When comparing Hubstaff vs Toggl, the Slant community recommends Toggl for most people. In the question“What are the best time tracking apps for freelancers?” Toggl is ranked 1st while Hubstaff is ranked 4th. The most important reason people chose Toggl is:
Source code is available on [GitHub](https://github.com/toggl/toggldesktop).
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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.
Pro Open source, native Linux desktop client is being worked on
Source code is available on GitHub.
Pro Integration with existing services
Integrates with services such as TeamWeek, Pivotal Tracker, Github, Asana, Unfuddle, Gitlab, Trello, Worksection, Redbooth, Podio, Basecamp, JIRA, Producteev, Bitbucket, Stifer, Google Docs, Redmine, YouTrack, CapsuleCRM, Xero, Zendesk, Any.do, Todoist, Trac, Wunderlist, Toodledo, Teamwork.com, Google Mail, Taiga, HabitRPG, Axosoft, Countersoft Gemini, Drupal.org, Esa, Help Scout, Flow, Sprintly, Google Calendar & TestRail.
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.
Con Stable version requires Chrome
The stable version of Toggl on Linux installs as a Chrome app thus Chrome has to be installed on the machine and run (it can be run as a process in the background). A native client is in the works, but it's still in beta.