The 7 Best Toggl Alternatives – Comparison Guide

Many of us who have tried Toggl enjoyed it’s ease of use and rich integration selection, but we need more when it comes to monitoring metrics, reporting analytics and associated features. Here we’ll discuss the 7 most popular Toggl alternatives and how their features compare to one another. Be sure to review the reasons most time tracking software solutions are fundamentally flawed before making your decision.

You can quickly compare the features available in our selected time trackers with this features table:

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Feature Time Doctor TSheets TimeCamp Toggl Freckle TrackingTime TimelyApp Staff.com
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Price $6 to $10 $4 to $8 $6 to $9 $10 to $59 $8 to $19 $4.99 $14 $6 to $10
Screenshot Capture Yes No Yes No No No No Yes
Webcam Shots Capture Yes No No No No No No No
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 Capture No No Yes No No No Yes Yes
Invisible Option No No Yes No No No No Yes
Custom Tasks Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Custom Projects Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Website Blocking No No No No No No No No
Full Free Trial Period 30 Days 14 Days 30 Days 30 Days 14 Days 30 Days 14 Days 30 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 Features Yes No No No Yes Yes No No
Client Access of Real Time Data Yes No No Yes No No No No
API Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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 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

Time Doctor

Time Doctor desktop Time Doctor reports

The biggest difference between Time Doctor and Toggl is that Time Doctor captures lots of other accuracy and productivity data when a user is tracking time, such as screenshots, keyboard & mouse activity, and more.  We have an indepth article on Time Doctor as a Toggl alternative you’ll want to review.  Toggl does have a larger array of integrations when compared to Time Doctor, but if there is an integration we are missing that you need, just let us know.

TSheets

TSheets My Time Card TSheets Project Reporting

TSheets is another Toggl alternative that many consider.  It’s 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 desktop application tracking normally allows for more detailed time use metrics, but Toggl has not built out these features so it’s a wash.  With TSheets, time is tracked in a web browser (or on a mobile device).  TSheets ends up being more affordable than Toggl for equivalent features.

TimeCamp

TimeCamp Timesheet TimeCamp Start Task

TimeCamp is another good Toggle alternative with its screenshot and website & application recording.  Time Camp is very strong in the integration department, but it doesn’t record keyboard and mouse activity like some of the other options in this list.  It also lets the user automatically track time, so there is very little interaction needed from the user in that mode.

TrackingTime

TrackingTime Tasks TrackingTime Timesheets

TrackingTime has some great Client/Service/Project customizations 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.  TrackingTime is a sound Toggl alternative, and it is unique in that it offers per-hour per-month billing which could lead to big savings for teams that have a large number of part-time or contract workers.

Timely

Timely Hours Timely Reports

Timely operates a bit differently than other time tracking tools.  It relies heavily on it’s 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.  It’s 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 down side, the web based reporting features leave something to be desired.

Freckle

Freckle Pulse Freckle Reports

Freckle is very flexible and friendly, but it does lack in some standard features most other time trackers have such as custom task names.  The Payroll 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 they really bank on ease of use and simplicity as their core selling point.

Staff.com

Staff.com Dashboard Staff.com time tracking

Tools like Toggl, Time Doctor, and TrackingTime are good for remote workers who should be able to stop tracking time whenever they wish.  But for employees 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 Staff.com a great Toggl alternative in those scenarios.  Staff.com can be interactive, but most companies make use of it’s silent mode to monitor and rate the websites and applications that employees use over time.  It has a very strong API that lets you build out custom, fully automated solutions for almost any tool.

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