If you own a small shop or you are an independent contractor who is need of a simple method of keeping time, your smartphone or tablet and a free application might be all you need. One thing for sure is that not all apps that track time are equally created. However, there are many applications in the Play Store which offer all the good features you fancy. The big question is, what applications are best suited for your job? Here is a list of some of the top apps that could suit your needs.
Jiffy is one of the best time tracking applications which gives and a boost for how well-designed and clean interface helps in the task usage. This app has a simple layout that makes it incredibly easy to operate.
Moreover, one unique thing about this app is that you do need to open an account of any kind. The only drawback with this application is that it does not allow you to share or export your time. However, its ability of tracking sub-project compensate for this. Moreover, the app provides automatic backups. There is a free version of this app that limits the number of projects and history you can have. You can unlock this limit by paying $2.99 in-app purchase.
This app does an awesome job of breaking down time by letting you assign tasks to projects. You can also add breaks, notes, tags, and expenses to the tasks. Furthermore, you can also export time to a CSV or Excel list.
There is one thing to note; consider this app as a generic time tracking tool. The reason behind this is that you won’t be adding extra subtasks to the projects. You will want to create other tasks like Maintenance, Networking, Sysadmin, and other tasks you may need to keep track of.
Time recording is another unique application that does not need logging into an account. The app offers multiple features that meet your timekeeping needs. For instance, you can easily assign tasks, add detailed notes, configure hourly rates, make use of Google Drive and Dropbox, set up auto backup, and export time to HTML formats or Excel.
You need to take time to fully understand the interface. Adding tasks and clients can take a while to figure out.
This app does not offer a clean interface when compared to Jiffy, but it is a little more flexible. It includes easy pause, goals, reporting, groups, tasker integration and so on.
You will also want to create a group for your projects so that you can easily track your time for specific tasks. This application needs some acclimation, but once you are accustomed to it, you will be good to go.