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Getting Started

TimeTune has been designed to help you make better use of your time. To that end, it provides you with several tools: routines, reminders, timers, events and more.

This guide will help you learn the basics of TimeTune and get started with your personal time management system:


QUICK START - YOUR FIRST ROUTINE

TimeTune offers many options, but the routines are its most powerful feature.

To create your personal routine, do this:

  1. Main menu / Routines / tap on the round button (+).
  2. Choose a name for your routine.
  3. Select the type of routine: Weekly (7 days, for weekly cycles), Daily (1 day, for weekly cycles too) or Atypical (for non-weekly cycles, as it happens with some professions such as firefighters, nurses or police).

Weekly and Daily routines (for weekly cycles) have their own advantages:

  1. A Weekly routine (7 days) will allow you to see the whole week in detail (recommended in most cases).
  2. A Daily routine (1 day) will allow you to create the schedule for 1 day and assign days of the week to it (recommended when several days in your week are exactly the same).

After creating the routine, you can click on it and start adding your activities:

  1. Click on your new routine.
  2. Tap on the round button (+) to create a new activity.
  3. Choose the start time, the end time and a tag for the activity.
  4. Tap on the accept icon on top to create the activity.

The created activity will repeat in every cycle of the routine, since routines repeat themselves automatically while enabled.

To plan your routine faster:

  1. Create the activities for a day in your routine.
  2. Use the ‘Clone day’ option from the top submenu to copy all the activities from that day to other days.
  3. Make adjustments on the copied days where needed (you can click and long-click on times and activities for additional options).


MANAGING ADDITIONAL ROUTINES

Sometimes life gets in the way and we cannot follow our usual routine. In those cases, you can create an additional routine and change your whole schedule with a single switch.

For example, to create an exception routine for one day:

  1. Main menu / Routines / tap on the round button (+).
  2. Choose a name for the new routine (‘Exception Day’ for example).
  3. Select ‘Daily’ as the type of routine (no need to select repetition days).
  4. Tap on the accept icon on top to create the new routine.
  5. Now you can tap on the new routine and plan your exception day.

To change your current schedule to the new routine:

  1. Main menu / Routines.
  2. Tap on the switch on your current routine to disable it.
  3. Tap on the switch on the new routine to enable it.

If you want to automate this change in advance, you can use the Programmer (Pro feature).


CUSTOMIZING YOUR TAGS

When adding an activity to your routine, you must select a main tag to indicate the kind of activity that’s going to take place.

These tags are customizable: you can create your own tags or modify the built-in ones.

Here’s how you can create a new tag:

  1. Main menu / Tags / tap on the round button (+).
  2. Write a name for the new tag.
  3. Tap on the round buttons to select an icon and a color for your tag.
  4. Tap on the accept icon on top to create the new tag.

If you want, you can create tags on the fly too:

  1. When editing a routine activity, tap on the name of the tag.
  2. On the tag chooser, tap on the ‘New tag’ button.
  3. Write a name for the tag and select an icon and color.
  4. Tap on ‘Done’ and the new tag will be automatically created.


CHECKING STATISTICS

Once your routine has been planned, you can check how your time is distributed with routine statistics.

These statistics will let you know where the time goes and where you can improve.

To check your routine statistics:


PROGRAMMING ROUTINE CHANGES

Every time you want to use a different routine on a specific date, you need to manually disable one routine and enable another one when the date arrives.

The Programmer (Pro feature) allows you to automate this change in advance.

To create a new program:

  1. Main menu / Programmer.
  2. Enable the Programmer with the main switch on the top bar.
  3. Tap on the round button (+).
  4. Select the initial and final dates for the program.
  5. Select which routine you want to use during the program.

If there is no specific program for a date, the programmer will do what the ‘Default program’ says.

The Programmer comes in handy for holiday seasons, exception days, unexpected working shifts and other special occasions.


ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Besides routines, you can create:

  1. Events for single activities that don’t belong to a routine.
  2. Reminders for timely warnings.
  3. Timers for countdown activities.


CHECKING YOUR SCHEDULE

After planning your routines, programming routine changes and creating reminders, timers and events, you need a centralized place where you can check your schedule for today.

The Timeline section will allow you to do that.

To check your schedule for today:

  1. Main menu / Timeline.

From this section, you can use shortcuts to create other elements for other sections of the app:

  1. Tap on the round button (+).
  2. Select which element you want to create.

Alternatively, you can add the TimeTune widget to your homescreen to check your schedule for today.