To search, you need to select a timeline type and a device. Search will work on a date range selected above.
Show only untagged option
When this is checked, only activities which are not yet fully tagged will show up.
Additional operations in 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 choose
- Tag selected as - tag selected activities with a tag you choose
These operations can be long running, so they may take some time to complete.
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
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
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:
If I write Ca?s it will match both lines.
If I write C*s it will also match both lines.
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
Instead of only text and wildcard characters, you can also use regular expressions. To use regular expressions, encapsulate them in
For example, to search for anything:
Tag all as
With this command you can tag all activities with a tag you choose. First you will need to choose 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
Tag selected as
Tag selected as works in the same way as Tag all as, the only difference is that here you can check check-boxes for the activities you want to tag.