Time tracking software is a type of computer software that records time spent on tasks. This category of software can enable users to run billing reports, and prepare invoices for clients.
The deployment of this software offers a new level of productivity to organizations, as it provides management with information on what time is spent by employees on different activities such as projects and tasks. This can help to measure productivity over time. This software is commonly used by professionals that charge clients by the hour such as accountants, solicitors, and freelancers. The generation of automatic invoices with minimal or no data entry removes the inconvenience of billing and invoicing clients, and improves efficiency.
A fairly wide range of free Linux time tracking tools are available. This article identifies our favourite tools. We’ve restricted our selection to GUI software. There’s a separate Group Test for console based time tracking software.
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Let’s explore the 16 time tracking applications at hand. Click the links in the table below to learn all about each program.
|Time Cop||Billed as a time tracking app that respects your privacy|
|Project Hamster||Time tracking applet for the GNOME desktop environment|
|Task Coach||Designed to deal with composite tasks|
|TimeSlotTracker||Java based time tracking tool|
|dotProject||Web-based, multi-user, multi-language project management application|
|Toggl Desktop||Toggl time tracking client|
|KTimetracker||Todo management and time tracking application|
|Kapow||Punch clock program designed to track time|
|Timetrack||Simple timetrack app for GNOME|
|Rachota||Designed for personal timetracking of projects|
|Baralga||Simple and lightweight time tracking|
|TimeIT||Unobtrusive time tracker|
|dxtime||Small program for time tracking using wxWidgets, wxSQLite, and SQLIte3|
|Kimai||Web based software that tracks work time, and classifies it|
|Khronos||Simple tool to let you track the time spent on a task|
|Charm||Cross-platform software for professionals|
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