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Timely’s automation and privacy-first approach makes it the definitive Timesheets alternative. Trade manual timer frustration and creepy screenshots for intuitive, culture-friendly time tracking.

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An alternative to Timesheets’ manual timers

Share Helena’s pain? You’re not alone. Almost every time tracking app currently on the market shares Timesheets’ 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. It also leaves you extremely vulnerable to expensive inaccuracies. Even if you remember to log your hours every day, studies show that timesheets that rely on manual input are only ever 67% accurate.

Timesheets also has some questionable features which undermine employee trust. Timesheets’ geo-location tagging feature allows managers to capture the locations of employees clocking in on mobile, and the Photo Timestamp functionality is advertised to give employers “extra security” from supposedly shirking employees by accessing their laptop webcam to take a photo of them.

In this context, Timesheet’s additional time off and PTO features matter relatively little. Ultimately, a robust time tracking solution should satisfy a very basic purpose: capturing hours as accurately and easily without destroying team trust and culture.

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What makes Timely the best Timesheets alternative?

Offering automatic time tracking, Timely is quite a step up from Timesheets’ heavily manual functionality. Instead of making you plug in everything you work on, Timely captures time on every task, precise to the second. Crucially, it actually protects employee privacy and is 100% free of dystopian spying features. Here are a few reasons why Timesheets users switch 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

Timesheets

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 Timesheets in almost every performance category.

Timely trumps Timesheets on these features:
  • Ease of completing timesheets
  • Tracking time to projects
  • Billable time rate management
  • Invoice creation and delivery
  • Performance and reliability
  • Project accounting/revenue recognition
  • Integrations, workflow and APIs
  • Reporting
  • Mobile time tracking
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

Timesheets

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

"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 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

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

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Goh via Typeform
Goh via Typeform

“Compass employees adore that they can trust Memory to track all their computer activity without automatically sharing it with the company. Everyone stays in control of their data.”

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Beau
Beau

“With timer-based apps, I wouldn't go to the trouble of signing in to capture 1-2 minutes of work on an email. With Timely, I was really amazed at how much time I was spending on things that I never billed for. I knew I needed it in my life.”

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Kristen via Typeform
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"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 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

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

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Goh via Typeform
Goh via Typeform

“Compass employees adore that they can trust Memory to track all their computer activity without automatically sharing it with the company. Everyone stays in control of their data.”

-
Beau
Beau

“With timer-based apps, I wouldn't go to the trouble of signing in to capture 1-2 minutes of work on an email. With Timely, I was really amazed at how much time I was spending on things that I never billed for. I knew I needed it in my life.”

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Kristen via Typeform
Kristen via Typeform
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