Getting started with Worklog Assistant

In order to start tracking time against issues in JIRA, you first need to enter your credentials. Passwords are encrypted securely by the operating system. You can create as many connections as necessary if you need to access more than one JIRA instance.

Gettingstarted configure connection

After creating your first connection, Worklog Assistant will start syncing all relevant issues. This may take a few minutes to complete.

Timer window

There are two windows in Worklog Assistant: the timer window and the main window.

Gettingstarted timer window

The timer window (optionally) stays on top of other windows and can be activated via CTRL+ALT+1 (Command+Alt+1 on OSX) to quickly switch between tasks and make notes. You can configure the shortcut in the "Interface" configuration tab.

Gettingstarted configure shortcuts

Main window

The main window is where you can look at your filters, review, edit and publish your worklogs to JIRA. You can launch the main window by clicking the Gettingstarted mainwindow button button on the timer window.


The issues tab shows the filters you have marked as favourites in JIRA.

Gettingstarted mainwindow filters

The active task (if any) is highlighted in green. Double-click to start/stop the timer.

Gettingstarted mainwindow active


The worklogs view is designed to give you a quick overview of what you worked on during the day.

Gettingstarted mainwindow worklogs

Additionally, Worklog Assistant tracks when you have been away from your computer and gives you an overview in the left-hand side of the worklogs tab.

Gettingstarted mainwindow worklogs timeline


The timesheet tab contains an automatically generated timesheet to review the work you did in a given week. You can click the "Copy to clipboard" button and paste the result into an Excel spreadsheet.

Gettingstarted mainwindow timesheet

That's it!

OK, not really. There is more to it but Worklog Assistant is designed to be intuitive. If you have any issues whatsoever, feel free to click over to the support page.