time tracking software

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hi.. im looking for a time tracking software for my team..i need a number of it so that i could sort out whats the best software to use..if you have any idea please help me out..thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author RockstarBen
    I am not sure what your specific need is, but I use basecamp for all my projects and plug my outsource team, as well as my internal team into it. It has a good time tracking feature that is pretty easy to use. That's what I use, but I am sure others will have more to share :-)

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    • Profile picture of the author Magnus Koenig
      Are you looking for something like Rescue Time?
      If yes, then I can only recommend it - great tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author Blue IXXI
    Another vote for basecamp and rescue time. I use both. Basecamp handles all your project needs, including time keeping for outsourcers. Rescue Time is great for exposing where all your wasted time goes!
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  • Profile picture of the author Warrior Ben
    I have never used basecamp, but I've heard really, really good things about it...

    Also, if you are using eLance.com for outsourcing, they have a really cool time tracker where it takes screen shots of the persons computer screen. This way you can actually have a record of what they were working on and see if they were actually working on your project or just surfing facebook.

    -Ben
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    • Profile picture of the author Tashi Mortier
      I have been using Klok for my clients.

      I think the feature of the pro version where you can simply upload the data to different web services might be what you need.

      You can always try the free version. I liked that it's a time tracking software that's just easy and doesn't make things complicated.
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  • Profile picture of the author bradstern
    I use this time tracking software alongside my team. We all work online and remotely from different parts of the world. So, it just fits our needs because it allows me to track their work hours, the sites they visit and the apps they use.

    That also makes me sure that they use their work hours efficiently too. So, in a way it increases our productivity as a team.
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    • Profile picture of the author krad32
      Originally Posted by bradstern View Post

      I use this time tracking software alongside my team. We all work online and remotely from different parts of the world. So, it just fits our needs because it allows me to track their work hours, the sites they visit and the apps they use.

      That also makes me sure that they use their work hours efficiently too. So, in a way it increases our productivity as a team.
      I've been also using this software it is a screen monitoring software to be precise. It sure helps a lot for me to be productive it is also a good alternative to RescueTime.
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  • Profile picture of the author aaronhoug
    I use and love BaseCamp.com and also TimeDoctor.com is really good too. Its good for offshore workers.
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    • Profile picture of the author OliviaBlue
      thank you so much..ill read about those software and gonna use the one wich i think is best..
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  • Profile picture of the author mjyanny
    If you are managing remote workers and want to track that they are working on the things you assign them to do, a time tracking tool like Worksnaps (worksnaps_dot_net) is very useful. It captures vital information of the work including screenshots and user activities and allow you to verify the time worked. It also integrates with Basecamp so that the time can be easily synced to Basecamp.
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  • Profile picture of the author amndalb
    Rescuetime, manictime and projecthamster are some of the best time tracking software.. may be one of this will be helpfull!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author dancorkill
    You can get a free freshbooks account and they have heaps of time tracking options for mobile and desktop.

    Worth getting for their kick ass invoicing app alone.

    I also have rescue time installed but rarely look at it. Nice that it works in the background though.
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  • Profile picture of the author kennvc
    If you want to do time tracking in a system that makes it incredibly easy to track employee time & attendance, do project costing, or set up clients and prepare data for billing, take a look at Replicon. It's easy to export your time tracking info to QuickBooks, etc. Replicon's software is web-based so you can work from anywhere with an Internet connection. You can evaluate it via a free trial. Full disclosure: I work for Replicon and use its products.
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    • Profile picture of the author kmed
      OliviaBlue - If you haven't found your time tracking software "perfect fit" yet, I would definitely recommend tsheets.com. It's features are perfect for small or large teams. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author sandrasims
    I use Fresh books. I love it. I use it as a time keeper for both internal and external (billable) projects. You can set up clients differently, like one pays a set fee, another pays by the hour.

    And then when it comes time to bill them, just click a few buttons and it generates an invoice. You email them the invoice and they can pay by paper check or paypal.
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  • Profile picture of the author albert001
    Our telephone and web-based employee time clock system is totally optimized for the web (unlike typical client/server technology). As a result, our system is fast and very easy to use. time and attendance system can improve your workforce’s efficiency, save you time, reduce overall labor costs and greatly enhance your management analysis and reporting ability. Please refer this link here you can find the good solution for your need.
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    Our telephone and web-based employee time clock system is totally optimized for the web (unlike typical client/server technology). As a result, our system is fast and very easy to use. time and attendance system can improve your workforce’s efficiency, save you time, reduce overall labor costs and greatly enhance your management analysis and reporting ability. Please refer this link here you can find the good solution for your need.
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  • Profile picture of the author prismkuet
    Basecamp is a very good one and easy to use. You can go for that without hesitation.
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    • I have a slightly different time tracking need and wonder if anyone in this thread using the various tools mentioned can give me some good options.

