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Looking for a product to "clock my hours" for me.
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  1. 42
    RescueTime

    Analytics on your daily habits and productivity

    If you're just looking to "waste" less time and need something to nudge you to be more productive. This is helpful.
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    I can't recommend this enough. It tracks your usage in the background and is interrupts your workflow.
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    Ben Razuseful web apps lover · Written
    i use it and its fine
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    • 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.

    • Alexander RomanovChief Financial Officer

      Extremely helpful tool if one struggles to improve his/her daily productivity.

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    Toggl

    insanely simple free time tracking

    Ayush Mittal27bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌ · Written
    Just mentioned Toggl - Pomodoro timer with tracking, reporting and other powerful sets of features. 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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    Simple, free, multi-platform
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    • 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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    AND CO

    Invoicing, Expenses, Contracts & Payments for freelancers

    I've been loving this time tracking tool. Super intuitive and easy to use. - you just hit play on the timer and track every second you work on a project. You can even run two timers at once - easily punch in the time you did not track live, just in case - easily track your time by project and activity - you can also create invoices based on the time tracked - iPhone, android & desktop version ;)
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    • 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.

      UPDATE

      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.

    • 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.

  4. 10
    Harvest

    Simple Online Time Tracking Software

    Radoslav StankovTech @ Product Hunt · Written
    Best feature - it detects when you are not using your mac and doesn't track that time.
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    thomas rossStartup analyser and investor · Written
    Harvest is an industry standard when it comes to time and expense tracking. It offers a beautiful and intuitive interface that works across all desktop and mobile operating systems — it even has an Apple Watch app and a desktop widget for added convenience. Harvest also allows you to track your time per client, project, and individual task. You can even deduct “idle time” from your hours for those instances when you get distracted from the project at hand. Once you’re done with the project, Harvest can produce itemized invoices ready for delivery to your client.
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    Been using Harvest for years. Clean & easy to use. Also offers easy invoicing based on your tracked hours, which is super useful for freelancers like me.
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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.

  5. 10
    TimeCamp

    Automatic time tracking made easy

    Kaspar ManzInteractive Storytelling Developer · Written
    Killer Feature: Define projects in TimeCamp and keywords that go along with it, and TimeCamp will automatically switch between tasks depending on whether your front-most window contains this keyword. I tend to use short IDs for my projects and tag my files using them – and I instantly have my time tracked.
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    Ola RybackaSocial media freak, blogger · Written
    I'm sure you should take a look at it if you need a time tracking software! Simple, easy to use, but rich-packed with automatic time tracking (switching between tasks and projects automatically), budgeting, invoicing, reporting and screenshots. Available for desktop, mobile and as a Chrome extension. Perfect for staying on the top of advanced projects and every single task.
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    • 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.

    • I'm really happy with this product. It allows us to track time at a very granular level for reporting and invoicing. I don't use all of the features, but like what I do use. And the team is super responsive anytime I have a question or support need.

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    TMetric

    User-friendly timetracker for freelancers and teams

    Katya SklyarovaMarketing Manager · Written
    TMetric is one of the best time-tracking apps I've ever used.
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    The best time tracker is the simplest one. That's why I vote for TMetric.
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    • I have tried many time trackers before I started to use TMetric, but each of them has its own cons. TMetric combines user-frinedly interface and a wide range of useful functions and integrations. Integration with Asana was one of the essential points for me. Also I like that Tmetric has a mobile time tracking app, so you can keep tracking of your activity out of office too.

    • I use Redmine + TMetric to manage my working activity and keep tracking of working hours and I am fully satisfied with these tools. TMetric helps me to stay productive and reduce the waste of time. Tmetric provides me with detailed time and tasks reports

  7. 4
    Forest

    Put down your phone and stay focused. Or a tree will die. 🌳😵

    Pavan Sethi15building things. · Written
    This is a very general time tracking app but it is one of my favorite apps of all time. Set a timer for how long you want to focus (can't touch your phone) while building virtual trees in your "forest." Earn coins towards planting actual trees!
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    • Daniel KiedrowskiCode Ninja | Game Developer | AI Wizard

      This is amazing so for. It really keeps me going on my task t hand and let me leave my phone totally alone. The idea of growing something (for yourself) because of focussed time, is beautifully illustrated and simply a truth.

      I worked 6 hours yesterday, doing 25 minute chunks with 5-10 minutes of breaks in between. It really helped me to get something profound done.

    • (I am using Android 8.0)hi I found a hack in this app that I can use YouTube and playstore for hours but still the plant is intact and the app is running in background still I love the app and I make my 10 friend's to download the app

      Can you please add animals in the  forest and if we need to give the animals food we have to Winn the challenge.

      If we  don't give the animals food it will die

  8. 4
    Memory by Timely

    An intelligent timeline of everything you did in a day.

