Tommy Rowe
Tommy RoweAccount Manager, Feather

I'm a student designer just getting into freelance. What is the best way to track my time?

Best time-tracking app for freelancers.
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  1. 4
    Toggl

    insanely simple free time tracking

    Ayush Mittal
    Ayush Mittal27bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌ · Written
    Have you tried Toggl? It's a Pomodoro timer with tracking, reporting and other powerful sets of features. You can create your freelance projects and log the time accordingly. You can add a chrome extension for web and directly enable Pomodoro mode from the Toggl extension. Available on iOS/Android/Mac/Windows, everywhere.
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    • Eduard Doloc
      Eduard DolocFront-End Programmer

      The product is great, it's flexible, dynamic, you can use it on almost any device (as app, not just web), but the pricing is pretty bad, I mean there is alot of cool features, but paying more for a user than the user's email hosting (google) is not ok.

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  2. 4
    Timing 2

    Automatic time and productivity tracking for Mac.

    Petr Pinkas
    Petr PinkasCustomer Success Hero @ feedly Β· Written
    Maybe Timing?
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    Daniel Alm made this product
    Thanks for the mention, Petr! Timing 2 is indeed a great tool to track your time as a freelancer. You want to focus on doing your best work rather than tracking your time. That's why my app Timing 2 completely automates your time tracking. It observes how you use your Mac, then gives you an overview of that time. Some nice extras: - Timing automatically suggest blocks of time that belong together. That way, you can assign a whole day in just seconds. - Timing can even automatically ask you what you did, as soon as you return to your Mac. Of course all the basics (projects, start/stop timers, reports, exporting, etc.) are handled as well, and we offer a 40% student discount - just send me proof to daniel -at- timingapp.com :-)
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  3. 2
    Qbserve

    Automatic productivity & time tracking for macOS

    Ivan Mir
    Ivan Mir3maker of Qbserve time tracking app Β· Edited
    Ivan Mir made this product
    Qbserve (our app) is great for freelancers. It tracks project time automatically and generates invoices in many languages. Qbserve also gives real-time feedback on your productivity – a very important feature for a person new to freelancing. We also have 60% student discount. πŸ™ƒ
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    • Kiran Kunigiri
      Kiran KunigiriA guy who makes cool stuff.

      This app is pretty awesome. They made it so detailed that when I walked away from my laptop for 20 minutes, instead of just logging whatever app I was on, it asked me if I was eating, sleeping, exercising, etc. since it knew I was away from the computer

      It logs every single website and app you visit, and almost everything has been categorized for you. You can even make your own categories and projects to specifically log as well. At the end, I can also look at everything I did with charts and a pie chart showing my overall time spent categorized into productive, neutral, and distracted, which is a really awesome way to get a quick overview.

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    • Ted Han
      Ted HanTechnical Lead, DocumentCloud

      Other activity trackers and systems for keeping organized have always stressed me out a ton. Qbserve is the first activity tracker i've used that i don't feel hung up or bad about using through the entire cycle of use. There are periods where i will stop tracking for a while, but Qbserve is always easy to jump back into and use. You get immediate feedback about what's going on, and the color tracking in the dock icon gives a great visual feedback mechanism as a reminder for how on track you've been (or not).

      Classification has gotten better, and the ability to triage stuff yourself is great. I wish there were some way to segment up my twitter use into work related, and time wasting, but that's my only complaint.

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  4. 2
    Hubstaff

    Time tracking software with screenshots, activity levels...

    Jordan Walker
    Jordan WalkerSoFriendly Designs Β· Written
    Super easy to use and lot's of awesome features. Integrates with a number of other products too. We use it every day, and it's great for us. Helps keep us on track and not waste a second. Definitely recommend. Also have a 30% discount from them on our site. Check it out: https://www.getsyrup.com/deal/hu... Hope that helps some Tommy!
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    Cheryl Sabarita
    Cheryl SabaritaBlockchain & Crypto-currency Investor Β· Written
    I am using hubstaff for over 3 years, no complain! So far, so good!
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  5. 1
    Harvest

    Simple Online Time Tracking Software

    Ramby
    RambyRamble Product Evangelist Β· Written
    It's what I use for my work and I love it. Really easy to use and shows you reports...plus it has great "time themed" inspirational quotes!
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    • Great product - we went through several time tracking apps on our journey to use Harvest and this is the best for us.

      The Asana integration is wicked!

      Whilst the UI is ever so slightly dated and some functions can be a little hard to find than they should be but on a whole it is, in fact, very functional and infinitely better than some pretty but clunky app.

      Highly recommended.

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