Once you install the extension, you can create a ZipBooks account if you don't already have one. If you have a ZipBooks account already, log in and start tracking your time for a project. The time tracker requires that you track the activity of a specific task on the project. Every project needs to be tied to a customer.
You can select a existing project or add a new one. If you add a new project, you also need to select the customer to assign to the new project. You will also need to select the hourly rate at which you bill work on your project. If the customer doesn't exist yet, you can add the new customer name and email.
Once you have selected the project, type in or select a task.
You start the timer by clicking the "Start timer" button. You can pause and restart the timer if needed and submit the time to your account without having to open the application in your browser.