Do you need an affordable timesheet app for a small team? Want to start tracking time today? Don’t want to pay for bells and whistles you won’t use?

If you believe less is more when it comes to timesheet apps, today’s post is for you:

  • Only need timesheets and PTO tracking
  • Already have a project management system
  • Looking for a simple signup process
  • Want to spend less than $30 per month for a small team
  • Consider extra features a disadvantage

11 Simple, Affordable Employee Timesheet Apps For Small Employee Teams

Here are SwipeClock’s recommendations for simple timesheet apps for small employee teams. Many of them are free for 1-3 employees and less than $30/month for up to 10 employees.

You will notice that we don’t list as many features as other software review posts. That’s the point.

These affordable timesheet apps are quick and easy for small employee teams. They don’t have complicated interfaces or a lengthy setup process.

1. Toggle

  • Push-button timer starts tracking
  • Integrates with 80+ online systems
  • Bulk editing
  • Idle detection
  • Offline mode

2. TimeWorksExpress

3. Minutedock

  • Keyboard-based entry
  • Track billable hours
  • Backdate entries
  • Mobile app

4. Timetrack

  • Clock in with timer, manual input, or Excel import
  • Free for up to 10 users

5. TSheets

  • Track, submit, approve in app
  • Attach photos to timesheets
  • $16 base fee, $4/month per user for 2-99 employees

6. Clockify

  • Free for any number of users—no maximum limit
  • Works on any connected device
  • Manual editing for punch mistakes

7. When I Work

  • Integrates with leading payroll systems
  • Break tracking
  • Missed punch alerts for employee and manager
  • Geofencing restricts offsite punches

8. IDEAblox Time Clock

  • Overtime tracking
  • PTO requests
  • Automatic payroll reports
  • Free for 30 days, after that $10/month for 4-10 employees

9. ActiTIME

  • In-app invoicing
  • Hide features you don’t want to use
  • Online or on-premise
  • Free for 1-3 users, 4+ users: $5.06/employee per month

10. Hubstaff

  • Mobile clock in
  • Geofencing
  • After free trial, starts at $5/user per month

11. Google Sheets

This isn’t technically a timesheet app. Google Sheets is a free spreadsheet app from Google. If you use Gmail, you have access to Google Sheets.

Here is how you use it for employee timesheets:

  1. Create a spreadsheet for each employee
  2. Employee enters time worked each day
  3. Employee subtracts non-paid meals and breaks
  4. Each pay period, employee sends spreadsheet to manager or payroll
  5. Payroll manager uses spreadsheet to calculate paycheck
  6. Employee resets the calendar for the next pay period

DISCLAIMER: TimeWorksExpress is a SwipeClock product.

By Liz Strikwerda