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Timely is the definitive automatic time tracking tool for businesses of all sizes, helping teams manage projects, invoice and report time accurately with ease. Consider a Timely alternative if you’re after more basic manual time tracking or looking for a free tool.

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A timely alternative to manual time tracking

Feel Helena’s pain? You’re not alone. Almost every time tracking app currently on the market shares Deputy’s essential design error: 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 manual input and memory itself breeds extreme inaccuracy—even if you remember to log your hours every day, studies show that timesheets that rely on manual input are only ever 67% accurate.

In contrast, Timely is one of the only mature automatic time tracking solutions currently available on the market. It can capture everything you work on in the background for you, without the need for any manual timers or note taking—creating an accurate, objective record of all the time you spend on every document, website, email, meeting and video call.

Timely also minimizes time tracking admin by letting you drag and drop tracked activities to your timesheet, or enlist AI to draft time entries for you. Offering a range of project and team  management features, you can easily visualize and report on critical business information— from budget spend and time on clients, to employee capacity and utilization.

In case you bill for your hours, Timely also streamlines routine accounting, allowing you to create accurate, professional invoices in bulk for all unbilled project work in a click through its QuickBooks Online integration.

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When to choose Timely over a Timely alternative

Offering AI and automation, Timely is quite a step up from most manual time tracking software. It may be everything you’d ever dreamed of in a time tracker, or too sophisticated for your needs. To figure out what’s right for you, here are a few reasons why people choose Timely over Timely alternatives.

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

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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.

Timely alternatives compared

Timely Toggl Clockify Harvest
Type Automatic Manual Specialisms Manual
G2 rating 4.8 4.6 4.4 4.3
Privacy Excellent Good Average Good
Specialisms
Automatic tracking
Budgets
Dashboards
GPS tracking
Reporting
Invoicing
Manual timer
Budgets
Dashboards
Planner
Manual timer
⚠️ Keystrokes
Manual timer
Dashboards
Manual timer
Budgets
Dashboards
Planner
Invoicing
Price per user $8/month $8/month $5.49/month $12/month
Free trial
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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. Independent G2 users rate Timely higher than Timely alternatives in almost every performance category—from ROI and usability to ease of setup and customer relationship. Timely has been awarded 🏆 "Leader” status among the 114 time tracking software reviewed on G2’s platform, and the 🏆 No. 1 easiest time tracking software to use.

Timely is rated highest on:
  • Ease of completing timesheets
  • Performance and reliability
  • Tracking time to projects
Timely has a 97% user satisfaction rate for:
  • Ease of use
  • Ease of setup
  • Ease of doing business
  • Quality of support
  • Ease of admin

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
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

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users make of Timely

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

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Goh via Typeform
Goh via Typeform

“I was stunned by the level of detail Timely captures. The detailed view of where my time goes and precisely how long tasks and projects take could be a game changer for my business.”

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Kevin
Kevin

"For the first time ever, I logged as many billable hours as one of our highest producers at the agency. This tool paid for itself in a single day. The two week trial was fantastic, and when I saw the trial was expired, my boss could not have pulled out her credit card any faster."

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Erika via Typeform
Erika via Typeform

“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

“I was over the moon to find out that something like Timely existed. It tracks everything for me. If you need a time tracker that tracks the time you spend on every project for you, you have to get Timely.”

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

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Goh via Typeform
Goh via Typeform

“I was stunned by the level of detail Timely captures. The detailed view of where my time goes and precisely how long tasks and projects take could be a game changer for my business.”

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Kevin
Kevin

"For the first time ever, I logged as many billable hours as one of our highest producers at the agency. This tool paid for itself in a single day. The two week trial was fantastic, and when I saw the trial was expired, my boss could not have pulled out her credit card any faster."

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Erika via Typeform
Erika via Typeform

“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

“I was over the moon to find out that something like Timely existed. It tracks everything for me. If you need a time tracker that tracks the time you spend on every project for you, you have to get Timely.”

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Milla
Milla
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