8 Best Timesheet Apps (2021)

Timesheet data is valuable for tracking your employee’s attendance, how much you’ve spent working, and how much you need to invoice your clients.

To help you do just that, here are the best 8 timesheet apps, with highlights on their most notable features.


Clockify is a free standalone work hour tracker and timesheet with project and team management features.

With Clockify, you can:

  • track time as you work on an activity
  • add time manually
  • enter it in the Timesheet
  • further manage it by editing, deleting, and specifying these time entries
Clockify timesheet app

Later on, you can generate Visual and Weekly Reports of your tracked time, export these Reports as PDF or Excel files, or save them.

Clockify is 100% free for an unlimited number of users who need basic time tracking features, and its paying plans offer various additional permission options, productivity and Report features, and much more.

One of the newest features is the Calendar view, which allows you to have an overview of your day so that you can better understand your work patterns. Plus, you’re able to double-check if there are any gaps in the day, in case you forgot to log time.


Other notable features:

  • The team activity option that allows you to see all the currently running timers in your workspace
  • Bulk edit, meant to help you delete and edit a larger number of time entries at once
  • Custom fields

Available for: Web, Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Chrome, Firefox

Who’s it for? Considering it offers straightforward time tracking features, and everything you need to manage multiple users, projects, and billable time, Clockify is suitable for freelancers and teams, but also large organizations who value extra data control.

💡 Did you know?

We have made a super collection of ready-to-print daily, weekly, and monthly timesheet templates. You can download our free timesheet templates here.

If you are already using Excel or printed timesheets and considering transiting to a software solution, check out our post about the advantages of timesheet apps over printed timesheets.

Toggl Track

Toggl Track (formerly known as Toggl) is another standalone work hours tracker, with project and team management features, although with more limitations in terms of what you get for free.

With Toggl Track, you can also:

  • track time as you work on activities
  • add it manually
  • manage your time entries by editing, deleting, and specifying them

Later on, you can also generate Reports, and export them as PDF and CSV.

Toggl Track offers the most basic time tracking features for free for up to 5 users, while its paying plans offer basic and additional time tracking features for unlimited users, various permission options, and time rounding.


Other notable features:

  • Required fields
  • Adding time for others
  • Project templates

Available for: Web, Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Chrome, Firefox

Who’s it for? Overall, Toggl Track’s features make it suitable for small businesses and freelancers who need time tracking basics.


nTask is a free timesheet and time tracking application with a complete project management solution.

With nTask, you can manage your time, with:

  • Online time tracker for tasks and projects
  • Automatic time tracker and manual time entry
  • Generate timesheets automatically for all tasks
  • Share timesheets with team members and send for approvals

Once you have logged time on all your tasks, you can send the timesheet for approval from the manager or client. This is ideal for agencies, freelancers, remote teams, and even onsite teams.

nTask allows you to add 5 team members for free to get started. The best thing is that users can create unlimited tasks, issues, and meetings without paying anything. As your team grows or if you want to manage projects in an efficient manner then you can upgrade to Premium or Business plan.

ntask pricing

Other notable features:

Available for: Web, iOS, and Android.

Who’s it for? nTask features are suitable for remote teams, startups, and medium-sized businesses interested in project management and productivity.


Harvest is a time tracking app with expense tracking and invoicing features.

This app also offers basic time tracking features, and you can add and edit the time you spend on activities by going over the days of the week.

You’ll be able to:

  • manage projects and clients
  • generate reports
  • track your expenses and generate invoices
harvest cover

Harvest is only free for 1 user and 2 projects, and you’ll have to upgrade to a paying plan for more options, which includes unlimited projects and unlimited users. You can choose the number of users.


Other notable features:

  • Automated reminders
  • Integrations with various productivity tools, such as Asana and Trello, but also finance tools, like Stripe and Paypal
  • A visual overview of the team’s capacity, which helps you manage the workload properly within the team

Available for: Web, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Chrome, Safari

Who’s it for? Overall, Harvest’s features make it suitable for small and mid-size businesses mostly interested in invoicing and expense tracking.


Hubstaff is a time tracking app with employee monitoring features.

This app offers several of these monitoring features, and basic time tracking features such as:

  • tracking the time by using a timer, which you can do with Mac, Windows, or Linux desktop apps
  • logging time by using Chrome extension or the Hubstaff web dashboard.

Hubstaff’s free plan comes with limited monitoring features, such as screenshots, and basic time tracking features for 1 user.

But teams will have to upgrade to a paying plan to get the same features, and some additional features as well, such as Scheduling & attendance and Mobile GPS tracking.


