Timetastic Downtime Tuesday 18th November

Just to let you know that tomorrow morning, 18th November, Timetastic will be unavailable for approximately 2 hours.

We apologise if this causes any problems, but we are  moving to a larger Cloud based infrastructure provider – Microsoft Azure, and this represents a big step forward for the application and it’s future.

It represents our commitment to making Timetastic better for all users.

So again, we are sorry, but I hope you can bear with us while we make this important step.

We’ll post status updates as we progress from twitter https://twitter.com/timetastic



Planned downtime today

We’ve made some significant under-the-hood improvements to Timetastic which we are launching today, Wednesday 17th September. Timetastic will be unavailable for a few hours this morning while we make this update but we hope to have everything back up and running smoothly by lunchtime.

We apologise for any inconvenience this downtime might cause. Many thanks for your patience.


Exporting Timetastic holidays into your Google calendar

To export your Timetastic holidays into your Google calendar, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Once logged into Timetastic, click on the little arrow in the top, right hand corner
  2. Select ‘Calendar feeds’ Screen Shot 2014-06-24 at 15.56.52
  3. Right click on the Download button next to either ‘Your Holidays’ or ‘Your Organisation’s Holidays’ depending on which you’d like to download
  4. Select ‘Copy Link’
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  5. Go into your Google calendar and click on the little arrow next to ‘Other calendars’
  6. Select ‘Add by URL’
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  7. Paste your link into the pop up box

That’s it! All of your Timetastic holidays should now be showing in your Google Calendar

Give us a shout if you have any questions 

Backing up Timetastic - on a Mac

We’re excited to have come across a great little app called “Export Calendars Pro,” which makes it exceptionally easy to download your Timetastic calendar data directly into an Excel spreadsheet.

Here’s how:

  1. Download the app from the app store: “Export Calendars Pro” (£6.99)
  2.  Setup an iCal feed from Timetastic into your Outlook/Google/Apple calendar. To do this login to Timetastic, click on the little arrow in the top right hand corner, then select “Calendar Feeds” > “Download”Screen Shot 2014-06-24 at 11.30.27
  3. Open your Export Calendars Pro app and select the calendar that you’ve just downloaded, click “Export” in the top navigationtimetastic1
  4.  Click “Export” (bottom right) when you see the screen below.Timetastic2
  5. The final result is your Timetastic data in an Excel spreadsheet ready for you to save.Timetastic3

Obviously the limitation is this only works on Apple computers, we’re still researching the simplest way to achieve this using a PC.

If you have any suggestions then please send them through.

Update to address Heartbleed bug

Over the last couple of days you may have heard about a bug called Heartbleed that’s getting a lot of coverage in the news. The bug could potentially reveal secret information from web servers to the world and affected around two-thirds of secure websites on the internet.

Unfortunately the server hosting Timetastic was affected by this bug.

The bug was announced to the world late on Monday evening (7th April), we checked our servers and applied updates first thing on Tuesday morning to fix the issue. As a precautionary measure we replaced our SSL certificates on Wednesday morning (as soon as our SSL supplier could issue them) as there was a very small chance these had been compromised.

We worry about your security and will always apply security updates as soon as possible, if you have any questions please get in touch.