Ideas and Suggestions for Track it Forward

Help us grow Track it Forward and make it better! Suggest new ideas, improvements to the current site, and vote on other ideas. We will be reviewing this list constantly and using the suggestions and the amount of votes they have to decide on what to build next! — James

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  1. Be able to sort approval list by date and then name

    On the approval dashboard, it would be nice to be able to sort the list by volunteer date and then name. It's too easy for volunteers to double enter hours. Having a way to see when they've entered the same hours, on the same day, for the same project helps us take a closer look. (Other idea, if there was a way to warn volunteers that they already have an entry on that day, for the same hours, under the same area/project, we would like that.)

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  2. Allow user to select multiple dates to input recurring hours in a single submission.

    We input our volunteer hours once a month and it would be nice to input multiple, recurring dates and times once, rather than submitting 4 times for our weekly volunteers. Selecting multiple dates at once would be great!

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  3. Provide an API to enable integration with other time tracking systems and/or a bulk upload

    Volunteers in our group are using a variety of other time tracking systems and currently have to manually load their hours into TrackItForward.
    An API and/or bulk upload capability would make this easier and therefore encourage volunteers to keep their hours up to date in TrackItForward

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  4. Running List of Cancellations

    I would like a running list of cancellations available just like the "rejections" tab.

    I would to see if volunteers cancel often or if there is a particular event volunteers cancel for the most, etc.

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  5. Submitting hours for a volunteer

    Currently, submitting hours for a volunteer must be done under the 'Overview' tab by selecting a volunteer from a drop down list.

    It would be nice to be able to submit hours for a specific volunteer under their 'Timesheet' tab.

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  6. use pin codes for the kiosk

    you just put in your pin number and it records you and the time you signed it and out. That would eliminate the need to search for your name or type it in.

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  7. Include write in option for "Other" with fields

    Allow volunteers to write in more detail if they select "Other" from a checkbox/dropdown list.

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  8. Enable the option to set configurations for time served in a meeting under the Hour Log

    Currently the option allows you to select only one time or duration option from a drop down menu at the top of the form, but that doesn't always work if a volunteer is entering multiple entries. For example, it would be great to be able to submit a list of donated items without needing a time entry, then submit the hours for a planning meeting, & also submit volunteer hours for a field trip. The second additional questions would be configured to appear after one of the ways to volunteer was selected (marked as a YES). It would look something…

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  9. Unapprove an activity

    I went in an approved an activity but after further review, students were trying to double dip so i need to unapprove this activity

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  10. Enhanced Search Capabilities for Rejected Hours

    I would like to use the Rejected Hours list to send out a reminder email to volunteers who haven't fixed their entry. It would be ideal if I could search by date, active status, etc. to limit my email to relevant volunteers.

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  11. Export pending hours from approval queue

    I'd like the ability to export hours that are currently pending approval so I can review them in a spreadsheet and then do a bulk approval. Sorting them in a spreadsheet would make it easier to compare entries made by the same person and/or entries made for the same events to ensure consistency. The existing filters help some, but it would save time if I could just sort it by my own criteria.

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  12. Customize date format

    It would be nice to have the option for custom date formats, especially outside the U.S.

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  13. Track It Forward API

    While the reporting and export capabilities in TIF are fairly robust, it would be more convenient to exchange data with some web-based apps directly in real-time. APIs are more prevalent, and in a lot of cases, expected in web apps. Are there any plans for adding an API at some point in the future?

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  14. Limit the field size, in other words, the number of characters in the Hour Log Notes field;

    Some volunteers write an entire novel in this space because there is no limit (I'm exaggerating, of course)

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  15. Alphabetize the activity list automatically

    alphabetize the new activity submitted by individuals

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  16. Military time for log

    I would be really helpful if we could log hours in military time instead of am/pm.

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  17. Disable volunteer hours after a certain date

    Can there be an option for disabling volunteers to log hours after a certain date. Example: Disable logging hours for dates 7 days prior to current date.

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  18. Let min/max hour limits for submissions

    Can you have a maximum or minimum amount of hours each volunteer is able to have in each activity?

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  19. Volunteer hour certificates/resumes

    Generate Certificates for Volunteers for the amount of hours they've done

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  20. Include time in time out field for import

    When we import hours, we cannot use the time in and out field. This causes discrepancies with our reports since it doesn't match entries logged by the volunteer

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