Windows app: Overview

The Harvest for Windows app is designed for tracking time from your desktop. For full Harvest functionality, please sign in to your account from a web browser.

Windows app:  Installing and signing in

You can download the app from the Microsoft Store and sign in either with your email address and password or using Google sign-in. Our signing-in article has more details.

If you don’t remember your password, go to in a web browser and click Forgot your password? to request a password reset email.

Tracking time in the Windows app

Our tracking time article has information about navigating the app and entering and editing time. To submit your timesheet, please sign in to Harvest in a web browser.

To make time tracking easier, you can use the Windows app favorites feature to quickly select your most frequently used project/task pairs and keyboard shortcuts to move around the app without leaving the keyboard.

Managing settings in the Windows app

You can adjust settings and customize some keyboard shortcuts by clicking the gear icon in your timesheet and selecting Settings.

The managing settings article has more details on what you can change there, including whether Harvest automatically starts when your computer does and how idle time detection works.

Troubleshooting in the Windows app

We have a general troubleshooting article with first steps to address any issues you might experience. Note that the app requires an internet connection to work.

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