What Time-Tracking App Do You Use?

May 11 2009 by Jacob Gube | 267 Comments

Time-tracking App

There’s always a need to keep track of the time you spend on projects to bill clients accordingly, as well as to establish benchmarks on common tasks.

* Voting is now over. Stay tuned for the post announcing the winners. *

Marketcircle, developers of award-winning business applications such as Daylite and Billings for Mac OS X and the iPhone, and Six Revisions would like to know what your favorite time-tracking application is.

To encourage participation, we’ll be giving away five Billings 3 licenses, which retail for $39.99 USD a piece.

Voting for your favorite time-tracking app automatically enters you in the giveaway.

How to cast your vote

To cast your vote for your favorite time-tracking app, simply leave a comment in the following format:

vote: name of time tracking app

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  • Contest ends on May 18, 2009, after which comments will be disabled.
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About Marketcircle Inc.

Marketcircle Inc. develops award-winning business applications for Mac OS X and the iPhone, including Daylite business productivity management software, and Billings, a practical time-billing and invoicing application. Incorporated in 1999, Marketcircle Inc. is located in Toronto, Canada, with partners worldwide.

267 Comments

Matt B.

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings 3

Gary Stuart Wicks

May 11th, 2009

vote: Pencil and notebook (sadly)

joggink

May 11th, 2009

vote: billings3

Edvinas

May 11th, 2009

vote: Clocking IT

Shawn

May 11th, 2009

vote: Harvest

Mat Packer

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings 3

I love Billings, it is freakin awesome! One of my favourite apps, not only does it work how it should, it makes me money.

Michael Napoleon

May 11th, 2009

vote : Billings

KPeirce

May 11th, 2009

vote: iBiz

Sverrir Asmundsson

May 11th, 2009

vote: Allnetic working time tracker

Danielle

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings 3

I haven’t actually seen any other application that seems to fit my needs.

Krest

May 11th, 2009

vote: PunchClock

Phil Palmieri

May 11th, 2009

vote: on the job

Brian McDaniel

May 11th, 2009

vote: blueservice.com

HFernandes

May 11th, 2009

I am currently using eclipse Mylin plugin.

Erik Jung

May 11th, 2009

vote: Harvest

HFernandes

May 11th, 2009

vote: Mylin eclipse plugin

nifty

May 11th, 2009

vote: The Hit List

Jamie

May 11th, 2009

vote: On the Job 3

Third blog post I’ve seen about Billings today I’m getting tempted to give it a go!

Scott Gemmell

May 11th, 2009

atm I use a clock and my memory.

Matthew Bibby

May 11th, 2009

Hi,

I have been looking for the perfect time tracking app for a long time . . . with only marginal success.

Having only recently switched to using a Mac I haven’t come across Billings before, however I am going to download the trial now!

My overall favorite time tracking application is BubbleTimer. A web application and an iphone application in one . . . The thing that I like about BubbleTimer is it’s ease of use, very non-intrusive way of tracking time. The only reason why I am considering switching is because I am not a fan of manual invoices!

Details of BubbleTimer here: http://bubbletimer.com/ – the developer is awesome and keeps making the program better and better.

Also, just today I came across an Air application called Klok. Once again just for tracking time but it may be worth a look once it is out of beta.

Details here: http://klok.mcgraphix.com/

Anyway . . . off to download Billings!!!

gerard

May 11th, 2009

vote: Factura Baarasoft

Oliver

May 11th, 2009

vote: iTimeSheet

Mike H

May 11th, 2009

vote: OfficeTime

Ender

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings 3

Francisco

May 11th, 2009

vote: Harvest (www.getharvest.com)

Klaus De Buysser

May 11th, 2009

vote: Harvest

Stefaan Lesage

May 11th, 2009

Been using Billings for a while now, and loving it. Version 3 really had some nice improvements in it.

Linda

May 11th, 2009

vote: TimeTracker

DiveArtist

May 11th, 2009

vote: OfficeTime

Hans

May 11th, 2009

vote: activeCollab

Bert Timmermans

May 11th, 2009

vote: paper and pencil :(

ronw

May 11th, 2009

vote: slimtimer

Barry

May 11th, 2009

vote: Harvest

Quiff Boy

May 11th, 2009

vote: On The Job

Bene

May 11th, 2009

vote: our own developed time tracking app

Andy

May 11th, 2009

Vote: Billings 3

Brian Coult

May 11th, 2009

vote: Invoice Machines built in time tracking

curtismchale

May 11th, 2009

vote: cashboard

James

May 11th, 2009

Wow, a time-tracking application “contest” sponsored by a time-tracking application–that’s really kosher. Expected higher-quality content from Six Revisions…

Sam Oltz

May 11th, 2009

vote: TimeLog

Holly

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings

I have used Project Calculator but would like something that could work better with iCal and Address Book.

