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5 Best Timesheet Apps for 2023

Sean Collins Sean Collins Last Updated:

The timesheet app space is stupidly crowded. With well over 600 time tracking tools out there — how do you choose the best one? 

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of what we think are the five best timesheet apps and detailed each of their strengths and unique features.

It’s a bloodbath out there. But if you’re ready to rumble, let’s go!

A quick comparison of timesheet apps

Here’s a quick overview of this list of online timesheet apps based on user ratings. 

AppRatingNo. of ReviewsFree plan?
Toggl Track4.71514Yes
ClickTime4.6581No
Clockify4.5135Yes
QuickBooks Time4.51,411No
Time Doctor4.4323No

Data taken directly from G2. Accurate as of January 2023.

1. Toggl Track

Price: FREE. Paid plans start at $9/month

Toggl Track is a modern employee timesheet app that lets you easily track your time across multiple platforms to calculate payroll and work hours. You can use it to get your team to start tracking their time in just a few clicks.

The best part:

  • It’s a razor-accurate employee time tracking app that provides actionable insights to maximize your team’s time and increase company profits. Perfect for replacing an outdated timesheet system.

The worst part:

  • The best features are on the premium plans, meaning you’ll have to pay at least $9/mo for the Started plan to get the most out of the app.

Disclaimer: This is our app. We believe our ratings and the reviews we receive online justify our position on this list. We hope you do, too! 😊


Check out our explainer video below to learn more.

What Toggl Track is best for

Go beyond just tracking employee hours. Get actionable insights into your ROI by tracking hours against clients, projects, and tasks — and against a fixed budget and recurring client retainers.

Toggl Track G2 review

Top features

  • Employee time tracking features that allow your team to track time on multiple platforms with just one click.
  • Project time tracking features help you protect budgets and get insights on the profitability of every project. 
  • An online time reporting system to see where your team spends their time with our time reporting dashboards. 
  • Act as your payroll tracker with billable rates for the entire team or specific projects to help you slash the time you spend processing payroll.
  • Track billable hours in real-time to cut out the guesswork and skip the messy spreadsheet entry. Track as you work with one click for a record of your workday — like timesheets, except without the admin labor.

Pricing

Toggl Track offers four pricing plans:

PlanCost
Free$0
Starter$9 per month per user
Premium$18 per month per user
EnterpriseContact us for more info.

Annual subscriptions get a 10% discount.

Time tracking your team will love and use!

Trusted by 70,000 businesses and over 5 million users worldwide.

Try Toggl Track

2. ClickTime

Price: Plans start at $10/month

ClickTime makes it easy to track, plan, and manage employee time. It helps to improve operations and increase employee productivity through easy-to-use timesheets you can access anywhere.

The best part:

  • It’s a straightforward timesheet app and makes the entire process of collecting timesheets much easier. Especially compared to “the dinosaur early 2000’s looking competitors” according to one user. 🦕

The worst part:

  • The UI of the tool is not the best, and it has a clunky mobile app—so tracking time on the go is not great.

What ClickTime is best for

ClickTime is an easy-to-use timesheet app with little to no learning curve for many users. It will slash the time it takes to track work hours and help you easily manage employee attendance.

ClickTime G2 review

Top features

  • The project hours to billing equivalency and the option to quickly see how much budget is remaining is one of the best features of ClickTime.
  • You can quickly run reports on the time spent on different clients to get an overview of who spent time on what.
  • Track project costs to monitor their budget in real time. Helping you to plan and deliver projects on time, on budget, and within scope.
  • Timesheet reminders to help your team better track their time
  • Better manage timesheet tracking with custom timesheet fields tailored to your needs.

Pricing

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ClickTime has four available plans.

PlanCost
Starter$10 per user/month
Team$13 per user/month
Premier$24 per user/month
EnterpriseContact for more pricing

Visit their pricing page for more information.

3. Clockify

Price: FREE. Paid plans start at $3.99/month

Clockify is another popular timesheet software. It lets you track attendance, calculate work hours, and pay across teams and projects. Like Toggl Track, Clockify makes traditional timekeeping systems such as physical timesheets and spreadsheets a chore of the past.

The best part:

  • Its timesheet features help reduce the time of manually tracking events and timesheet management.

The worst part:

  • According to one user, grouping tasks under one project is challenging despite the simple interface. This may be an issue if you track time for multiple projects and clients.

What Clockify is best for

Clockify is a modern employee timesheet app that helps streamline timesheet collection and time analysis, so you no longer have to fill out, scan, and store paper time sheets.

