Time Tracking and Productivity Resources

We've compiled a master list of the most helpful time tracking and productivity resources and tools. These range from guides to being more productive, to tips on how you can use time tracking to better manage your teams, to actual tools you can download and use starting today.


Time Tracking for Project Managers
Harvest's time tracking for project managers guide will show you and your managers how to always stay on budgets and improve project estimates.

Free. Optin Required.

Excel Time Sheets and Resource Management
Chandoo has plenty of excellent tutorials for creating different time sheets and to do lists all in excel. If you're willing to put in the work, they have some great stuff.

Free. DIY.

10 No-Brainer Ways to Track Employee Time
Entrepreneurs from the YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) share their opinions and insights on the simplest ways to track employee time. This is a quick and useful read.

Free.

Free Timesheet Templates
Hubstaff has released free timesheet templates that you can share with your team. They're available in Doc, Excel, and PDF form so you can use them as-is or edit them as needed.

Free.

Time Tracking, How to Not Hate it
Teamwork has a great post on how to introduce time tracking to your team and get your employees on board with it. It can be difficult, but this guide has some excellent insights.

Free.

Is Time Tracking Really Productive?
Brightpod has a great post that focuses on whether or not time tracking is really productive. Great to share with anyone that currently has doubts about using a time tracking too.

Free.

23 Best Productivity Hacks
This guide has some pretty solid tips for increasing your productivity. The beauty of these tips is that many of them are extremely simple habits you can start right now.

Free.

Comparison of Time Tracking Software
Wikipedia has a nice comparison of different time tracking software solutions. It's not as comprehensive as ours, but it does have a lot of good information if you are still trying to decide which tool to use.

Free.

30 Project Management Software Solutions
This list from Hubstaff shows off more than 30 different project management tools that you can use to better manage your team and organize their tasks. These work well very well with time tracking.

Free.

What are the best productivity hacks of startup CEOs?
Very interesting and useful tips on being more productive from guys like Dustin Moskovitz (co-founder of Facebook and Asana), Tim Westergren (Founder of Pandora), and more.

Free.

Nine Ideas to Make Your Employees Track Time
It's an older post, but it checks out! This guide has some great tips for helping employees understand why time tracking is useful and whey they should be using it.

Free.

Time Tracking Software List
Another large list (30 total) of time tracking and project management software options. It doesn't give any information on the different tools, but useful if you just want an idea of what's out there.

Free.

15 Reasons Why You and Your Team Should Be Tracking Time
LiquidPlanner is a project management tool that has built in time tracking capabilities. This post from them explains some of the main benefits of having your employees use time tracking.

Free.

Time Tracking Software List
Another large list (30 total) of time tracking and project management software options. It doesn't give any information on the different tools, but useful if you just want an idea of what's out there.

Free.

The 21 Best Productivity Tools to Add More Hours to Your Day
A great list of productivity tools (including time tracking, of course) that you can use to increase the performance and efficiency of yourself and your company.

Free.