      I do everything myself, so no team. BUT I'm starting to do a lot more consulting AND I multitask a lot AND get interrupted a lot.

      So I need sort of a dashboard where I can easily start and stop timers for different clients and track notes of what I did, when.

      EXAMPLE: Client 1 15 min research. Client 2 35 min troubleshooting. Client 1 25 more min research and documenting prob. Client 3 15 min crafting email to Google.

      Or whatever, but again a quick easy dashboard where I can jump in and out and turn timers off and on for diff clients.

      But then it also needs to continue to add to time of each client as I do more work for them and document running list of dates/times I did which projects for each client.

      Any ideas?
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      • Profile picture of the author Jgregory
        Originally Posted by Catalyst eMarketing View Post

        I have a slightly different time tracking need and wonder if anyone in this thread using the various tools mentioned can give me some good options.

        I do everything myself, so no team. BUT I'm starting to do a lot more consulting AND I multitask a lot AND get interrupted a lot.

        So I need sort of a dashboard where I can easily start and stop timers for different clients and track notes of what I did, when.

        EXAMPLE: Client 1 15 min research. Client 2 35 min troubleshooting. Client 1 25 more min research and documenting prob. Client 3 15 min crafting email to Google.

        Or whatever, but again a quick easy dashboard where I can jump in and out and turn timers off and on for diff clients.

        But then it also needs to continue to add to time of each client as I do more work for them and document running list of dates/times I did which projects for each client.

        Any ideas?
        Looks like an antique with is plain grey interface... but this was designed for exactly what you describe

        You create multiple task descriptions, such as phone calls, onpage SEO, article writing... anything you want its freefrom

        Then you add your multiple clients

        When you sit down you to work, click the Time Trax icon and click client, click the Task type and "Punch In" by clicking the big button.

        When done click Punch Out

        The reports are what you buy this for... one button and it spits out a report based on clients and tasks with the Day,Date and amount of time for each tasks and totals for days and week

        Simple and always works

        Time tracking software: TraxTime for Windows

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      • Profile picture of the author jmevern
        Originally Posted by Catalyst eMarketing View Post

        I do everything myself, so no team. BUT I'm starting to do a lot more consulting AND I multitask a lot AND get interrupted a lot.

        So I need sort of a dashboard where I can easily start and stop timers for different clients and track notes of what I did, when.


        Any ideas?
        I use Fanurio. I'm work alone so it's great for my needs.
        You can google the word "Fanurio" and the timesheet program should come up.
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  • Profile picture of the author emarion1114
    If you’re a small or medium business owner, have to manage a team of anywhere from 1 – 100 total people scattered across divisions/companies/vendors/clients and need a tool to better communicate, organize and record what needs to get done, then Basecamp is the perfect collaboration tool for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author chancellor
    Hi...
    We use ERP Software for Time Tracking System because it handle many functions at the same time. It is best software & we are using this from many times. You can also this try for your team.
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  • Profile picture of the author rising_sun
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    I am using "mainc time" for my team,it is not in the list of "best tracking software" but it help me much.
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    • Profile picture of the author sriram01
      Originally Posted by rising_sun View Post

      I am using "mainc time" for my team,it is not in the list of "best tracking software" but it help me much.
      That's very good, But it is not bad to try out some other tool which may enhance your productivity. I am talking about an awesome time tracking software named as "orangescrum" that offers features like ticketing system or work flow system to manage task status and observe all task activities on a single page.
      Try it out , It is free for 30 days with all features.
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  • Profile picture of the author aksharadeoll
    Hi,

    We use labortimetracker for time tracking system, it is very fast & also easy to use.This system is totally optimized for the web, u can try this
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  • I would recommend using timesheet's for payroll purpose as it makes the process simpler while calculating payroll. I had worked on creating my own timesheets some years back to calculate time based salary considering hours and minutes. But got stuck with some errors and posted it on certain top forums and never got it solved. Later started using third party cloud based software and it is Project Tracking Software by Replicon Inc.

    Hope it helps...
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    • Profile picture of the author angelinwilliams
      Hi Oviablue,

      The time tracking software programs include reporting and billing features, features most freeware time tracking software programs.I suggest LABOR TIME TRACKER as one of the best time tracking software.
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      • Profile picture of the author merlinraj
        Time tracking system calculating the employee enter time and pay data through desk top browsers,web based time clock.Uattend has revolution the way of employee attendance tracking is managed by payroll department.Time sheet software integrates the functions of project time tracking and payroll billing. It helps managers or human resource departments track payroll process, lower management costs, and automate billing and invoicing in an easy way.






