JOB TIMER 2
Version 2.6.3 (patch)
The idle feature stopped working in Windows 7. This has been fixed in this update.
Version 2.6.2 (patch) Version 2.6.1 (Trial)
The Ergonomics feature will now remember it's settings and values when you shut down Job Timer and when you open Job Timer again your settings and values will still be there.
Version 2.6.1 (patch) Version 2.6.0 (Trial)
A new feature has been added. This new feature will allow you to use Job Timer as "Office Use Only". What this means is that you no longer need to put in a customer and when you select a new project Job Timer will bypass the Customer information and a little window will pop up and all you have to do is put in the Project name. This feature is great for those of you that work for a company and you need to track your time to a project. The Customer Information is irrelevant because the customer is you or your company.
Version 2.5.5 (patch)
Coded Job Timer to use less computer resources, making the program more efficient.
Version 2.5.4 (patch)
When converting Job Timer 2 to Vista the small control panel in XP wouldn't save it's position. This has been fixed in this patch.
Version 2.5.3 (patch)
1. Updated the Countdown timer to match Job Timer 4's Countdown Timer with all of the updates included to make this feature easier to use and give you more options and features that make this Countdown Timer better than previous versions.
2. Fixed the "Launch Program" button on the main control panel. If there is no program to open the then button will be disabled.
Version 2.5.2 (patch)
Added an reminder to the Break Alarm
Version 2.5.0 (install) 2.5.1 (patch)
1. Job Timer 2 is now Vista Compatible
2. Fixed the Manual Input Function
Version 2.4.51 (patch)
I have added a feature to Job Timer that will
help in the recovery of a project in case of a Computer Melt
down. Open Job Timer and if you try to open a project that
you have been working on and the project is missing or the
contents of that file is missing after a computer crash then
you can recover your project by going to "Settings" then
under the "Auto Save" tab you can select "Recover
and this will give you the ability to select the project that
you were working on and the project will open from the last
auto save point.
Version 2.4.49 (patch)
Fixed the Continue button. You are supposed to
be able to access the program 6 times without a password. Somehow
down the line this feature stopped working. This has been fixed
in this patch.
Version 2.4.48 (patch)
It has come to my attention that Job Timer
3 lost the ability to auto save files. This has been fixed
in this patch. This may not have effected Job Timer 2 but just
in case I have updated the code to include this fix.
Version 2.4.47 (patch)
After you update your software and you enter
in your Update Password Job Timer is not supposed to ask you
for your password again. I have had one case in Job Timer 3
where this was untrue. Just in case, this problem has been
fixed in this patch.
Version 2.4.46 (patch) Critical
Re-coded the set services to be more accurate.
Version 2.4.45 (patch)
1. Fixed the countdown timer. It would start
the Job Timer clock when using this feature. This has been
fixed in this patch.
2. When clearing the set services all of the
fields would not clear.
3. The program would always ask for a price when
there was no timed service checked.
4. Included the graphics in the set up for the
5. In the System tray there would be empty boxes
that you could click on when there was no Timed service available.
6. Every time you wanted to save a project a
dialogue box would appear warning you of overwriting files.
This will only happen once.
7. Sometimes when going to "File" then "Exit"
the program wouldn't exit.
Version 2.4.43 (patch)
When clicking on "Stop" in the small control
panel would cause an error. This has been fixed in this patch.
Version 2.4.42 (patch)
1. Fixed the "Print Invoice button" to open Job
Timer 2 Invoice program.when you are trying to print an invoice.
2. Fixed the Invoicing program installation.
Clicking on the Desktop Icon will now open Job Timer 2 Invoicing
3. If you have selected "Hide Prices" in
the admin area then start the Job Timer Clock you found out
that the prices would come back. This was discovered when creating
Job Timer 4 and this error was created in Job Timer 2. All
Programs including the trial versions of JT3 and JT4 have been
fixed. This has been fixed in this patch.
Version 2.4.41 (patch)
Added the ability to use the Job Timer 2 Invoicing
program right from Job Timer 2 without having to open a project
using the Invoicing Program separately.
Version 2.4.40 (patch)
Added a P.O. Field in the customer - project
settings so you can print a P.O. number to your invoice.
