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.
Clockify was launched in 2017. What started as a group of friends and software experts has evolved into a thriving team of 70 and growing.
We've been developing software for others since 2009. Since we were charging clients by the hour, we needed to know how much time we were spending on projects so 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 our little time tracker and we started receiving a lot of feature requests. So, we've decided to further develop Clockify, add extra features, and charge a small fee to teams that need more control.
We've 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 Enterprise cloud plan, so huge teams can replace their old timesheet systems and fully enjoy using a modern time tracker like 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 with more 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 and we never have to advertise and be part of the system. 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 and eliminate the need for advertising.
- — After some time, teams decide to upgrade to a paid plan so they can access extra features they need to improve their organization.
- — 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 their own servers.
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!
2100 Geng Road, Suite 210, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA
2100 Geng Road, Suite 210
Palo Alto, CA 94303