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Timely’s simple automated approach makes it the definitive Clockify alternative. Trade manual timer frustration and creepy screenshots for intuitive, culture-friendly time tracking.

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An alternative to Clockify’s manual timers and Big Brother mindset

Feel Helena’s pain? You’re not alone. Almost every time tracking app currently on the market shares Clockify’s essential design flaw: manual timer input.

Constantly starting and stopping timers is an unnatural and inefficient way to track time — particularly if you regularly hop between projects or responsibilities. The reliance on human input also produces bad data – studies show that even when logged daily, manual timesheets are only ever 67% accurate.

Clockify is also notorious for its flagrant violation of employee privacy. It gives managers the ability to take screenshots of employee screens to see what they’re working on—adopting a time tracking model built around employee distrust.

In this context, Clockify’s broad feature set and free plan matter relatively little. Ultimately, a robust time tracking solution should satisfy a very basic purpose: capturing hours accurately without destroying team trust and culture.

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What makes Timely the best Clockify alternative?

Offering AI and automation, Timely is quite a step up from Clockify’s heavily manual functionality. It completely flips the time tracking burden: instead of taking time out of your day to tell Timely what you worked on, Timely tells you with complete objectivity. Crucially, it actually protects employee privacy and is 100% free of dystopian spying features. Here are a few reasons why Clockify users upgrade to Timely.

Bill accurately for all work

Timely automatically captures the time you spend on every piece of work in the background for you. No guesstimates or overlooked billable hours from struggling to remember what you worked on. By producing a completely accurate timeline of every day automatically, Timely ensures every billable detail actually makes it to your timesheet.

Minimize time tracking overhead

Instead of starting and stopping timers as you move between tasks, Timely lets you stay 100% focused on your work. In addition to automating daily time tracking, it also minimizes timesheet admin by drafting time entries for you. Free more time for the work that matters!

Manage and report effortlessly

Report effortlessly with confidence

Timely makes it easy to translate masses of granular time data into accessible, professional reports for clients and stakeholders. Its real-time dashboards keep you on top of critical business information, including project budget spend, billable percentage, overtime and employee capacity.

Protect team trust

Offering user-level privacy by design, Timely is a tracking tool that teams can actually trust. Every employee gets their own private work timeline and they control what information goes public. We will never support creepy surveillance functionality — your private work data is for your eyes only.

Work anywhere

Timely is ready for wherever work takes you. With apps available on Mac, Windows, iOS and Android in addition to the web, you can move seamlessly between your laptop, phone and tablet. Our secure GPS location app also lets you automatically track the time you spend at different locations from your mobile — ideal for capturing travel, meetings, site visits and events, and logging time on the go.

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Why G2 users love Timely?

Teams of all shape and sizes upgrade their time tracking with Timely to effortlessly capture and manage their time. But don't just take our word for it — see how independent G2 users rate Timely against

Clockify

Timely is rated highest for:
  • Ease of completing timesheets
  • Performance and reliability
  • Tracking time to projects
  • Billable time rate management
  • Project accounting/revenue recognition
  • Policy compliance management
Timely has an average 96% satisfaction rating for:
  • Ease of use
  • Ease of setup
  • Ease of admin
  • Quality of support
  • Ease of doing business
  • Product direction
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Mobile Timely

Work anywhere

Timely is ready for wherever work takes you. With apps available on Mac, Windows, iOS and Android in addition to the web, you can move seamlessly between your laptop, phone and tablet. Our secure GPS location app also lets you automatically track the time you spend at different locations from your mobile — ideal for capturing travel, meetings, site visits and events, and logging time on the go.

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G2 users love Timely

Teams of all shapes and sizes upgrade their time tracking with Timely to effortlessly capture and manage their time. But don't just take our word for it — independent G2 users rate Timely higher than Clockify on almost every performance category.

Timely trumps Clockify on these features:
  • Ease of completing timesheets
  • Performance and reliability
  • Billable time rate management
  • Project accounting/revenue recognition
  • Integrations
  • Reporting
Timely is rated higher overall for:
  • Ease of use
  • Ease of admin
  • Ease of setup
  • Quality of support
  • Product direction
  • Ease of doing business
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Timely’s top features

Teams of all shape and sizes upgrade their time tracking with Timely to effortlessly capture and manage their time. But don't just take our word for it — see how independent G2 users rate Timely against

Clockify

Automatic Time Tracking
  • Automatic activity timeline
  • AI-drafted timesheets
  • Automatic reminders
  • Idle time detection
  • Native integrations
Effortless reporting
  • Dynamic chart builder
  • Live client dashboards
  • CSV, XLS, PDF export
  • Project dashboards
  • Budget tracking
Accounting and billing
  • Invoice integration
  • Hourly rates
  • Billable/Unbilled hours
  • Mark hours as "Billed"
  • Time entry history
Real-time visibility
  • Automatic activity timeline
  • Automatic timesheets
  • Automatic reminders
  • Idle time detection
  • Native integrations
10 minutes
Time spent on timesheets/week
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< 5 minutes
Time taken to onboard users
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100%
Time tracking compliance
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What people make of Timely

What past

Clockify

users make of Timely

“Using Clockify was a job unto itself for time tracking. Timely is like having an FTL drive and a flux capacitor so you can jump between work and life but also go back to the future. Or forward to the past.”

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Brooke
Brooke

“Using Timely is really enjoyable. It does a very good job of showing my daily and weekly earnings, and changing hourly rates retrospectively means I can estimate my hourly rate on fixed price projects, then go back and update with the 'real' number."

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Steven
Steven

“Timely catches time you don't even realise you've spent. The detailed view of where my time goes and how long precisely tasks and projects take, could be a game changer for my business.”

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Helena
Helena
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“Using Clockify was a job unto itself for time tracking. Timely is like having an FTL drive and a flux capacitor so you can jump between work and life but also go back to the future. Or forward to the past.”

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Brooke
Brooke

“Using Timely is really enjoyable. It does a very good job of showing my daily and weekly earnings, and changing hourly rates retrospectively means I can estimate my hourly rate on fixed price projects, then go back and update with the 'real' number."

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Steven
Steven

“Timely catches time you don't even realise you've spent. The detailed view of where my time goes and how long precisely tasks and projects take, could be a game changer for my business.”

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Helena
Helena
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