6 Mobile Apps for Keeping Time Cards or Tracking Billable Hours

Ever feel like you don’t have a good handle on time — when you ought to be tracking employee working hours or your own billable hours for clients? You can use your smartphone or tablet to access internet services devoted to small-business time tracking and billing, such as eBillity, Paymo, Toggl, and Yast.

But even if your company isn’t committed to an online time sheet or billing service, your mobile device can be a valuable aide for logging billable hours, employee hours, or client-related expenses. Here are six mobile apps to help you do just that.

  1. Android Time Card (Android; $3.95) — Need a simple yet automated method to keep tabs on employee hours? Android Time Card offers basic check-in and checkout features. Completed time cards can be emailed in CSV format for processing in spreadsheets or payroll application. Time Card also tracks mileage and supports multiple languages.
  2. ClockedIn 2 (iOS; $4.99) — If you need to track tasks that span multiple days for billing purposes, this app can handle it. ClockedIn can push tasks onto the iPhone calendar for scheduling purposes. It doesn’t have built-in invoicing or billing features, but it can create customer and project summary reports by day, week, or month.
  3. iPunchclock (iOS; $4.99) — If multitasking and managing multiple people is your challenge, iPunchclock manages multiple independent time sheets. The app uses the iPhone’s location awareness to add another dimension to your billing records. Data can be exported in different formats or uploaded to Google Docs.
  4. TimeCatcher for Android (Android; free) — Intuit’s own time sheet mobile app tracks time spent on the phone with clients through a simple timer. The data can be exported as a CSV file, email, or text message; a future version will integrate with QuickBooks or QB Time Tracker.
  5. TimeClock — Time Tracker (Android; $3.99) — This app caters to those who bill by the hour. You set different hourly or incremental rates for each client, and TimeClock calculates the earnings. Data can be exported to a spreadsheet for invoicing, or you can opt for the company’s $5 per month invoicing service.
  6. Timewerks (iOS; $2.99) — The Timewerks timer keeps running even when the application is closed! The app integrates with your iPhone address book to create new client records and may be customized to accommodate different rates for different tasks. Invoices may be created within the app and sent via email. Timewerks also can be integrated with a separate piece of software to accept credit card payments.

About Heather Clancy

Heather Clancy is an award-winning journalist with a passion for transformative technology, small business and green business issues. Her articles have appeared in AllBusiness.com, Entrepreneur, Fortune Small Business, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Times. Heather is a regular contributor to CBSi, Forbes & GreenBusiness.com.
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44 comments
AnjaliJoshi
AnjaliJoshi

So, are these able to connect to an employer's database to track hours or something? I guess it would be kind of hard for bridgeable plumbers

techymen

mariajoseph2112
mariajoseph2112

Good Post Heather!


Heard a lot about Android timecard and its features. This is an era of Android applications, project tracking solution not only saves time, but it also helps to automate appropriate and accurate results in minimal time and efforts.

frettcarla
frettcarla

I think so that the leader in time tracking and management is missing out here in the list. The tool that precisely I have been using is the cloud based time tracking software from Replicon ( http://www.replicon.com/time-tracking-softwares.aspx ) which is meant for the easy operation of tracking employee working hours.

apps30xi
apps30xi

Now there are even more time trackers but for both iOS and Android check out http://easyhours.30xi.com.  We created Easy Hours to ease your productivity burden so you spend your time doing and earning instead of remembering, tapping and typing.  Why spend time when you just spent money on an app/service that requires a lot of babysitting?  Easy Hours costs less than a cup of coffee and yet is both automatic and reliable.  We even use it for our own timekeeping. Its available on both iOS and Android and comes out of the box with Dashboards, Timesheets, Reminders, Memos, Rounding, Notifications, Personalization, and Sharing.  Customer feature requests are prioritized for future releases - turnaround is pretty  quick.  Give it a try and I'm sure you will find that you will be as satisfied as other reviewers.  

 

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Michael Roark
Michael Roark

Which mobile app can we use that's compatible with importing into Quickbooks?

terredean111
terredean111

There are different types of time tracking tools available in the market. It helps an organization in many ways like It reduces labor cost, increased revenue, accurate tracking of expense and time etc. You only have to choose the suitable time tracking software according to your organization’s needs.

 

http://www.labortimetracker.com

BalbirShokeen
BalbirShokeen

Try Travelog https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/travelog/id697736419?mt=8 it is a simple app which does the time tracking for you automatically. You don't need to keep on pressing the start stop buttons rather just setup your location and it will start tracking how long you were there. You can even check on which all days you went to those places effortlessly. I am the developer of the app. Check out: http://dasherisoft.com/frontend/travelog This is not a time billing app but a personal productivity and travel tacker.

