About Harvest

Harvest is an online time and expense tracking tool for teams and projects of all sizes. Harvest harnesses the power of time tracking to help users answer critical questions about their team's time, project progress, and the health of the business. Plus, it turns billable time into invoices that make it easy to get paid online. Businesses can use Harvest to carry out time tracking, expense tracking, project management, billable hours tracking, task assignment, invoicing, scheduling, and more.

One of the biggest challenges with tracking time is getting team members to do it. The Harvest app - available for Mac, Windows, iPhone, and Android - makes time tracking easy for teams by letting them track time in the way that's easiest for them. Users can track time as they work - by starting a timer from their desktop, phone, or browser - or enter hours all at once, after they're done. Harvest even integrates with third party tools including Asana, Basecamp, and Trello - so that team members can track time from applications they already use.

Harvest also helps businesses put that timesheet data to work by turning it into intuitive, visual graphs that provide insight into teams and projects. Managers can see what each team member has worked on and what's taking up the most time. See project cost, how much time has been tracked to each project, how much budget is left, and how many billable hours have been worked. And when it's time to invoice clients, Harvest allows users to create an invoice right from the tracked time within the application. Email this data to each client and get paid online with the help of PayPal and Stripe integrations.

A monthly subscription to Harvest costs $12 USD/person/month (billed monthly) or $10.80 USD/person/month (billed annually). A free plan is available for single users. Discounts are available for nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.

Pricing starting from:

US$12,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Harvest

  • Time tracking - Log hours into a timesheet or start a timer from your desktop, phone, or browser.

  • Integrations - Connect Harvest to dozens of tools, including Asana, Basecamp, Jira, PayPal, QuickBooks, Trello, and Xero.

  • Expense tracking - Take pictures of receipts and save expenses to specific projects.

  • Powerful reports - Visual reporting gives you essential information about your team and your projects based on timesheet data.

  • Invoice clients - Create invoices based on your tracked time, email them to clients, and get paid online through PayPal or Stripe.

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    Markets

    United Arab Emirates, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, China, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Hong Kong SAR China, Ireland, Israel, India, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Sweden, Singapore, United States, South Africa

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$12,00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Harvest Software - Painlessly track time to different clients, projects, and tasks from all your devices.
    Harvest Software - Break down total time tracked by individual team member and see their billable hours.
    Harvest Software - Drill down into specific projects to analyze progress and costs.
    Harvest Software - Put your timesheet data to work with smarter reporting and invoicing.
    Harvest Software - Keep track of all the invoices you create as well as any outstanding payments.
    Harvest Software - Easily create invoices for your work, send them to clients, and get paid online.
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    Harvest Software - Painlessly track time to different clients, projects, and tasks from all your devices. Harvest Software - Break down total time tracked by individual team member and see their billable hours. Harvest Software - Drill down into specific projects to analyze progress and costs. Harvest Software - Put your timesheet data to work with smarter reporting and invoicing. Harvest Software - Keep track of all the invoices you create as well as any outstanding payments. Harvest Software - Easily create invoices for your work, send them to clients, and get paid online.

    Features

    Total features of Harvest: 35

    • API
    • Accounting Integration
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Attendance Tracking
    • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
    • Billable Items Tracking
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • Customizable Reports
    • Data Import/Export
    • Electronic Payments
    • Expense Tracking
    • Invoice Management
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Time Tracking
    • Multiple Billing Rates
    • Offline Time Tracking
    • Online Time Tracking Software
    • Progress Tracking
    • Project Management
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Project Tracking
    • Projections
    • QuickBooks Integration
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Task Progress Tracking
    • Time & Expense Tracking
    • Time Tracking
    • Time Tracking by Client
    • Time Tracking by Project
    • Timer
    • Timesheet Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,5 /5
    (459)
    Value for Money
    4,2/5
    Features
    4,3/5
    Ease of Use
    4,6/5
    Customer Support
    4,4/5

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    Steve M.
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    • Industry: Consumer Electronics
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Excellent at what it does, but pricey

    Reviewed on 2022/01/01

    Overall it's the simplest solution for straight forward time tracking. There are tons of competitors...

    Overall it's the simplest solution for straight forward time tracking. There are tons of competitors that do similar things, but Harvest was one of the originals in the SaaS space and provides excellent execution and stability.

    Pros

    I learned about Harvest through the integration with Asana. Although my team doesn't use it for billable time, we do track hours for projects so that we can understand what portions of our product pipeline are consuming the most time, so we're utilizing just one small portion of the overall functionality, which includes different clients, rates, and other features consultants or freelancers would need. That said, what I like the most is the slick integration with Asana right in the app, and the clean clear reporting in the Harvest tool itself. We don't tend to use the mobile app our our usage, but it seems quite good as well.

    Cons

    The biggest drawback about Harvest is the price for what you get. For a product that does basically one thing, it costs about as much as the Google office suite. The hardest part is that they added a new forecasting tool as a separate product and then that costs an additional monthly fee per user, so instead of extending the capabilities of Harvest itself and giving you more value for your money, they froze the Harvest feature and decided to charge more (fortunately it's an opt-in instead of just raising the prices for all).

    Randall S.
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    • Industry: Law Practice
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Great for time and billing; hard to integrate with accounting

    Reviewed on 2020/03/12

    Ease of timekeeping and billing has improved. Integration with the rest of my accounting system...

