What are the best time tracking apps for freelancers?

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  1. 24

    #1Timeneye

    Timeneye

    Timeneye is an easy-to-use time tracking solution for your project management with its simple to learn interface and its extensive integration with other services as well as its companion app for Android and iOS devices.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Nathan Perkins
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "I don't know about you, but if you do any freelance work or just have multiple projects going at the same time (and who doesn't these days), then you need someway, somehow, somewhere to keep track of all the things and deadlines each project will impose on your schedule. Timeneye to the rescue. One of if not THE BEST project management tools I have ever used. Try their 14 day free trial and see for yourself!"
  2. 20

    #2Harvest

    Harvest
    Harvest is a time tracker available for Windows and Mac, Android and iOS, and browser extensions for Chrome and Safari. It features time tracking capabilities as well as reporting and invoicing features for individuals and small businesses.
    Apps

    Website, Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Chrome Browser Extension, Safari Browser Extension

    Free

    Arjun Verma
    Written on January 21, 2018
    "ITS VERY USEFUL. I LOVED IT"
  3. 20

    #3Hubstaff

    Hubstaff
    Hubstaff is a time tracking tool that features easy time and project task management tools as well as support for reporting and accounting features. It's available for PCs, Mac and Linux, Android and iOS devices, and a Chrome browser extension.
    Apps

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux, Chrome Browser Extension

    Free- Varies by plan

    Marcos González
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "Hubstaff has made life so much easier. I've taken on a couple of side gigs and freelance here and there. It has been difficult to track all expenses and revenue. Hubstaff has been able to solve the problems for me and integrate all of my business tracking."
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    #4clockodo

    clockodo

    Time tracking software for small and medium-sized companies that provides flexibility, crystal clear reports, intuitive guideline and much more.

    Other

    $6.5- Free Trial

    Jordan Day
    Written on January 19, 2018
    "I am someone who graduated from doing Mturk jobs for pennies an hour to an actual respectably skilled freelancer who sells my services online to get paid not in decimal points. Time is money, everybody knows it, especially ex-Mturkers like me. Nowadays, I do graphic design and marketing for companies that are too cheap to hire from professional graphic design companies but are too picky to put up graphic design jobs on Mturk for $0.10 per design. Now, I'm the one who's telling people the value of my time. I have a lot of customers due to the high quality of work I create but sometimes, I get overwhelmed. Which people was I supposed to give discounts to again? How much time did I spend working on their logo? Which ones were the bad customers that need to be charged an extra 5% annoyance fee? Yes, being successful can truly be demanding and you lose track of who's who and how much they should pay. Not anymore! With Clockodo, it's like working in an Mturk environment again. You can have a list of tasks that you need to do, then you have a schedule there and even a timer that tells you how much time these people deserve from you. See? It's really like Mturk except you won't get paid in cents! Thanks to Clockado, I don't waste an extra millisecond working on something because it'll tell me when to stop or when I should charge for overtime. I love Clockodo! If you're a freelancer like me, I highly recommend it! I give this a perfect rating of 5. You know why 5? It's because now I can earn in 5 minutes what I would earn from Mturk in one month! Hurray for dignity!"
  2. 13

    #5TrackingTime

    TrackingTime

    This cross-platform program allows you not only to track time in your small company or team but get reliable and precise reports. 

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Amy Franklin
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "Being a freelance graphics designer i often get people who want to pay by the hour and not just pay for the finished image. Trackingtime is a great website with accompanying apps that you can use to track the time your spending on one piece "
  3. 11

    #6Tyme

    Tyme

    Tyme is a Mac, desktop and iOs time tracker. 

    Apps

    Other Platform, Mac, iOS

    Free

    Austin Ward
    Written on January 14, 2018
    "Tyme has helped me optimize my life! I now spend less time in-between tasks and figuring out how long something is going to be. I just use the statistics from the program. It neatly organizes tasks throughout my day, and is a fast program. "
  4. 11

    #7RescueTime

    RescueTime

    RescueTime is a performance evaluation software that measures‚ which websites or app you use most. The final time is grouped in categories so you can really see how do you spend time. Prepare to have some shocking revelations.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Katherine Baker
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "The app monitors how you are using your time very well."
  5. 7

    #8Qbserve

    Qbserve
    Mac time tracking automation: freelance project tracking, timesheets, invoicing, productivity feedback.
    Software

    Mac

    Free- Free trial available.