Park East
Park East

Not a bad article.Author has explained the topic of mobile apps pretty well.

Park East
Park East

Good App. Intuit is really resourcefull with good blogs pertaining to mobile apps.

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good apps, i want use that apps for our track time card. thanks for your informations.

Evan Locklin
Evan Locklin

Contractors Aid is the one that works for me. GPS verified, I can send my employees tasks, add pictures, download to my payroll and easily add jobs

Elanjames
Elanjames

Good apps. I wanna these types of app for track time cards. Thanks for the brief about app and features.

rockdenim
rockdenim

This is generic trends which i have seen everywhere on blogs

ralphdegeus
ralphdegeus

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Tite Mike
Tite Mike

Capriza offers a great solution to be able to take any web application and mobilize it. No APIs or coding needed. I've managed to create a couple of time card apps for myself using Capriza.

RobB
RobB

I'm a fan of About Time (http://www.abouttimeapp.com/) it's a simple little app, lets me keep track of time at the end of the day. Plus I don't have to remember to start or stop a timer, which I always forgot to do!

stevezed
stevezed

But none of these really work with QuickBooks?... for an app that was specifically written to work with QuickBooks and iPhone then take a look at Zed Timesheets, http://bit.ly/up78Pn  just a few reasons why...

 

1. You can import your Customer, Items, Classes from QuickBooks into the app

2. You can export your time sheets in a Timer IIF file to import into QuickBooks

3. You can run, and pause timers to keep track on ongoing activities.

4. It wont cost you a cent.

 

Declaration: I am the publisher of this app

Morgan
Morgan

I'm a big fan of Talygen.com. The features offered are quite fascinating and it do not make any compromise on the accuracy of reports, thus making it more reliable. 

Time Clock
Time Clock

I would suggest Replicon time card software.

MattCruz
MattCruz

Great list mobile time tracking tools, which would help track employees’ time through mobile phone. I’m a big fan of these time tracking tools not only to track time but also to improve productivity. I’m using Toggl on my Android phone to track time and it works very well. It also automatically sync with Freshbooks and Quickbooks. However, when I’m working on my computer I use another time tracking tool called Time Doctor ( http://www.timedoctor.com/  ). I believe that in all time tracking tools that I tried, it is the one that works best for me. With this tool it tracks all my activities and gives me an analytics of my work day, which allows me to limit wasted time, eliminate less productive activities and improve productivity.

Davidbarney
Davidbarney

Ya! It's so amazing that even the equipment we used to use in our offices and also different applications like smart phone apps its awesome and keep going.

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boat propellers Evinrude

A clock is an instrument used to indicate, keep, and co-ordinate time. The word clock is derived ultimately (via Dutch, Northern French, and Medieval Latin) from the Celtic words clagan and clocca meaning "bell".

EliseIgnite
EliseIgnite

Always great to see the latest in mobile application developments for small businesses. I particularly like that Timewerks will keep running despite actually being closed. Do you know if any of these specific apps are able to integrate with any sales management apps? 

 

Just trying to get some insight as to new and interesting features we could add to integrate with @salesverge  (www.salesverge.com). 

Amber90
Amber90

It's not so much a time clock, but ProOnGo (http://www.ProOnGo.com) tracks time and syncs directly with QuickBooks. 

 

So, your employees would fill out their time sheets - categorizing their own time expenses - and then send them to you, the manager, for approval. You'd then send those puppies over to QuickBooks, and you're done!

Nicholas Maddix
Nicholas Maddix

Like Olaf, I'm a big Toggl fan too. It is really easy to use, very intuitive, and you can customize it to suit your business' needs. Its really helped me visualize my time and productivity better.

Free-Fax
Free-Fax

How accurate is this app? Can users manipulate their logs?

DonnJohnson
DonnJohnson

TSheets Time Tracker (www.tsheets.com) is a comparable app that has a free version and a more robust offering for larger companies. It's amazing the benefits of "real time" time tracking from your computer and phone. 

Olaf - Searchify.ca - Search Marketing & Advertisi
Olaf - Searchify.ca - Search Marketing & Advertisi

We use Toggl (www.toggl.com) to track time and bill customers for search marketing and advertising. Free app, customizable look and feel (for reporting to clients) and very flexible and intuitive.

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