Best Free Time Management Apps
It can be difficult to keep track of the time spent on specific tasks when you’re jumping between multiple clients and projects. Finding a quick and efficient time management application
is the first step to taming the insanity of your work day.
3 FREE Time Tracking Applications
- Klok Lite
Klok is an Adobe-Air run program with a fantastic user interface. It makes it easy to input clients and projects and organize them with fun and simple color coordination. Simply right-click a project to designate what you are currently working on and it will keep track of your time until you click Stop. Forgot to track time for a project earlier in the day? Drag and drop the project into the day’s column and specify the amount of time you spent working on it. When your week is complete, export your Timesheet into an Excel document.
Price: When I first started using Klok a couple of years ago, it was a completely free platform. While their full version now costs $15.99 (a considerably low license price and is compatible with various project management applications), they still offer a free Lite version that works well for solely time tracking purposes.
Toggl brings a little bit more simplicity to time tracking. With options to track from the web, your desktop, or your phone, its minimalist interface allows you to create a list of what your working on so you can start tracking your time right away. Export timesheet reports in Excel and PDF formats.
If you upgrade to a full-feature account, you can integrate your 3rd party project management apps with your Toggl account.
MakeSomeTime, a web-based time-tracking app, has a beautiful user interface and a very intuitive layout. Its sleek design is not only nice to look at, but makes it very easy to navigate. Simply input your clients and projects, and MakeSomeTime will keep a list of your tasks and time as you go. Archive completed tasks to remove them from your current task list and view a project’s time report straight from the application, or export to Excel or PDF. Considering I am currently using MakeSomeTime to track my time writing this blog post, I can honestly say I am a big fan!
These are some of my favorite time tracking apps. What are yours? Tell us in the comments below!