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.
  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

    Supported Languages

    English

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    My Desk Time tab visualizes productivity across a series of metrics for work performance over days, weeks or months
    Track how long is spent with certain apps and URLs to identify which are productive, unproductive or neutral for completing work tasks
    The Reports tool allows custom reports to be generated detailing productivity status, to be later shared, printed, or exported to CSV format
    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
    Time tracking is fully automatic, calculating everything automatically and not relying on manual data entry
    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
    The Projects tab tracks the time spent on individual projects and tasks, providing feedback on when each was created and the status
    The native DeskTime app for iOS and Android allows mobile users to access contacts and efficiency data while on the move
    View hourly productivity per department and employee
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    DeskTime screenshot: My Desk Time tab visualizes productivity across a series of metrics for work performance over days, weeks or months DeskTime screenshot: Track how long is spent with certain apps and URLs to identify which are productive, unproductive or neutral for completing work tasks DeskTime screenshot: The Reports tool allows custom reports to be generated detailing productivity status, to be later shared, printed, or exported to CSV format DeskTime screenshot: 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 screenshot: Time tracking is fully automatic, calculating everything automatically and not relying on manual data entry DeskTime screenshot: 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 screenshot: The Projects tab tracks the time spent on individual projects and tasks, providing feedback on when each was created and the status DeskTime screenshot: The native DeskTime app for iOS and Android allows mobile users to access contacts and efficiency data while on the move DeskTime screenshot: View hourly productivity per department and employee

    Features

    Total features of DeskTime: 20

    • API
    • Absence Management
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts / Escalation
    • Attendance Tracking
    • Contact Management
    • Data Import/Export
    • Email Notifications
    • Employee Time Tracking
    • Estimating
    • Job Scheduling
    • Mobile Integration
    • Monitoring
    • Offline Access
    • Productivity Reporting
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Sick Leave Tracking
    • Usage Tracking
    • Visual Analytics

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,4 /5
    (136)
    Value for Money
    4,3/5
    Features
    4/5
    Ease of Use
    4,3/5
    Customer Support
    4,5/5

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    Kaila C.
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    • Industry: Real Estate
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Awesome! i love that it keeps exact track of what i or my team does daliy

    Reviewed on 2018/05/13

    Pros

    It´s a great tool to keep track of what everyone is doing, when do they start working, when they leave, and how much of the day they are actually productive.

    Cons

    it would be awesome if you could break down even more specifically which file you were working on on seeveral programs, and not just the program as a whole, so i have to use another app to track that, for example if i use photoshop all day i would like to know how much time i spent on each file, so i have to track this ¨manualy¨ with another app.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Financial Services
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Ideal for Performance Tracking

    Reviewed on 2018/05/10

    Practical attendance and performance tracking application

    Practical attendance and performance tracking application

    Pros

    DeskTime allows managers to keep track of their employees activities resultig in increased productivity. The timesheets and the reports are detailed to allow monitoring

    Cons

    Can often lead to micromanagement and loss of privacy by allowing monitoring of employees activities

    Taras R.
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    It looks more complicated than year ago.

    Reviewed on 2017/01/09

    I am using DeskTime for personal use (motivate myself to work hard and more careful ). I did the...

    I am using DeskTime for personal use (motivate myself to work hard and more careful ). I did the pause for using your tool and after the pause in 1 year, I feel more difficult with DeskTime.
    I had the issue with assigning some tool to the certain activity.
    I am not sure but I have to fill that same tool could be in productive and unproductive depend on time. For example, I spend some time for studying on work PC after work hours. During the work hour, my learning tool is unproductive but after this is productive. I don't see a possibility to switch.

    Response from Draugiem Group

    Hello, Taras!

    Thank you for your review.

    Over these years DeskTime has improved its features quite a lot, working on making the app more intuitive to use.

    While we can not offer to change productivity of apps in regards to time, you can always use the 'Private time' option to use your computer for non-work related activities - DeskTime will not track any time while this option is enabled.

    Aayush R.
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    DeskTime

    Reviewed on 2018/10/23

    Pros

    Its economical, easy to use, really helpful, easily accessable, saves alot of time, manages your work hours.

    Cons

    Sometime its not that accurate about your working time which can effect your payroll.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Monitors pc activity

    Reviewed on 2019/10/01

    This is a must-have tool ver every professional. It will help you to be in good health and do your...

    This is a must-have tool ver every professional. It will help you to be in good health and do your job more effectively.

    Pros

    I need to keep an eye on my monitor for possible data bridge, so I installed desk time to get all the URL and drive and keep an eye on activity. I found desktime can do much more.
    Now I use it to log time and manage my work also keep a track of my working so I can rehydrate and work much better.
    The alarm rings every 20 min to remind me to get some rest and rehydrate.

    Cons

    I don't use a lot of features for desk time and I will update if I found any bugs here. The price is really affordable compared to the competition.

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    DeskTime FAQs

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    DeskTime offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$7,00/month
    • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    A free 14-day trial is available, after which DeskTime a subscription is required. Pricing plans start at $7/user and can go as low as $3,85/user for larger teams, if paid annually. DeskTime is free for one user with the LITE plan.

    DeskTime offers the following features:

    • Absence calendar
    • Activity monitoring
    • Activity tracking
    • App tracking
    • CSV export
    • Contact management
    • Custom email reports
    • Hourly employee tracking
    • Mobile time tracking
    • Native iOS / Android apps
    • Offline time tracking
    • Offline tracking
    • Online time tracking
    • Productivity reporting
    • Project time tracking
    • Real time monitoring
    • Screenshot capture
    • Self monitoring
    • Sick leave tracking
    • Time / task reporting
    • Time per project reporting
    • Time tracking by project
    • URL tracking
    • User activity monitoring
    • Visual analytics

    DeskTime has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

    DeskTime supports the following languages:

    English

    DeskTime supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    DeskTime integrates with the following applications:

    Asana, Basecamp, GitLab, Google Calendar, Jira, Trello, Zapier

    DeskTime offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Video Tutorials, Knowledge Base

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