All time-tracking apps: The Full List

Time tracker list consolidates and researches the top time tracking software available in the market and report our findings. You can sort these by clicking on their column titles, or you can jump to our top pick, those with a free plan, or those with an API. Current time tracking applications evaluated through December 2016.


Top pick of the time tracking apps

This selection represents our top pick of time tracking apps. Everything about an 85/100 gets on this list, and rightly so. All of these time-trackers are A players, any of these will do a good job at helping you to track your time, and from here it really comes down to subtle preferences, e.g. Automatic vs Manual timers, Pretty vs Functional.


Time Tracking Apps with a Free Plan

These time tracking apps all have a free plan available. What you get for free varies, and often it's just a good excuse to see which one 'fits' you best. In most instances it's worth paying for a time-tracker, if you're using it for work.


Time Tracking Apps with an API

All of these time trackers have an API. This means you can wire up your own apps and scripts to manipulate your timers, or retrieve reports. Perhaps visualise your time, like this.


Time Tracking Apps for Mac

Do you or your team members use Macs? If so, here are all of the time tracking apps that run on Mac OS X, conveniently arranged so you can quickly decide which one you want to check out..


Time Tracking Apps for Windows

If you or your team are currently using computers running Windows, you're in the right place. All of the below time tracking apps run on Windows. Check them out and see which are right for you.


Time Tracking Apps for Linux

All of these time tracking apps run on Linux.


