DeskTime

Time & productivity tracking app for companies & freelancers

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DeskTime Overview

What is 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.

DeskTime Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$7,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

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 Features

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

Media

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
DeskTime video 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

DeskTime Reviews

DeskTime Reviews

Overall rating
4,4
/
5
Excellent
67

Very good
53

Average
11

Poor
4

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,3
Features
4
Ease of Use
4,3
Customer Support
4,5
89% recommended this app
Kaila C.

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


Verified Reviewer

Ideal for Performance Tracking

Practical attendance and performance tracking application


Omar P.

Excelent App

Very good tool to manage the time


Taras R.

It looks more complicated than year ago.

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.


Corina B.

Great solution for small and midsize businesses

We were using Desktime as a supplement to daily schedule for our team. They were really excited to measure their productivity :D and even stimulate them to become better. Very pleasant experience.


Kaila C.
Industry: Real Estate
Company size: 11-50 Employees

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

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/05/13
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Financial Services
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

Ideal for Performance Tracking

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/05/10
Review Source: Capterra

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Omar P.
Industry: Apparel & Fashion
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Excelent App

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/09/28
Review Source: Capterra

Very good tool to manage the time

Pros

Tracking the productive time is very easy.

Cons

nothing to comment.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Taras R.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: Self Employed

It looks more complicated than year ago.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/01/09
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Corina B.
Industry: Automotive
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Great solution for small and midsize businesses

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/07/02
Review Source: Capterra

We were using Desktime as a supplement to daily schedule for our team. They were really excited to measure their productivity :D and even stimulate them to become better. Very pleasant experience.

Pros

The app is very friendly, easy to use, they have a GREAT customer service and even customize features for you!! Plus, it gives visibility to both managers and employees.

Cons

None of my part. Pricing seemed a bit high for our team when we first implemented it. But they helped us with a customized plan.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,2/10
Based on 135 user ratings
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DeskTime Pricing

DeskTime Pricing

Starting from
US$7,00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

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.

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.

Value for Money
4,3/5
Based on 135 user ratings
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DeskTime Features

DeskTime Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop Interface
Gantt Charts
Multiple Projects
Prioritizing
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Features
4/5
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Additional information for DeskTime

Additional information for DeskTime

Key features of DeskTime

  • 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

Benefits

  • 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.
  • DeskTime FAQs

    DeskTime FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for DeskTime.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does DeskTime offer?

    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.

    Q. What are the main features of DeskTime?

    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

    Q. Who are the typical users of DeskTime?

    DeskTime has the following typical customers:

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

    Q. What languages does DeskTime support?

    DeskTime supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does DeskTime offer?

    DeskTime has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does DeskTime support mobile devices?

    DeskTime supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does DeskTime integrate with?

    DeskTime integrates with the following applications:

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

    Q. What level of support does DeskTime offer?

    DeskTime offers the following support options:

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