Skip to content
× FreshBooks App Logo
Official App
Free - Google Play
Get it
You're currently on our US site. Select your regional site here:
4 Min. Read

5 Best Timecard Apps (Free & Paid)

5 Best Timecard Apps (Free & Paid)

Long gone are the days of paper time cards being punched in and out. 

But as a small business owner, keeping track of your employee’s time is still important. This has become even more important since the rise of remote working. 

One way to keep an account of your employee’s hours is through timecard apps. These apps are designed to put an emphasis on employee accountability. 

This enables you to focus on organization and payroll streamlining. 

But with so many apps on the market, it can be difficult to sift through the multiple options and find an app that works for you.

So we’ve put together a list of the best 5 timecard apps, both free and paid, currently on the market to give you a helping hand. 

Here’s What We’ll Cover:



Toggl Track



Key Takeaways

1. FreshBooks

FreshBooks services are perfectly tailored for small business owners.

FreshBooks is accounting software that provides accounting solutions for small business owners. With all client estimates, invoices, payments, credits, and other financial info in one place, it’s easy to keep track of your employees and your clients. 

Their Time Tracking services allow you to maximize your productivity. So you can make sure that every second counts. 

FreshBooks also has the benefit of offering a free trial. This means you can try it out to see if it fits your business before putting any money down. 

Once your trial is up, FreshBooks’ basic option offers its ‘lite’ services for just $7.50 per month. 

2. Clockify

If you’re looking for something free, plain and simple, you won’t have to look much further than Clockify. 

Clockify is a standalone time tracker and timesheet with added project and team management features. 

It allows you to track time as you work, add time manually and edit, delete and specify each time entry. 

They offer a completely free service for an unlimited number of users who need basic time tracking features. 

3. Toggl Track

Toggl Track is another example of a standalone time tracker. There are also added project and team management features. But their free version is slightly more limited than their premium options. 

With Toggl, you can generate reports at the end of each week, month or quarter and export them as a PDF or CSV. 

Their free plan allows you to have up to five users on the account, whereas their basic paid plan is $9 per user per month. 

4. Hubstaff

Hubstaff is an app that is well suited to businesses with a lot of remote workers. This is because it allows visibility to see what your entire team is working on whenever you want in real time. 

Your employees can track their time using their desktop, mobile device or web app. They also offer a Chrome extension. 

Hubstaff also allows you to manually enter time entries with attached notes so you can be kept up-to-date on your staff’s whereabouts. 

Hubstaff offers a free plan for a single user, but for more users and features their basic plan starts at $7 per user per month. 

5. Timely

Timely is a time tracking software that automates company time tracking. It tracks time and creates timesheets automatically which saves precious time for your team. 

A bonus with Timely is that your employees don’t need to start or stop a timer as Timely tracks activity in the background. Your employees can then review the information and change or approve as needed. 

Timely works best for employees who work from a desk rather than employees who are out and about. 

They offer a 14-day free trial so you can test the software out before you commit. Their starter plan then costs $10 per user per month but can be scaled up to $26. 

Key Takeaways

Timecard apps are a great way to keep a track of your employees and their business hours. 

Accurate timekeeping makes it much easier for your accounting department to track payroll. This helps your business run smoothly and efficiently. 

Are you looking for more business advice on everything from starting a new business to new business practices? 

Then check out the FreshBooks Hub.