Score Name Review Web Win Mac iPhone Android Monitoring Integrations $ From
97
#top-pick#api#free-version#mac#windows
Hubstaff is a really nice time tracking tool that is best known for its screenshots and activity levels. It integrates with more than 30 project management services and offers automatic payroll, budgets, website monitoring, and more....
$5.00
95
#top-pick#api#free-version#mac#windows
Toggl is a fantastic time tracking software available for only $5 per month. Toggl combines a solid feature set with intuitive design, great mobile apps, and handfuls of integrations. A great choice for any freelancer/team....
$9.00
94
#top-pick#api#mac#windows
Fully featured and a pleasure to use, Freckle is a gem of a time-tracker. Highly recommended for freelancers and teams alike....
$19.00
92
#top-pick#api#mac#windows
Harvest is a great solution for freelancers and teams. A pleasure to use, with modern features and great integrations, Harvest is a solid choice for time tracking....
$12.00
92
#top-pick#api#free-version#mac#windows
Paymo is a great solution for freelancers and teams who want to track their time. Positives include great support across devices, a good API and solid invoicing. It's hard to find anything wrong with Paymo....
$4.95
91
#top-pick#api#mac#windows
With ActiveCollab, time tracking is part of a bigger package which is suited to teams and project management. Full set of features with lots of benefits. Modern and good value....
$25.00
91
#top-pick#api#mac#windows
Cashboard is a slick modern platform for freelancers and teams, it's comprehensively integrated with other platforms and it's simple to use....
$8.25
91
#top-pick#api#free-version#mac#windows
Timecamp has placed itself high up the running order and for good reason. Feature-full and slick, their apps and integrations "just work", and their free-to-modest pricing is likely to help your decision....
$6.00
87
#top-pick#api#free-version#mac#windows
CreativeWorx is a great option for freelancers and teams who live in Adobe products. With genuinely useful integrations with Adobe CS suite and Creative Cloud, CreativeWorx is highly usable for creatives. Other pros include a pretty GUI, an awesome 'tag' system, Quickbooks integration and more. Cons in comparison with the others here include no native mobile apps. CreativeWorx is another Automatic time-tracker, ideal if you're established in your work, but if you prefer to start and stop timers it'll take getting used to....
$7.95
86
#top-pick#free-version#mac#windows
RescueTime has recently had an overhaul and it's now looking good. RescueTime's watches your apps and automatically segments computer operations into project times. Has great features such as blocking of websites, notifications and 'highlights of the day'. Overall a great option for those wanting automatic tracking. Pleasantly geared towards helping you optimise....
$9.00
86
#top-pick#api#free-version#mac#windows
Timeneye is a great value time tracking software. Integrations with Basecamp, Redbooth & Hiveed are useful and their API is well documented. Splitting a time entry over a projects tasks is a useful, (and unique), feature. With a new pricing scheme from Jan 2015, you can get a really usable time-tracking solution for $9pm, or a greatly scaled team option for less than $40pm. The latest version of Timeneye is also a good improvement (released end of 2014)....
$15.00
84
#simple#mac
Simple, functional timer app for a single machine environment. A pretty Mac-only option....
$1.00
84
#api#mac#windows
Solid time-tracking. Tick has a modern interface, Basecamp QuickBooks and FreshBooks integrations, and is a very usable time tracker. Tick's pricing makes it a cheaper option for teams, being focused on project count, rather than user count. It's API is XML based, though it does have a JSON API in Beta. ...
$19.00
84
#free-version#windows
Timely is beautiful, and it's multi-day drag and drop timer layout is a pleasure to use. Great for freelancers and teams. Timely also has a very pretty iPhone app. Timely is hot on development, and I believe is working on many new amazing features! (One to watch.)...
$14.00
84
#free-version
ZipBooks is a free web based time tracking app. It lets you create customers and projects to track time to and generate invoices from time you have tracked....
$0.00
83
#top-pick#api#free-version#mac#windows
Time Doctor is another solid option for time tracking, whether you are a single user or running a team. Pros include all-device support, integrated billing, handfuls and handfuls of features, (screenshots of team-screens, reminders, a pretty 'always on top' bar). Cons: a lack of a project/task hierarchy (actually, this restriction is only for lite users), and a little dated GUI, (compared to others). Overall though, a great option at this price. ...
$9.99
82
#mac#windows
Chrometa is great if you're looking for automated tracking of everything you're doing. It's pricing doesn't get cheaper with more users and there's no API, but the interface is slick....
$12.00
82
Paydirt is a browser-centric time tracking software with some cool innovations including a great quote builder and keyword focused browser-extension (Chrome - parses websites as you use them and try to infer which project you are working on.) Overall a usable time tracker, and more. Having no API or mobile/desktop apps is a considerable drawback, but for a freelancer the other features do add value....
$8.00
81
#api#mac#windows
mite. is ideal for developers. With a focus on a strong API and a solid web-app, mite. offers you a 'no-frills' time-tracking experience, but has some great integrations from what seems to be a growing developer community. This approach, (letting others build on a framework) is a nice innovation, and certainly developers will feel at home with this cultural choice. However, if you want a full-service all-features-under-the-sun option, this isn't that. It's cheap though, at 5pm. (Price is 5pm, converted to USD on 13/02/2015 is $5.70)...
$5.70
81
#free-version
TMetric is a simple to use, web based time tracking tool. It features reports and integrations with project management services. It's currently free but paid plans will be offered in the future....
$0.00
80
#api#mac#windows
TSheets is a great time tracking tool for teams on the move thanks to its mobile time tracking with GPS. It also helps to keep track of employee paid time off....
