I'm looking for a good tool to track/manage time, while working on projects in certain programs. Anyone have any recommendations?
We ran into this issue too when we started Overcommitted, so we created a simple menubar time tracking client: http://overcommitted.com/tictoc
I use RescueTime to passively track productivity in apps and websites. It gives you a live dashboard that shows you a productivity score. pretty sweet
Note: This is a plug, but I would recommend it anyway.
I use Today, an app I’ve just taken design duties of.
I find it especially useful as a CSV export of tasks that I’ve worked on (including meetings on my synced iCloud Calendars).
Today comes from a motivated team that’s aiming to become a one-stop solution for time tracking, invoicing, reports and financial advice via series of small, powerful mobile apps. We’re specifically targeting small businesses and freelancers (especially designers and developers).
The first app is on the iOS App Store and has a new, completely refreshed redesign coming out very soon.
I’d love any feedback here, and would be happy to invite designers and small shops to our beta test as well. Feel free to hit me up if you’re interested.
Love the cleanness
yeah, that's why I love it too :)
I use http://toggl.com, there is a free version that is suitable for freelancers or small teams.
That looks like a nice tool indeed, I'll go check it out.
I started using Toggl not long ago. Really nice tool. Bummer that there's no BlackBerry 10 or WinRT apps (yet?) but the web interface is well-done and mobile-friendly.
Another +1 for Toggl. Simple, straight to the point. Desktop and mobile clients work as expected.
I would recommend you to give a try to the cloud based hours tracking solution from Replicon - http://www.replicon.com/olp/hours-tracking-software.aspx . Along with the time tracking and management this tool is also meant for the task management, project hours tracking and many more other modules which makes it an intuitive tool to work with.
https://paydirtapp.com/ is pretty good and also has browser extensions that alert you when it looks like you’re doing client work so you don’t forget to track time.
Ballpark was the only one that didn't try to do too much, and made it easy to both track and review time spent. There are still some small issues with defaults (I never want to see blank screens when there is potentially data to show), but of the ones I've tried it is the best.
Currently working on Gryzzly We're stil far from release but beta will open soon :-)
I have always sucked at time sheets. I've been looking for a good automated app to do it for me for a very long time. The best I have found thus far is TimeTracker from Creativeworx which I love! http://www.creativeworx.com
It was made by former Adobe employees (if I recall correctly). The free version works with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign/InCopy and Flash Professional - the paid Pro version adds some other apps like Office and some others.
I love that I can just fire up the tools I use and if I'm working on documents within folders I've assigned to projects then time is tracked for me, I don't have to do anything beyond assign projects.
The interface and reports are clean and easy to use and hey - how much better can you do that free?
I did a research recently and found atractive and tried FreshBooks, Harvest and Paymo.
The 3 services are pretty good. Besides time tracking you can generate and send invoices to your clients.
My smackdown results: Harvest has an excellent UI / UX and is easier to use. FreshBooks has some good features that the others lack. Paymo now is redesigned and greatly improved, however is inconsistent and confusing in some aspects.
Finally I choose Harvest and is the one I'm currently using. https://harvestapp.com
The 3 services have always-free plan that lets you manage only one project. Surely you will need to upgrade to a better plan.
For time tracking only I recommend: https://www.toggl.com
Thanks, Pablo, will check em out.
Hi Coen! I'm a co-founder of Tiempo (http://www.tiempoapp.com). We're a new entry to the Time Tracking scene. So new that we're still in beta. I'd love your feedback (and the DN community's) to see if we're headed in the right direction. Our focus is on small teams and making sure time gets entered in the first place.
I'd also echo the other comments in this thread...Harvest, Toggl, and Timely are great.
Checked myself in ;)
use this lately : http://dailytimeapp.com
I'm a Harvest user. It's dead simple to use, and not too expensive.
I use TickSpot integrated with Basecamp.
I use iCal. That way I see everything that I've done this week or the last week, I can use shift+click to adjust events by the minute, I use only two calendars (work related and private). Since we have an secretary, I just note my hours per task/project at the end of the week then report in inside our timesheets. It's simple but it works for me.
I've been using Harvest and its Mac application for quite a while now. Works great for me.
For Dutch people: https://timiapp.com - natural language input timetracking.