Top Time Tracking Software & Cloud-Based Apps

For U.S. and Canadian Businesses

Good time tracking software pays for itself. Being able to precisely track the time spent on various projects lets you bill your clients accurately and manage your time more efficiently. The time tracking software programs listed here are also easy to learn and use, and include reporting and billing features, features most freeware time tracking software programs don't have. 

As with accounting and tax software, most vendors of time tracking software are moving their products to the cloud and offer online subscription-based services ranging from basic to advanced in features and price.

Note that some of the products listed include sophisticated time tracking for businesses with employees, including interfaces for time clocks, biometric readers, etc. If you are a freelancer/contractor and don't need the features of dedicated time tracking software note that many accounting software packages (such as FreshBooks) include basic time tracking capabilities. 

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TSheets Time Tracking Software

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TSheets is a cloud-based, comprehensive, time tracking and management system. As well as browser access there are apps for mobile devices and you can also clock in via text messages or dial-up.

TSheets has an excellent employee tracking system that uses GPS to track and record the locations of employees with mobile devices, which is very handy for contractors who work on remote sites.

TSheets integrates directly with QuickBooks accounting software - after initial setup, QuickBooks and TSheets can synchronize payroll and accounting information in real time.

For plans and pricing see the TSheets pricing page.

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uAttend Time and Attendance Cloud-Based Software

If you are a small business and need to do time tracking of employees, uAttend time and attendance software is a perfect solution. Being cloud-based it does not require desktop software installation. ​

Employees can enter data via web browsers, mobile devices, and telephones, or automatically via a variety of uAttend devices, including time clocks, fingerprint readers, and biometric scanning devices. 

The system tracks employee time each day and can also manage vacations, sick days and time off. The job-tracking feature enables logging of the amount of employee time spent on specific projects.

uAttend has plans starting as low as $18.00 U.S./month for businesses with 1-9 employees. However, there are additional charges for telephone clocking, the administrators, and extra clock devices.

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Dovico Timesheet Tracking Software

This cloud-based professional time tracking software from Dovico has excellent functionality and is inexpensive. The program allows multiple types of time entry, handles multiple projects, lets you create a variety of reports and invoices quickly and easily, and allows data to be exported in a variety of formats. It also integrates well with Microsoft Project, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel and Intuit QuickBooks. For those who work internationally, Dovico supports multiple currencies.

For features and pricing see Dovico plans.

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Core Time and Billing Software

Core is a comprehensive time/billing and project management solution suitable for professionals in a variety of industries, including construction, accounting, engineering, information technology, etc. In addition to time tracking and project management, Core includes invoicing and accounts receivable.

Deployment is very flexible and scalable - data can be entered via desktop apps, browsers or mobile apps on iPhone, Android, or Blackberry devices. A full cloud-based version (BillQuick Online) is also available.

For a full list of features and pricing see BillQuick plans.

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TimeWriter Time Tracking Software

TimeWriter's entry screen is a weekly grid which displays one week of hour entries at a single glance, which makes it easy to enter hours worked quickly. This time tracking software program has excellent report functionality, and data can be exported in a variety of formats. Because the time tracking software was designed for workgroups, it has more administrative features than other single-use programs.

TimeWriter has Windows and Mac OSX clients, as well as a Web client and iPhone and Android apps. There is also a freeware version with a reduced set of features available for personal use.