    Christina Brooks
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "Qbserve, I applaud this app. It's such a useful app most especially for people like me who work all the time. However, you do need a MAC computer/laptop for this. What I love about this is it keeps in track of my work schedule. I don't need to write it down on my planner or anything. This app is very productive for busy people."
  6. 5

    #9Minuut.io

    Minuut.io

    A simplistic web-based time tracker to use when you just want the task timers without confusing features. Always available without registration. 

    Other

    Free

    Nathan Dunn
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "Very easy to use timer and no need to sign up! It works great."
  7. 4

    #10TMetric

    TMetric

    TMetric is a time tracker tool that has multiple integrations so you can use it together with other platforms with its interface that's easy to use and simple to understand. It allow you to keep track of time intervals and budgets easily.

    Apps

    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Chrome Browser Extension, Firefox Browser Extension, Opera Browser Extension, Linux

    Free- Varies by plan

    Jacqueline Gonzalez
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "I have used a lot of time tracking apps for my work. Most, if not all, have lacked the most basic of features. TMetric has been the only one to do it's job, and do it well."
  8. 2

    #11actiTIME

    actiTIME
    actiTIME is a browser-based software that is perfect for s businesses of any size.It has an easy and user-friendly interface, that will help you to track your time and your activities to fulfill your delivery times, a project management tool and many other features for your work purposes. 


    Software

    Add On

    $4.3- Free Trial

    Esperanza Villegas
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "I had a free trial of actiTIME, so I figured, what do I have to lose. What I like most about actiTIME are the functions, it really is very beneficial to use two functions at the same moment, like taking a time, and instantly being a project, two things in one platform! it has provided me with excellent functions and has made my projects and time-outs more accurate and efficient, without any complaints!I do not like actiTIME for versions of mobile devices, I believe that they are applications that do not have any function at all, because here you can not take time or carry out any project, it is simply done to review the projects and to visualize the history of time taps"
  9. 1

    #12Fanurio

    Fanurio

    Fanurio is a time tracking software which counts with an extremely intuitive interface. You can organize your projects, analyze your performance, and use it alone or with your own team.

    Software

    Web

    Milena Seba
    Written on August 2, 2018
    "- Although it can also be used for billing, you can disable the billing module to track time for personal activities. - You can manage a list of projects and set a due date for each project. - You add and edit the time you record on each project. - It has time reports that allows you to analyze historical data. - It doesn' have a Pomodoro module."
  10. 1

    #13Freckle

    Freckle

    Fast and easy to use web-based time tracker for teams and small companies. 

    Other

    $49- Free Trial Available

    Martha Hunter
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "Finally! An app that's effective. There is definitely a lot of information to absorb with everything this app does. Once you iron out the kinks this is a perfect tool for small companies."
  11. 1

    #14WebWork Time Tracker

    WebWork Time Tracker

    WebWork Time Tracker is a software that is available with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. It features online reports, invoice generator, and screenshot modes. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Yeva Yesayan
    Written on July 27, 2018
    "As a freelancer, I currently use WebWork Time Tracker. It is totally free for individuals and freelancers. It not only captures your screen but also helps you to create online reports and converts them into invoices in one click."
  12. 1

    #15Time Doctor

    Time Doctor

    Time Doctor is a free time management mobile application to help you keep productive and track your activity during the day. This will also help improve your productivity as you can monitor your tasks. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Vaishali Patil
    Written on January 28, 2019
    "Very good time tracking app with all the time tracking functionality needed to work remotely. Works great."
  13. 0

    #16Work'iN MeMoRieS

    Work'iN MeMoRieS

    Work'iN MeMoRieS is a free cloud monitoring software compatible with Windows and MacOS devices. It easily tracks all the software in use and it even allows users to extract data to follow and manage work progress.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Maxime Roche
    Written on August 19, 2018
    "WIM provide a full report of computer activity. free to use, a powerfull web service help us to measure work timing. a great freeware for freelancer and those who work on pc or macintosh."

Summary

Best What are the best time tracking apps for freelancers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1TimeneyeWebsites 24 Free
2HarvestApps 20 Free
3HubstaffApps 20 Free
4clockodoOther 16 Paid
5TrackingTimeApps 13 Free
6TymeApps 11 Free
7RescueTimeSoftware 11 Free
8QbserveSoftware 7 Free
9Minuut.ioOther 5 Free
10TMetricApps 4 Free
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