Top 10 Free Time Tracking Apps for Freelancers

time tracking apps for freelancers There are a lot of last minutes when it comes to freelancers and taxes. If you freelance full-time in the U.S, you’re expected to send in quarterly estimated payments, in addition to doing your yearly routine. Even though taxes can be fairly routine, it’s worth making sure that you’re doing everything you can to make sure all the details are taken care of. That helps to make sure there’s more money in your pockets, and it also means that you will limit your tangles with any tax agency you deal with.

Google Calendar

(google.com/calendar)

Google Calendar

Google Calendar

Google Calendar is a free universal tool to track your time, appointments and organize your freelance tasks. Google app may serve as a calendar or a to-do list. Besides, it’s easy to export Google calendar data to lots of project management solutions and thus, you can always keep an eye on your schedule.

OfficeTime

(http://www.officetime.net)

OfficeTime

OfficeTime

OfficeTime is an elegant cross platform time tracking application. You can track your activity on your computer and iPad. OfficeTime contains advanced time management features: dashboard, spreadsheets data import and stat reports. Besides, the app has built-in invoicing options. So it enables you to start your freelance project, assign a rate per hour and generate the final invoice.

TimePanther

(http://www.timepanther.com)

TimePanther claims to be a time tracker for freelancers. The app includes time management options that help set tasks, divide them between your projects and calculate your revenue. TimePanther allows you to sync all freelance tasks without any mess within clients.

Cube

(http://www.cubeanywhere.com)

Cube Anywhere is a nice time tracker for any device. Freelancers are famous for mobility; that’s why our time tracker must be a cross-platform product. Add your tasks, create a schedule and manage your earnings per hour. Cube has an easy sign-up from. You can quickly create an account with your Google ID.

Clockodo

(http://www.clockodo.com/)

Clockodo is an easy time tracking suite. It lets you manage tasks, track time and view reports. The stylish web app represents all information in a simple to comprehend way and turns time management into a real pleasure.

Klok

(http://www.getklok.com)

Klok is a cross platform time management program that work on Windows, Linux, Mac and Android OS. You can analyze your time consumption and share your calendar with freelance colleagues. Moreover, you can transfer data smoothly between Basecamp, Harvest or Fresh Books.

Paymo

(http://www.paymo.biz)

Paymo is a freelancer business center. The app has lots of handy features inside: time tracking, billing and invoicing, project management tools. It’s up to you to select the options you need. For example, you can count hours and create reports for your clients.

Chrometa

(http://www.chrometa.com)

Chrometa has an exceptional approach to time tracking. It automates time tracking. Install a tiny app on your computer and it will record your software usage. Examine your daily reports and see how much time you spend on web surfing, Skype, Photoshop or coding. Thus, Chrometa lets you revalue your time and boost your freelancing productivity.

30 Boxes

(http://30boxes.com)

30Boxes is a web calendar. Fill it with important tasks and alerts. Plus, place your personal reminders and track all key events in one place. This way 30 Boxes lets you balance your freelancing life efficiently.

Your Timer

As you see the list contains only 9 apps for freelancers to track time. The last but not the least can be a default timer app, your favorite spreadsheet program, or your watch. Let us know which time tracker you prefer that deserves to be on this list!

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5 comments

  1. Allen Screen

    Great article! Klok is a good one, but the one I use for my company isn’t listed. I use PayPanther. It’s a time tracking tool that offers many other features, such as invoicing, CRM, project and task management, etc.

  2. Ruslan Sudentas

    Sorry Anna, out of all the listed apps only OfficeTime has decent interface, but even it’s PC version is cumbersome to use. Majority of freelancers may be better off with http://screenshotmonitor.com – it tracks time and takes periodic screenshots in an intuitive easy interface. A freelancer then can share his time along with screenshots with an employer – this would make any employee happy.

  3. Jarrod

    At least one malicious website warning, and 0 legitimately free services. Top marks!

  4. There are loads of mobile time trackers too 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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