    Ease of timekeeping and billing has improved. Integration with the rest of my accounting system has become harder.

    Pros

    I started using it because I did not find the timekeeping functions of Quickbooks easy enough to use. On that point, Harvest is much better--it is excellent at keeping track of time. In addition, Harvest makes it quite easy to bill clients for time and to follow up with repeated billings if needed.

    Cons

    I'll mention two things. First, the method of dealing with retainers needs some serious work to be useful for lawyers. If I have an outstanding invoice and a client sends me a retainer, I cannot have payment toward the invoice taken out of the retainer without a fairly convoluted process. Second, it is hard to integrate with Quickbooks. I need Quickbooks (or I suppose, something similar) to keep track of all my financial records. But when I am using Harvest for timekeeping and billing, I wind up making many of the entries twice.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

    I don't admin Harvest. I only enter time into Harvest. I don't like Harvest.

    Reviewed on 2018/01/11

    I personally get no benefits from this software. I'm not a fan.

    I personally get no benefits from this software. I'm not a fan.

    Pros

    So overall I'm not a fan. That said, documenting expenses is the best I've ever seen in Harvest. It's really well done and simple. Nice and clean, get your photos, get your monies and go. Big fan.

    That is where my love affair ends with this app.

    From an administrative point, maybe there are incredible advantages over other offerings. The world may have never experienced such a revolutionary piece of software and I, in turn, am a simpleton; stuck in a world of misunderstanding.

    Cons

    If you write a app which tracks hourly time and tries to put it into buckets for easy expensing, the time-tracking app should be simple for the multitude of non-admin users. Simply put, it's cumbersome and annoying.... and I say that because someone is going to take stronger language less seriously.

    Forget the fact that you have to enter in time _Daily_. When I say daily, I don't mean that you click on the day, you do the thing and save. I mean that it shows you one day per page at a time. No calendar to quickly go through a week, no monthly review where you can quickly fill in gaps. One page == one day. You can bring stuff over from the last-entered day, but the hours aren't filled in... just the buckets. This leads to an incredibly slow, painful, and frankly uninteresting experience. For a bunch of users who want to do their job instead of fiddling around with tracking how long they've done their job, asking them to use Harvest is basically asking them to make none of their time billable unless threatened with homelessness. It's incredibly painful to use.

    To be sure, I'm not a fan of time-tracking apps anyway. I akin them to asking your employees to lie to you and giving them a form in which to do it... but Harvest makes the fun of lying to your employer the low-light of your day. It's not fair.

    Shannon O.
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Truly Simple and Intuitive to Use Effectively

    Reviewed on 2021/10/15

    From day one it was intuitive and easy to use. It's a time tracking tool, so it really doesn't need...

    From day one it was intuitive and easy to use. It's a time tracking tool, so it really doesn't need to be complicated. The creators have managed to perfectly combine functionality and a straightforward interface with enough features to also make it versatile for various types of businesses and projects.

    Pros

    This software is part of my everyday use, and it just works 100% of the time. When you are managing various clients and tasks, the interface makes it dead simple to task-switch and start logging hours in a different or for a different client. And when it's time to assess how many hours are left to spend on a client, the analytics reporting is easy to understand and offers several great ways to manipulate the data.

    Cons

    There are features I don't use—mainly the expenses feature—so I cannot speak to how that works. Everything else, however, just works.

    Jason F.
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    • Industry: Design
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Great for a small creative business.

    Reviewed on 2021/04/20

    We've been using harvest for years, and when we were just doing small side projects here and there...

    We've been using harvest for years, and when we were just doing small side projects here and there it met our needs perfectly. Now that our business has grown we need a more powerful tool that integrates bookkeeping and vendor management, in addition to time tracking, billing, and invoicing.

    Pros

    We love Harvest and its features. From time tracking to billing and invoicing Harvest has helped us grow our business and keep on top of the projects we are working on.

    Cons

    There are other similar products on the market that offer the ability to send contracts and proposals, as well as products for bookkeeping that integrate many of the same features for not much more in total cost.

    Alternatives Considered

    FreshBooks

    Reasons for Switching to Harvest

    At the time, pricing was the deciding factor.
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    Harvest offers the following pricing plans:

    Harvest costs $12 USD/person/month (billed monthly) or $10.80 USD/person/month (billed annually) for unlimited access to all of Harvest's features. A free plan is also available for single users with limited needs. Discounts are available for nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.

    Harvest has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    Harvest supports the following languages:

    English

    Harvest supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile)

    Harvest integrates with the following applications:

    Akita, Alfred, Apollo, Apollo, Asana, Basecamp, Beanstalk, Bidsketch, Breeze, Chrometa, ClickUp, Databox, Domo, Flow, Formstack Forms, Freshservice, Fundbox, GitHub, Glip, Google Calendar, Google Workspace, Grapple Task Management Software, Grow, Hygger, IFTTT, Integromat, InvoiceSherpa, Jira, Jitbit Helpdesk, Klipfolio, Lawcus, Mailform, MeisterTask, Microsoft Outlook, OneSaas, Pastel, PayPal, Plecto, Proposify, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quickbooks Online, Rindle, Salesmate, Slack, Smartsheet, Stripe, Teambook, Teamwork, Trello, Xero, Zapier, Zendesk, Zendesk Sell

    Harvest offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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