What is the best time tracking software?

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  1. 57

    insanely simple free time tracking

    Benjamin Powell
    Benjamin PowellFounder Adsoup.com & Startup Infomaniac · Written
    We use that for basic time keepingnin house, good pricing and easy to use. Keep and eye out for zei as well, recent kickstarter that has a really good physical elemwnt to it. A little pricey though.
    Nikola Novakovic
    Nikola NovakovicStartups and software engineering <3 · Written
    I am a relatively new user of Toggle, but it has been a neat little tool to track all sorts of activities. I use it to track time on a couple of different projects and I did not need any of the fancy payed features, so free version serves me well. Highly recommended!
    • 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.

  2. 37

    Analytics on your daily habits and productivity

    RescueTime is my favorite. Works great for giving you insight into where your time has gone. How much is really spent on Facebook vs doing work. I like "distraction free" mode and the chrome extension makes it easy to see how "good" you have been. I find its a good reminder to keep focused.
    Tom Bielecki
    Tom BieleckiCofounder, PrintToPeer · Written
    If you're interested in Quantified Self, RescueTime integrates with Gyroscope to give you a view into your productive/unproductive time. Only downside is that iOS is not supported.
    Kevin Siskar
    Kevin SiskarManaging Director, Founder Institute NY · Written
    Big fan of Rescue time. I use it in combination with Escape from the focuslist team
    • Michael Bennett
      Michael BennettMarketing, sales, operations.

      I love Rescuetime and have used it for more than a year. Affordable and a great way to manage how you are spending your time. It's not yet a full solution, and will need to expand to iOS mobile and also provide a more robust solution for offline tracking.

    • Shivam Dewan
      Shivam DewanDesign Guy. Product Guy

      Highly recommend!

  3. 31

    Time tracking software with screenshots, activity levels...

    Michal Hantl
    Michal HantlRuby on Rails developer · Edited
    Great suggestions here, go with Hubstaff if you need these: - Activity reports - Integrations with project management and other 3rd party tools (like Github, Trello, Paypal, Zendesk and more) - Automatic payroll via payment Paypal, Payoneer etc. - if you have people working off site (and need GPS tracking)
    Madhav Bhandari
    Madhav BhandariProduct Marketing Manager at Close.io · Written
    I'll definitely vouch for it. The app is truly cross-platform - they've got apps for mac, windows, linux, android, ios & even a chrome extension. With their recent updates, I can also see how much money was spent on each task (calculated based on no. of hours spent x hourly rate) which is pretty cool.
    We're using Hubstaff at EpicCoders since 2011. Its reporting tools, automatic payrolls and the native apps for all the platforms are what makes it stand out from the rest of time tracking apps we tried.
  4. 23
    Futuramo Time Tracker

    Track, analyze, and manage time more effectively

    Magda Werminska
    Magda WerminskaWorking @ HCM Deck · Written
    Futuramo Time Tracker is a time tracking and productivity app that works great for both individuals and larger teams. It offers fine statistics to help you analyze and monitor your work habits. Some key features: real-time filters, search box, sorting, trackers and manual time recording, offline tracking, overview board, custom timesheet view, and more. Also good for managing multiple client projects thanks to the rich set of features for project management.
  5. 27

    Automatic time tracking made easy

    Ola Rybacka
    Ola RybackaSocial media freak, blogger, PhD Student · Written
    It's packed with automatic time tracking software and features like invoicing, reporting, budgeting, billable time, collaboration and many more!
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    • Permana Jayanta
      Permana JayantaI'm simple man

      I use TimeCamp's manual time track. My workflow usually:

      - When I want to work on a certain task, for example Project-A, set the timer

      - Focus on that task

      - Turn of the timer when its done.

      One feature that I've not found at other time tracker is TimeCamp allow you to move your tracked time. For example, you accidentally work on task Project-B when you set the timer to Project-A. TimeCamp allow to move your time from Project-A to Project-B.

    • tom mauriello
      tom maurielloowner, thinkscreen.is

      I have probably used a dozen different time tracking apps & processes.

