Best Timesheet Apps for Having 25 Hours In a Day

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For the recent decade, the software market has seen an unprecedented number of new timesheet apps and tools so that managers and executives today feel overwhelmed and disoriented when choosing the right solution for their business needs. To help you navigate, we’ve built the following list of the best free and low-cost timesheet apps available nowadays. Bookmark this page to never lose these best picks.✨

Free Timesheet Apps

actiTIME

Key features: Overtime tracking, Time entry comments, Timesheet approval, Timesheet locking, Project planning, Budgeting, Billing & invoicing, Mobile apps

Pricing: free (try free 30-day trial), paid plans start at $5 user/month

actiTIME is one of the best timesheet apps available nowadays as it facilitates task management, project planning, billing and payrolls, leave management and business intelligence — all using employee timesheets, work rates and powerful analytics tools.

Unlike other timesheet apps in this list, actiTIME offers online timesheets that are easy to use and powerful enough to help you manage tasks, work progress, attendance, estimates and deadlines and more.

Any user can customize their timesheets to fit their needs using timesheet parameters, leave work comments for every time entry, manage their attendance status, review total and overtime hours, compare their progress with estimates — all from a single interface. At the same time, managers can approve or reject submitted employee timesheets, edit or delete time entries of other users and lock specific time entries to prevent employees from modifying past records.

What else makes actiTIME stand out is that it provides multiple analytics and reporting tools. You can review real-time widgets, create reports or use existing report templates and modify data visualization to fit your needs and standards. The software allows you to review employee performance, estimated vs. actual time, billable and non-billable amounts, review project costs and profits, evaluate client and project profitability — you name it.🤩

See for yourself — try actiTIME with a free 30-day trial (no credit card required).

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My Hours

Key features: Weekly timesheet, Timer, Invoicing, Reports, Mobile apps

Pricing: free, paid plans start at $6 user/month

My Hours is an employee timesheet app that helps businesses manage project and tasks across their teams.

My Hours offers timesheet time tracking as a means of capturing employee working hours, recording work logs and tracking billable and non-billable hours. Time tracking data ensures that projects fit their time and cost budgets and helps users build accurate bills and invoices. My Hours’ reports facilitate payrolls and performance analysis. 📊

Disadvantages (according to user reviews):

  • Feature set is too basic and doesn’t meet the needs on middle-size and large businesses
  • Time tracking bugs and glitches
  • QuickBooks integration is the only direct software integration
  • 14-day trial period that is not enough

Quickbooks Time

Key features: Overtime tracking, Timesheet approval, Multiple timesheet management, Alerts, Reports, Mobile apps

Pricing: free, paid plans start at $10 user/month (+$40 monthly base fee)

QuickBooks Time is employee timesheet software for businesses that streamlines time tracking, team management and project analytics.

QuickBooks Time is multiplatform software for capturing working time using online timesheet and mobile time kiosk and eliminating buddy punching using timesheet signatures and face recognition. These features make QuickBooks Time a great fit for field workers especially when used with GPS and geofencing. Its reports give insight into time and cost expenses across jobs, customers and user groups and calculate wages based on employee hours, their work rates, regular and overtime hours. ⏰

Disadvantages (according to user reviews):

  • Reports can’t be customized without the aid of a developer
  • User permission sometimes don’t work correctly
  • QuickBooks Time used to be TSheets. So when issues arise, QuickBooks Time support says they can’t do anything about TSheets’ issues
  • Unauthorised employee clock-outs and deleted time logs

Jibble

Key features: Overtime tracking, Timesheet approval, Task management, Time kiosk, Alerts, Mobile apps

Pricing: free, paid plans start at $2 user/month

Jibble is timesheet software for individual users and businesses that facilitates time tracking, productivity analytics, payroll management and field work management.

Jibble is a time tracking application that helps its users capture working hours using online timesheet interface and mobile apps. The timesheet interface allows users to clock in and out, change tasks, take breaks, manage time entries and review their payroll and productivity stats. Face recognition and GPS-based geofences prevent field teams from buddy punching and ensures reliable time entries. Jibble’s reports display payroll data, employee productivity, project costs, employee punctuality and attendance.

Disadvantages (according to user reviews):

  • No time theft control: users complain about their employees entering their working hours at the end of the week
  • You can restrict employees from accessing other’s timesheets but can’t hide the time log
  • Not user-friendly (unless you have a tech background)
  • No leave time notes

Avaza

Key features: Timesheet approval, Timesheet locking, Timer, Billable time tracking, Mobile apps

Pricing: free, paid plans start at $12/month

Avaza is an online timesheet app for managing small teams and simple projects.

