Managing your ZeroTime™ data collectors

As a ZeroTimeTM end user, if a data collector you want to use isn’t available to you by default on the Installed Collectors page, you may be able to install it via the User Collectors page.

If you do this, the collector will begin gathering your usage data to help you populate your timesheet.

You may also be able to opt out of using company collectors you don’t want them to gather your data.

Installing a user collector

You can install any of the user collectors yourself. To install one, go to Collectors > User Collectors, click Install, and follow the directions. 

Opting out of using a company collector

If you don’t need to use a particular company collector to gather data for your timesheet, you may be able to opt out of using it.

To opt out of using a collector, go to Collectors > Installed Collectors, and move the Opted In toggle to Opted Out for the collector in question.

Your ZeroTime administrator decides which collectors you can opt into, and which are assigned to you by default. Therefore, you may not have the option to opt out of a collector.

Disconnecting from a user collector

You can disconnect any user collector at any time if you want to stop collecting data from that app; If you disconnect, that collector will immediately stop collecting and delivering data to ZeroTime.

If you disconnect:

  • You’ll need to re-install the collector if you ever want to start using it again
  • Any machine learning ZeroTime has achieved for that collector will be lost

To disconnect a collector, go to Collectors > User Collectors, click Settings for the collector in question, and click the Disconnect link.


Why do I see collectors for apps that I don’t use?

All collectors set up for your company will show on the User Collectors and Installed Collectors tabs. If you start using one of those apps, and you haven’t opted out, your data from that collector will start being collected at that time.

Related links

Understanding ZeroTime data collectors
Introducing ZeroTime
Using ZeroTime to fill in your timesheet
Understanding and managing machine learning in ZeroTime
Accepting, editing, and managing your ZeroTime entries