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 4th.
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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 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.
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 integrates with multiple project management tools and will automatically sync to update your task list.
Hubstaff takes randomized screenshots while users are logging time. Frequency can be adjusted and screenshots can be blurred.
Pro Idle time indicator
Hubstaff detects when someone has been idle and will notify the user.
Pro URL tracking
View the URLs you've visited while tracking time on Hubstaff, and how long you spent on each one.
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 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 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.
Pro Application monitoring
See which apps you've used while tracking time to Hubstaff and for how long.
Pro Work notes
Hubstaff users can attach work notes to their time entries to describe what has been done.
You can limit how many hours an individual in your organization is allowed to work per week to stay within budget.
Pro Has a free tier and trials for paid plans
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.
Con Task Mangement
Built-in task manager is not too great, it's best to use a third party app for that. It could be much simpler to create and assign tasks, (5/18/2018).
Con Free options are fairly limited
Hubstaff has a free tier and two paid tier options with free trials. The free tier allows 1 user with time-tracking and activity levels functionality. If you want the rest of the functionality, you'll have to pay $7 or $10 per month for the basic or premium plan respectively. You can see the full comparison between the tiers on their website.