Avaza is an online time tracking solution that relies on employee timesheets and timers to help businesses manage simple projects, enjoy billing and reporting. When using Azava in teams, managers can use timesheets approvals for selected users to make sure that their entries are correct and lock approved timesheets to prevent users from editing past time entries. Basic project management functionality allows users to combine time tracking data with billing and cost rates to manage project costs and progress.

Disadvantages (according to user reviews):

  • You can’t assign tasks to multiple users
  • Not suitable for managing large and complex projects
  • The reports could be more customizable
  • The software doesn’t reflect changes in real time

Homebase

Key features: Timesheet approval, Timesheet locking, Overtime tracking, Billable time tracking, Break tracking, Mobile apps

Pricing: free, paid plans start at $16 location/month

Homebase is a timesheet app for small teams and simple projects that suits businesses of any industry.

Homebase provides employee timesheets for tracking working time, calculating payrolls and billable amounts. Unlike other tools in this list, Homebase allows for calculating breaks that the software substracks from the daily working hours. Its reports give insight into who arrived on time for their shifts most frequently in a given pay period or how labor costs stack up against sales. 💰

Disadvantages (according to user reviews):

  • No time entry notes
  • Doesn’t allow to clock in earlier than set up in the schedule
  • Poor accounting support and no other accounting integrations other than QuickBooks
  • Performance issues

Zoho Projects

Key features: Billable time tracking, Timer, Billing & invoicing, Timesheet export, Mobile apps

Pricing: free, paid plans start at $5 user/month

Zoho Projects is project management software that provides employee timesheets for effective time tracking and project planning.

Zoho Projects offers timesheet software capabilities that help managers streamline the project performance, calculate task time, export timesheet data and send invoices for payments. You can record the start and end date of tasks, log hours manually or start a timer. The software supports paid and unpaid time tracking and connects to other Zoho products, including Zoho Invoice.

Disadvantages (according to user reviews):

  • Allowed free trial period lasts only 10 days
  • Challenging initial setup and learning curve
  • Limited scalability for fast-growing businesses
  • Hard to customize to your business needs

Hubstaff

Key features: Activity tracking, Timesheet approval, Time locking, Timer, Billable time tracking, Mobile apps

Pricing: free, paid plans start at $14 2 users/month

Hubstaff is employee timesheet software that helps businesses manage time, costs and workforce.

Hubstaff’s employee timesheets are a good choice for small and middle-size businesses. The software boasts automated timesheets that are filled out with the help of activity tracking features, including screenshots and idle timeouts. The software offers timesheet settings, including per-user settings, approval workflows, time locking and budget limits. This time tracking data can be further processed into profitability reports, invoices and business intelligence insights.💡

Disadvantages (according to user reviews):

  • Steep learning curve
  • Inaccurate activity tracking resulting to inaccurate time logs
  • Screenshot capturing that tampers employee privacy
  • Note taking for time entries is cumbersome
  • Performance issues

Paid Timesheet Apps

eBillity

Key features: Timesheet approval, Timesheet locking, Time clock kiosk, Timer, Time cards, Mobile apps

Pricing: no free plan, paid plans start at $6 user/month + $10 per month base fee

eBillity is an employee timesheet app that facilitates billing and payroll calculations.

eBillity’s timesheet interface provides timesheet locking, approvals and other timesheet management features in a rather uncommon interface for this type of software. Managers will enjoy approvals and time locking, while field workers will benefit from mobile time clock kiosk, GPS and geofencing. The Home interface displays ready-to-go analytics of billable and non-billable time, hours worked per customers and workers and offers a few other handy features, including time rounding and mode switched for billable and non-billable time tracking.

Disadvantages (according to user reviews):

  • Basic time, task and cost management features that make it suitable for small teams at best
  • It calculates overtime on a decimal system
  • Few reports and analytics tools
  • User interface is unattractive and clunky
  • Unreasonably high pricing plans compared to other solutions

Replicon

Key features: Timesheet approval, Billable time tracking, Mobile apps

Pricing: no free plan, paid plans start at $18 user/month

Replicon is an employee timesheet app designed for project time tracking and improving business performance.

Replicon allows users to track time against projects, tasks, and activities using prebuilt and customized templates. With Replicon employee timesheets, you can track billable and nonbillable hours on any device, apply custom task attributes, use this data for billing and accounting — all this using online software and mobile apps.