Other notable features:

  • Making custom timesheet reports
  • Choose project budgets, set limits, and get notifications when you’re close to crossing the limit
  • Unlimited teams

Available for: Web, Windows, Mac, Linux, Chromebook, iOS, Android, Chrome

Who’s it for? Overall, Hubstaff’s features make it suitable for remote teams and large companies.

Time Doctor

Apart from time tracking, Time Doctor helps you avoid distractions while working and also measure your productivity. It also has employee monitoring options, such as screenshots and activity levels.

This app offers:

  • tracking time as you work on an activity by using a timer
  • automatic time tracking

You can also use this tool to either manually or automatically approve timesheets. Then, simply integrate payroll with timesheets.

Time Doctor doesn’t offer a free version. There are three paid plans. The Basic plan covers options like time tracking and activity tracking for one group or department. If you’re willing to pay more, the Standard and Premium plans include features such as integrations, payroll, and unlimited groups (covered by the Premium plan).


Other notable features:

  • Distraction alerts
  • Offline time tracking
  • Productivity measuring and summary reports

Available for: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, Chrome

Who’s it for? Overall, Time Doctor’s features make it suitable for small and mid-size businesses mostly interested in employee monitoring and keeping track of employee productivity levels.


RescueTime is an automatic time tracking app suitable to track how productive you really are.

With RescueTime you can try out automatic time tracking to measure how much time you spend on websites and apps.

You can then generate basic Visual and Weekly Reports.


RescueTime offers these features for free, and you’ll need to upgrade to a paying plan to use the FocusTime distraction blocker, real-time alerts, and daily highlights.


Other notable features:

  • Goal-based alerts
  • Record time spent on meetings and calls
  • Custom work-hours filters, which help you choose your primary work schedule

Available for: Web, Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Chrome, Firefox, Brave

Who’s it for? In general, Rescue Time’s features make it suitable for individuals who are mostly interested to track their personal productivity.

QuickBooks Time

QuickBooks Time (formerly known as TSheets) is a timesheet tracker that also offers options like employee scheduling and shift scheduling.

This app provides you with features like:

  • tracking and approving timesheets using a mobile app
  • time kiosk, which allows workers to clock in and out using the same device

With QuickBooks Time, managers can use scheduling options to create and edit shifts for their employees, who get notifications whenever there’s an update. In addition, this tool allows you to create payroll and project reports.

Aside from a free trial version, QuickBooks Time doesn’t have a free plan, but it offers Premium and Elite paid versions. The Premium plan covers features like the mobile app with GPS, streamlined payroll and invoice, time-off management, and many more. Speaking of the Elite plan, some of its options include timesheet signatures and geofencing.


Other notable features:

  • Alerts and approvals
  • PTO tracker
  • Seeing who’s on the clock and where they’re working

Available for: Web, mobile apps on Android, iOS, via text message, landline, or tablet; Windows, Mac

Who’s it for? Overall, QuickBooks Time’s features make it suitable for small and large businesses, especially for construction companies and landscaping businesses.

💡 To learn more about timesheets be sure to check out our post, Most Common Questions About Timesheets, Answered.

Honorable mentions for timesheet apps:

  • Hourly – A time tracker that helps workers clock in and out with ease, either by using a timer or by entering hours manually. Apart from time tracking, Hourly takes care of workers’ comp insurance and payroll. No free plan. As for the paid versions, there are three options: Time Tracking, Payroll, and Time Tracking + Payroll plan. The pricing starts at $8 per month per user plus a $40 monthly base.
  • Timely – An automatic time tracker for individuals who spend a lot of their time on location. Also offers real-time time tracking, bulk editing, and visual reports. No free plan. The pricing starts at $10 per user per month.
  • Everhour – A standalone work hours tracker for agencies who need invoicing features. Also offers additional project and team management features. No free plan. The pricing starts at $10/user/month, with a $50 monthly minimum.
  • Timeular – A time tracking app that comes with a physical device – an 8-sided time tracking dice. You need to connect the dice with macOS, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, then flip the device whenever you start a new action. This tool also helps you create reports and invoices. No free plan. The pricing starts at $89 for personal use and $79 per user per 6 months (Team plan).

✉️What about you? What’s your favorite timesheet app?

Send your answers, suggestions, and comments to blogfeedback@clockify.me and we may include them in this or future posts.

Marija  Kojic

Marija Kojic is a productivity writer who's always researching about various productivity techniques and time management tips in order to find the best ones to write about. She can often be found testing and writing about apps meant to enhance the workflow of freelancers, remote workers, and regular employees. Appeared in G2 Crowd Learning Hub, The Good Men Project, and Pick the Brain, among other places.


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