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Timely’s simple automated approach makes it the definitive Qbserve alternative. Upgrade your automatic time tracking experience to manage projects, invoice and report accurately with ease.

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An alternative to Qbserve’s basic design and limited features

Like Timely, Qbserve is one of the few automated time tracking solutions currently available on the market. Both can capture everything you work on in the background for you, without the need for any manual timers or note taking. However, the tools diverge on the application and sophistication of their automation, and what you can actually do with your time data. Here are a few reasons why Qbserve users upgrade their automatic time tracking to Timely.


Works seamlessly from anywhere

Timely lets you manage your time on web, Mac, Windows, iOS or Android, allowing you to switch effortlessly between devices and work on the go. On mobile, you have the option to enable GPS tracking to see how long you spend in different locations, which is handy for capturing all time at client sites. Qbserve, on the other hand, is only available to Mac users who only work from that device, with no mobile option. Since all Qbserve tracked data is stored locally, there is no ability to sync information with another Mac and data is left insecure—if your hard drive fails or you lose your Mac, you lose all your data.


Advanced project time tracking

Timely is designed to help you seamlessly capture, report and invoice accurately across your project portfolio, whereas Qbserve is primarily designed for managing your personal productivity. Beyond tagging an activity to a project, Qbserve has no real project time tracking capabilities. In contrast, Timely lets you manage project budgets and retainers in real time, compare your billable and non-billable percentage, visualize project team activity, and assign project work in line with team capacity.


Intuitive, modern design

Both Timely and Qbserve capture every second of your work day, so it’s important that the sheer granularity of that data stays accessible. Qbserve’s text- and list-heavy UI can leave users seeking a rich visual overview of their day underwhelmed. Many are also surprised that they need to install extensions to be able to track sites in Firefox, Vivaldi, Opera and Yandex Browser. Contrastingly, Timely’s tactile, highly-visual design lets you customize how you view and manage your data, with colour coding, AI-drafted timesheets and drag-and-drop functionality proving to be popular.

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What makes Timely the best Qbserve alternative?

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 projects 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

Qbserve

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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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 Qbserve in almost every performance category.

Timely trumps Qbserve on these features:
  • Ease of completing timesheets
  • Tracking time to projects
  • Billable time rate management
  • Project accounting/revenue recognition
  • Invoice creation and delivery
  • Electronic payments
  • Reporting
  • Performance and reliability
  • Mobile time tracking
  • APIs, integrations and workflow
  • Automated reminders
  • Policy compliance management
Timely is rated higher overall for:
  • Ease of admin
  • Ease of doing business
  • Ease of setup
  • Ease of use
  • Product direction
  • Quality of support

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

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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
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Time spent on timesheets/week
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Time taken to onboard users
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Time tracking compliance
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What people make of Timely

What past

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users make of Timely

“I'm really liking Timely’s workflow and it is helping me capture absolutely every hour of my waking day so I can analyze how I spend my time and not miss any billable hours.”

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Dan via Typeform
Dan via Typeform

“We use Timely to get deep insights on where our team is spending for each client project. It helps us identify potential time sucks, billing misses or billing overages—all of which help to keep the client first.”

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Nathan
Nathan

“The ultimate time tracker! I increased company income with approx 30% after using Timely.”

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Goh via Typeform
Goh via Typeform

“Timely is our guardian angel. Rather than spending an hour every month doing my hours, I can do my backlog in less than 10 mins and trust that it's accurate. People who had not tracked time for over two years actually started tracking their time and even enjoying it.”

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Kasey via Typeform
Kasey via Typeform

“My developers love your product. We use it to track project hours for client billing, reporting, and internal efficiency. We also use it to help us personally avoid distraction, track time on team tasks, and see where we spend time.”

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Navi via Typerform
Navi via Typerform
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“I'm really liking Timely’s workflow and it is helping me capture absolutely every hour of my waking day so I can analyze how I spend my time and not miss any billable hours.”

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Dan via Typeform
Dan via Typeform

“We use Timely to get deep insights on where our team is spending for each client project. It helps us identify potential time sucks, billing misses or billing overages—all of which help to keep the client first.”

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Nathan
Nathan

“The ultimate time tracker! I increased company income with approx 30% after using Timely.”

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Goh via Typeform
Goh via Typeform

“Timely is our guardian angel. Rather than spending an hour every month doing my hours, I can do my backlog in less than 10 mins and trust that it's accurate. People who had not tracked time for over two years actually started tracking their time and even enjoying it.”

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Kasey via Typeform
Kasey via Typeform

“My developers love your product. We use it to track project hours for client billing, reporting, and internal efficiency. We also use it to help us personally avoid distraction, track time on team tasks, and see where we spend time.”

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Navi via Typerform
Navi via Typerform
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