TSheets alternative | Timely

Timely’s simple automated approach makes it the definitive TSheets alternative.
Trade fiddly manual timers for accurate, effortless time tracking.
“I found TSheets in QuickBooks to be very expensive and not user friendly — I wanted a visual experience that was intuitive and easy to tackle.”
— Laura via Typeform

An alternative to TSheets’ manual timers

Feel Laura’s pain? You’re not alone. Almost every time tracking app currently on the market shares Tsheets’ main functional limitation: manual timer input.

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

So far, TSheets’ migration to QuickBooks Time has also been punishing for many long-time TSheets users. Aside from basic authentication problems with QuickBooks, many people have had to change the way they log their time within the new system.

In this context, TSheets’ clean design and closeness to QuickBooks matters relatively little. Ultimately, a professional time tracking solution should satisfy a very basic purpose: capturing hours accurately as easily as possible.

Bringing automatic time tracking to QuickBooks

Our QuickBooks integration lets you draft accurate invoices for all unbilled
work in Timely with a click and send them directly to QuickBooks Online.
Import all of your Toggl projects, users, clients and tags to Timely in a matter of seconds.

How to make the switch
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What makes Timely the best Tsheets alternative?

Offering AI and automation, Timely is quite a jump from Tsheets’ manual approach. It completely flips the time tracking experience: instead of making you constantly interrupt your day to tell Timely what you worked on, Timely tells you with complete objectivity! Here are a few reasons why TSheets 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 lost billables, inflations or guesstimates — by producing a completely accurate timeline of every day automatically, Timely ensures every billable detail actually makes it to your invoice.

Save hours on time tracking

By tracking time automatically for you, Timely reduces weekly timesheet admin from 2 hours to 10 minutes. Instead of managing timers, you can focus fully on your work and let Timely remember your day for you. Simply drag and drop captured work activities to your public timesheet or review draft timesheets created by Timely’s AI.

Streamline accounting, reporting and invoicing

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. Through its QuickBooks Online integration, you can transform Timely data into accurate invoices in a click.

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.

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 TSheets.
Compare Timely and Tsheets on G2

Timely trumps TSheets on these features:

  • Ease of completing timesheets
  • Tracking time to projects
  • Billable time rate management
  • Project accounting/revenue recognition
  • Workflow friendliness
  • Reporting
  • Performance and reliability

Timely is rated higher overall for:

  • Ease of use
  • Ease of setup
  • Ease of admin
  • Quality of support
  • Ease of doing business
  • Product direction
Timely is a leader in Time Tracking on G2
Timely is a leader in Time Tracking on G2
Timely is a leader in Time Tracking on G2
Timely is a leader in Time Tracking on G2
Timely is a leader in Time Tracking on G2

Timely’s top features

Automatic Time Tracking

  • Automatic activity timeline
  • Automatic timesheets
  • Automatic reminders
  • GPS location tracking
  • Native integrations

Effortless reporting

  • Dynamic chart builder
  • Live client dashboards
  • CSV, XLS, PDF export
  • Project dashboards
  • Budget tracking
  • Flexible tags

Accounting and billing

  • Invoice integration
  • Hourly rates
  • Billable/Unbilled hours
  • Mark hours as "Billed"
  • Time entry history

Real-time visibility

  • People dashboard
  • Overtime
  • Individual capacity
  • Activity overview
  • Planning

10 minutes

Time spent on timesheets/week

< 5 minutes

Time taken to onboard users


Time tracking compliance

What users make of Timely

“I've used many time tracking tools before—from spreadsheet methods to other cloud based apps. Timely is the first app I've found that makes time tracking a breeze.”
Matt S
"Gamechanger, saves hours of fiddly tracking. It's super-fast to accurately track time"
— Lauren T
"I'm a solo consultant and the insights I have learnt from were my time is going helps be manage my time resource that I previously had difficulty managing. Timely does the heavy lifting for tracking your time."
— Brett O

Timely is trusted by over 5,000+ businesses worldwide

How to migrate from Toggl to Timely

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