10 Best Time Tracking Apps You Should Not Miss!


There are many apps existing in the online market for creating invoices, time tracking and managing projects efficiently. Some of them claim their apps are best in the industry and fulfill all needs of user, but not all users get satisfied with these apps and continue their search for best app, which is easy, fast and reliable enough to use. I’ve used a lot of such apps and based on my experience I’m listing the best apps among others.



Paymo time tracking tool is an amazing tool to track time and creating elegant invoices. Don’t go on its name because it is a full project management tool which manages your project more efficiently and quickly. Add any project and start working on your project and it tracks time spend on your project automatically in just one click. You can stop /start timer any time to get accurate time sheet. This tops in my list because I’m using it and it is amazingly simple and fast.



It is an online invoicing tool having all features to manage project efficiently. Although its interface is not much appealing like some other similar web 2.0 apps, but still it is a great tool, which is offering a lot of tools and freedom to manage project efficiently without spending much time on it. Its snail mail feature is awesome which make it unique from others.



The best thing about toggle is that it is simple and has user-friendly interface which saves a lot of time by letting you start tracking time by just one click. It works both off line and online so that you can focus on your work instead of worrying about internet. It generates clean and elegant web 2.0 time sheets and time tracking reports, which is amazing.



Invotrak is a full-featured online invoicing and time sheet tracking application that can save your time and money. It’s also includes many of the features you need to speed up your billing tasks. It keeps track of what you’re owed. Invotrak can automatically notify your clients if an invoice is upcoming, and alert you when it’s overdue. It also has apps for iPad and iPhone so that you can work from anywhere.



Klok is a great small application that allows you to better manage your time by providing a quick and easy method of personal time tracking. It works via the Adobe Air programming language. While you work on your project, it tracks your time generates useful reports so that you can know how much actually you worked on any project. Klok shows your time entries as blocks that fill up your days very much like your calendaring application works, which is makes it simple and better.



Freckle is an excellent time tracking tool equipped with several amazing features, which makes it unique. Cheerful colors, charming icons, and a clean, bright layout can lift your spirits and make its interface awesome. You will get wowed after seeing its clean interface with vibrant colors. One most interesting feature of Freckle is Pulse which tracks your time and tells you more details about your project. Freckle is designed for freelancers, contractors, and small teams, with plans for 1 to 50 people.

Rescue Time


This is another great application to track your time and generate authentic reports about your working hours. It not only tracks your working time but also track your browsing habits to generate a clear overview of your working habits to improve your productivity. You can’t make invoices here, but can get accurate your time spend on various activities online and offline both which helps in improving your efficiency and productivity.



Tick is a simple and friendly time tracking application which helps you achieve your goal efficiently without wasting your time while analyzing complex analysis data like graphs, charts and unnecessary details. You won’t find complex charts of theoretical data here, just simple straightforward feedback on where you stand. Tick gives the right people, the right date, at the right time…problem solved.



1DayLater is an online time tracking tool equipped with truly creative and mind blowing user interface. These guys have done their job very creatively and amazingly which turned a simple tool into an innovation. At first glance you might surprise on it, but as you get used to it, you won’t see at any other tool. It lets you keep an exact record of your activities and will give you confidence in your business, invoices and productivity. Track your time, money and mileage, then use our reporting features to create invoices, mileage claims and visualize your activities. Whether you freelance or run your own small business, tracking your time, mileage and daily cash flow is super important.



It is another great time tracking tool, which is simple, elegant interface. It’s simple – You do something, you add time and you see how long it took. That’s it. Even if you’re timing lots of different stuff, or lots of different people, it works the same: Do it, time it, and see how long it took. You can track your time on mobile as well as also can print your time sheet. You get unlimited projects in free account.

There is much other time tracking tools I haven’t mentioned here because of their high cost and unappealing user interface. I’ve listed here the tools which are efficient as well as most of them are free for use except few. Most of them are also providing invoicing and basic project management service, which is most useful for freelancers and small companies. Have you used any better time tracking applications which I haven’t listed here? Which tool do you use? Let me know by adding comment below.

  1. February 27, 2011 by Joost Schouten Reply


    I would also like to draw your attention to our recently re-released time and project tracking app Yanomo. Our approach is slightly different than most in that we have introduced “Team-sourcing” (crowd-sourcing within your team). This has shown to result in very accurate estimations in how much work is left on a project/phase/task. So not only can you quickly track your hours from your personal calendar, you’ll also have a real-time overview of how your whole team thinks your projects are progressing.

