Display the amount of time you and your team think each task is going to take.

You can see Time Estimates on individual tasks, while using views, and on a few helpful Dashboard widgets.

What you'll need

  • Time Estimates are available on all ClickUp plans.

  • Setting Time Estimates per assignee is available on the Business plan and above.

  • The Time Estimated (legacy) and Time Reporting Dashboard widgets are available on our Unlimited Plan and above.

  • The Billing Report Dashboard widget is available on our Business Plan and above.

  • Individual guests can use Time Estimates if a Workspace owner or admin has given them permission.

We'll cover

View Time Estimates on tasks

You can look at Time Estimates on individual tasks.

  1. Open a task.

  2. Click on the estimated time to see the breakdown of Time Estimates per Assignee.

Screenshot of a task highlighting the time estimate field.

See Time Estimates on views

You can add time estimates to the following views. The steps to add or show Time Estimates varies depending on which view you're using.

You can add Time Estimates as a column or field on tasks on the following views:

In List and Table views, you can use Column Calculations to show the sum, average, or range of time estimates for your tasks.

You can display capacity and workload based on time estimates on the following views:

List view

To add Time Estimates as a column to any List view:

  1. Create or open a List view.

  2. Click the + icon to add a column.

  3. Search or scroll and click on Time estimate to add the column.

Screenshot of the column menu in List view highlighting the Time estimate option.

Calendar view

To show Time Estimates on task cards in any Calendar view:

  1. Create or open a Calendar view.

  2. Click Settings.

  3. Scroll down to the Task Card Settings section.

  4. Click the toggle to show Time Estimates on tasks.

Screenshot of the settings menu in Calendar view highlighting the Time Estimate option

Table view

To add Time Estimates as a column to any Table view:

  1. Create or open a Table view.

  2. Click Columns.

  3. Search or scroll down to Time estimate.

  4. Click the toggle to add Time Estimates as a column.

Screenshot of the Columns menu of Table view highlighting the Time estimate option

Gantt view

To add Time Estimates as a column to any Gantt view:

  1. Create or open a Gantt view.

  2. Click the + icon to add a column.

  3. Click on Time Estimate.

Screenshot of the show columns menu in Gantt view highlighting the Time Estimate option.

Workload view

You can show and calculate capacity based on Time Estimates and Time Tracked in Workload view.

To display Workload by time:

  1. Create or open a Workload view.

  2. Click on Workload.

  3. Select Time.

  4. Your Workload view will display capacity based on Time Tracked and Time Estimates.

Screenshot of the Workload settings menu in Workload view highlighting the Time option.

Box view

To can show and calculate workload based on Time Estimates in Box view:

  1. Create or open a Box view.

  2. Click on Workload.

  3. Select Time Estimate.

  4. Your Box view will display your workload based on Time Tracked and Time Estimates.

Screenshot of the Workload menu in Box view highlighting the Time Estimate option

View Time Estimates on Dashboard widgets

You can view Time Estimates on the following Time Tracking Dashboard widgets available on our paid Plans:

Widgets

Unlimited Plan and above

Business Plan and above

Time Reporting

Time Estimated (legacy)

Billable Report

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The Time Estimated (legacy) Dashboard widget includes any task with a time estimate. The Time Reporting and Billable Report widgets will include Time Estimates on tasks that have at least one time entry.

These Dashboard widgets do not include Time Estimates Rollup as each task and subtask time entries are shown separately.

You can show Time Estimates when adding a new Dashboard widget or updating an existing widget.

  1. Open a Dashboard.

  2. Switch to Editing mode.

  3. Add a new widget or update an existing Dashboard widget:

    • Click + Add widget and select one of the widgets listed above or

    • Click on the Settings icon of an existing widget.

  4. Click on the toggle to Show Time Estimates.

  5. Click Add widget or Save.

  6. Your Dashboard widget will now include Time Estimates!

Screenshot of a Time Reporting Dashboard widget settings page highlighting the Show Time Estimates option.


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