Version 2.4.39 (patch)
Fixed an issue with the Mini break coming on
when you are opening a job or selecting Customer information,
this feature will not display, causing an error.
Version 2.4.38 (patch)
Fixed the Invoice to display today's date. When
printing an invoice it would read the date the project was
created instead of displaying the date that the invoice was
Version 2.4.37 (patch)
Fixed the Ergonomics Feature. It will now shut
Version 2.4.36 (patch)
When opening up a job that only has one or two
timed services it is possible that some of the other timed
services that don't have any entries will appear making it
possible to check on a check box that doesn't have a price
to calculate causing the program not to add any time and causing
errors. This has been fixed in this patch.
Version 2.4.31 (patch)
When choosing to start with windows and running
this way once or twice, then decide you don't want Job Timer
to start with Windows it will start anyway. This has been fixed
in this patch.
When going from one job to the next it is possible
that the timed service displayed in the small
control panel may not be correct. Even though it's still adding
up the correct times to the correct Timed service field, it's
just not being displayed correctly. This has been fixed in
Version 2.4.30 (patch)
Added a new feature to Job Timer 2. You will now be able to
add your time manually.
Example 8:00am to 4:00pm = 8 hours.
Version 2.4.29 (patch)
Included the ability to change the currency text.
This would be valuable to customers that do not reside in the
Version 2.4.27 (patch)
Found an Error in the "Auto Detect"
for the Ergonomics Feature. When the time ran out and it sets
up your computer usage it would return an error. This has been
fixed in this patch.
Version 2.4.26 (patch)
Re coded the password function.
Version 2.4.25 (patch)
In the Set Services area if you hit "Delete"
or "Clear" in the quantities box, it will automatically
Uncheck the selection.
Version 2.4.21 (patch)
1. When clicking on "Phone" in the small
control panel and error will occur, this has been fixed in this
2. The drop down menu in the small control panel
will display all 8 timed services even if there isn't a timed
service present, which means if you click on one of these empty
slots Job Timer will add up nothing. This has been fixed in
Version 2.4.18 (patch)
Fixed a problem with saving your settings.
1. Reproduced the green and red task bar icons
to show on systems that use 16 bit color.
2. Fixed the continue function. If you push continue
and you have 5 more times left; then the continue button would
disable. This has been fixed in this patch.
Version 2.4.14 (patch)
1. The message box that was showing after saving
your settings was getting on my nerves. I removed it.
2. In the past People have been trying to download
and install the Patch without installing the initial software.
If you try to do this the program won't work. To combat this
problem I had to do some coding to the Registration Process.
The Downloads that are available on this site have been fixed,
but you may run across a download from another site that hasn't
been fixed, Unfortunately, the two don't work together and it
will say "This copy isn't licensed". Just download
the program again from this site and enter in your registration
material again, If you need new passwords I can give them to
you. As always please update your software using the update
feature built into the program.this is necessary to complete
the registration process. Once you have updated the program
you won't see anymore registration material or required passwords.
This was my intention in the very beginning, giving the paid
customers free updates but I didn't consider anyone trying to
install a patch without the actual program. This would result
in a lot of run time errors making the program in-operable.
So you can see why I had to fix this problem.
Version 2.4.11 (patch)
Some people were trying to download the patch
hoping that the program would work, Well you can't do that,
it's missing all the support files so therefore I get emails
saying that my program don't work and I ask what they did and
they tell me that they try downloading the patch and installing
it without the main program.
They thought they could just bypass the initial
install and just go right for the patch.
This has been fixed in this version, unfortunately
it will reset passwords in previous versions of the program.
There was nothing I could do to prevent this from happening.
So some of you that have a previous copy of Job Timer 2 just
email me and I will send you the correct passwords for the new
install and updates.
Version 2.4.9 (patch)
Adjusted the "Time Check" code.
Version 2.4.8 (patch)
Added the "Time Check" to this version
of Job Timer. (includes all fixes that were created in Job Timer
Version 2.4.5 (patch)
1. I have found if you only put things in "Set
Services" then load the project again the total will read
zero. This has been fixed in this patch.
Version 2.4.3 (patch)
1. Added an "Always Show" button to the small control
panel, so you can have the small control panel on your screen
at all times if you wish.