    We’d love to know what the community thinks so we can keep improving our app.

    Looking forward to your comments.
    Kind regards,
    Joost Schouten

    • February 27, 2011 by Narendra Keshkar Reply

      Hi Joost Schouten,

      I just checked your product and created an account to use your application for review. At first look it’s a nice time tracking and project management tool and after trying I will write a review for it.

      Thanks for letting me know such a great tool.

    • October 26, 2011 by Justin Reply

      This is similar to the free time tracking and task management app in Google code that uses Google spreadsheet to store data and process them. Its easy to manage projects with this app.

  2. March 11, 2011 by Paul King Reply

    Thanks for the kind 1DayLater mention – much appreciated. I hope you’re enjoying using our service! We are really looking forward to unveiling some of our new features over the coming months.
    Cheers again,
    Managing Director

  3. April 08, 2011 by Manish Chauhan Reply

    Thanks for sharing the great post. I would also recommend you to give Invoicera ( a try, Invoicera is an online invoicing and time tracking application that helps you to effortlessely keep a track of time spend on each project and by each employee and help you to bill that time to your clients.

  4. May 17, 2011 by Reetha Reply

    Narendra, these are great list. Activity Tracker Plus ( ) is also another free online todo task manager with time tracking built-in. Amazing feature is that it uses my Google Spreadsheet to save my data so I have complete control of my data.

  5. May 20, 2011 by Narendra Keshkar Reply

    Welcome Paul, I’ve used 1DayLater and it’s a nice tool but a bit of complex. I’ve faced some minor difficulty in curve visualization which didn’t updated frequently. Can you please check this out?

    Welcome Manish and thanks for reading my blog. I’ll test Invoicera soon and add my comments because I’ve got many good news about Invoicera. Till then have a nice time.

    Wow, you guys have created a great tool. I’ve used it to test and may start using it officially as my research completes. Thanks for introducing such a great tool to us.

    Thanks Reetha for suggesting this valuable time tracking app. I’ll soon check it out and will let you know about my experiences.

  6. June 09, 2011 by pradeep Reply

    This is highly efficient Web Based Time Sheet ( ) is also highly cost effective online tool task manager with time tracking built-in.provides amazing features with all required built in features for a start up company.

    • August 18, 2011 by Narendra Keshkar Reply

      Thanks for sharing this nice app here Pradeep. It’s a good tool, thanks for liking this post.

  7. August 18, 2011 by Rilwis Reply

    Thanks for sharing great post! I feel that the Paymo and Freshbook are the best.

    • August 18, 2011 by Narendra Keshkar Reply

      You are most welcome Rilwis, yeh I agree because I’m too using Paymo and also used Freshbook in past but later I started using invoice bubble because it’s free and no restrictions for no. of clients and invoices are there plus I can upload my own logo in it.

  8. September 07, 2011 by Kathie Reply

    I also uses time tracker recommended by Chris ( and I have to admit I fell in love with it at the very first view!
    I just click on start/ stop and it does the rest. I may enjoy my work, not worrying about any time issues (and billing, which I don’t fancy at all).

  9. October 10, 2011 by Ken Reply

    Good blog list and I already use one of this time tracking apps and it is RescueTime. It really helps me to organize my work priorities in my daily routine. It also helps me on how to spend time efficiently with less effort and more work has been done. In addition to those tools mentioned above, ( ) this article also discuss comparative reports on time tracking applications.

    • July 19, 2012 by JustTheMan Reply

      Ken, thanks! I’ve been searching for best time tracking software to manage my workers in India and had been on Rescuetime for several months but when you told me to go to that blog I was convinced to try Timedoctor and for me it is much better compared to the previous ones I had.

  10. November 24, 2011 by Mark Reply

    Downloaded PayMo after your excellent review. Deleted it again after 15 mins of trying to set up an account. To hard! Why do I need a domain name (not explained even after the rejection of my early 20+ attempts)? Also kept getting the field cleared after every attempt – fantastic – I love re-entering my password (twice) 21 times (=42 times) – NOT. Thus is just dumb guys. Needs to be simpler – I am too busy for this.

