When comparing Ballpark vs TimeCamp, the Slant community recommends TimeCamp for most people. In the question“What are the best time tracking apps for freelancers?” TimeCamp is ranked 3rd while Ballpark is ranked 25th.
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Pro Works with small and large teams
Ballpark has been created to work well no matter the team size one has. Could be a single user or a team of hundreds, Ballpark scales appropriately.
Pro Well designed invoices
While maybe not the most crucial part of a bill, Ballpark does provide very well designed invoices.
Pro Easiest of time tracking packages
Pro Great for teams
This software tracks your activity on PC. You can use timesheets, invite other members to your team, even freelancers.
Pro Can help create an invoice
TimeCamp can create an invoice based on your project hours. The app will take care of the math for you, you just need to provide it with the rate and tax. TimeCamp can also export directly to Xero or Quickbooks.
Pro Free version for single users and for trial
There is a free version available with limited functionality that is great for freelancers as well as testing the app. There is also a 30 day free trial for the paid versions for further testing.
Pro Graphical timesheets
Graphical timesheets placed in the calendar allows for an easy visual representation of how much time was used on what tasks on what hours for what days.
Pro Easily check team attendance
At a glance, the team leader can see how much his team has logged in as well as how much time they have taken off.
Keeps the team up-to-date with their assignments, delivers the highest level of conversations.
Pro Available for mobile
Users can track time regardless of their time and location.
Pro Automatic time tracking
Based on keywords users can configure the software to categorize time automatically.
Pro Distractions-free design
Easy to use, even for a person who doesn't know anything about PM.
Integration with Trello allows to track time directly there.
Pro Task management feature
You can easily create and delegate task for your team.
Con Dashboard is too static and not that useful for a small team or single users
There is no way to customize the dashboard, on top of this the info provided is all but useless on small teams or with single users. Basically it should allow the user to customize to their experience, but sadly does not do so.
Con No clients
You can't define clients and assign projects.
Con Can be intrusive
Due to the nature of the app and that it tracks everything a users does it can easily pick up on an employees website usage. Ideally one should not be cruising the web while working but realistically this can be seen as pretty overbearing of an employer.
Con Numbers may be off
Instances of incorrect times for certain activities is pretty damning of an app that is supposed to track time accurately.