Version 2.4.2 (patch)
1. added a colored bar to the small control panel showing that
there are settings to be saved.
Version 2.4.1 (patch)
1. Fixed the Reminder Window from showing up when you're not
on the computer.:
2. Finally got the program to exit when the alarm has passed.
Usually when you have the Alarm Engaged it will pull up message
box saying "Alarm is still active, are you sure?".
This has been fixed with this patch.
3. The small Control Panels Icon wouldn't change correctly when
the Clock was running, It's supposed to be green when you click
Version 2.4.0 (Release Date 9-9-04)
Made revisions to the Ergonomic Feature.
Included in this package is the ability to Choose if you want
the program to Start with Windows or not.
Version 2.3.7 (patch)
1. Adjusted the settings in the Ergonomic Feature.
2. Created a "Auto Detect" Feature to the
Ergonomic Feature, This will allow the user to click on Auto
Detect. This will detect the users Computer usage and adjust
the settings automatically. This feature is totally automatic
and it will shut itself off when it has completed. When this
has been completed then save your settings and then it's been
set, just follow the messages when they arrive and hopefully
this will help you in managing your computer usage.
Version 2.3.6 (patch)
Improved on the Ergonomic Feature, I believe it is working
correctly now. As with everything with this program Please let
me know if you have any problems with it.
Version 2.3.5 (patch)
I had to fix some problems with some of the functions in the
ergonomic feature. For instance when you walk away from the
computer for some period of time, it will not count that time
away from the computer like you were on it. Plus it will not
remind you to take a break.
Version 2.3.4 (patch)
1. Customer found a problem with the printing, The last line
on the invoice would not show up. Which changed the value of
the total. (Good catch!!!) This update will fix that problem.
2. Added an Ergonomic Feature to the program. This
will count your Keyboard Strokes and Mouse Clicks, If you go
over a certain amount then the program will warn you to take
a break. It also includes a 5 - 15 minute timer to rest your
arms also includes a separate 2 hour timer to get up and walk
around. Then lastly there is a "Recommended Time"
Which will warn you when you have been on the computer for 6
hours.This feature will hopefully prevent users from getting
injured while on the computer. This option will show two colored
circles on your small control panel, green is good, yellow is
fair and red is danger. This feature is still in the testing
phase, to turn this off, then go to "Preferences"
and click on "Ergonomics" Click on "Disable".
Version 2.3.3 (patch)
1.When opening up another job then exit the program, it won't
ask you to save your settings. This was added to the program
because I know in some cases some jobs require different settings
than the previous one, or in future jobs, so instead of saving
your settings for every job that you do, it will only ask you
to save your settings if you change them.
2. You are now able to save the sound selection on
the Countdown Timer function.
Version 2.3.2 (patch)
Corrected some issues with the Reminder window popping up when
your away from the computer.
Version 2.3.1 (patch)
1. Included a "Remind me again" in the Remind function.
2. Coded it to remember where the small control panel
displays on your desktop. Place your small control panel where
you want it on your desktop, then go into "Options"
and hit "Save".:
3. Fixed the Password function so it saves correctly.
Version 2.3.0 (Release Date 8-16-04)
You will be asked if you would like to overwrite a file. This
way you can not overwrite a file by mistake.
Version 2.2.13 (patch)
1. Made some additions to the countdown timer. Now you will
be able to save your settings, Auto Start the countdown timer
and Repeat the Countdown timer continuously.
2. Made some adjustments to the "Reminder" box that
pops up if you haven't started Job Timer's Clock. This prevents
you from starting to work on a customers project and forgetting
to start the clock. :
3. The Keyboard now works with the Idle function. If Job Timer
goes into Idle mode then the keyboard will bring it out. Or
if you have a job that you use the keyboard on, then Job Timer
will not go into Idle mode until you walk away from the computer.
Version 2.2.12 (patch)
1. Some issues were addressed on the Degrade Function, Just
made it smarter.
2. Added a "Simple" and "Advanced" Modes
for those who don't want all the features that Job Timer has
3. Redesigned the small Control Panel, This now includes the
ability to open or save a project.
