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.
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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 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.
- 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.
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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
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.
- 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
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. The prices much affordable.
- Enter estimated time
- Kanban Boards and Gantt charts
- Project management and resource allocation
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
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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
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).
- 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.
- 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 (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
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.
- 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.
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).
💡To learn more about timesheets be sure to check out our post, Most Common Questions About Timesheets, Answered.
✉️What about you? What’s your favorite timesheet app?
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