DeskTime

Time & productivity tracking app for companies & freelancers

About DeskTime

DeskTime is a fully automated cloud-based tracking solution that primarily monitors the productivity of freelance workers, small or medium businesses and collaborating teams. Aside from precisely totaling the amount of working hours spent on tasks and projects without any manual data entry required, the software also tracks in real time the usage of websites and apps. DeskTime provides detailed feedback on the apps and URLs visited at particular moments, along with any offline time spent carrying out other specified activities. This commitment to "accountability, transparency, and fairness" is said to be at the heart of the product, to provide visibility into productivity in a way that empowers employees rather than forging a sense of mistrust.

DeskTime's monitoring of efficiency extends to the configuring of daily email reports, while an online summary of employee activities is available anytime. Offline time can be recorded also, while specifying reasons for periods away and scheduling vacations with an Absence Calendar. This tool not only aids the coordination of leave among workers, put also the planning of workloads and the generation of reports for calculating monthly salary. Custom reporting options can in fact be produced detailing every aspect of productivity and able to be easily shared, printed or exported to CSV format. Additional capabilities go on to include contact information management for convenient lookup of coworker email, phone number etc., plus an optional automatic screenshot feature for periodically capturing employee desktop activity. DeskTime access is expanded beyond the desktop browser thanks to native mobile apps for iOS and Android platforms.

Pricing starting from:

US$7.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of DeskTime

  • DeskTime is real time project time tracking software for gauging productivity and identifying areas where time is being wasted.
  • DeskTime allows freelancers, colleagues and team managers to gain a better understanding of what's actually happening during work time, providing visibility into habits with app/URL usage tracking and the option of scheduled automatic screenshots.
  • Fully automated features means that no manual data entry is required to implement full, accurate tracking with an advanced DeskTime Reports tool for comparing team or individual effectiveness and exporting to CSV for sharing.
  • Coordinate time off more effectively with an Absence Calendar for scheduling and planning planned vacations or sick leave, useful for arranging workflows within teams and also within reports for payroll accounting purposes.
  • Accurately track the time taken on projects and tasks, using the data to generate more realistic estimates going forward and also bill clients more speedily for exactly what they owe.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Bangladesh , Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, China, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, India, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Sweden, Singapore, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States

    Supported Languages

    English, Spanish

    Pricing starting from:

    US$7.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

    Images

    DeskTime Software - My Desk Time tab visualizes productivity across a series of metrics for work performance over days, weeks or months
    DeskTime Software - Track how long is spent with certain apps and URLs to identify which are productive, unproductive or neutral for completing work tasks
    DeskTime Software - The Reports tool allows custom reports to be generated detailing productivity status, to be later shared, printed, or exported to CSV format
    DeskTime Software - A summary of employee daily activities can be opened at any time to monitor productivity, plus when they are working and what apps they use
    DeskTime Software - Time tracking is fully automatic, calculating everything automatically and not relying on manual data entry
    DeskTime Software - An optional auto screenshot feature allows a snapshot of teams' activity to be captured every 15 minutes providing visibility on what everyone is working on, saved to each user account
    DeskTime Software - The Projects tab tracks the time spent on individual projects and tasks, providing feedback on when each was created and the status
    DeskTime Software - The native DeskTime app for iOS and Android allows mobile users to access contacts and efficiency data while on the move
    DeskTime Software - View hourly productivity per department and employee
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    DeskTime Software - My Desk Time tab visualizes productivity across a series of metrics for work performance over days, weeks or months
    DeskTime Software - Track how long is spent with certain apps and URLs to identify which are productive, unproductive or neutral for completing work tasks
    DeskTime Software - The Reports tool allows custom reports to be generated detailing productivity status, to be later shared, printed, or exported to CSV format
    DeskTime Software - A summary of employee daily activities can be opened at any time to monitor productivity, plus when they are working and what apps they use
    DeskTime Software - Time tracking is fully automatic, calculating everything automatically and not relying on manual data entry
    DeskTime Software - An optional auto screenshot feature allows a snapshot of teams' activity to be captured every 15 minutes providing visibility on what everyone is working on, saved to each user account
    DeskTime Software - The Projects tab tracks the time spent on individual projects and tasks, providing feedback on when each was created and the status
    DeskTime Software - The native DeskTime app for iOS and Android allows mobile users to access contacts and efficiency data while on the move
    DeskTime Software - View hourly productivity per department and employee

    Features

    Total features of DeskTime: 58

    • API
    • Activity Management
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts / Escalation
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Approval Process Control
    • Attendance Management
    • Attendance Tracking Software
    • Automated Scheduling
    • Automatic Time Capture
    • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
    • Billable Items Tracking
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Browsing History
    • Clock In / Out
    • Data Import/Export
    • Employee Activity Monitoring
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Portal
    • Employee Scheduling Software
    • Employee Self Service
    • Employee Time Tracking
    • Idle Time Monitoring
    • Invoice Management
    • Leave Tracking
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Time Tracking
    • Monitoring
    • Multiple Billing Rates
    • Offline Access
    • Offline Time Tracking
    • Online Time Clock
    • Online Time Tracking Software
    • Overtime Calculation
    • Productivity Analysis
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Project Tracking Software
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Remote Monitoring & Management
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Scheduling Software
    • Screen Activity Recording
    • Sick Leave Tracking
    • Task Management Software
    • Task Progress Tracking
    • Task/Project Tracking
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time & Expense Tracking
    • Time Clock Software
    • Time Off Requests
    • Time Tracking Software
    • Timesheet Management
    • Usage Tracking/Analytics
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5
    (436)
    Value for Money
    4.4/5
    Features
    4.3/5
    Ease of Use
    4.5/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.5/5