4. In options you save your settings, if you change
a setting just for a particular job, then Options would appear
wanting you to save your settings even after you hit "New",
well you would think with a new project that your settings would
return back the way you had them, so why ask to save them? well
that has been fixed. if you hit new. Then the options screen
won't appear asking you to save your settings.:
5. Tab Functions were fixed
Version 2.2.11 ( Release Date 8-8-04)
Included with this new release will be all the patches that
were available from v2.2.3
Plus added to this Version is the Registration Password fix.
Unless there is a problem with the program or the way it operates
there will not be another patch. I am done adding features to
Version 2.2.11 (patch) (Critical
Found a Memory handling problem with v2.2.6 and up Please update
with this new patch to correct this problem.
Apparently the program would continue to increase it's memory
size until your memory depleted. Updating with this patch will
solve that problem.
Fixed the Timed Services from giving you a "Enter Price"
when there is nothing there to give a price too.
Fixed the Set service prices and Timed Service prices
to only accept numbers only.
Version 2.2.10 (patch)
If you use the "Automatic Program Launch" (APL) and
you try to open up a job at the same time that the APL is trying
to do it's thing then it comes back with an error. So to avoid
this the following was changed:
The open button is disabled while the Automatic program launch
is active. when you close the APL then your open button will
be active and the APL will still do it's job. If you leave the
APL window open and let the timer close it for you when the
timer is done your open button will be active.
Version 2.2.9 (patch)
1. Fixed some issues with Automatic Program Launch.
2. Fixed some issues with the Reminder Function, It would show
up even if your not on the computer.
3. Redesigned Preferences a little, just to make it more pleasant
to look at.
4. Fixed some issues with Automatic Updates, If you need to
save your project before you get an update it will ask you to
Version 2.2.8 (patch)
Added a reminder to the program, if you forget to start the
clock after stopping it manually, a message box will appear
to remind you that you need to turn it on. This can be turned
on in Preferences.
Version 2.2.7 (patch)
Included a "Phone" function to the Mini Control Panel,
If you are on the phone with your customer and you are not on
the computer then it will keep adding to your job without going
into Idle. Hitting "Phone" will start the default
process and when clicking on "Phone" again will revert
back to the setting that Job Timer had before. For instance,
If I'm on AutoCAD and I get a phone call from my client, I click
on "Phone" and Job Timer will get off AutoCAD and
automatically click on "Hours" this will add this
field instead. Now when I get off the phone to return back to
work I click on "Phone" once again and Job Timer automatically
adjust my settings back to AutoCad. Now if I leave my computer
and forget to hit the stop button, Job Timer will shut it down
for me. Then when I return, Job Timer will pick up where it
Version 2.2.6 (patch)
1. Added an Idle process, if you leave your computer without
stopping the clock the program will stop the clock for you,
and you can have the program start the clock automatically when
you come back. When you move the mouse for more that 5 seconds
the clock will start up again. To access this function open
2. Fixed some code in the countdown timer when you
try to start the clock from the countdown timer.
Version 2.2.5 (patch)
Total Hours adds up only Timed Services now. For some reason
it was adding up the set services, so this has been fixed.
Version 2.2.4 (patch)
1. Skinned the small control panel to match the Main Control
2. In certain circumstances you can open up a project without
saving your previous project, now this only applies to the additions
to the clock, if you make additions to the project, then the
program will still require you to save the project first before
the open button will become active. This fix only allows you
to save your project if you added more time to the clock only.
So in other words, if the clock adds another minute and adds
more to the total of your project it will not allow you to open
up another job without saving your previous project. This fix
really was no big deal, but I didn't want anyone to loose even
the slightest amount of time added to the clock.
Version 2.2.3 (Release 7-29-04)
1. Created a Small Control panel so you can keep it on your
desk top, It will control the Clock functions, launch your programs,
and you can select any timed service to start or start. Display's
the current timed service and the total of the job. If you wish
for this function to show all the time, then go to"File"
and click on "Window" then click on "ON"
This will turn on the function to show up when you hit close
on the main control panel.
2. I adjusted the "Total Hours" to actually read
"Total Hours". Hitting the copy button will still
work the same for single line invoices.
Version 2.2.1 (patch)
Fixed the Degrade Function to allow you to use 100 - 1000 values
without it moving to the next level prematurely.
