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  • RescueTime icon

    RescueTime

    Understand exactly how you spend your time and attention, with no data entry. Get Smarter with Effortless Time Tracking With no data entry, know exactly what software and sites you’re actively using. Beat Interruption Overload ...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android

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    Toggl

    Toggl’s time tracker is built for speed and ease of use. Time keeping with Toggl is so simple that you’ll actually use it. Toggl drives a stake in the heart of timesheets. ONE-CLICK TIME TRACKING. With Toggl you track time in...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Chrome

  • Task Coach icon

    Task Coach

    Task Coach is a simple open source todo manager to keep track of personal tasks and todo lists. It is designed for composite tasks, and also offers effort tracking, categories, notes and more.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone BSD ... iPad PortableApps.com

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    DeskTime

    DeskTime is a real-time automatic time tracking software that tracks and analyzes your productivity by sorting the different applications that you or our employees use into the categories “productive”, “unproductive” or “neutral”. It...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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  • TMetric icon

    TMetric

    Totally free and easy work time tracking web-app. Integrates with almost anything. Perfect for freelancers and mid-sized teams.

    Free Windows Web / Cloud Chrome Firefox

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    TimeVizor

    The service for remote resource monitoring. Time tracking app will help to see all activity made by the resource during the working time. Your reports will include screenshots, snapshots and the list of visited pages.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux CentOS

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    SaveMyTime - Time Tracker

    SaveMyTime logs online and offline activities. It takes advantage of nasty habit humans have – we unlock our phones about 120 times a day, every few minutes. SaveMyTime replaces standard lock screen and ask “What have you been doing...

    Free Android

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  • Hours Time Tracking icon

    Hours Time Tracking

    Hours is the time tracker you will actually use. "The Perfect iPhone Time Tracking App" - Forbes.

    Free Mac Web / Cloud iPhone iPad Apple Watch

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  • Qbserve icon

    Qbserve

    Automatic private time tracker that knows productivity rates for thousands of sites and apps, and can even differentiate between Skype, Slack, Telegram chats, and YouTube videos.

    Commercial Mac

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  • ZeitNote icon

    ZeitNote

    Active time-tracking app that records time user spend working in apps, off time and shows brief vivid picture of the day. Lets user say what and when was started and how much time did it took.

    Commercial Mac

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  • timetrap

    timetrap - Simple command line timetracker

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Ruby RubyGems

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  • TimePanic icon

    TimePanic

    TimePanic is an award-winning application for tracking time spent at the computer. If you need to keep track of the work you do and when you do it, and want to stay on top of tracking projects or your business, then TimePanic is...

    Commercial Windows Windows Mobile

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  • BigTime icon

    BigTime

    Time and billing software for accountants and other professional services. Integrated with Intuit and Lacerte.

    Commercial Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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  • Time Recording icon

    Time Recording

    Timesheet manager - easy to use, highly adaptive Manage your timesheet. Basic functionality: • Check in & out • Task assignment • Daily & detailed notes • Overview day, week, month • Reports in Excel or HTML format •...

    Freemium Android

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    PulseDo

    PulseDo is a time tracking application for Windows (OSX and Linux coming soon). I build it for developers, freelancers, designer, basically everyone who sits in front of a computer and needs to track his time. - Visual...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Timble icon

    Timble

    Timble is a super easy to use time tracker and productivity tool designed for IT teams. It's a hub, which aggregates tasks and projects from multiple external tools. Timble helps developers organize their everyday work, minimizes...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Android iPhone iPad

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    Visual TimeAnalyzer

    Visual TimeAnalyzer automatically tracks all computer usage and presents detailed, richly illustrated reports. Easily log individual users or specific projects, and compile detailed accounts of time spent within each program. ...

    Commercial Windows

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    TopTracker

    TopTracker enables team leads and individuals to effortlessly track progress with transparent and intuitive reports.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    TimeCamp

    TimeCamp is a time tracking software for freelancers and companies. It's well equipped: budgeting, invoicing, project costs and many others. If you're looking for a mobile friendly solution, this one will be perfect! .

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Chrome OS ... Android Tablet iPad Chrome

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    Time@Work

    Time@Work is an automatic and objective software which you can track your time and whose employees work mainly with technological devices (computer, smartphone...) .

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Windows Mobile Android Blackberry ... Android Tablet Blackberry 10

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  • time cockpit icon

    time cockpit

    time cockpit is a time tracking solution for Windows and for web. Manage your time sheet in an outlook-like calendar view instead of struggling with confusing lists. Switch between day, week, or month view depending on the level...

