When comparing TimeCamp vs Hubstaff, 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 Hubstaff is ranked 6th.
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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
Hubstaff integrates with multiple project management tools and will automatically sync to update your task list.
Pro Automatic payments and payroll
Set up your team to automatically get paid for the hours they log using the Hubstaff app. Just input their hourly rate, the schedule you want them to be paid on (weekly, monthly, bi-weekly?), and integrate with your favorite payment service (PayPal, Payoneer, etc.)
Hubstaff takes randomized screenshots while users are logging time. Frequency can be adjusted and screenshots can be blurred.
Pro URL tracking
View the URLs you've visited while tracking time on Hubstaff, and how long you spent on each one.
Pro Idle time indicator
Hubstaff detects when someone has been idle and will notify the user.
Pro Automatic time reports and timesheets
Hubstaff will generate reports based on time tracked by users. These can be filtered by user, project and date and exported as a PDF, CSV or in Quickbooks
Pro Works offline
Users can track time offline. The software will upload screenshots, activity levels and time logs once the user reconnects to the Internet.
Pro Activity levels and productivity measures
Activity levels are measured based on keystrokes and mouse movements (which keys were used are not recorded) and give an indication of how productive a user has been while their Hubstaff timer was running.
You can limit how many hours an individual in your organization is allowed to work per week to stay within budget.
Pro Work notes
Hubstaff users can attach work notes to their time entries to describe what has been done.
Pro Application monitoring
See which apps you've used while tracking time to Hubstaff and for how long.
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 Not free with limited trial
Many other time tracking apps allow for free users under a certain team size and for personal use, Hubstaff does not allow for this and only has a limited 14 day trial of the software before one needs to pay a monthly fee that starts at $5 a month for the lowest package.