Version 2.2.0 (Released 7-26-04)
Integrated and fixed problems with the new updates.
Version 2.1.42 (patch)
Downloading the new patch will require your "Prices.hpp"
file to be replaced, which means you will loose your settings.
Included with the patch is a new "Prices.hpp" file
and will revert your settings back to a default setting.
If you have encountered a problem with the program not opening
up due to a "Object Required" then delete your "Prices.hpp"
file from your application path (C:\Program Files\Doc Design\Job
Timer2\Prices.hpp"). This will allow your program
to open back up without a problem. Open up a existing Job
and this will revert back most of your settings for you, just
save your settings in the options window.
Version 2.1.41 (patch)
Added a "Degrade" Feature to the program, Now you
can adjust the program to adjust your hourly rate by the size
of the job automatically. For instance you can set it at $400.00
to $600 and the hourly rate will drop by 90% so you don't overcharge
your customer. There are three tiers to this process so you
have total flexibility and a total configurable program.
Version 2.1.40 (patch)
1. Removed "Options" and "Preferences"
from the "Tools" Menu Bar.
2. Added the "Actual Total Hours" done on a job
to the printable Invoice.
3. Removed some of the Command buttons on the Options window.
(it was getting cluttered)
4. Added a menu bar to the Options window and added all the
command buttons to the Menu bar.
5. Added some more features to the Help window. (Report Bugs
and Fixes to Job Timer) This way if you find a bug you will
be able to access the "Fixes" web site page to see
if I have already fixed the problem you encountered, if you
didn't see the fix then you can hit "Report a bug"
and this will take you to an on-line form so you can contact
me and let me know what that bug is. :
6 . The Task bar was getting cluttered with access to the windows
pages if you opened up too many Job Timer windows, This was
fixed in v2.1.39.
Version 2.1.38 (patch)
The Automatic Program Launch window will automatically appear
if a program is scheduled to launch and remain open for 30 seconds.
This way you can stop it if you wish.
Version 2.1.37 (patch)
1. If there is an alarm active then the program will remind
you of that fact before exiting out of the program.
2. Since there isn't any file checking code, hitting "Save
As" will pull up a message box saying that you are able
to overwrite files at will, please be careful that you don't
overwrite and existing file and backing up files is recommended.
Now this will only appear 5 or more times, then it will be disabled.
Just so you know that it is possible to overwrite files.
Version 2.1.36 (patch)
Formatted all the timing text boxes to three decimal places.
This will create an accurate amount of time spent on a job.
Like for instance; on a $35.00 an hour setting 1 minute used
to be $1.00 now it's .60cents on a 2 minute calculation instead
of being $1.50 now it's $1.16. As time progresses it will keep
a better and more accurate time and cost of the job instead
of the two decimal placement theory.
Version 2.1.35 (patch)
Added a "Automatic Program Launch" Feature
Version 2.1.34 (patch)
Fixed "Clear Set Services" & "Timed Services"
Buttons. They would remain enabled even if you started a new
job. This will prevent anyone from accidentally clearing the
Version 2.1.33 (patch)
Created Tasks in the Task bar so you can start Job Timer for
5 certain tasks without opening up the program.
Right click on the Job Timer Icon in the Task bar and choose
one of the five tasks and it will start the timer and choose
the task you wanted to keep track of automatically.
Version 2.1.32 (patch)
When Windows is loading Job Timer don't handle the system tray
icons correctly, (This error occurs on the "Auto Start"
version only.) This have been fixed.
Version 2.1.31 (patch)
When clicking on "Auto Start" in the Count-up Timer
function the box around Start did not turn green. This has been
Version 2.1.30 (Release date 7-2-04)
Fixed "Disable launch App Function":
Fixed 5 minute timer shutdown
Customer found a bug, If by chance you checked the "Disable
launch App Function" Check box so it is unchecked and
then don't add a program path, save your settings then restart
the program, This will error out and you will not recover
the program back. This has been fixed in Version 2.1.30 Patch.
Also some customers have been complaining that when the clock
hits 5.01 the timer shuts down and asks for registration material.
This has been fixed in Version 2.1.30 Patch