Adrian

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings 3

Jamie

May 11th, 2009

vote: OfficeTime – http://www.officetime.net for Mac & Win

Patrice

May 11th, 2009

vote : Dukt

Charlie Nielsen

May 11th, 2009

Vote: ClockingIT (Awesome)

Peter V

May 11th, 2009

vote: getharvest.com

Cole Thorsen

May 11th, 2009

I am trying out Billings 3 and Daylight. for project management and time tracking.

Billings is quite nice, and straightforward. Daylight seems to be quite deep, I’ve just started testing out this one. But it integrates with billings and allows you to have multiple users.

Lukes

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings 3

Nick M.

May 11th, 2009

vote: tick

Rogier

May 11th, 2009

Moleskin and pencil at the moment but looking into any easy digital way of tracking my hours…

Koodoz Design

May 11th, 2009

I currently use an Excel time sheet and manually enter hours and a description of the job/task.

Would love an app to streamline this task. I hear Billings 3 is nice… :)

Rogier

May 11th, 2009

vote: Moleskin and pencil at the moment but looking into any easy digital way of tracking my hours…

Garth Braithwaite

May 11th, 2009

vote: ididwork.com

Paul

May 11th, 2009

vote: TimeLoc

Afro

May 11th, 2009

vote: clocking IT

PeterV

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings 3 trial (localised in Dutch)

…and loving it (altough there are still a lot of spelling mistakes but @StefaanLesage is taking care of it)

Will

May 11th, 2009

vote: Timepost

Steven

May 11th, 2009

vote: harvest app

Paul Sveda

May 11th, 2009

We use the journal element of OutLook as time trackers. It lets us track a task, record notes, attach a client contact, files and outgoing / incoming e-mails while assigning categories, companies and descriptions. It provides a great amount of detail.

Tricia

May 11th, 2009

vote: “on the job”

Max

May 11th, 2009

I’m using Paymo. +1

Josh

May 11th, 2009

vote: Daylight

Matt

May 11th, 2009

vote: PunchClock

Chris

May 11th, 2009

vote: Notepad2

Twice

May 11th, 2009

vote: excel :\

KevinBrown

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings 3

SpinX

May 11th, 2009

vote: Klok

shana

May 11th, 2009

vote: OfficeTime (at the moment, I love it…)

Troy Peterson

May 11th, 2009

vote: freshbooks

Juliana

May 11th, 2009

vote: Klok

stefano

May 11th, 2009

vote: clockingit

Isaak Kwok

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings 3

sfmitch

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings 2.5

Owen

May 11th, 2009

vote: InvoiceMachine

Zac

May 11th, 2009

vote: Freshbooks

jorde

May 11th, 2009

vote: Klok

Brad

May 11th, 2009

vote: Google Docs

paul

May 11th, 2009

vote: Harvest

Wim

May 11th, 2009

Vote: Billings 3

Ezra Sandoval

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings

Jeff

May 11th, 2009

vote: OfficeTime

Lenny Terenzi

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings 3

Marcin Grochowina

May 11th, 2009

vote: Slimtimer

Chris

May 11th, 2009

vote: Klok

Kenneth

May 11th, 2009

vote: The Hit List

jono

May 11th, 2009

vote: Harvest

James Wong

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings 3

Fadia

May 11th, 2009

vote: Chronograph for Mac

Just need to track time without all the bells and whistles.

Oliver

May 11th, 2009

Add me to the list of “pencil & paper” users.

I’d love to see what difference an app like Billings would make…

Cindy

May 11th, 2009

Vote: Toggl

W

May 11th, 2009

vote: Freshbooks

detruk

May 11th, 2009

vote : Klok

Pieter de Jong

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings 3

JMW

May 11th, 2009

vote: Jira

Darren

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings

raynor

May 11th, 2009

vote: billings

Herman

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings 3

Celine

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings

Mhaddy

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings 3

Mark

May 11th, 2009

vote: TimeLog

Marc

May 11th, 2009

vote: mite.

Dan

May 11th, 2009

vote: HourGuard Time Sheet

Steve

May 11th, 2009

vote: iBiz

I used harvest for a while, but it doesn’t work when I’m offline (that I know of). And, on an annual basis iBiz is less expensive. I haven’t checked out billings.