    • November 24, 2011 by Narendra Keshkar Reply

      Hi Mark, there may be some issue but I haven’t had any problem while installing it. When you sign up they provide you a customized sign in page with customized domain name which you can change like “”. Of course gives some errors when pc restart and we want to log in but it repeats it hardly 3 times that is you just need to press ENTER thrice and it starts. You may have some fireball or antivirus setting issue. Can you let me know your problem in detail?

  11. December 25, 2011 by Ross Reply

    Narendra – Great blog post! I am the CEO of Crisply. Crisply is a revolutionary time tracking service. There is no cost to use it. We are in private beta and many companies use it in production. Please sign up here: . I’m looking forward to your feedback.

    • August 24, 2012 by Narendra Keshkar Reply

      Hi Ross,

      Welcome to my blog and excuse me for the late response. I would definitely give crisply a try. Thanks for letting me know about it.

    • August 26, 2012 by Larry Reply

      I took a look at your program and decided to sign up. Because I wouldnt sign on with my Google account it kicked me back to the sign up screen and tried to make me start over again. Sorry but I dont have time to do things over.

      • August 27, 2012 by Juliane

        Hi Larry,
        Thank you for checking out Crisply. I am the Customer Relationship Manager and I was sorry to hear you had some trouble creating a Crisply account. I just wanted to reach out and let you know you do not have to login with your Google Account, you can choose to login with your email address and password:

        If you would like to check out a demo, please feel free to contact us, we are happy to answer any questions you may have:

        Kind regards,

  12. January 01, 2012 by Nat Reply

    Hi there.
    Just come across your blog and it’s great. I do have a question. I am trying to find a time tracking system so that I can track all of my teams work. Some staff will work on the same client so I am after a system where I can run a report that will show which staff have worked on a client. I need to be able to run a report that shows how much work is done on a client file

    I also want to be able to run a weekly time sheet for each staff member. Do you know of a time tracking sheet that has these functions.

    Cheers Nat

    • February 09, 2012 by Narendra Keshkar Reply

      Hi Nat, try out as I think it may solve your purpose because you can track that which project is assigned to whom and who have worked how long plus you can share files as well as comments for conversation.

  13. You can try out , another online tool for time tracking. At developement, we focussed on on fast usability and integrated only the features a freelancer really needs. It’s very easy to use and you can analyze the tracked times to your own criteria with just a few mouse clicks per drag-and-drop.

    • February 09, 2012 by Narendra Keshkar Reply

      I checked and found it very interesting specially its facility to export time tracking data to other time tracker so that you can easily migrate your data from one to another tracker. Thanks Moritz for suggesting it!

  14. March 08, 2012 by Marie-Eve Reply

    Do you know Kiwili ?
    It works with all the platforms (Mac, PC, Linux, iOS, Android) and there’s even an iPhone version. The app allows you to manage your time, create and send bills, get paid online, organize your projects, create your reports and so on.
    Here’s the link

  15. April 13, 2012 by Ryan Hardy Reply

    Actually I used to work with only tool from the list – Tick and was upset with it. Nothing special, just standard heap of functions and nothing for specific tasks, screenshots, social media tracking. In my daily tasks we use comindware tracker and task management and its effectiveness competes with Bascamp, Redmine and similar collaboration tools.

    • April 24, 2012 by Narendra Keshkar Reply

      Ryan Hardy,

      Welcome to my blog. I use paymo because it is simple and easy for me but as well as I have tried several time tracking apps and all of them solve their purpose efficiently. Tick’s interface is quite ordinary but it works for others so feel free to choose from a couple of time trackers because all of them all effective and works well. However they differ in some features like cool interface, simplicity, as a designer I also look for clean and nice interface which have good look and feel. By the way thanks for sharing comindware and I will definitely try it out as soon I manage some time for it. Thanks for sharing it.

  16. April 24, 2012 by M3dHatter Reply

    I use timetracking. It tracks my computer usage time (windows) and lets me export the time to Google Calendars. That’s exactly what I need. I run the client on multiple machines, even at customers office (I’m a freelancer). During work I enter a task string to remember what I did, but this is optional.
    Afterwards I assign the data to my Google Calenders where I have created one calendar for each customer simply by drag’n drop at the web page.
    For the time I’m working offline I create events in the Google Calendar via my Android phone.

    Alltogehter very smooth and accurate. Just wanted to tell you that. I’m using it for a year now and I’m completely satisfied.

    Best Timetracking application ever.

