14 Easy-to-Use Time Tracking Software

Time trackers have been more and more popular these days in different ways if you choose to use them on your computer at home or at work. These applications allow you to have a general view over the activities performed in a specific day and see the achievement level. Here is a list with the most used time trackers.

Paid Time Tracking Applications

1. Achive Palnner – is a Windows time management software that capture, organize and manage all your projects and tasks in one central place. After you organize the projects, you have the possibility to prioritize them using ABCD priority system.

2. Cyclope Employee Monitoring Software – is a time tracking software that records your activity without needing you to introduce dates. It provides information about how much time you (or your team) have spent on different activities in a specific day or a specific period of time (week, month or period defined by you). You can find out total active hours, overtime periods, total time spent online, idle time and the top of the most used application. The application can also generate productivity reports, which allow you to check how much time you spend on a productive/unproductive application. This time tracking software helps you refocus on important tasks.

3. Chrometa – is a great time tracking software that captures every second and you don’t even have to enter dates. The application allows you to view activities from days, weeks or months before. You can set reminders, organize your work and export the dates into a Microsoft Excel workbook. A nice feature is the possibility to organize your time by dragging records into client or project categories.

4. Dovico – time tracking software is not just another time tracking software. This application can help you can increase project profitability allowing you to compare budge vs actual time and costs. It’s a complex application but even so it’s easy to use and it takes only 15 minutes to learn improving your time management skills.

Free Time Tracking Applications

5. Klok – is an easy-to-use personal time tracking software with a very nice interface. The application will let you know how much time you spend on past projects and allows you to better estimate future projects.

6. ManiacTime – is not just tracking your time spent on a specific project but tracks which applications you use and presents them in an easy to understand way. More than that it is tracking your computer usage showing you how much time you were idle or active.

7. ProjectHamster – works like an agenda, allowing you to schedule your day and to track the time spent on a specific activity. The application provides some statistics of how many hours you have spent on what and the reports can be exported to some suitable format or printed out.

8. Rachota – is a time tracking software developed having in mind 3 ideas: planning work, work your plan and analyze your time data. Compared to other free time tracking software, this one seems more complex providing beside the standard features – HTML report generating, history view of activity, tasks prioritizing and compared view for specific users.

Web-based online time tracking software

9. 1TimeTracking – is a paid web based time tracking software that provides a wide range of features. The application is perfect for managers to track costs for specific projects and to find out which employees are maximizing their billings and track the profitability of each. What makes this application different from others is that users can now update and view their timesheets while out of the office via their mobile phone or cell phone.

10. ClickTime – is a simple time tracking software but its great advantage is the compatibility with Mac, Windows, or Linux. More that that, the time tracking software has a Mobile Edition for PDAs & Smartphones in order to keep you up to date with your tasks even when you are not at your computer.

11. MyIntervals – is a paid web-based project management software that combines the time tracking with task management providing data reporting. A specific characteristic of this software is the Theme feature. This will enable you to personalize the intervals so they can match your palette and workflow.

12. SlimTimer – is free and easy to use. It is so easy that all you have to do is to enter your name and tasks for a specific day. After the task is completed, you can click the checkbox to mark it off. Even if the application does not provide many features, it allows you to run reports or to export any report to CSV (Excel), subscribe to its RSS feed or email it to a colleague.

13. Toggl – is a web based time tracking software that can be embedded into a specific Internet application like iGoogle, Netvibes, Gmail, or in your own company intranet. The application provides both paid and free versions, depending on chosen functionalities and number of users. The application has nothing special compared to other applications but it provides real-time performance charts and reports for the whole team.

14. Time-Assistant – time tracking software has so many features embedded that will provide detailed information about a project or about the person working on a project. Beside the time tracking features, the application includes calculation of expenses and multilanguage support (English, French, German). Time-Assistant is web based timesheet software with time track and payroll automation.

Beside the fact that all time tracking software are design to track your activity, each of them has its specific features trying to make you more productive and to better suit your needs.

This guest post was written by Elisabeta Ghidiu, who is interested in online privacy and security solutions. 


  1. NIna Anthony says:

    I work remotely for a nonprofit organization that counsels and trains small business owners. I consult with a lot of clients on a hourly basis. To help keep track of my time, I use 14Days.com. It’s simple and basic, but it’s free and works just fine for keeping track of my time for billing purposes.

  2. Elisabeta Ghidiu says:

    Ok that’s great. I will analyze all other time tracking software that you mention and maybe I’m make a new post.

  3. Harry says:

    Thanks for the list of time tracking software, especially the free one’s ;-)

  4. Nash says:

    Well if somebody is going for a tracking software than he or she must go through this software because it has many features.

  5. Ronald says:

    I Use HourDoc(Hourdoc.com) software for my company it is easy to keep track of our employees time. We are better able to control overtime which saves us money.

  6. Paul says:

    Also check out 1DayLater http://www.1daylater.com/ – a simple free web-based time tracking software! Hope that’s useful!

  7. Carl R says:

    If you track your time in Google Calendar, you can use GTimeReport to create time reports automatically to Excel or Google Docs spreadsheeets. https://www.gtimereport.com/

  8. Stephanie says:

    Enhance your business profitability by tracking your business hours. I checked out some of the tools you mentioned. All are great tools, but if you want a more user friendly and easy to use time tracking tool for your mobile and desktop then try Talygen and get it listed. After using it I found that I have no need another one because now I am able to edit and track my all tasks from anywhere.

  9. Joshua says:

    An excellent cloud based employee time tracking software that we are using in our 50+ employee consulting firm is Flapps – http://www.xperiencehr.com/. In addition to usual features it has GREAT real-time budget spending dashboard. It’s very simple and comes with a free iPhone app. Make sure to include it in your future review article.

  10. Jason says:

    If could recommend powerful time tracking tool http://projectsputnik.com Very easy to use and has great reports

  11. Rianna says:

    I tried a lot of time tracking web apps, then I settled on Timeneye , which I find very simple and extremely useful if you are a Basecamp user, because it lets you track time commenting on completed to-dos.

  12. Roberto says:

    Time Tracking Software will help everybody identify w/c software is applicable based on his application.

  13. Robert Macklyn says:

    hey you have missed out the leader in time tracking and management tool from Replicon ( https://www.replicon.com/ptt/ ) that keeps importance in the proper streamlining and manageability for the best approach of work management and making the output more productive.

  14. Ge Cook says:

    Great list! Another tool which I would like to suggest is proofhub. It offers time tracking, project management, online collaboration etc.

  15. diksha says:

    I think you should certainly include Replicon’s cloud based time management software in your list. Great app, simple, easy & quick to implement.

  16. john says:

    Ive been using www.tickspot.com for web based time tracking and find it far superior to the others. I like how intuitive and easy they make everything!

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