duration>1s - duration is longer than 1 second
    duration<1m - duration is shorter than 1 minute
    duration>1m10s - duration is longer than 1 minute and 10 seconds
    duration<1h - duration is shorter than 1 hour

  • start - when activity started
    usage: start>10:00PM - activity started after 10:00 PM
    start>22:00 - activity started after 10:00 PM or 22:00

  • end - when activity ended
    usage: end>10:00PM - activity ended after 10:00 PM
    end>22:00 - activity ended after 10:00 PM or 22:00

  • or
    usage: end>10:00PM or duration<10s

  • and - and is implicit operator so you don't need to use it

  • - - not operator
    usage: 'manictime' will look for all lines with text manictime in title, '-manictime' will show all lines except those which contain manictime text in title

  • label - tags can have labels, currently the only label is billable
    usage: label=billable

Wildcard characters

There are two wildcard characters available: ? and *:

  • ? will substitute any single non white-space character
  • * will substitute any number of non white-space characters

Let say I have these lines:
Cars
Cats

If I write Ca?s it will match both lines.
If I write C*s it will also match both lines.

Examples

A few examples for Applications timeline:

google - find all activities with keyword 'google' in title

-google - find all activities without keyword 'google' in title

group:firefox - find all activities with keyword 'firefox' in group

group:note - find all activities with keyword 'note' in group. For example, if I am using Notepad and Evernote all instances where either of these two applications was used will match.

group:firefox google - find all activities with keyword 'firefox' in group and word 'google' in title

group:"google chrome" (microsoft or yahoo) - find all activities with keyword 'google chrome' in group and word 'microsoft' or 'yahoo' in title

group:"google chrome" (microsoft or yahoo) start<13:00 - find all activities with keyword 'google chrome' in group and word 'microsoft' or 'yahoo' in title, starting before 13:00

manictime duration>1m end<6:00PM - find all activities with keyword 'manictime' in title, ending before 6PM and longer than 1 minute

note:"some note" - find all tags with keyword 'some note' in note

Regular expressions

Instead of only text and wildcard characters, you can also use regular expressions. To use regular expressions, encapsulate them in

#"regular expression"

For example, to search for anything:

#".\*"

Tag all as

With this command you can tag all activities with a tag you select. First you will need to select which tag will be used for tagging. Then this window will show up:

Here you need to tell it what to do if some time is already tagged with some other tag:

  • Fill only untagged time - it should tag only time which is still untagged
  • Ignore existing tags (double tag) - just tag all time, it does not matter if it is already tagged. This can create time which is double tagged.
  • Overwrite existing tags - if some time is already tagged, replace it with selected tag

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