There are many ways to increase your work productivity. In this article, we will talk about time trackers. Most of the existing time trackers have similar functionality. Some of them are very good and some of them are just fine. One thing in common is that they all are alternatives to the Toggl time tracker.
Toggl is currently a leader in the time tracking area, however, its free plan has limited functionality. So, we created a list of time trackers which have the same functionality as in Toggl and, most importantly, they have free plans with unlimited functionality or are simply completely free.
TMetric is a simple time tracking app and its user-friendly interface gives you an opportunity to start to use time tracker without any tutorials. If you are a solo freelancer or have a small work team, TMetric can be used as a mini project management tool where you can create tasks, projects, clients, and time reports.
It can be integrated with a lot of different web applications, like Asana, Basecamp, RedMine, Todoist, GitHub, GitLab, Jira, Trello, Wrike, and more.
- Some of its most important features are:
- Project rates (users can set project-specific rates);
- Billing information in reports (users can get a detailed overview of their revenue and expenses on projects they are working on or completed projects for a selected time period);
- Time format selection (users can choose time format for their reports – hours and minutes, decimal or clock-like hours);
- Budgeting (set a budget for every project you work on and monitor how you spend it while working on the project);
- Time logging restriction (prevents users who do not participate in the project from logging time for that project).
All the described features are free for everyone because TMetric doesn’t have a paid version yet.
TopTracker is a lightweight version of a project management system. It is designed to be used by freelancers.
In TopTracker, you can create projects and manage them with ease. Developers can create various hotkeys, which greatly simplifies the process of time tracking. The interface doesn’t have any redundant functionality so that you don’t waste your time figuring out where to click and what to do.
With such options as screenshots and webcam shots, you gain a full control of your current work and how you do it.
Managing a remote team has always been an uneasy task and the TopTracker developers are aware of that. So, the interface is configured to perform a centralized overview of all projects you are working on and all remote teams you manage.
Detailed productivity reports help you see the full picture of how good you are at working on projects. A desktop version is available for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.
TopTracker is totally free for teams of any size without any functionality restrictions.
A free time tracker for personal use. As an individual user, you will get a simple time tracker which will help you quickly switch between tasks in seconds. MyHours is available not only as a web app but also as a mobile app (iOS and Android) giving you the opportunity to track your work time even if you are out of office.
With MyHours you can not only quickly switch between tasks but also send bills to your clients. As everything else in MyHours, invoices can be created on the fly so you don’t need to waste your work time to figure out how to charge your clients.
Are you a boss having a small team to manage? No problem! MyHours has a simple team management which can help you get a quick insight of the tasks each team member has accomplished during a selected time period – simple and useful information to see how your business is running.
Free for 1 user with almost full functionality.
As the name implies, this time tracker is mostly concentrated on time sheets. TSheets is the best solution if you are working out of the office, such as delivery, all kinds of construction and plumbing services, etc. TSheets has an interesting approach to tracking work of remote employees. Each employee can enable GPS on his/her smartphone, check location and start to work. This greatly improves the overall visibility of who is working and who is not for a business owner.
TSheets provides a work scheduling feature. It helps employees to create a comfortable working schedule and managers to direct free workforce to complete open tasks.
With TSheets you don’t even need a PC to track your time because it is available as a mobile app for Android and iOS.
As for me, the most interesting feature is the interactive map where you can see where your employees are working and how much they spent on each task you created.
Free for 1 user with unlimited functionality.
TrackingTime is a web-based time tracking app good for remote design teams and software developers for whom close communication is a must. All task management made in a simple manner, so any team member can easily navigate through his/her tasks and always stay focused on what to do in the first place.
Easy task management is not the only thing which TrackingTime can offer you. Users can organize and monitor their clients and projects while adding comments and sending notifications, as well as receive those from their team members. A calendar is another great feature included with TrackingTime. Its clean interface and handy scheduling feature will save you a lot of time when it comes to planning your workday.
Judging from my first impression, I’ll say that TrackingTime is a good time tracking helper.
TrackingTime is compatible almost with any system you can imagine – Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Android, iOS. That means you can track time anywhere.
The app integrates with the major project management tools, such as Asana, Trello, JIRA, Basecamp, and more.
Free for teams with up to 3 members.