JT

May 11th, 2009

vote: TimeTable

Michael Martin

May 11th, 2009

vote: Freshbooks

Damien Goubeau

May 11th, 2009

vote: Collabtive

Angie Bowen

May 11th, 2009

vote: Fanurio

z

May 11th, 2009

vote: Incredibly simple homemade interface

Martin

May 11th, 2009

vote: TimeLog & GrandTotal

Kevin Lloyd

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings 3.

Tixz

May 11th, 2009

vote: Harvest

Guawg

May 11th, 2009

iTimesheet.

Guawg

May 11th, 2009

vote: iTimesheet

Jonathan

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings 3

aleternum

May 11th, 2009

vote: Kronos

Ed

May 11th, 2009

vote: workamajig

Krystian

May 11th, 2009

vote: Timepost

Piero

May 11th, 2009

vote: Rescue Time

Ben

May 11th, 2009

Excel

Brian Rowdy

May 11th, 2009

Am I the only one using FreshBooks.com?
Time, projects and billing.
http://www.freshbooks.com

Seth

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings 3, although I haven’t gotten very good customer service from Marketcircle :/

Peter Dedene

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings

Manuel

May 11th, 2009

vote: Paymo Timetracker

Pat Arlt

May 11th, 2009

vote: Ora Time and Expense

JC Morales

May 11th, 2009

vote: quickbooks for MAC

Martin Wilson

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings 3

Manop

May 11th, 2009

vote: TimeSlice

Nicola Albertini

May 11th, 2009

vote: The Hit List

Nouman Saleem

May 11th, 2009

vote: iPhone stopwatch with lap.

Carl

May 11th, 2009

vote: Sohnar’s Traffic

W Hunt

May 11th, 2009

vote: Freshbooks

Daniel

May 11th, 2009

slimtimer.com

Chris S

May 11th, 2009

Timeslips. Love it and hate it at the same time.

Kris

May 11th, 2009

vote: Harvest

Frank

May 11th, 2009

vote: basecamp

Japh

May 11th, 2009

vote: Tick

http://tickspot.com/

The iPhone app is really what makes this one perfect for me. I have the timer running as I work, then I can just submit a time, and start a new one for the next task/project.

Very interested in testing out Billings 3 though after reading John O’Nolan’s review: http://john.onolan.org/essential-freelance-software-billings/

Michael Gerard

May 11th, 2009

vote: Studiometry

isabelle

May 11th, 2009

vote: Billings 3.

thirteen82

May 11th, 2009

vote: on the job 3

Kate

May 11th, 2009

vote: Basecamp

snowman

May 12th, 2009

vote: Klok

Raul Tabares

May 12th, 2009

vote: Billings 3

cosmin

May 12th, 2009

vote: Tick Spot
http://www.tickspot.com

Kriselle

May 12th, 2009

Vote: quickbooks for Mac (it’s all I’ve tried)

Dan

May 12th, 2009

vote: PC-TimeClock

Moises G

May 12th, 2009

dotProject (http://www.dotproject.net) but looking for something more powerful.

Ruben

May 12th, 2009

vote: CreativePro Office
(still waiting on the new version)

Mathan Vibranarayanan

May 12th, 2009

vote: Billings 3

Ofcourse, it is the business audit i was looking for.

Good day

Matti

May 12th, 2009

Only pencil and notebook !

Chris

May 12th, 2009

Vote: Billings 3

Martin

May 12th, 2009

Vote: TimeLog Project

Hyaena

May 12th, 2009

vote: TimeLog

Felicity

May 12th, 2009

vote: diary and a pen

Jan

May 12th, 2009

vote: klok

Sean

May 12th, 2009

vote: iBiz

Vitor Neves

May 12th, 2009

Klok, actiTIME and Timesheet Xpress

Oriol

May 12th, 2009

vote: clock, paper & pencil

brossiekoppie

May 12th, 2009

vote: paper

Jim

May 12th, 2009

vote: Billable

Mike

May 12th, 2009

vote: Klok

Reuben Gallow

May 12th, 2009

I’m recently entered into freelance and I use Toggl.com It’s free and easy to use. You can also view your time spent and other data in many ways.