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  • Profile picture of the author Gracebjorn
    Originally Posted by OliviaBlue View Post

    hi.. im looking for a time tracking software for my team..i need a number of it so that i could sort out whats the best software to use..if you have any idea please help me out..thank you
    Especially for businesses with overseas branch, an online time tracking software is a must requirement to keep track of the project hours, creating reports and maintain invoices.

    I would recommend online time recording software that could be really the best for all your business needs. In fact, it's just the awesome tool any business could actually have!
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  • Profile picture of the author pingsters
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    Hi, you can use Basecamp or oDesk time Tracking Software.
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  • Profile picture of the author lucila
    Some actually think that using a time tracker is bad but it actually helps productivity and also it enables you to focus on your tasks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hubstaff
      Try Hubstaff time tracking software. I'm sure it's a very user-friendly application provides time tracking software that monitors activity levels and, random screenshots and invoicing. Try reading this article for more tutorials: Sneak Peek at our Beta Platform
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  • Profile picture of the author Katherine Prince
    Hiya,

    I started using Nutcache a few months ago and find that a really useful tool. I own a small business, so it takes away lots of the annoying housework tasks that I have to do. The software is free, and spans accounting, invoicing, and time tracking. Sounds complicated, but basically it stops you needing to keep paper records, create invoices separately, and track taxes. They also just launched a mobile app.

    Give it a go! <a href="http://www.nutcache.com/features/invoicing.html">

    Katie :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Raymond Duke
    Got an email about this one a few days ago - https://ding.io/

    Here is a write up about it - http://web.appstorm.net/reviews/proj...-time-tracker/
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  • Profile picture of the author Lopaca
    Due to the fact that this question was asked quite some time ago I would want to know if you have found a solution? It appears that Basecamp is the big winner. I would be interested in what choice you finally made and if it provided what you were wanting.
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  • Profile picture of the author sriram01
    Originally Posted by OliviaBlue View Post

    hi.. im looking for a time tracking software for my team..i need a number of it so that i could sort out whats the best software to use..if you have any idea please help me out..thank you
    I can recommend you to go for "orangescrum", which is one of the best task management & time tracking software that facilitates managers to assign and manage tasks. It facilitates to keep track of who is doing what and track project development. I have been using it since march,2013 in my company.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mavric
    Basecamp would be my top pick.
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  • Profile picture of the author frettcarla
    As per my knowledge Replicon is the best and the leader in time tracking and management.
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  • you may use odesk/freelancer time tracker software.They have api to customize for your own.
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  • Profile picture of the author bluesteele
    Hard to believe no one has mentioned Harvest yet. Only been using it for a couple months, but it has done much to help be better understand what my team is doing. Even better, at the end of the month I can properly allocated their time to projects so I know whether I am going over budget or not. Best of all, I realized that my 10 hour+ days were more like 4 hour days haha. Harvest has really great functionality, but it will cost you.
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  • Profile picture of the author DaveDee
    I'd personally recommend hubstaff for project management due to its integration with other management apps like Basecamp, Jira, Freshbooks etc. It can also track activity on the contractor side, take random screenshots generate detailed reports and allows for an unlimited number of projects to be added without any additional cost. Additional info about the app can be found at their website at https://hubstaff.com
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    • Profile picture of the author ErinWalsh
      My solution for time tracking is different. I use BaseCamp for project notes, assignments, and project tracking. Every agent has Gmail. We have templates of spreadsheets with the equations for time tracking put in, then shared from the supervising agent's account to the rest of the team. The team members then track their time in the boxes like: 15:12 in one box(3:12pm) and 15:20(3:20pm) in the next box. The spreadsheet then tallies all the time at the bottom of the spreadsheet, and the team members get paid accordingly.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThomasTe
    You should definitely take a look at TimeSheet Reporter (TimeSheet Reporter - Time Reporting in Your MS Outlook Calendar - TimeSheet Reporting Made Simple), which allows you to track time via your Outlook calendar (and also via web and smartphone).

    NB. I'm affiliated.

    Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author bluesteele
    Been using Harvest for the longest time, but have started to make the move to Toggl. Have found so far that Toggl isn't quite as flexible as I would have hoped, but their support team has been helping me figure out creative ways to make it work. Harvest was just too much, and too expensive for what it was IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author webtraf101
    You can try to use TimeDoctor, it is some kind of time tracking software too.
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