Looking for the best Toggl alternatives?
While Toggl is a useful tool with tons of integrations, it isn’t perfect. Its monitoring features and reporting analytics leave most users wanting for more. Plus, with no payroll features, you’ll have a tough time using it to bill clients for hours worked!
That’s why we’ve created this list of the top 7 Toggl alternatives.
These tools have everything you need to track time effectively and manage your employees easily.
(click on the links to jump to a specific tool)
Let’s get started.
The biggest difference between Time Doctor and Toggl time tracking is that Time Doctor captures lots of other productivity data, such as screenshots, web activity, and more.
Here’s an in-depth article on Time Doctor as a Toggl alternative.
In the meantime, here’s a closer look at some of Time Doctor’s key features:
Unlike other tools, Time Doctor is super simple to use. All you have to do is open Time Doctor, enter a task name, and start the timer! While the timer is on, Time Doctor runs quietly in the background – monitoring your work.
Once you’re done, you can pause the timer and the tool will stop tracking your activity!
Time Doctor has tons of helpful reports to help you identify how your team is spending their work hours. Here’s a brief look at a few of these reports:
Time Doctor has a built-in inactivity tracker that will stop tracking time if the user has not made any keyboard or mouse movements for over three minutes. This guards against employees marking idle time as time spent working.
Note – Time Doctor does NOT track which keys were pressed. It only verifies is any keys were pressed.
Time Doctor has powerful distraction management features to keep your employees focused on their work. Whenever they access an unproductive site like social media, Time Doctor shows them a pop-up asking them if they’re still working – this is usually enough to get them back to work.
Time Doctor starts at $7/user per month with volume discounts. You can also sign up for a free 14-day trial (no credit card needed).
TSheets is another Toggl alternative to consider. Its feature set is close to Toggl, except TSheets does not have the option to track time on a desktop application.
Normally this would give Toggl the advantage because tracking via a desktop application results in more detailed time use metrics, but Toggl hasn’t built out these features yet.
With TSheets, time is tracked via their web app (or via a mobile device). It also ends up being more affordable than Toggl for equivalent features.
The Tsheets platform has two plans:
TimeCamp is another good Toggle alternative with website & application recording. The time-tracking software is very strong in the integration department, but it doesn’t record keyboard and mouse activity like some of the other options on this list. Like Harvest, it one of the apps you use to automatically track time, so there is very little need for manual interaction.
TimeCamp has three pricing plans:
TrackingTime has some great Client/Service/Project customization options built-in, which make it good for billing and invoicing clients. But it’s lack of a Windows or Linux app makes it hard to track time without access to the internet.
The software is a sound Toggl alternative, and it is unique in that it offers a unique pricing plan that could lead to big savings for small teams that have part-time or remote workers.
TrackingTime has three pricing plans
Timely operates a bit differently than the other time tracking tools. It relies heavily on its integrations to send in tracked time instead of just importing tasks and projects from the other tools.
Time can be tracked inside Timely, but the objective is to have your tracked time sync in automatically through their integrations. The software is more of an integration hub as compared to Toggl, despite the fact that Toggl actually has more integrations.
This could result in Timely being one of the most hands-off tools, if you already use the other tools that it integrates with. On the downside, the web-based reporting features leave something to be desired.
Timely has two categories of plans – one for individuals and the other for teams.
Freckle is a very flexible and user friendly time-tracking software, but it does lack some standard features most other time trackers have, such as custom task names. The invoicing features, in particular, stand out against Toggl.
The lack of features in Freckle may be by design, as they recognize that tracking time, takes time. So the tracking tool really banks on ease of use and simplicity as their core selling point.
Freckle costs $45/month for a team of 5 users and $199/month for a team of 25 users.
Tools like RescueTime, Time Doctor, and TrackingTime are good for remote teams who should be able to stop tracking time whenever they wish. But for workers working on-premise on company hardware, a continuous background monitoring solution is more appropriate because spending lots of time on personal activities is not expected.
That’s what makes this tracking tool a great Toggl alternative in those scenarios. The Staff.com workspace can be interactive, but most small businesses make use of its silent mode to monitor and rate the websites and applications that on-site employees use over time. It has a very strong API that lets you build out custom, fully automated solutions for almost any tool.
Staff.com has a $10/per month plan to manage growing teams. The pricing for the other plans aimed at larger businesses is available on request.
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These Toggl alternatives will help you solve all your time tracking needs.
While they’re all great, Time Doctor is clearly the best of them. It has advanced monitoring features, client management capabilities and detailed time reports to help you boost your team’s productivity.
Why not sign up for Time Doctor today and experience it yourself?
In the meantime, you can quickly compare the features of time trackers we listed with this handy features table:
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|App Name||Time Doctor||Tsheets||Time Camp||Toggl||Freckle||Tracking Time||Timely||Staff|
|Price||$10||$8 to $10||$5.25 to $7.50||$4.99 to $9.99||$8 to $19||$6 to $20||$45 to $199||$10|
|3rd Party Integrations||30||15||46||83||6||21||Many||0|
|Keyboard & Mouse Activity Monitoring & Reporting||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Website & Application Usage||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||Yes|
|Differentiate Between Real Time and Manual Time||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Ease of Use Getting to Reports||1 Click||2 Clicks||2 Clicks||1 Click||2 Clicks||6 Clicks||1 Click||2 Clicks|
|Time Tracking with Poor or No Internet Connection||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||Yes|
|Automatic Time Tracking||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Full Free Trial Period||14 Days||14 Days||30 Days||30 Days||14 Days||30 Days||14 Days||14 Days|
|Desktop Time Tracking Required for Live Time||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Popup Productivity Reminders||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Payroll and Expense Tracking Features||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Client Access of Real Time Data||Yes||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Mobile App for Time Tracking||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Client Side Desktop App||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Browser (Chrome, Firefox) Based Time Tracking||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|OS Support||Mac, Win, Linux, iOS, Android||Android, iOS||Mac, Win, Linux, iOS, Android||iOS, Android, Win, Linux, Mac||Mac, iOS, Android||iOS, Android, MacOS||Mac, iOS, Apple Watch||Win, Mac, Linux|
|Feature||Time Doctor||Tsheets||Time Camp||Toggl||Freckle||Tracking Time||Timely||Staff|
Rob Rawson is a co-founder of Time Doctor which is software to improve work productivity and help keep track of what your team is working on, even when working remotely.