Clockify G2 review

Top features

  • Employees can quickly fill out their weekly timesheets thanks to their timesheet dashboard. Users can add an activity and enter work hours and lunch breaks.
  • Run reports and export data to analyze total hours worked, billable hours, and more.
  • Timesheet templates allow you to load activities each week quickly.
  • Users can be required to submit timesheets for approval.

Pricing

Clockify has five available plans.

PlanCost
Free$0 
Basic$3.99 per user/month
Standard$5.49 per user/month
Pro$7.99 per user/month
Enterprise$11.99 per user/month

Visit their pricing page for more information.

4. QuickBooks Time

Price: FREE. Paid plans start at $10/month

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QuickBooks Time is another timesheet app tool that helps business owners track how much time their employees are working. It makes it easier to pay employees, send invoices and figure out how much it costs to do a job. Your employees can use it on their phones, tablets, or computers, and it works in real time, no matter where they are.

The best part:

  • Its simplicity means that you can accurately manage your employees time, both in the field and in the office. It lets you know their precise location when they clock in — so no more attempts to get paid for the time they were not on the job site!

The worst part:

  • The app can be pretty buggy — time entries are not saved when entered by employees, and customer support is mediocre, according to users on G2.

What Quickbooks Time is best for

Users like how easy QuickBooks Time is to use. Especially the mobile app, as it can be hard to find a computer whenever they swap tasks — both in the field and in the office.

Quickbooks Time G2 review

Top features

  • Manage multiple timesheets and approve time when you’re ready.
  • Multiple mobile apps allow you to submit and approve time from anywhere.
  • Reporting features allow you to get valuable business insights to predict job costs and plan payroll.
  • Set up a geofence that reminds your team to clock in or out when they enter or leave a job site.

Pricing

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Quickbooks Time has two available plans.

PlanCost
Time Premium$10 + $8 per user/month
Time Elite$20 + $10 per user/month

Visit their pricing page for more information.

5. Time Doctor

Price: Paid plans start at $7/month

Time Doctor is another timesheet app that offers employee-friendly time tracking and productivity insights, enabling your team to do their best work. Their features help you to accurately measure and analyze how teams spend their time for unparalleled visibility.

The best part:

  • This app is handy for monitoring your teams activity, not just for tracking their time. It has screen monitoring features that help you uncover inefficient processes and tasks.

The worst part:

  • It monitors your teams activity. While many managers enjoy employee monitoring features, they don’t sit well with many end users. 

Check out this comment from a Reddit thread on employee monitoring software. 😬

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Top tips to enlarge those brains Top tip:

Toggl Track stands against employee surveillance and micromanagement. Monitoring has never been a feature in our software or culture — and it never will be.

Toggl Track is not for managers who are trying to snoop. We will never have features for screen recording, location tracking, keystroke tracking, or webcam monitoring. We don’t spy on our employees, and we think you shouldn’t either.

What Time Doctor is best for

Like many other time tracking apps, Time Doctor is simple to use.

But what’s one of its best features?

The Time Doctor task timer has one of the best implementations of an Idle function. The time will pause itself when you step away from your keyboard.

Time Doctor G2 review

Top features

  • Idle time detection to improve your time entry accuracy. How does it work? Time is considered ‘idle’ if no activity is detected (mouse or keyboard activity). 
  • Productivity reports that highlight the top used “unproductive” websites and applications.
  • Screenshots and screen recordings to monitor employee activity
  • Simple employee time tracking features that capture total billable hours to improve your payroll

Pricing

Time Doctor has three available plans.

PlanCost
Basic$7 user/month
Standard$10 per user/month
Premium$20 per user/month

Visit their pricing page for more information.

Our top three picks

Here’s a quick summary of our top three picks:

  1. Toggl Track — best for small business insights
  2. Clockify — best for free time tracking features
  3. ClickTime — best for simple timesheet entry

Here’s a quick comparison of our three picks:

AppEntry offerPricing
Toggl TrackFree 30-day trial of our Premium featuresStarts at $9/mo
ClockifyFree 7-day trial of their
PRO features
Starts at $3.99/mo
ClickTimeFree 14-day trialStarts at $10/mo

Time tracking your team will love and use!

Trusted by 70,000 businesses and over 5 million users worldwide.

Try Toggl Track

Ready, set, choose your app

And there you go; a list of four contenders for the crown of the best timesheet app.

What do you think? Did any app stand out to you above the rest? If so, fire up that free trial and give it a whirl!

Sean Collins

Sean is a Content Marketing Manager at Toggl and has been involved in the digital marketing space since 2017. Sean is on a mission to travel the world and fund it using his SEO and Content Marketing skills.

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