Richard kim
Richard kimdev | Google,, Drift, twindr

What are some good Timely alternatives?

I'm a college student who uses hour-tracking as a way to measure my time spent on side projects. Timely is the perfect app for this, but they just removed their free tier. I don't need any of the freelance / payment aspect of time tracking, but would love an app that allows me to track time spent on multiple projects.
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  1. 18

    insanely simple free time tracking

    Björn A
    Björn A4🇳🇱 Founder of · Written
    You can try Toggl. It's free and has a desktop and mobile app.
    Brian Leonard
    Brian LeonardHead of Customer Experience, Bringhub · Written
    I'm a huge Toggl fan, I use them exclusively for all my freelance work. Awesome chrome extension, reminders, projects, etc. great for freelancing.
    Toggl Chrome Extension is awesome. It reminds you track when you forget.
    • 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. 7

    Beautiful, free time tracking

    Raminmarketing, · Written
    Free-forever, good for multiple projects, easy to use, yet plenty of options to customize.
  3. 7

    Automatic productivity & time tracking for macOS

    Ivan Mir
    Ivan Mir3maker of Qbserve time tracking app · Edited
    Ivan Mir made this product
    Qbserve (our app) tracks both productivity and projects automatically, by looking at opened sites and documents. There's also a great student discount, please contact us:
    • 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.

  4. 12

    User-friendly timetracker for freelancers and teams

    TMetric is a free time tracking app, that is a great solution for everyone to monitor their working activity and to be more productive.
    • 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.

  5. 3

    Revolutionary time tracking device

    Benjamin Powell
    Benjamin PowellFounder & Startup Infomaniac · Written
    Take a look at these guys, they have a really awesome physical interaction tool to swap projects. Was a Kickstarter and they did really well.
    Timing is so great! It's not free, but worth every penny.
    • 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.

  6. 2

    Automatic time tracking for your Mac

    Daniel Alm made this product
    My app Timing automatically tracks time you spend on your Mac. That's perfect for your purposes, as it lets you keep track of time without having to worry about start/stop timers, which can be particularly annoying if you have lots of side projects. Also, I'm currently working on a brand-new version, launching next month. You can sign up for the beta at
  7. Judith Ratajczak
    Judith RatajczakOnline Marketing Manager at TimeTac GmbH · Written
    TimeTac is a good alternative. You can define your tasks. With a simple click you start your task tracking. The TimeTac App for Android, iPhone or Windows Phone is free. In general TimeTac provides web-based and mobile time tracking systems. Customers appreciate its high user friendliness and perfect levels of service.
  8. arina_kayea
    arina_kayeaMarketing Manager · Written
    free for up to 5 users