Do you need a smart way to track your vacation days for the year? VacationCounts has created this Google Sheets (spreadsheet) template that not only tracks your vacation benefits, it also tracks your company holidays, floating holidays, and bonus days accrued off from work. It has a Dashboard that graphs your vacation usage to date along with statistics to show you how well you are maximizing your work-life-vacation balance. Never lose a paid day off because you forgot to track it and use it!
The following link opens the vacation tracker spreadsheet in Google Docs, now updated for 2017. Read the instructions below for how to create a private copy of the file using this template whether you are on a desktop or laptop computer or using a smart phone to track your vacation days online.
On Chrome for Windows or Mac, you will automatically be prompted by Google to make a copy of the document for yourself. This means that you’ll get the latest version of the template to use as your own.
Click on the “Make a copy” button so that an editable spreadsheet can be copied to your Google Sheets account. Your Vacation Days Tracker will be stored in your own private Google Drive folders which you may choose to share with family members.
The mobile user experience is slightly different. On Chrome for Android and on iPhone (iOS) as well as Windows Mobile, the Vacation Days Tracker will default to opening in “View Only” mode.To make an editable copy and store it in your own Google Drive securely you must open the file menu using the top right icon and select “Share & Export” then the “Make a copy” item.
You will be prompted to make a copy of the spreadsheet by entering a document title and selecting the drive folder to store your copy of the Vacation Days Tracker.
The full instructions are contained in the spreadsheet, but to get you started here are the step-by-step time-off tracking instructions:
This vacation spreadsheet is completely free to use, private when you make a copy, and contains zero advertising and cookies. All that I ask is for your feedback (see below) so that I can continue to add new features and smarter ways to track, visualize, and maximize vacations and work-life balance. You can support the VacationCounts site by subscribing to the newsletter and sharing the link to this page with your co-workers and connections.
You can still access the 2016 edition of the vacation tracking spreadsheet. It was previously published and hosted in the Google Docs Template Gallery, but unfortunately the public template gallery is being discontinued by Google. So the 2017 version is hosted by VacationCounts so that you can make a copy to use as your own template. Here is the link to the Vacation Days Tracker 2016 template if you still need it and as long it is still available online.
The spreadsheet will be actively improved in response to your feedback. We plan to add new features in future releases and update the template every calendar year, usually in early December. Any feedback that you care to offer or reports of bugs or strange behavior is very much appreciated. Without your help and support the travel blogger at VacationCounts (that’s me, Scott) cannot make fixes and update the vacation tracker smart app scripts each year.
Go to the Vacation Days Tracker Feedback Form (hosted by Google Docs).
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