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.


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.

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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
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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

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    4,3/5
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    April
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    We LOVE Desktime with Basecamp

    Reviewed on 2022/11/10

    Pros

    We use Desktime which seamlessly integrates with Basecamp our Project Management Software. This easily allows us to keep track of where our time is allocated and increase productivity. It is very easy for our team to use. I love the "screenshot" feature.

    Cons

    I do not like how all the team members can see all the projects.

    Brian
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    • Industry: Real Estate
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Desktime is a friendly but powerful tool for tracking employees

    Reviewed on 2022/11/08

    Pros

    I love how easy it is for employees to see their own hours and what they are doing at the time. It is very clear to managers to see what their employees have been doing and how productive they are.

    Cons

    No, I'm very satisfied about Desktime. I'm not sure how I would rate it bad except that Teams call isn't reported on there.

    Roochira
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    • Industry: Financial Services
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    Managers review

    Reviewed on 2022/11/29

    Pros

    Very good with real time tracking. But can improve further to capture productive time more accuractely.

    Cons

    if i am on team call (via microsoft Teams or Zoom) and the other person on the call is talking and if i am just listening the time doesn't get tracked as productive time. This is a problem. So time is getting under recorded.

    Response from Draugiem Group

    Hi there, Roochira! Thank you for the review!

    To help manage your timeline, you can integrate your Google or Outlook calendar into your DeskTime account. To do so, head over to the Integrations section and use the 'Activate' button on the respective calendar.

    Once you integrate a calendar, DeskTime will take note of the events entered in the calendar. If you are not tracking time during the event, afterward, the event will be marked on your timeline as productive time and given the event's details as 'Calendar time'.

    Here are our guidelines on how to integrate your calendar with DeskTime: https://desktime.com/faq/how-do-calendar-integrations-work

    We love to receive our users' ideas on how to improve the app, so you are more than welcome to let us know on our Feature request page ➡ https://desktime.com/feature-requests

    If there are any additional questions, you are more than welcome to reach out to us ➡ https://desktime.com/support

    Have a productive day ahead!

    Jeel
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Great tool for tracking employee productivity and managing time

    Reviewed on 2023/01/13

    Overall, Desktime is a valuable asset for any team looking to increase productivity and streamline...

    Overall, Desktime is a valuable asset for any team looking to increase productivity and streamline time management.

    Pros

    The interface is user-friendly and easy to navigate, making it easy for managers to monitor employee work hours and progress on projects. The app also has a variety of features, such as automatic screenshots and website/app tracking, that provide a detailed look into how employees are spending their time.

    Cons

    inaccuracies in tracking or difficulty with the website/app tracking feature. There is also no free version. It is a premium service.

    Response from Draugiem Group

    Hi there, Jeel!

    Thank you so much for the review!

    Actually, we have a Lite plan that is free of charge and meant for a single user. Here you can see all the available Pricing plans and their features in comparison ➡ https://desktime.com/pricing#comparison

    Regarding the mentioned inaccuracies with the tracking, please reach out to our Support, and we will be glad to have an in-depth look into your account to see what could be the cause ➡ https://desktime.com/support

    We are looking forward to hearing from you!

    Have a productive day ahead!

    Natasha
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    DeskTime Review, Electric Boogalew

    Reviewed on 2022/11/08

    I'm very impressed by DeskTime. It does nearly all the things I enjoy with tracking my billed time,...

    I'm very impressed by DeskTime. It does nearly all the things I enjoy with tracking my billed time, without me having to do much (except for reassigning what many other companies consider 'un-productive' sites, since I work in social media and Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, among others, are essential to my work day).

    Pros

    DeskTime is incredibly easy to use, with very little fanfare. It's simple to assign apps on their productivity and non-productive ones. I love especially that DeskTime even shows the time on what project I'm working on, and not just the name of the software.

    Cons

    I haven't used DeskTime for long, but I can't see anywhere I could write a note on the idle time I've had during my work day to jot down meetings, on-location assignments photo-/film-shoots etc.

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    DeskTime FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for DeskTime.

    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, Phone Support, Chat

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