The best employee time tracking apps help you manage your business more efficiently. Web-based systems give you enterprise-level tools. Sign-up and set-up is quick and easy. And pricing ranges from free to inexpensive. What’s not to like?

Hybrid employee time tracking apps combine a myriad of business functions:

  • Project management
  • Productivity
  • Employee monitoring
  • Payroll
  • Client invoicing
  • Merchant payments
  • Expense tracking

We reviewed some of the best employee time tracking apps. Here are our top picks:

When I Work

  • Employee time tracking app for GPS-enabled smartphones. Scheduling, shift trading, and PTO requests.
  • Price: Free for up to 75 users.
  • What sets it apart: Best free plan plus group chat and messaging.

Paymo

  • Employee time tracking and online payments for business owners who pay their employees with PayPal.
  • Price: Free for up to 3 invoices per month. Paid plans start at $9.56/user per month.
  • What sets it apart: Lets you accept online payments from PayPal, Google Checkouts, and Auth.net.

TimeTrack

  • Track time using a timer, manual input, or Excel import.
  • Price: Free for up to 10 users.
  • What sets it apart: Multilingual tech support.

TimeWorksPlus

  • Employee time tracking with a mobile app, web clock, or time clock punch in. Syncs to biometric, web-based, and traditional time clocks. Save $40 per employee per month with 90% ROI for payroll expenses.
  • Price: Vendor price varies.
  • What sets it apart: Schedule enforcement, PTO tracking, meals & breaks tracking, missed punch alerts, overtime warnings, and employee self-service. Salaried and hourly tracking. Integrates with BambooHR, Quickbooks Desktop, Thomson CS and 30 others.

TimeWorksExpress

  • Self-service employee time, scheduling, and PTO tracking.
  • Price: Free for the first 30 days.
  • What sets it apart: Two-minute online sign-up. Set up your company in a few minutes and start tracking. Immediate access for managers and employees.

TimeSimplicity

  • Advanced employee scheduling that integrates with timekeeping systems. Drag-and-drop schedule builder, schedule rules, certifications tracking.
  • Price: Vendor price varies.
  • What sets it apart: Employee self-service shift trading, overtime alerts, and PTO requests. TimeSimplicity verifies shift coverage and detects overstaffing.

Hubstaff

  • Time tracking, employee monitoring, GPS, scheduling, and invoicing.
  • Price: Paid plans start at $5/user per month.
  • What Sets It Apart: Tracks mouse movements and clicks, takes screenshots, and records URLs.

Harvest

  • Time tracking, job costing, and project management.
  • Price: Paid plans start at $12/user per month.
  • What sets it apart: Track expenses by snapping photos of receipts.

TSheets

  • Mobile employee time tracking and scheduling.
  • Price: Paid plans start at $4/user per month.
  • What sets it apart: Employees can clock in via text, email, voice, or Twitter. Individual or team alerts.

aTimeLogger

  • Tracking for personal and professional time management.
  • Price: Free for iOS, $1/user per month for Android.
  • What sets it apart: Tracks 12-time categories including work, sleep, self-care, reading, and shopping. Pie/bar charts and goal setting.

Timesheets

  • Employee timekeeping plus billable hours, project management, and expense tracking.
  • Price: Plans start at $99/year.
  • What sets it apart: Mobile employees can track mileage and expenses in the same system. Tracks time for both salaried and hourly employees. Exports to Quickbooks, SurePayroll, and ADP.

Housecall Pro

  • Timekeeping app for field service businesses. 
  • Price: $19/month for 1-2 users, $59/month for up to 5 users.
  • What sets it apart: Time tracking combined with customer billing, payment processing, customer reminder emails/texts, and online appointment scheduling.

DISCLAIMER: TimeWorksPlus, TimeSimplicity, and TimeWorksExpress are sold by SwipeClock.

By Liz Strikwerda