    Kunal Bhatia50Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp · Written
    I love Memory by Timely. I don't need to track activities myself anymore. This helps me log everything so I can focus on getting stuff done!
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    AuroraCo-Founder megacool.co · Written
    I love using Timely! It records what I'm doing in the background so I can review afterwards how I spent my day. My only improvement for the product is to make the drag and drop feature more responsive (missing the Google Calendar feeling).
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    • Elizabeth HannanChief Digital Strategy Officer

      Started using this product in Aug17. By Oct17 stopped functioning. Unable to collect, download data, export, etc. Pretty UX interface just doesn't work for actual use at its core. Contacted customer support in Oct17 still not functioning in Jan2018... but they are still charging my card even after cancel subscription in Oct17.

      Support: Avoid "AMY" - very unprofessional. If you want a down and out argument with a stranger then AMY is your girl! #Human #Support #Unpleasant

    • Wilka CarvalhoMachine Learning Research Intern, IBM

      Nothing from any app I've had open has been added to Timely from the Memory on either my (a) work macbook (b) personal macbook or (c) surface. I thought it could replace rescuetime and allow me to integrate that with my projects but it doesn't actually work. It didn't work for any of my devices.

  9. 3
    Freckle

    Friendly online time tracking software your team will love

    Andreas Klinger3Tech at Product Hunt 💃 · Written
    Bit expensive but super flexible and useful for teams
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    Timely

    Automatic time tracking for freelancers and teams.

    Ayrton De Craene18Code @ Product Hunt · Written
    I was looking for a free alternative to Freckle, and Timely just did that. They have this cute little Apple program where you can start, stop & pause your time spent on a client.
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    Timing

    Automatic time tracking for your Mac

    Lauren HollidayFounder, hackthejobhunt.com · Written
    I love how this auto-runs in the background, and I don't even know it!!
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    Qbserve

    Automatic productivity & time tracking for macOS

    Ivan Mir3maker of Qbserve time tracking app · Written
    Ivan Mir made this product
    Qbserve (our app) tracks both productivity and project time automatically. It shows your current performance at the menu bar and the dock in real-time. If you are a freelancer, it can generate invoices for you from the time you have tracked.
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    • 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 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. 3
    Hours

    Visual time tracking app

    Kesava Mandiga14Curious cat. Writer. Explorer. · Written
    A time tracking app for iOS (and Apple Watch) that offers some great reporting features through a web dashboard.
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  14. Vinit Agrawal13Co-Founder at Tars (HelloTars.com) · Written
    Due is an extremely unobtrusive app that allows you to track time with automatic idle time detection. Simply start the timer, and a new session will start immediately. As you proceed with a project, you can use Due time tracking to generate invoices based on the hourly rates you set. This time tracking app also makes it easy to organize clients’ information by name, address, hourly rates, or even different currencies.
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    Instant 5.0

    Personal analytics, now with a new dashboard & goals

    Shashwat PradhanCEO/Founder @emberify · Written
    Shashwat Pradhan made this product
    Hey, you should try out Instant. It tracks your phone usage, places, fitness activities, travel & sleep automatically! You get all this data on a dashboard with goals, a chatbot coach and weekly reports.
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    Simply.Digital - Goals & Tasks

    Todo list to track your time & help set meaningful deadlines

    This to do list adds up how you use your time automatically using your tasks. So it works both looking backwards and seeing how booked you are coming up. No timers. And it works for anything you put in your to-do list, not just on the computer (so exercise too, for example).
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    • I've tried a lot of task managers, but kept going back to paper. This one finally works the way I think. I haven't seen anything else that does scheduling this way.

    • I work for myself and keeping strict 9-5 to manage boundaries *sounds* good but it's not practical. It also kinda defeats the purpose of being self employed (the flexibility). I've been really pleasantly surprised how well this app works for tracking all the things that I have to do. And even helping align time-spent with priorities. Its obvious right away if I'm spending too much time on any one thing... or not actually getting much done.

  17. Kovács MátéIndie iOS Developer · Written
    Kovács Máté made this product
    I built this app and still improving it! It's for my own needs which is automatic tracking but you can use it for manual time tracking as well. So if you decide to give it a try please let me know, what you are missing and I'll add those to it!
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    WeDo

    Planner, tasks & habits.

    Spencer P Shulem made this product
    WeDo is the first task app to have "Time Estimating" which allows you to keep track of how long tasks take. It'a also minimal, yet feature rich life planner.
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  19. Quinn ComendantSRE, Strangecode LLC · Written
    Self-hosted, open source time tracking with an API.
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    IC Project

    Simple but useful project management system

    Mike made this product
    If you want to have not only time tracking but taska management and budget controll. IC Projext is very easy to use.
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    Mike made this product
    For me the best time tracking tool ever. You can manage tasks and you can register your time: - on the task - on the "time transking" tab - on the clock (by pressing play/pause/stop) More! when you report time, your costs on the project is updating. Try
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