There are only so many hours in a workday. When managing a company, you want to know exactly where those hours go. It’s time to throw away all those timesheets on your desk because what you need is a time tracking software.
Choosing a time tracker that suits your business needs is no small task, and the number of such software grows every day. To help you make that decision, here’s a list of the best time tracking software of 2019.
ShiftBase is an outstanding shift planning and time tracking online software. You can plan upcoming shifts in a matter of minutes. All employees can see their past shifts and upcoming work shifts.
Since it is a cloud-based solution, employees can access it from anywhere, anytime, and from any device.
The software comes with tons of other features like active shifts, absence management, and time tracking. It is highly user-friendly and easy to use.
This software has a monthly price of $6/user, which is one of the most affordable software on this list. With an annual subscription, you can save up to 20%.
One of Workpuls’ key features is Categorization. You can classify apps and websites as productive, unproductive and neutral, which can be done on a department level as well. This way you can easily analyze productivity, both for individuals and teams.
Another useful tool is a Payroll calculator, which uses tracked activities to calculate invoices. This way, you are sure to properly pay for every minute spent working.
This time tracking and invoicing software has a client login, which is especially useful for service providers – you can give your clients gated access to track data that’s relevant to their projects, such as progress and budgeting.
This time tracker offers a limited free plan, while the Standard plan price is $9.99/user per month, and it has the most important time tracking features. You can try it for free for 14 days.
One distinguishing Time Doctor feature is a Time Use Alert. It sends a pop-up message to your idle employee to remind them to get back to work.
This task and time tracking software has both desktop and mobile application. Desktop version is designed only for time tracking and organizing tasks, while a mobile app has a GPS tracking option which helps you track your team’s location when they’re working.
Payroll function is completely customizable – includes a variety of payroll periods and supports all currencies. You can pay your employees using PayPal, Payoneer, or any other method.
Users’ main issue with this software is its outdated interface.
Toggl starts at $10/user per month, but for Enterprise plans you get custom pricing. It also offers a free, although limited, plan for teams up to 5 members and you also get a free first month.
You can access this work time tracking software through a web interface, browser extension, desktop or mobile application. With the desktop app, you can automatically track time, while with others you have to manually start and stop time.
Integration is one of Toggl’s highlights – it can integrate with over 100 apps.
One feature you don’t find in many other trackers is the Autotracker – set up keywords that trigger auto tracker and allocate time to a previously determined project.
This software offers a free plan for up to 2 projects, which is barely enough for you to try out a program – however, all features are available. The paid plan is $12/user per month, with a 10% discount if paid annually. This is one of the more expensive time clock management software on the market.
Harvest’s invoicing feature is worth mentioning. You can automatically put your billable time into an invoice, which you can send to clients via email. It can also send them an automatic reminder, so you don’t have to.
However, the interface is not too aesthetically pleasing, and creating new projects takes a lot of clicks.
This is more of an all-inclusive solution for service businesses than principally a time tracking software.
Pricing plan starts at $7/month for solo users, while team plans start at $99/5 users. It doesn’t have a free plan, but you get 14 days of a free trial.
Timely gives you a suggestion of labels and tags of your recorded work, based on what it thinks you did. You may accept or change these labels, and whenever you do, the software learns from it and applies it to future scenarios.
This time tracker integrates with many different apps. A GPS tracker integration is worth mentioning, as it captures time spent on traveling for work, which you can use to bill that time accordingly.
This could be a great overall business time tracking software, but what it lacks is a payroll feature.
Hubstaff offers basic time tracking features for $5/user per month, but if you want more, you’ll need to get a Premium plan for $10/user per month. Paying annually gets you two free months.
It comes with many different features, including random screenshot ability as well as keyboard and mouse activity tracker. Another feature worth mentioning is the GPS tracker, which allows you to see your team’s location when on site.
It’s available on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and Linux. However, users find the desktop interface a bit outdated.
Unlike other time tracking apps from this list, Tick charges per project, with each plan supporting an unlimited number of users. This can be great for large teams who work on fewer large projects.
Pricing plans start from $19/month per 10 projects, or, if you want an unlimited number of projects monthly, you’ll have to pay as much as $149. However, you have 30 days of free trial to check if this employee time reporting software works for you.
This is more of a project management tool, but its time tracking abilities are worth being on this list.
This software offers a Recurring project feature – a great tool for businesses which have projects that occur on a monthly basis. It saves time you’d spend every month on manually setting up the same project.
Another handy tool is Budget feedback, which helps you stay on track by creating a timeline with ‘complete-by’ deadlines.
While these features are really useful, Tick lacks some important features like invoicing and some monitoring tools.
Similar to Hubstaff, this software has a basic plan with limited options for $7/user per month. You’ll need a Pro plan ($10/user per month) for some advanced features. When billed annually, you get a 25% discount.
TimeCamp’s distinguishing feature is Report generator – you have a wide range of reporting options that you can modify according to your needs.
Another handy tool is the Pomodoro Timer. It sets time blocks for working on a task, and reminds you to take a break every 25 minutes.
Once again, you have a limited free version, while a Premium plan includes all features for a monthly price of $9/user. It’s worth paying annually though, as it gives you as many as 4 free months.
This software has a basic time tracking features but lacks billability tool.
It has some cool productivity-boosting features, though. First, it gives a productivity score to all applications and websites you use, which you can manually modify. It calculates your overall productivity score.
Another useful productivity-boosting activity is setting up goals. You can set your goals, like for example “finish this task in less than 1 hour”, to focus and improve your performance.
This is another all-inclusive software – it’s a combination of a time tracker, project and team management software. It offers no free plan, and you can get it for $7/user per month.
It has no desktop or mobile application, only a web version and a Chrome extension.
One handy tool we need to mention is the Project summary feature. With it, you can see how much time and money was spent on each tracked project.
It integrates with many popular project management applications, like Trello or Asana.
Which One Should You Choose?
There are many factors that you have to take into consideration when picking the right software, such as team size, pricing plans, and key features. Hopefully, this list has helped you in making that decision. The good news is that all of these time trackers offer either a free version or a free trial, so you can try them out for yourself before making a purchase.