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    Prashant
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    • Industry: Architecture & Planning
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Best Time Tracking software

    Reviewed on 10/31/2022

    Overall experience is just amazing with Desktime. This software makes my everyday work easy .

    Overall experience is just amazing with Desktime. This software makes my everyday work easy .

    Pros

    Mobile time tracking is the best feature of Desktime. I can easily access the data using my mobile or laptop and it's always reliable and accurate. It makes my work-life easy.

    Cons

    There is no problem with Desktime. Every feature works perfectly and time tracking is very easy.

    Tino
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    • Industry: Newspapers
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Finding the secret "time thieves" with DeskTime

    Reviewed on 11/10/2022

    Wasting time on unproductive tasks was tremendously reduced as DeskTime assisted me with identifying...

    Wasting time on unproductive tasks was tremendously reduced as DeskTime assisted me with identifying which tasks don't make me money but just steal time

    Pros

    DeskTime helps me enormously to find hidden time thieves in my everyday life, which was previously much less productive due to much more multitasking and constantly switching between tasks. By using DeskTime to visually record which unproductive tasks/distractions I deal with on a daily basis, I've been able to proactively address them and have regained a lot of productive work time as a result.

    Cons

    The visual approach primarily aims to present information in a pragmatic way, but could use a more contemporary touch.

    Fuad
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Desktime Review used mainly as a monitoring app

    Reviewed on 11/10/2022

    Its been good as it is a very handy tool for investigating specific agent misbehaviors. However, it...

    Its been good as it is a very handy tool for investigating specific agent misbehaviors. However, it is not a tool you would rely your billable hours in as it may fail due to connectivity or other tracking issues.

    Pros

    IUt is easy to check up on people and they get to see the same information I can see of them. Its also easy to manage on their side on when it should not be tracking because they are using the pc personally.

    Cons

    When it comes to reporting I feel it is a bit confusing and lots of investigation is required to know why I am seeing the results I am seeing.

    Ieva
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great for self-control

    Reviewed on 8/19/2022

    I work from home for more than 3 years now. I am not self-employes, so I wanted to make sure that I...

    I work from home for more than 3 years now. I am not self-employes, so I wanted to make sure that I am at my desk for the time I promised and that I am working productively. This tool does exactly that.
    In addition, finally it has easy way of adding time to projects. I would use this to calculate how much time I spend on extra projects not directly related to my daily tasks.

    Pros

    It really helps me to understand did I work 8 hours today and was I not wasting time on Facebook or other things.
    I like the green design. It makes me tune in positive and productive.

    Cons

    I would like an extended possibility to add programms, headers, meetings from outlook automatically to projects. So like marking apps as productive or unproductive, there might be option to mark them as belonging to specific project.
    And I would also like to have a slightly cheaper plan as even though I belong to a company I have installed and pay for this alone and use it for my home office purpose only.

    Alternatives Considered

    Clockify

    Reasons for Switching to DeskTime

    I liked the design, the ease of marking applications productive or unproductive, great statistics. And the adding timeslots to projects. And also I know it comes from Latvia, so a little patriotic and pride :)
    Javier
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    "Desktime the tool of the future"

    Reviewed on 11/11/2022

    We are reducing economic and time costs, being able to do the time registration online and...

    We are reducing economic and time costs, being able to do the time registration online and automatically when turning on the computer, control of vacation periods, permits and sick leave, among others.

    Pros

    we like the autonomy of the system, when it comes to starting the computer, desktime is able to start working automatically.In addition, the "private time" option is very useful, so that workers can freely review personal matters during break hours, without worrying about being "monitored".

    Cons

    At first, there was resistance to the implementation of desktime by the workers, most of them complained about the alleged "invasion of their privacy", this was motivated by the screenshots made by the software.However, the company also chooses to keep the screenshots active, in order to supervise the work.

    Alternatives Considered

    Time Doctor, Hubstaff and Clockify

    Reasons for Switching to DeskTime

    Mainly because of their online reviews, but also because when contacting the company requesting information, the response was quick and the pitch convincing.
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    DeskTime offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$7.00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    A free 14-day trial is available, after which a DeskTime subscription is required. DeskTime is free for one user with the LITE plan.

    DeskTime has the following typical customers:

    11-50, 51-200

    DeskTime supports the following languages:

    English, Spanish

    DeskTime supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    DeskTime integrates with the following applications:

    Asana, Basecamp, GitLab, Google Calendar, Jira, Trello, Zapier

    DeskTime offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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