The most popular time tracker for teams
What is Clockify
Clockify is the most popular free time tracker and timesheet app for teams of all sizes. Unlike all the other time trackers, Clockify is available for an unlimited numbers of users for free. Clockify is an online app that works in a browser, but you can also install it on your computer or phone for convenience.
Clockify is used by everyone from freelancers, small businesses, and consulting agencies, to government institutions, NGOs, universities, and Fortune 500 companies.
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Clockify was officially launched in 2017. Back then, we were charging clients by the hour, so we needed to know how much time we were spending on projects and our whole team needed to track time. Nothing fancy or intrusive. We just needed a record of how much time a certain project took in a certain month, and how much we need to bill clients.
One day, we got an email from the company whose time tracker we were using. The email was notifying us that, starting next month, our monthly bill would increase from $500 to $1,000. Even before that we felt that we were overpaying the tool, and this new price was simply too much. At that moment, we decided to look for an alternative.
We started searching for another solution, but all the time tracking apps on the market were either too complicated or too expensive - especially for bigger teams, like ours.
So, we decided to create our own time tracker and offer it to anyone for absolutely free. Why? We know that each dollar counts when you're a startup and we believe every team should be able to track time without having to pay a fortune.
In the meantime, a lot of people started using Clockify and we started receiving a ton of feature requests. So, we've decided to invest further into Clockify's development and completely focus on building products. We've added a ton of extra features, and started charging for them to teams that needed more.
We've also received a lot of feature requests from large organizations, asking us how to best manage thousands of users. So, in September 2019 we've introduced self-hosting, plus a lot of privacy and security oriented features so huge organizations can safely replace their old timesheeting systems with Clockify.
How we keep Clockify free
The #1 question we receive all the time is: "How do you make money if the service is free? What's the catch?"
Short answer: we have paid plans that have additional features aimed towards professionals. And thanks to the free plan, we don't have to spend a single cent on marketing.
When something good is offered for free, like Clockify, it usually comes with a hidden price - most usually it's privacy, something tech industry is notorious for. That's not the case with Clockify.
We never sell or share any data with anyone. Why? Because we don't have to. We don't have investors or shareholders hungry for profit, so we don't face pressure to make a quick buck by any means necessary. And, because of good word of mouth, all our growth is organic. Our company is completely independent and free to do the right thing.
How can we afford this? First, we make Clockify accessible to everyone, and then we provide even more value to those on a paid subscription:
- The basic version is free, so anyone can easily get started. This lets us make time tracking accessible to everyone.
- Some teams decide to upgrade to a paid plan so they can access some extra features they need.
- Some companies want to roll out Clockify to their 1,000+ teams, but they need absolute control over data. In those cases, we offer a license that lets companies keep Clockify on a private server (usually their own, and sometimes on a private cloud).
This structure lets us democratize time tracking for everyone, without ever needing to make a profit at a cost of someone's privacy. We hope you enjoy using Clockify as much as we enjoy developing it. If you have any questions or feedback, send us an email - we always love to hear from our users!