    Mad Hatter

    • April 24, 2012 by Narendra Keshkar Reply

      Hello M3dHatter,

      I have just signed up and tried to use it. It looks cool but a little different from other time tracker apps, its new for me also hence it would take a little time for me to get used to. Thanks for sharing it. :)

  17. May 22, 2012 by Samia Reply

    Thanks for this review
    I recommend a business application “Beesy” for note taking/ToDo/Project management.
    I often use my iPad at work especially for meetings. I used as note taking EverNote and then Awesome Note for a long time and their ability to sync but both had a disadvantage ; the lack of features to accommodate tasks, to-do and make monitoring.
    So I was seeking an alternative application to save time for my meeting. I have almost tested all the apps on Notes/ ToDo on the APPstore and I must admit I am still surprised they do not fit with a pro use. A month ago, I discovered Beesy, an note taking and management app ToDo which include taking notes with a business way. Until now I’m really satisfied by Beesy. It’s really efficient and maybe the only disadavantage is you need a bit time to use it efficiently.
    I love shortcuts of Beesy’s icons in order to use it quicky and easily add notes. Also, the advantage is to submit easily by email minutes about my different meeting.
    If you are interested you can google “Beesy” of go to the application’s website
    All the best,

    • May 25, 2012 by Narendra Keshkar Reply

      Hi Samia,
      Welcome to my blog, Thanks for letting me know about this app and I guess this is a cool tool to use for ipad. Let me know if there are more such apps to feature in my next post.

      • June 02, 2012 by Tabby

        I have informant for my IPhone and Informant HD for my IPad. It has tasks, to do lists, note taking, floders, filters, calendar & more that can all be individualized and interact with each other. I love it.

      • June 02, 2012 by Narendra Keshkar

        I checked Informant HD and it’s a nice app but not free unfortunately. By the way $15 is not a big deal and if you wanna going to get such a great app then it’s worth to buy it. Thanks for introducing this app.

  18. May 29, 2012 by jrock Reply

    i enjoyed reading all the comments and review. I have a question for you. My workflow is such that i get a lead, contact the lead, arrange for a demo of the product, prepare a propsal which includes hours for labor and cost for the product, next they sign the proposal. I then i have a project with steps for design, installation and configuration, training and ongoing support and monthly maintenance. What my dream app would be – is one where I can enter the lead/new contact information, track the sales process, then enter my time spent on the installation and have a way to track time entered vs time contracted/purchased on the original proposal as the time is billed each period. I would really like to enter time, bill the time and see right then the time left on the contract. Any thing like that in your bag of tricks??

    • May 29, 2012 by Narendra Keshkar Reply

      Hi Jrock, if you know any such app I would love to try it out. Please share it so that I can make a try.

  19. June 05, 2012 by Valerio Reply

    I’ve tried, which is 100% free. It seems very nice.

    • June 08, 2012 by Narendra Keshkar Reply

      I also checked clockingit and it definitely seems great app for time tracking and project management.

  20. June 08, 2012 by Paul Reply

    You should consider a Great business app to add to this list: it’s Beesy. I’m using it in my everyday life. I hate forget a thing ! the application generates for me a ToDo list from my tasks previously notes. I can also send by mail easily my minutes after a meeting .

    • June 08, 2012 by Narendra Keshkar Reply

      I checked Beesapps and it sounds very great app. Thanks for letting me know.

  21. June 25, 2012 by Nikki Reply

    Hi. I am a destination wedding planner and focus on large weddings that incur billable hours and small weddings that are done for a set cost. As a small business owner, I am also responsible for marketing and administration. after spending years of working hard but not necessarily smart, I have decided to log all my time and every task for two reasons: to find out what I am I actually spending my time on ( I actually work far more on a client project than I bill) and 2. which jobs are more profitable (set costs vs. billable hours) so my question is: is there an app that best accomplish these goals?

  22. August 01, 2012 by Julia Reply

    I would suggest DeskTime.

    Also a time tracking app, and is the 7th most used in the world (

    I highly suggest it for people who are interested in simple time tracking solutions for their workplace.

    • August 24, 2012 by Narendra Keshkar Reply

      I am trying DeskTime and it is very impressive. I just need to start my pc and it starts tracking my activities. No switch ON / OFF that I used to forget. I liked it.

    • November 06, 2013 by Nada Reply

      Hi, does this work on iPad? I’m looking for an app that trackers the time I spend on any application and document. I use Time Tracker on my mac but can’t find an app for my iPad.

