Start tracking your (& team’s) time, analyse, reclaim and charge appropriately.

Do you find yourself wondering how time flies? Are you and your team making little progress with your work? Productivity is essential for business owners and organizations, and there are many to-do list applications to improve your productivity, better your workflow, and increase output and profits. 

You can choose to create schedules and monitor your work progress. Still, it is always less stressful with applications that are designed to automatically monitor the flow of resources, especially time in your organization.

1. Toggl

This application is timer-based, letting users work with timers and even bill clients without exiting the app. With Toggl, clients are easily updated via Excel or PDF, and this helps them know what they are spending money on. Tasks can be arranged, allocated, and timed easily, thanks to its timeline and extensions. 

With its integration of many other applications like Jira, Google Drive, etc., it owns its app on Android, and it is hard not to love Toggl. Pricing is charged per user, which can be a turnoff for some people. Monthly payments are $10 and $20 per user for the starter and premium packages, respectively.

The app is available for Windows, Mac, Web, Linux, Android, and iOS. Should you be offline, you can use it, and it’ll sync whenever you activate your internet connection. It is a great option for freelancers, startups, and small businesses with small projects. 

2. Harvest

Harvest is a great option for teams. It is great for checking the time spent on tasks and creating smart visual reporting. Like toggl, it also sends invoices to clients making payment easy already. It is a great buddy that helps you remind of your debtors, too.

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Though the app is simple to use and comes with in-built features, it tracks your work time and also takes care of your expenses, serving freelancers and startups well. 

Regarding payment, it has a free version for one user with two projects. For unlimited projects, one person or a team of 2 pays $12 per user each month. Its annual payment costs about $10.80 per user each month. Besides, the application is available on Mac, Android, and iOS.

3. Hubstaff

Hubstaff is excellent for time tracking, checking employees, and tasks. With Hubstaff, you can monitor and control your employees and their activities right at the office or with mobile devices. It saves their information and can be used to make payrolls and payments. 

Do you know you can also track your employees on the go while they work? Yes. It has a GPS tracker designed for those offices which have employees who work out of the office like salespeople and delivery guys. Available on Windows, Mac, Web, Chromebook, iOS, Android, and Linux, it conveniently serves big and small companies alike. 

Pricing (monthly):

  • 1 user- $0
  • Basic: from 2 users- $5/user ($4.08 annually)
  • Premium: from 2 users- $10/user ($8.25 annually)
  • Enterprise: $20/ user. ($16.67 annually)

4. Timenotes

This is a great tool for you, which saves you a lot of time and resources in managing your business. You can set it up easily and have it monitor the time you spend while it gives you regular and detailed reports. It has great integrations, working well with Trello, Google Chrome Time Try, and others. 

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You can use the Timenotes app available on iOS or Android devices. It is free for up to 5 users, and a steady pay of $35 a month will serve your team of over five members.

5. Tsheets

This time tracking application comes with so much that you can work alone or with many others on your team. With flexible schedule arrangements, concise reporting, client support, billing, and payroll features, it can only mean that Quickbooks developed this to take care of your business.

It also comes with staff access within premises and GPS tracker to keep employees in check. The application is available on mobile devices and desktop devices as well. It is free for one user, costs $5/month for two users and above. 

6. Everhour

If you bill hourly, you will enjoy using this application. It works only online to help you plan your work and time to spend on it while making comprehensive reports and keeping you on track with updates and notifications. There are not many integrations, but it works well with Asana and Trello. 

It is not available on mobile devices and does not work offline, as said earlier, but you can log it off if you need to. Its solo accounts cost $96 a year and for teams, $7 per person/month.

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7. Desk time

Desktime is another excellent option for time tracking. It has an organized application and URL system and monitors the tools your staff is using. This monitoring system is fantastic because it can highlight relevant and irrelevant activities and save them for detailed reporting.

It is free for one user and with a monthly payment of $6 per user for a larger team. It is very much available on Mac, Linux, Windows, iOS, and Android. 

Closing notes…

While you choose to fix productivity issues, also know that the work you have to do will be done if you are healthy and sound. Stress and other factors can also be contributing to your wasting time. Not sleeping enough or keeping late nights because you need to do more? 

There are methods to regulate your night activities and help you get to bed early. Generally, technology is a great tool, and adapting it to ease the burdens you experience in your business is always a wise choice.

Do you have any other means of improving productivity? What are your thoughts on the use of Time Tracking applications? We would love to share ideas. Please leave them in the comment section below. Thank you.

About the author

Lori Wade

Lori Wade is a journalist from Louisville. She is a content writer who has experience in small editions, Lori is now engaged in news and conceptual articles on the topic of business.