    Commercial Windows Web / Cloud

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    timeBuzzer

    Time tracking solution for workplaces with an input device (Buzzer) and a webbased time and user management. Offers Open-API and third-party API and inhouse hosting. For Freelancers, SME and enterprises.

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud

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    Log My Hours

    Log My Hours is an easy to use time tracking, employee and project management tool. Store all your time tracking data in the cloud with our web based application along with app support for iOS and Android. Easily create projects...

    Freemium Web / Cloud iPhone iPad

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  • All Hours icon

    All Hours

    Throw away your spreadsheets and automate your attendance tracking with All Hours Time and Attendance cloud solution. Free trial - no credit card needed.

    Commercial Windows Android iOS

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  • Yast icon

    Yast

    Yast is a simple timetracker, with reporting functionality and corresponding mobile apps.

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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  • Personal Task Manager

    PTM is an Open Source time tracking tool hosted by Sourceforge.net. It looks like Windows Task Manager (see screenshots) Have you ever suffer to answer to questions like... # What have you done last week?, # On what kind of...

    Open Source Windows

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    CoshKee

    Analyze employee time spending, identify top performers, increase efficiency and create quality rest time for everyone! No Screenshots, No keylogs or anything private - Just Time! See demo at https://demo.coshkee.com Free for...

    Free Personal Windows Web / Cloud

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  • Boomr icon

    Boomr

    Boomr is a modern time tracking solution that keeps employees connected to each other in real-time. Designed for business, our intelligent mobile apps and visual management dashboard offer a unique, cloud-based solution to keep your...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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    Replicon Timesheet Software

    Replicon is the leader in cloud time tracking applications. We help more than 1.5 million people in companies of all sizes better manage workforce attendance, projects, shared services resources and professional services organizations.

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud

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    actiTIME

    actiTIME is online time-tracking software that suits companies of any size and any business types. Join 10.000+ companies worldwide! .

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud iPhone

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    Online TimeSheet

    Web based timesheet script to track Employee work hours and project hours as well as measuring employee performance.

    Commercial Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    TaskAgent

    TaskAgent is a simple to-do list manager that saves its lists as plain text files. While Dropbox syncing is optional, the benefit is that you can edit your lists from outside the app using your favorite text editor and then sync any...

    Commercial Mac

  • SpringAhead

    SpringAhead’s online Time and Expense software integrates seamlessly with QuickBooks, Peachtree, ADP, Paychex and other systems while offering users a fully-hosted solution for tracking timecards and timesheets, managing expense...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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Grindstone Comments

Still one of the best, but....

Negative Comment by SpamSpamBaconSpam
about Grindstone and TimeSnapper Dec 2015

I've used Grindstone for years. Started using it back when Grindstone 2 was a puppy.

Grindstone 2 has a killer feature called "autopilot."
When autopilot is active, Grindstone logs the window title of every single window you open. (And the entry includes the exact time that the window was opened, remained focused, and then lost focus/was closed.)

(And yes, you can dial down the number of windows it reports on by limiting it to reporting only entries longer than x seconds/minutes/hours...)

But sadly, IIRC, Epiforge (the developer) seemed to react impulsively, perhaps angrily? (IMHO) to a software review that said the app was "bland looking".

(interface was perfect for me...)

A year or two later, Epiforge came out with Grindstone version 3 - it looks like someone dropped too much blotter while they coded the new interface. Waaaay too much blotter. Sweet Jesus, they need to read "Don't Make Me Think" (book on how to design (webpages, but same concept). It teaches you how to "follow design convention" so your users don't need a PhD to figure out how where the he** anything is.)

The interface also makes the app look juvenile. I half expect blinged-up warriors to blast their across the screen and obliterate the entry you just "deleted."

But worst... they chucked autopilot completely in version 3.
So in order to track the time for anything, you must manually start and stop the clock.

Yeah. Like I'm going to remember to do that . (uhhh... NOT)

I switched to TimeSnapper about 2 years ago for recording my activity (literally) and the AUTOMATIC screen shots it takes helped me get paid for time I worked which my EX-boss thought he could get away with not paying me for. It's hard to argue with images.

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Absolutely the best desktop work timer program in the unive ...

Comment by mart
about Grindstone Jun 2011

Absolutely the best desktop work timer program in the universe. I tried many others including commercial programs and all have annoying quirks that make them impractical to use. Grindstone is one of those rare treats of free software that is also the best of its class.

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