      Thank you

  23. August 22, 2012 by Oklahoma Freelancer Reply

    I have used Grindstone, which I am happy with. It lets me put in different rates of payment for different clients (I use for-profit and non-profit), and manages the amount to invoice. It stops tracking when I leave the keyboard, and prompts for continue upon return. Only for Windows though.

  24. August 28, 2012 by Venessa Reply

    Great list! Would love your feedback on the recently released AboutTime app for the iPhone. It lets you see how you spend your days and enter time as you remember, no need to remember Start and Stop timers.

  25. September 23, 2012 by Ramaan Reply

    I use
    It is clean, simple and free. There is also a mobile app so I can use it on the go.
    Paymo is nice, too.

    • September 24, 2012 by narendraK Reply

      It sounds a useful app to me. I would definitely give it a try.

  26. October 03, 2012 by Kaitlin Reply

    Another good time tracking software is Fanurio . Fanurio has a few reminders to help you start, resume or stop the timer. It also has idle time detection and it can be used on Windows, Mac and Linux.

  27. October 18, 2012 by Narendra Keshkar Reply

    I have updated & expanded this article by adding some more time tracking apps in my new blog named “Relative Creativity”. Please check the latest article here

  28. January 23, 2013 by Melissa Evans Reply

    Now a days I am using Talygen (time tracking). It’s a time management tool for professionals looking for simple, affordable, web-based way of managing their business.

  29. April 08, 2013 by Maria Reply

    A great list of time trackers. I would recommend another one – TimeCase ( We have many contractors who worked on the project from remote locations and this app works great for us.

  30. May 21, 2013 by Narendra Bharani Reply

    Replicon Timesheet is the best hassle free cloud based solution for tracking time. Replicon offers TimeBill, a fully-enabled blend of both time billing and project tracking software. Our billing and project tracking software can be used online (SaaS), which is popular due to it being hassle-free and flexible.

    There are hundreds of time billing and project tracking software available online, some are free and others are not. Many of them just track projects or just perform time billing, whereas Replicon’s TimeBill and project tracking software is unique. Replicon understands that every company manages projects as well as employees working on them, hence we integrated both project tracking and time billing experience into one. Thus, providing you an ultimate product that completely manages and tracks your projects and employees.

  31. June 27, 2013 by Zippy Reply

    I have a landscaping business. Looking for a program that will allow my employees to log in remotely to record the hours for a give client with detailed annotations. I also need to be able to then search under a given client to generate invoices. Lastly i would like to be able to generate timesheets for payroll. Simple and user friendly is what we need. what would you recommend?

  32. November 06, 2013 by Stephie Daniel Reply

    You can also consider one more time tracking app which is cloud based built up with the well planned up technology and functionalities. I am talking about the time tracking software which I have been using. The one from Replicon – that has calender based interface and user friendly interface, helps maintain the the time frame with multiple other features like billing, invoicing and many more. You can consider including this software as well in this wonderful list you have made.

  33. January 07, 2014 by Milo Reply

    Great list. I would only add another time tracking tool:

    30-days to try it for free.

  34. January 20, 2014 by Vikram Reply

    Hi friends, nice blog. I am looking for an project estimation tool where we can estimate the no of hours required for completing a website

  35. April 03, 2014 by sneha Reply

    Nice list and recommedations but i m using @invoicera so far and must say its too good :)

  36. April 11, 2014 by Maria Reply

    I suggest to ry actiTIME
    free time tracking software for small teams

  37. April 23, 2014 by Steve Reply

    Awesome list! Thanks for sharing. You should also consider Proofhub in your list.

  38. June 05, 2014 by Xian Reply

    Hi. Thank you for publishing this list. Another nice app for time tracking is an online Kanban board from Kanban Tool with time tracking module and time reports. You can write down all your tasks on colored cards and then start timers. Really simple and useful.

  39. July 22, 2014 by Remy Reply

    Narendra, let me introduce a flexible, easy to
    use and easy to adopt tool. Have you already try Opentime (

    Opentime is rich of functionalities as time tracking, absences, expenses, invoices, activity report …

    If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me.

  40. October 02, 2014 by Janek Godlewski Reply

    I suggest to add TimeCamp ( to the list. That’s a great tool for teams and freelancers. You pay a little and get a looooot… And it’s a child’s play to operate it :)

  41. November 09, 2014 by ramones Reply

    I prefer toglr. Simple, nice designed. Very easy to use. That’s all I need.

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