When comparing Qbserve vs Everhour, the Slant community recommends Everhour for most people. In the question“What are the best time tracking apps for freelancers?” Everhour is ranked 27th while Qbserve is ranked 28th. The most important reason people chose Everhour is:
Bi-directional sync means that you can continue to send invoices through QBO. Report filtering — great, unique options for grouping and displaying time data.
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Pro Invoice generation
It's possible to generate PDFs with invoices based on tracked project time or create ones from scratch.
Pro Automatic project tracking
Qbserve categorizes project time automatically based on opened documents and web pages.
Pro Dynamic icons
The dock icon will change color depending on what you are currently doing, acting as a reminder to get back to work when you've become distracted. You can also set goals, and in the status bar you will see a percentage of how close you are to your daily goal.
Pro Data is stored locally
Pro Wide database
There are over 7500 apps/sites/games in the database which provides lots of data for more accurate tracking.
Pro Differentiates between work and play
Qbserve can determine the difference between productive and distractive activities. It doesn't use a static algorithm either - it will read content page-by-page to determine whether or not it is productive or not. this allows certain chats to count as work, and other chats to not count, even if you are using the same chat service for both.
Pro Integration with QuickBooks Online
Bi-directional sync means that you can continue to send invoices through QBO.
Report filtering — great, unique options for grouping and displaying time data.
Pro Integration with Asana
Allows for consistency and streamlines processes for my team, reducing the need for duplicate efforts
Clearly displays project status
Pro Flexible Reporting on Spent Time and its Cost
Allows using a combination of different columns to break time by project, task or member.
Con No synchronization
Since Qbserve is a serverless solution – you can't sync your database between multiple Macs.
Con Short free trial
While it's good that there is a 10 day free trial, 10 days isn't very long. A longer trial would allow for better judgement of how much more productive the software made you.
A bit more control over user permissions and/or roles would be useful.
Con Offline functionality
Everhour does not have offline functionality for use when internet is not available.