      Recently I had need to track a lot of time & task details on a couple of projects. The issue with most time tracking tools is if they do not exist within your existing software set, it can be a drag to use yet another app. My one exception to this rule is a standalone mobile app which TimeCamp provides.

      Currently I am using (and demoing) the free single user license and I have entered about two weeks of time I had been jotting down in a notebook. Time entry is quick, intuitive and flexible with ample room for notes.

      There is a companion desktop and downloadable versions which allow you to upgrade for a broader feature set plus integrations and other bells & whistles.

  6. Sebastian made this product
    TimeLog is a super great tool. It is the only tool I have been able to find that ties together time tracking, invoicing, analytics, salary, project management. Invaluable if you are in the engineering or consulting business.
    With TimeLog, I can have my project, resource and invoicing overview in the same system. Good luck on finding another software that do that.
  7. actiTIME
    actiTIMEactiTIME timesheet software · Written
    Check out actiTIME timesheet software, it's free to try https://www.actitime.com/
    I like the mobile
    actiTIME helps us record time spent on projects and bill our clients. The best timsheet software I have been using.
  8. 14

    Simple Online Time Tracking Software

    Harvest is simple and inexpensive.
    tampajohnCTO, Bringhub · Written
    I've used harvest at 2 different companies, super easy to integrate into task management solutions (asana/jira/trello have integrations baked in).
    • 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.

  9. 11
    AND CO

    Invoicing, Expenses, Contracts & Payments for freelancers

    Leif Abraham
    Leif Abraham3Co-founder @ANDCO, Partner @Prehype · Written
    Leif Abraham made this product
    AND CO lets you track your time via the mobile apps, the Mac app and the Web app.
    Perfect integration with other aspects of the freelance stack (invoices, expensing, projects)
    • Matt N
      Matt NIndependent Designer/Developer in LA

      I've tried every time-tracking/invoicing app there is for freelancers, but when I finally tried AND CO I was instantly sold!

      Both the web app and mobile app are a delight to use. They are fast and just work without any hiccups. The features are great and have helped me save a ton of time on admin work. Sending an invoice or a contract is a breeze. You also get a real, live human to ask for help! Need to invoice a client? Have a question about your taxes? Simply send a message to your CO and they will always have your back!

      Their dev team is also great! I requested a couple features and they were released within a few weeks. That showed me that the team at AND CO listen to their customers and give me confidence to use this app for the long-term.

      It's not often that I fall in love with an app. AND CO is the exception. Highly recommended.

    • Makes it super easy to invoice in a beautiful simple way that clients love. Offering credit card, PayPal and bank ACH payments really feels like it helps me get paid faster and looks professional. It's also a breeze to confirm that I've received payment and is helpful to get reminders of outstanding invoices. Love hearing the chime when money rolls in.


      Can't believe I forgot to mention the support crew. I'm so used to banking/financial apps making service an afterthought. Whenever I have a question or issue they're on it within minutes and always eager to help.

  10. 10

    Revolutionary time tracking device

    Judith Ratajczak
    Judith RatajczakOnline Marketing Manager at TimeTac GmbH · Written
    You can use use ZEI with TimeTac - simple, fast and easy web based time tracking software for every company size and industry.
    Benjamin Powell
    Benjamin PowellFounder Adsoup.com & Startup Infomaniac · Written
    Ive not used it yet, but their interface is very exciting
    Alfred Beckman
    Alfred BeckmanSenior Product Designer at Instabridge · Written
    Having a physical thing to flip over to track time just makes it a tad more fun :)
    • Playing with my Makerkit is a lot of fun, but took a while to get it right. I really like having the physical object to turnover, but the apps also work great on the phone. Main downside is that when my laptop is shutdown / hibernates, the zei does not always reconnect. Means I just use the app instead.

