When comparing Desktop Task Timer 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 Desktop Task Timer is ranked 18th.
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Pro Light version available
There is a cheaper light version available for those that don't need the full functionality of the app or would like to try it out without spending the more money on the more expensive version.
Pro Export time to CSV
Users can export CSV files from the app to use for billing, etc. Though this does require the non light version.
Pro An internet connection isn't required
Due to the app having no cloud sync there is no need to have an internet connection for the app to run. Everything it does is local to the device.
Pro Sync time across devices using a shared folder
While not necessarily the easiest of options (really more a work around to the apps limited functionality) users can sync the apps files to a shared folder or cloud storage folder in order to have sync'd time across Mac's.
Pro Easiest of time tracking packages
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 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 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 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.
Pro Distractions-free design
Easy to use, even for a person who doesn't know anything about PM.
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 software to categorise time automatically
Con Only available for OSX
Can only be used on OSX devices, which is pretty limiting for those that use multiple OS's.
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.