Time Tracking tool?


Any recommendations for a simple (web) tool where team members can submit their hours worked? Ideally, we'd like the team member to be able to login, select the project they are working on and submit their hours. In the end we get a simple report with totals.

Anyone using a tool like this? If not I'll just have to make it I guess!


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asked Jun 7 '10 at 08:23
Big Tuna
349 points

15 Answers


There are a dizzying number of online time tracking apps out there. So you definitely don't need to build your own. Here are some reviews of various apps:

My team uses Harvest, which has served our needs well. It's not a free app, however (there are plenty of free ones on the market), and it doesn't readily sync with our accounting software. But it's easy for developers to use, easy for administrators to use, generates CSV reports, and our developers preferred it over others, so we've stuck with it.

I hope this helps. Good luck.

answered Jun 9 '10 at 08:57
Mike Lee
1,356 points


http://www.timesheetng.org Web based, Open Source, easy to use and install

answered Jun 7 '10 at 12:28
Mr Shuffles
155 points
  • Perfect. Thanks! – Big Tuna 14 years ago


if web based is not an absolute requirement, check Keith Delong's Virtual TimeClock.

He's a local here so you can ask him questions if you want; this is his profile.

answered Jun 7 '10 at 10:29
Stefanos Tses
981 points
  • Thanks for the plug Stefanos. As I've mentioned before, Answers OnStartups members can get Virtual TimeClock at 50% off if you contact me directly for your purchase. – Keith De Long 14 years ago


Freckle time tracking. Affordable and very easy to use.

answered May 6 '11 at 01:22
11 points


Big fan of RescueTime. Gives you a break down of what everyone was spending their time on for a specific project.

answered Feb 23 '11 at 22:23
313 points


I recommend TraxTime by SpudCity.com - I've been using it for nearly a decade and it's fantastic. It's very easy to use and they have a Manager version to handle several employees and view reports. They keep the software simple and that's the genius about it.

answered Oct 27 '10 at 14:07
Cheryl Allin
71 points


There's also this (timesnapper)

answered Jun 7 '10 at 10:37
Tim J
8,346 points


I've also found TimeDoctor, which is still in beta and Worksnaps. These two apps enable you to manage your remote team's time.

Does anyone have any experience of these? I'm be grateful to hear of any opinions or personal experience.

answered May 31 '11 at 11:42
186 points


I can recommend mite. It is easy to use and has a nice API with integration in various other products.

answered May 31 '11 at 20:25
105 points
  • I've settled on mite as well after trying a bunch of others, and yes, going down the route of building my own. – Jakob S 13 years ago


we are using Project Pier. Its open source, easy to install and if you know a bit of php, pretty customizable.

Includes time tracking as well as many other features you might like to go along for your project. You can assign tasks etc for example.

answered May 31 '11 at 20:59
171 points


There are many lists and blogs on this topic. Have a look at http://www.dmoz.org/Computers/Software/Accounting/Time_Tracking/Web_Based/ for an extensive list.

I'd reccomend http://www.yanomo.com. Simple and free for small companies. But since I'm a developer here, I'm biased and you should do a good comparision.

We found that time tracking only makes sense when there is a benefit for all users and the goal is not to control but to gain and share progress insight across the board. So do ask yourself what you want to achieve and pick the right tool accordingly.

answered Aug 20 '11 at 16:27
101 points


harvest is the best app which i have used and it rocks

answered Feb 23 '11 at 22:08
Bhanu Prasad
209 points


I've used paymo and omnitracker. I think they both are free. Can't recommend both of them, they both have a not very good UI.

answered Feb 23 '11 at 22:09
101 points


Try www.zoho.com/projects The entire Zoho suite is an excellent business tool and I think the specific app is what you are looking for. Zoho even allows you to manage one project for free. It includes a Time Management feature

answered Jun 10 '10 at 06:34
Lizeth Gomez
61 points


Try TimeXchange.net, a cloud-based solution that is not only simpler and less expensive than other apps, but is based on a network so adding anyone to a project is as easy as adding an email address.

answered Oct 26 '10 at 07:01
Joe Piekarz
16 points

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