  11. 10

    Automatic time tracking for freelancers and teams.

    haabeDeveloper @ Snopp Designbyrå · Written
    Integrates with Google Calendar, Office 365, Moves, and its own tracker (Memory). And has it's own API, so you can create your own apps to communicate with it.
    Automatically measures your time and has great integrations.
  12. 5

    Automatic productivity & time tracking for macOS

    Jamie Lawrence
    Jamie Lawrence💻 📈 🏊 🇮🇪 🐠 🐈 · Written
    Although I also use RescueTime I've become quite partial to Qbserve. It's a local app and has a similar functionality to RescueTime but without some of the advanced reporting. It does however, give me some immediate reminder of when I'm being unproductive by changing the dock icon.
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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.

    • 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.

  13. 6

    Time Tracking, Scheduling, Budgeting & Expenses

    Mike Kulakov
    Mike KulakovProduct Owner at Everhour · Written
    Mike Kulakov made this product
    One of the best time tracking tools, especially if you need to integrate it with your project management app, such as Asana, Trello, Basecamp, GitHub or Jira. I bet there is no better alternative.
  14. 4

    Contracts, invoices, and expenses for digital freelancers

    I used Bonsai's in-app time tracking as well as the tracker they built for Mac OS, it gets the job done and you can export your time into invoices easily.
    Kian Lavi
    Kian LaviInteraction Designer @ 🔑 · Written
    Bonsai recently added really simple time tracking that integrates directly with their invoice system. I've tested a lot of the team's features, and this has been the most useful thus far! No more manually logging my hours in a spreadsheet.
  15. 4

    Automatic time tracking for your Mac

    Alex Ledak
    Alex LedakWeb & mobile dev · Written
    Only for macOS, but works great.
    Hi, Daniel, the maker of Timing here. Thanks for the recommendation! By the way, I'm currently working on a brand-new version, launching next month. You can sign up for the beta at https://beta.timingapp.com. That version has been built from the start for the needs of freelancers and small agencies, with a ton of new reporting features and optional start/stop timers if you need them.
  16. 14

    User-friendly timetracker for freelancers and teams

    Maybe the simpliest time tracker I ever used. Totally recommended for your freelance projects.
    Katya Sklyarova
    Katya SklyarovaMarketing Manager · Written
    I really like this app, nowadays TMetric is one of the best time tracking tools. I would like to highlight its functions like the visualized timeline and flexible reports. TMetric can give all the detailed information about your activity.
    Cool tool!
    • We have used it for 6 month, we were looking for a tool to increase the efficacy of our time tracking and productivity, and TMetric turned out to be perfect! It's ingrained in our daily routine now. Highly recommended!

    • I am glad to share my personal opinion about TMetric - time tracker for Linux.

      TMetric helps you to be more productive and manage your tasks and time. When I started to use TMetric I have noticed that I became more productive at work as I know how much time I spend for each task and I managed to reduce the waste of time.

  17. Emanuele Ricci
    Emanuele RicciI get excited about bleeding edge tech · Written
    Italian startup with a lot of external integrations. Their product comes from a specific internal need to track their webagency time spent on projects.
  18. 3
    Tyme 2

    Time tracking made easy.

    Brandon Bayer
    Brandon BayerMaking AcornBookmarks.com, Indie Hacker · Written
    Tyme is amazing because it's very simple and focuses on time tracking versus all the billing, projects, etc. It has just the needed basics for tracking time by different projects and no more. The UI is so much better than most other time tracking apps. I'm a happy paying customer!
  19. Sunil Neurgaonkar
    Sunil Neurgaonkar10Helping businesses with growth hacking · Written
    JIRA is way costly but worth it. It has many many customizations and can be used in a wide variety of ways. This is the #1 tool for Agile teams.
    Tkachenko Arthur 🇺🇦
    Tkachenko Arthur 🇺🇦Building a tools for Food Tech projects · Written
    Because this is inside the Atlassian product universe. If you're developer, who track tasks in JIRA - you log your time in JIRA too.
  20. 3

    Friendly online time tracking software your team will love

    Bill Vieux
    Bill Vieux👊 tech / social media / marketing · Written
    Freckle is super easy to use, has Mac/iOS apps, and nice reporting for us to manage clients & activities.