Julie

May 12th, 2009

vote: billings2

Jana

May 12th, 2009

vote: Paymo Time Tracker

Aurelio

May 12th, 2009

vote: Paymo

Mike

May 12th, 2009

vote: Google Docs

Josh

May 12th, 2009

Billings 3

Coleman

May 12th, 2009

vote: Function Fox : TimeFox

Donovan

May 12th, 2009

vote: Paymo

anthoula

May 12th, 2009

vote: Billings 2

Webvids

May 12th, 2009

i am using paymo timetracking for all my online administration even online billing. check http://www.paymo.biz

Michael Magruder

May 12th, 2009

vote: Paymo.biz Time Tracking

MAdams

May 12th, 2009

vote: Paymo.biz

markusk

May 12th, 2009

vote: paymo

stasome

May 12th, 2009

vote: ClickTime

Dave

May 12th, 2009

vote: ClickTime

David Ferguson

May 12th, 2009

vote: Klok

Bondea

May 12th, 2009

Billings 3

Art Binaire

May 12th, 2009

vote: Billings

Brenda

May 12th, 2009

vote: Paymo

John

May 12th, 2009

vote: Intervals

Philip Downer

May 12th, 2009

vote: OfficeTime

Alex

May 12th, 2009

vote: http://xpenser.com/

I use their gtalk bot and timer, easiest thing I’ve used yet.

Maarten

May 12th, 2009

vote: Billings

Raphael Caixeta

May 12th, 2009

vote: MacFreelance

Matt

May 12th, 2009

I use notebook 3 and a clock right now hopefully soon I’ll have enough work to justify a purchase.

Tapan Shah

May 12th, 2009

I use Word, I am looking for a solution(s)

Angelica

May 13th, 2009

vote: excel :(

Nick

May 13th, 2009

vote: On The Job

Dizzu333

May 13th, 2009

vote: Paymo

dev4fun

May 13th, 2009

vote: billings3

Trip

May 13th, 2009

vote: Paymo

Rocket No. 9

May 13th, 2009

vote: Cashboard.com

Claudio

May 13th, 2009

vote: revolver (http://www.revolver.info)

WEBBOgrafico

May 13th, 2009

vote: no application

I’m currently not using any time tracking application, looking forward to win a billings3 license to start using it

Michael

May 13th, 2009

vote: billings

PG

May 13th, 2009

excel for invoicing
time edition for tracking

Brett

May 13th, 2009

vote: FreshBooks

Johnny

May 13th, 2009

Klok

Johnny

May 13th, 2009

vote: Klok

Tristan

May 13th, 2009

vote: paymo.biz

Zsolt Hegedus

May 13th, 2009

vote: Basecamp

Bryce

May 13th, 2009

vote: billings

Elizabeth

May 13th, 2009

vote: toggle

I’ll have to check out Billings – I just started using toggle about a month ago

Diana

May 13th, 2009

vote: freshbooks

Big Buddy

May 13th, 2009

vote: Creative Pro Office

Joe Hoyle

May 13th, 2009

vote: Freshbooks

Jordan

May 13th, 2009

vote: Billings

Mark Aplet

May 13th, 2009

vote: klock
I also use The Daily Grind on occasion: http://microcore.dk/TheDailyGrind

Karl

May 13th, 2009

vote: Billings 3

Fred

May 13th, 2009

MapleXP Express

Lippe

May 14th, 2009

vote: mite

Martin

May 14th, 2009

vote: iTimeSheet

John Holtgrew

May 14th, 2009

vote: Pen and Paper

William Barrera

May 14th, 2009

vote: Billings 3

Chris Thielen

May 14th, 2009

vote: On The Job

Josh

May 15th, 2009

vote: Google Docs Spreadsheet

pog

May 15th, 2009

vote: Billings 3

LenaLuna

May 15th, 2009

vote: timEdition

Johannes

May 15th, 2009

vote: Intervals

Benji

May 15th, 2009

vote: Klok

Proxy List

May 16th, 2009

I like timefox, it’s an amazing ap, but I hope to try billings3 too! But my vote goes to Timefox atm.

vote: timefox

Vu Tran

May 17th, 2009

vote: Excel

Grzegorz

May 17th, 2009

vote: billings 3

Jonatan Castro

May 17th, 2009

vote: billings 3

betmakz

May 17th, 2009

vote: klok

Ken

May 17th, 2009

vote: Billable

Sze

May 17th, 2009

vote: rescuetime

BrightBold

May 17th, 2009

vote: Easy Time Tracking

It’s for Windows (yeah, I know.) Has many good features but a few quirks. I am currently testing Freshbooks, which has an iPhone app.

Justin

May 17th, 2009

vote: Jobs (iPhone)

dmmontana

May 17th, 2009

vote: freshbooks

chet

May 17th, 2009

Paymo.biz

Tanc

May 17th, 2009

vote: streamline

brool

May 17th, 2009

vote: iBiz (version 2, not 3)

doubleA

May 18th, 2009

vote: On The Job

Billing 3 seems to be a lot more complete.

Dries

May 18th, 2009

vote : Billings

Astrid

May 18th, 2009

We use TimeLog Project