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5 Best Free Time Clock Apps

5 Best Free Time Clock Apps

As a small business owner, it’s important that you get an accurate picture of your employees’ work hours.

That’s why businesses all over the world use what’s called a time clock app.

But what exactly is a time clock app?

We’ll walk you through the definition, how it could be useful for your business, and the best 5 free time clock apps currently available.

Here’s What We’ll Cover:

What Is a Time Clock App?

5 Best Free Time Clock Apps

Key Takeaways

What Is a Time Clock App?

An online time clock, otherwise known as a time clock app or a time tracker, is a way for employees to clock in and out of each shift online.

This time clock software will then connect to your online timesheet or time tracking software. This information can then be used to calculate payroll and hourly wages for each employee, as well as track any signs of time theft.

This is a quick and easy way to save on labour costs, prevent “buddy punching” and keep your employees honest with their time.

Employee time clock apps are a modern solution to help businesses move away from traditional paper time cards.

5 Best Free Time Clock Apps

1. Clockify

Clockify is a simple, easy-to-use time clock app that requires no installation.

The program is highly intuitive and great for managing your staff’s activity. You can track time for any activity that you want and have full access to the data and reports about how much time was spent on each activity.

Clockify offers a great free service for unlimited users. This service is perfect for basic time clocking services. But if you were looking for more complex features then you would want to have a look at their Enterprise Plan. This is billed annually at $11.99 per user per month.

2. actiTIME

actiTIME offers a flexible time clock tool that supports both manual and automatic time tracking modes. Their software means that you are able to monitor your employees’ availability at their workstations. You can do this while staying aware of team performance results.

They offer comprehensive reports with details of how many employee work hours have been spent. As well as what different activities they were working on. This also allows you to track performance levels.

3. Open Time Clock

Open Time Clock is a web-based time clock software. It works as a time tracking and attendance management solution for businesses of any size.

They have an easy-to-use and efficient clock-in and clock-out functionality that allows its users to record their punch-in time with a barcode, RFID and GPS tracking.

They also offer the ability for users to log in using a web camera. This can help to reduce the risk of time theft by preventing buddy punching.

You can also use Open Time Clock as a way of tracking absences, time off requests and employee schedule tracking. Their free version offers an unlimited number of users and includes almost all of their features.

4. Homebase

Homebase is an easy-to-use time clock software that lets managers see when and where their employees start their workdays.

This helps you to detect if any of your employees are late, skip their breaks or stays at work for longer than they are required to.

Homebase offers a free version that is suitable for an unlimited number of users.

5. Time Clock Wizard

Time Clock Wizard provides access from multiple platforms. It can be used as a web application as well as a mobile time clock app.

Their software allows employees to clock in without any hassle. It also allows managers to gain an insight as to when and where their team members punch in and out. It also gives you the ability to see what device they’re using to do so.

Their free version offers time tracking and clock-in features along with full customer support.

Key Takeaways

The introduction of time clock software and apps means that as long as you have an internet connection, you can track all of your employees' hours.

This makes your life as a business owner easier, as well as your accounting department as they can use this information for payroll.

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