$8.00
80
#mac#windows
TrackingTime is a slick web app and time tracking tool that includes calendars, reports, and integrations. It is easy to get started with TrackingTime....
$4.99
79
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Time Clock Wizard is a free (add supported) time tracking tool that allows you to track unlimited employees. They offer GPS tracking via their Android and iOS apps as well....
$0.00
78
#api#mac#windows
A very usable time-tracker with unique styling. Project budgets are a nice touch and the dashboard is good. Not a bad choice at $8pm, even if the website isn't totally informative....
$8.00
78
MinuteDock offers time tracking for clients, projects, tasks, and more. It features web based time tracking that works well on any device, so you can use it anywhere you need. ...
$19.00
78
Avaza is an up and coming web based time tracking tool that also offers per user rates, reporting, and billing....
$9.95
77
primaERP offers a time tracking app (web based or mobile apps) . Track time automatically or enter time manually in the calendar view. The budgeting allows you to compare estimated time with actual time....
$4.00
75
#free-version#mac#windows
Full of features, TimeFox gives you handfuls of tools but feels most suitable for small agencies, in-house design teams and the like. Timefox is geared towards design-houses, and suits that environment, but it is definitely usable. Apps across platforms is a bonus. Note: Free plan available to students....
$5.00
75
#simple#mac#windows
Ding is a pretty time-tracker, and if you are after a simple option to track non-complex tasks, it's ideal. There is a high-level simplicity to Ding, whereby a super-slick GUI doesn't overwhelm you with features. It's simple, direct, focused. Cons for power users include a lack of a project/task hierarchy, which is quite a big feature-gap. Ding remains highly usable and simple, though perhaps over-priced for that fact....
$10.00
75
Replicon's TimeAttend is a solution for businesses in need of overtimeand absensce management, time tracking, and reporting. Cloud based time tracking is available as a paid add on....
$9.00
75
#mac#windows
bill4time allows you to track both billable and non-billable time. You can track time for clients, staff, and consultants. You can run multiple timers at once and convert appointments to time entries....
$15.00
74
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For those of you with HR departments. Zoho People is not a bad choice, with Zoho integration and a well supported API. Not ideal for solo to medium sized companies though....
$39.00
74
#free-version#windows
ManicTime is another automated time-tracking software. By logging the time you spend in different apps it lets you leave time-tracking until the end of the day, allowing you to later tag time periods against projects. In lots of ways a good app if you want all of your activity logged, though restricted to Windows....
$67.00
74
10,000ft Plans offers flexible timesheets and expense tracking. You can set budgets and track fees as well....
$10.00
73
TimeWriter is a downloadable time tracking software. It includes staff scheduling, time off, ovetime management, job costing, and budgets....
$200.00
72
#api#mac#windows
Subernova is a fully-featured platform for managing your freelance/agency work. Overall not a bad option, it falls down though, with it's slightly-dated UI, lack of payment options (only Paypal), and by the fact it's desktop app has not been updated for over two years....
$19.00
72
Ronin is a simple web based time tracking tool that allows you to set budgets and rates and generate invoices....
$15.00
72
eBillity is web based time tracking that allows approvals so you can review employees' work. It syncs with QuickBooks, Xero, Gusto, and Concur....
$9.95
70
#free-version
A great app if all you need is simple time tracking but lacks integrations and web access. Bonus: It's only $2.99....
$4.99
70
#free-version#mac
Super simple, usable time tracker for Mac OS x. Useful if you use Fresh books, a good warm-up to time tracking but may lack necessary features for busy freelancers....
$12.95
70
ThriveSolo is a intuitive to use all-round software for freelancers. The time-tracking component is smooth to use but only web-based. ThriveSolo would benefit tremendously from app integrations and desktop widgets. Also lacks an API, but is otherwise pretty & useful for freelancers....
$14.00
70
#free-version
Kimai is an open source time tracking solution. It lets you track your time and can print work summaries. It is web based so it can be used anywhere....
$0.00
70
Chime is a web based time tracker that lets you make estimates and track the amount of time it takes to complete jobs . Then you can send reports to your clients to get paid....
$10.00
69
#free-version#api
Zoho Invoice is a full system for managing time and invoicing, meaning that it has only a small component of time-tracking built in. If your focus includes invoicing and costing, this is a good choice from a proven software house, but if you mostly want to track time, this isn't ideal for you....
$7.00
68
#free-version#api#mac#windows
Dovico offers a traditional corporate take on time tracking. A fully featured system that feels a little dated but does have some modern innovation such as it's own "apps"....
$12.00
68
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Goplan is a a complete project management web app, similar to basecamp. While it has a fairly practical time tracking element, it also has lots of other features which only a team would need. One to check out if you're 3+ people....
$10.00
68
SCREENish features time tracking with screenshots and activity levels. They have work logs that aim to help you monitor your employees at all times....
$5.00
67
#free-version
CloudTimr is a seriously usable free time tracker. A simple and usable GUI is available in all web browsers (though no native apps), and for all intensive purposes works well. Ideal for a freelancer who can't afford a paid option. ...
$0.00
67
#mac#windows
WorkPuls is designed to make it easy to see what your employees spend their time on. You can see how long they spend on websites and using different applications....
$5.97
66
#free-version#simple
