When comparing TimeCamp vs Qbserve, 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 Qbserve is ranked 19th.
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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 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 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
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.
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.
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.