Tick

Tick

Project time tracking on desktop, web & mobile

4.5/5 (1381 reviews)

Tick Overview

Tick is a cloud-based project time tracking solution for web, desktop, and mobile, which offers multiple timers, budget tracking, reporting, and more. The software is suitable for teams or companies of any size, and can store an unlimited number of archived projects.

Tick’s web, desktop, and mobile apps allow users to track and enter their time worked from their desktop, laptop, smartphone, or Apple watch, with native apps for Mac, iPhone, and Android, and a web extension for Google Chrome. Users can run one or multiple timers to track time spent on different tasks, create new timers throughout the day from completed time entries, and enter times directly from the timer when a task is completed. Time is entered into timecards, with project and task selection from drop-down menus, and users can add notes if required. When hours are entered, project and task progress is automatically updated, and budget feedback is generated in real-time, giving users insight into the time remaining to complete tasks. The project overview also allows users to review progress and budgets for all projects.

Tick allows users to assign projects out to team members, and control each user’s permissions to ensure that private projects and sensitive data are only revealed to the correct people. Monthly recurring projects can also be setup to auto-reset each month, removing the need for users to manually recreate the same projects. Time reports can be generated ‘by client’ or ‘by person’, giving users insight into the number of hours logged by each team member. Reports can be downloaded in CSV format for use in other applications, or exported directly to Freshbooks and QuickBooks. Tick also integrates with Basecamp, allowing users to import people, projects, and to-do lists, track time from directly within their projects, and more.

Pricing

Starting from
US$19,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English

Tick Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
92% positive reviews
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Excellent
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
Alan K.

I type in my time at the end of each day. I have never had any issues.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/01/18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I almost always have the project name in my head - being able to autofill rather than browse keeps my mind from being interrupted. The same goes for the task - autofill beats browsing all the time, but it's great to know I have browsing were I to need it (1 time out of 20).

The way each entry saves in an inline container all on the same page has always been helpful. I take shorthand notes on paper throughout the day of my time rounded to the quarter hour. Seeing everything at once helps me to confirm I didn't miscalculate hours.

Cons

The fact that it could be a little bit more but probably can't be.

I'm a freelancer and use all kinds per studio. Tick achieves the time tracking capabilities I need at this office. As far as time tracking & reporting goes I find Harvest to be the best, you guys second. They're even simpler - at least on the the main level. You have them beat on the secondary level of autofill. If you wanted to be more than tracking & reports and included planning I think you could take down Liquid Planner & Mavenlink.

If you integrated the visual style and structure of Teamweek's horizontal timeline you might have a corner on the market. You could beat out Liquid Planner (too clunky and granular) & Mavenlink (not enough specificity).

I don't see the need to overreach into asset management. Basecamp is better than Liquid Planner for project asset tracking but more and more people are relying on Dropbox/Drive + a Google spreadsheet. Thus people might use you for time tracking, team scheduling, budget forecasting/reports - and then leave the asset management to the more agile Dropbox/Drive/Box world.

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Robert S.

Where have you been all my career, Tick?

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2017/04/28
Review Source: Capterra

Allows me to track my time quickly and easily. Saves time while making me look like a genius.

Pros

Where do I begin? Tick saves me an immense amount of time *and* it makes me look good doing it. Time sheets used to be druggery. Always playing catch up at the end of the week (or even end of the month!). The project management software I was using was a clunky solution at best. Other time tracking software was too expensive or was part of a larger ecosystem I had to buy into. Tick is an elegant stand-alone solution that does one thing really well - track time allotted, time billed, and time remaining.

The key for me has been the Chrome extension. It's right there so I can make an entry or start a timer while I am working without opening another tab or using another app. And time entry is really easy with the intuitive and responsive UI. I really appreciate the list of recent tasks that quickly populate the time entry.

Tick also allows me to quickly see where I am on my budgets and give answers on labor budget remaining. No more "let me get back to you," It's right there and because I now enter time on the fly, its always up to the minute.

Tick can produce quick reports by company, project, and task. My clients have been impressed with the professional and detailed time reports. I can also pull out the time entries and feed them into my project management app and my spreadsheets. It's quick and painless.

Cons

If I had to say anything less than glowing about Tick it would be that it's not the easiest to edit past time entries from any of the summary views. The user must find the entry in the task, note the date, and then navigate to the date. That's easy enough if you have Tick multiple browser tabs open but it is *one* thing I'd like to change.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Frankie A.

Tick Overall Review

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2016/12/07
Review Source: Capterra

Tick is a great add-on for Basecamp. It provides an easy way to enter time for different projects. We use it in conjunction with Basecamp II. It is super easy to import your projects and add different tasks. i.e. For our projects, we assigned tasks such as Construction QC, Construction Engineering, Indirect Time, Meetings, PTO, Training, etc.
Easy user interfaces to select project, select task and enter the time completed. It also exports to excel in which it was easy to retrieve the data and add to pivot tables to graphically view where time is being spent.
It used to have a great timer app for the computer or cell phone but security concerns with Basecamp shut it down for Basecamp II. Not sure if it's been added to Basecamp III. Great value for up and coming businesses and with the export capability can prepare for bigger platforms.