Super simple time tracking never looked so good! If you prize simplicity above all else Less Time Spent is a good choice for time tracking. Few features, no apps or API support, but it does track time well....
$7.95
65
#mac#windows
A fully featured time tracking software with lots of features (e.g. recording expenses). Downside is it's cost, with a $99 setup fee (and then $10 per month.)...
$109.00
64
#mac#windows
A simple, usable time tracking software with no cloud support but useful features. If you're a one man show and don't need multiple users or care about the cloud, Fanurio isn't a bad choice. One of the more pricey one-time options, but cheap if you think in terms of use over many months....
$59.00
63
#mac#windows
Cube has a simple name but can be a bit overwhelming with its details. Multi-service login is useful, as is automatic filling of time from google drive documents. Otherwise the GUI is dated and not very intuitive....
$6.99
63
#free-version#api#simple
Super simple time recording with a handful of useful features. Dated and unintuitive, but functional. Considering this is free, and premium is 'name your price', it is one option if being free is important....
$0.00
63
#windows
Easy Time Tracking is a web based and Windows time tracking tool that includes invoicing, project management. You pay for licenses by user on the Windows version and a monthly rate for the web based version....
$49.99
62
#mac#windows
Klok is one simple option for time-tracking via a desktop app (requires Adobe Air.) Fairly robust, but also limited feature set & no web-app/cloud storage. It's best feature is importing meetings from calendars....
$19.99
62
SpringAhead offers a large number of productivity tools, including time tracking. It is web based, which makes it easy to access anywhere you go....
$5.00
59
#api#mac#windows
Intervals is a fully-featured project management suite, and if you're looking for document storage & project management as well as time tracking, it may be an option. Downsides include a dated, over-complex GUI and a lack of integrations....
$25.00
58
#windows
Complete Time Tracking is an app for Windows that allows you to track time with with a push of a button. It has an idle time prompt, allows note entry, and manual time. You pay for license based on number of users....
$49.00
55
#mac#windows
A good time tracking app on its own, but lacking compared to the rest listed here. OfficeTime's time tracker app has good features but needs a GUI refresh. Syncing between pc/mac and iPhone is also a dated process. Lack of Android support also worth noting....
$47.00
55
Workmajig is a fun agency software which provides time sheet recording as well as document storage, project management tools etc. Aimed directly at creative agencies, this may fit agencies of 10+ employees but will not really suit freelancers....
$38.00
53
#mac#windows
More a fully-featured project management suite than a stand-alone time tracker. If you're looking for more than time logging, it's one average option. *Comes with bathroom sink....
$29.00
53
#free-version#windows
Grindstone has a great name, a few great features, (like reminders to remind you to take breaks and it's multilingual), but it also has drawbacks. It's a Windows-only app, (no multi-device/cloud backup), team use requires a windows server and a monthly fee and it's not super-intuitive. ...
$0.00
52
#simple#mac
Simple, pretty Mac OS X time tracker. Lacks a web-app/cloud interface and is 'stuck' to one device. Cheap and effective, but not particularly feature-full....
$14.99
52
#free-version#api
Yast has a dated feel but is functionally useful. Compared to other time-trackers with similar or cheaper prices though, it's thoroughly lacking. One nice feature is call-time tracking via mobile apps....
$14.00
51
#mac
On the Job offers simple Mac OS time tracking, and not much else. It's best feature is a usable invoice generator, but it lacks web-app/cloud access, mobile apps and an API....
$39.95
50
#windows
Though comprehensive, actiTime is a little dated and over-complex, it's also pricey. Targeted at larger corporations....
$7.00
50
#free-version
A simple iOS app that gives you some customisation options. Lite-free version available. If all you're looking for is super-simple iOS time tracking, maybe try the free, lite version....
$0.00
50
#mac#windows
Another all-in-one app with project management and CRM features, (server-client model). The time tracking element of Studiometry is not particularly strong, and the price is also prohibitive, considering the other available options....
$199.35
50
#free-version#mac#windows
This free Sourceforge project is a simplistic time-keeping app, although it has lots of potential it has unfortunately not been maintained (last update May 2013.) timeEdition might still work for you if you are looking for a free option....
$2.99
50
#free-version
Simple web app which is currently free (in public beta.) It's unique angle is drag-drop timers and project components....
$0.00
48
#free-version
A very usable Android app for tracking time. Particularly relevant for location-specific tracking. Has in-app premium purchase....
$0.00
47
#free-version#mac#windows
Slife offers automatic time tracking, very similarly to RescueTime, however their service falls short of the mark. Overall the web app is functionally useful, however the time-tracking programs are dated, the Windows option built to support "XP and Vista." ...
$0.00
43
#mac
TimeCache is a Mac OS time tracker with a fairly complete feature set. It's expensive though, and has no integration whatsoever. Further it's iPhone integration is possible only through iCal....
$70.00
40
#mac#windows
Fully featured but sadly dated, unfortunately this app's appearance and ergonomics let it down....
$45.00
31
#windows
yaTimer is a simple Windows app which lets you track your time. Unfortunately it feels dated and doesn't do much to qualify for its price, when for $5 per month you can get fantastic time trackers....
$5.99
30
#mac#windows
Slightly dated time tracking with unintuitive UI. A possible choice for entering daily time-sheets if you require approval....
$39.50
25
Time-Assistant is a PHP based web-app which you can deploy on your own server, (for use in a team environment of 15+ time-trackers.) Though costly this system benefits of easy modification. Note: Website has not been updated since 2010....
$298.00