If you need to keep track of the time you work on a given project or for a particular client, it’s time to move away from the spreadsheet. There are plenty of useful tools, programs, and apps that help you track your time on any device, from your laptop to your smartphone.
1. Basecamp. In addition to having a great time-tracking tool for paid memberships, Basecamp helps you manage team projects, assign tasks, and track milestones. You can tie the tasks to time spent, so that your project leader can easily see where you’re spending the most time. You can also share files with other team members online.
Cost: There’s a free trial, and then plans start at $20 a month to manage 10 projects.
2. Toggl. If you’re looking for an extremely simple time-tracking tool you can use on any device—mobile or otherwise—Toggl fits the bill. And it works the way you do, so if you prefer to use a timesheet format, you can, or you can opt for live-tracking of your activities. Toggl has both Android and iPhone apps.
Cost: There’s a free trial, then service is $5 per user per month.
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