Disadvantages (according to user reviews):

  • Running reports is not intuitive or user-friendly
  • It doesn’t integrate with Outlook calendar
  • Old-fashion user interface
  • Mobile apps offer limited functionality

Beebole

Features: Timesheet approval, Timesheet locking, Billable time tracking, Overtime tracking, Mobile app

Pricing: no free plan, paid plans start at $6.99 per user/month

Beebole is employee timesheet software designed for keeping track of project costs and employee performance monitoring.

Beebole is a timesheet solution that offers time entry approvals, hours locking and unlocking and timesheet reminders. After you set up rates and costs for individual users and tasks, you’ll be able to review project profitability, non-billable and billable hours spent and more. Beebole’s reports will give you insight into employee time, project hours, costs, overtime, and more.

Disadvantages (according to user reviews):

  • Users report that existing reports, charts and dashboard are not enough
  • Almost non-existent invoicing functionality
  • Not intuitive interface
  • No integrations with invoicing systems, even Quickbooks

ClickTime

Features: Timesheet approvals, Timer, Billable time tracking, Reports, Mobile apps

Pricing: no free plan, paid plans start at $10 user/month

ClickTime is timesheet software that helps businesses manage budgets and employee working time.

ClickTime offers customizable timesheets that you can personalize and make your time tracking experience as detailed as necessary. Encourage your team members to choose between daily and weekly time entry and use time entry comments to review their work progress. Use ClickTime reports to maximize employee utilization, estimate resources and reduce costs.

Disadvantages (according to user reviews):

  • Difficult to navigate on the managers’ end
  • Building custom reports is a challenging task
  • Old-fashion user interface

Everhour

Features: Timesheet approvals, Timesheet locking, Timer, Alerts, Mobile app

Pricing: no free plan, paid plans start at $8.50 user/month

Everhour is an online timesheet app for managing working hours and tracking project budgets.

Everhour is an employee timesheet app that boasts its timesheet functionality used for project planning and resource management. The software provides an online timesheet interface where users can start a timer, add working time across tasks manually, leave time entry notes and export their timesheet in a click. Everhour turns the recorded time tracking data into invoices, payrolls, employee and project performance reports, profitability analytics and more.

Disadvantages (according to user reviews):

  • If you have less than 5 users, the software will still charge for 5 seats
  • Limited reports customization
  • No mobile app for Android

Monitask

Features: Automated timesheet, Activity tracking, Alerts, Reports

Pricing: no free plan, paid plans start at $5.99 user/month

Monitask is automatic timesheet software that uses employee monitoring for no-hands timesheet building.

Unlike other timesheet software in this list, Monitask uses activity monitoring and occasional screenshot taking to record user activity and turn it into online timesheets. The good news is that you don’t have to fill out the timesheets manually, the bad news is that it records mouse and keyboard activity and the amount of time employees spend browsing the internet, using social media or playing games.🎮

Disadvantages (according to user reviews):

  • Suitable only for small companies and simple projects
  • Limited time tracking logs
  • Free trial lasts only 10 days
  • No mobile apps

Agendrix

Features: Time rounding, Timesheet approval, Break tracking, Mobile apps

Pricing: no free plan, paid plans start at $2.75 user/month

Agendrix is an employee timesheet app that automatically logs working hours and breaks and simplifies payroll.

Agendrix is a timesheet app that is rather young and little-known but promising. It offers automatic timesheets that have custom approbation rules, time rounding, break management and change registry. The software is designed for automating payrolls and managing employee schedules, unlike other apps in this list that are tailored for project planning and management.

Disadvantages (according to user reviews):

  • Free trial period is limited to only 7 days
  • Too much notifications about changes
  • Mobile app users complain about not getting the notifications

Ready to Implement a Timesheet App?

Choosing a timesheet app is never easy: you’ve got to try a million and one trials, figure out your way through user interfaces and delve into details of the software settings to make the right choice. If you are still not sure where to start, consider trying actiTIME to help you set the software quality standards.

actiTIME is a timesheet app for businesses that combines functionality and flexibility with simple and intuitive user interface.

Create your work structure and workflow, create or upload tasks, specify deadlines, estimates, statuses and custom field values, specify time, work- and user-based rates and assign tasks across your team. Use real-time widgets, charts and reports to see profitable projects, the cost of work, employees with outstanding performance, activity cost, performance against estimated time and more. Try actiTIME with a free 30-day trial (no credit card required).

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