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Needs the timer function back.

Response from Higher Pixels

Hey Frankie,

Thank you for reviewing Tick. We've added new phone apps and a Mac App to replace the old Adobe Air application.

We also rolled out Basecamp 3 support early this summer so you can track time inside Basecamp 3 if you ever decide to upgrade.

Thanks,
Alban

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Mike G.

Great For Time Tracking Across Several Projects

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/04/18
Review Source: Capterra

I work a job where I need to keep track of what I am doing across several projects all at once. Tick has been a lifesaver since our company switched over to using it. I love being able to run timers and switch between jobs and just keep running timers during the day. The interface is also simple and easy to use, without all the extra clutter that I don't need t be bothered with. Being able to easily look back at years worth of historical projects has been great when it comes to bidding new one.

The only thing I don't like is how I can no longer use the Adobe Air Desktop app, which would leave floating timers on the screen as a reminder. Having it up on my desktop was a nice reminder to manage my time, as I often forge the small taskbar timer is there. I also wish I could assign a default task template for all jobs, which would just make life a little easier.

Highly recommend. Great value for what you pay for.

Pros

Easy of use, simple time tracking

Cons

No longer have a desktop app with floating timer window

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Shelley S.

Seamless & simple

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/04/18
Review Source: Capterra

I live and die by Tick. The basecamp integration sold me initially, but I since moved off basecamp for PM and continue to use Tick for time tracking and recording details for invoicing clients. The accounts and projects are flexible and easy to set up. The application for Mac and Chrome are great for my standard workflow, and the mobile app is helpful when i forget to turn off the timer on my computer. It's all seamless. I have subcontractors who use it too, and all the timecards roll up to the correct projects. I recommend this app to any independent consultant or small agency I come across.

Pros

It's simple, flexible, and works really well across devices.

Cons

On the Mac app, if you click off an entry before saving it, i.e. to look up some details or a time stamp on an email, the information wipes out and you have to start over. that's the only quirk you have to remember--don't click off the widget before saving the entry.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Tick Pricing

Starting from
US$19,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

30-day free trial, no credit card required.

Pricing is based on the number of projects.
1 project: free.
10 projects: $19/month.
30 projects: $49/month.
60 projects: $79/month.
Unlimited projects: $149/month.

Tick Features

  • API
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Projections
  • Third Party Integration
  • Timesheets

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Gantt Charts
  • Prioritizing
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Tracking

Additional information for Tick

Key features of Tick

  • Billable hours tracking
  • Budget tracking
  • Client & project hours reporting
  • Data export
  • Desktop timer
  • Employee hours reporting
  • In-app timers
  • Permission management
  • Project & task budgets
  • Project status tracking
  • Project time tracking
  • Projects overview
  • RSS project tracking
  • Real-time budget feedback
  • Recurring projects
  • Team member assignment
  • Third party integrations
  • Time tracking
  • Timecards
  • Timesheet reporting

Benefits

  • Monthly recurring projects can be setup to auto-reset each month, removing the need for users to manually create the same project every month.

  • The in-app and desktop timers allow users to track time for each task with single or multiple timers, and enter time directly from the timer when the task is completed.

  • Every task within a project can be given its own budget, which combined with real-time budget feedback allows users to identify any trouble spots as soon as employees enter their hours.

  • Employees can be assigned to different projects, with permission controls to ensure that private projects remain private, and employees can only view the information they need.

  • Hours reports can be generated ‘by person’, allowing users to see the hours logged by each team member for the period, or ‘by client’, and reports can be exported as CSV files or directly into QuickBooks or Freshbooks.

  • Tick FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Tick.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Tick offer?

    Tick offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$19,00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    30-day free trial, no credit card required.

    Pricing is based on the number of projects.
    1 project: free.
    10 projects: $19/month.
    30 projects: $49/month.
    60 projects: $79/month.
    Unlimited projects: $149/month.

    Q. What are the main features of Tick?

    Tick offers the following features:

    • Billable hours tracking
    • Budget tracking
    • Client & project hours reporting
    • Data export
    • Desktop timer
    • Employee hours reporting
    • In-app timers
    • Permission management
    • Project & task budgets
    • Project status tracking
    • Project time tracking
    • Projects overview
    • RSS project tracking
    • Real-time budget feedback
    • Recurring projects
    • Team member assignment
    • Third party integrations
    • Time tracking
    • Timecards
    • Timesheet reporting

    Q. Who are the typical users of Tick?

    Tick has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Tick support?

    Tick supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Tick offer?

    Tick has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Tick support mobile devices?

    Tick supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone

    Q. What other apps does Tick integrate with?

    Tick integrates with the following applications:

    Asana, Basecamp, Basecamp, Built.io Flow, FreshBooks, LeadMaster, Metric.ai, QuickBooks Online, Teamwork Projects, Trello

    Q. What level of support does Tick offer?

    Tick offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support