Harvest vs Time Tracker Comparison Chart

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Yan Fedorov

Used in one of our project

2018-05-10

Excellent time tracking

Pros

It feels that a lot thinking is put in designing this product - the creators made it very easy to start and to use. Very handy feature of exporting in Excel format.

Cons

This product has a lot more features then the similar tool, but frankly all we needed was a simple tracking tool.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jenna Sloan

Keeps software projects on budget

2018-10-30

Pros

Used with a team of contractor developers to track time spent on the project. Worked great with 15+ remote devs and helped us stay on budget. Great UI and features.

Cons

Works well for time tracking but invoicing and estimates are lacking in features.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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John Horton

Simple, easy to use time tracking software. Gets the job done.

2018-07-19

Time tracking without the hassle.

Pros

There is virtually no ramp up time for Harvest, its incredibly intuitive and a new user can understand it on day one. I really appreciate the stopwatch feature and the integrations with other software like JIRA.

Cons

I don't personally work with the reporting features, but I've from others that it takes some work to understand how to organize them and get the right output.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kevin Coyle

User-friendly time tracking and invoicing software!

2017-11-08

Easy time tracking, reporting, and invoicing.

Pros

(1) User experience is exceptional. Tracking time within projects is extremely intuitive. (2) Very visual product in terms of forecasted costs on a given project. (3) Reporting is the best part - gather data based on team members, area of work, date range, etc.

Cons

(1) It appears there are multiple different funnels to get to the same information. These flows make the platform seem convoluted, redundant, and sometimes confusing. (2) Invoicing UI could be improved. For example, creating and linking invoices to projects follows a seemingly arbitrary rule set.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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David Jensen

Simple to use but lacking features

2018-03-27

Pros

Can send invoices directly from Harvest from time tracked, and also misc invoices.

Cons

Does not have time tracking reminder feature.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Dave Smith

Our company has used harvest for the last 5 years and love it!

2017-07-20

Easy time tracking for clients and billing.

Pros

The software makes it easy to track employee time as well and allow us to keep an eye on who is not submitting time sheets properly to ensure accurate billing and time tracking for client profitability.

Cons

When looking up a specific client and adding someone to a certain project it automatically redirects you from the client listings, were are frustrating. Each time you edit one project you have to click projects to bring you back to the listings of every client and it is time consuming and i feel like there could be a much easier way to do this that is less time consuming.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Valerio Piselli

Great help to manage the budget of a project

2017-09-18

Time tracking, easy reporting.

Pros

Simple tool to manage project time. It works for any person or agency that needs software to keep track of the time worked. Harvest easily displays the detail of the time invested and you can generate reports.

Cons

In our case we could not continue to use it since we needed a software that would be integrated with our workflow (which is a bit complicated). Currently we use JIRA to take control of project incidents and although Harvest has a plugin that integrates with JIRA, we were not able to generate reports as we need it. For teams or agencies that do not require something so specific, I'm sure it should work very well.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Amanda Gonzalez

Highly Recomend Harvest

2019-04-08

Pros

We switched to Harvest after our last time tracking software disabled the Mac widget we were accustomed to using.

Cons

I haven't encountered anything i don't like about the software yet

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer & Network Security company, 11-50 employees)

For freelancers, few tools make tracking your time easier than Harvest

2018-06-17

Freelance time tracking, project effort tracking, billing hours.

Pros

Harvest makes it incredibly easy to keep mission-synced, goal-oriented time on all of your work. Whether billing hours or just keeping track of time spent on a project, Harvest allows you to concurrently and retroactively track your effort, keeping you on plan or on budget.

Cons

The biggest con of Harvest has little to do with the software. Harvest is a tool of habit, and if you don't leverage that tool, the value is greatly reduced. Use it daily, and it pays off fast.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Dave Eversden

Excellent software

2019-01-25

Use it almost daily and does what it is supposed to do. Xero integration is a big plus.

Pros

Solved my time-tracking requirements with clients.

Cons

Not much to dislike really. It would be nice to be able to apply set discount levels for certain clients.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, myself only employees)

Solid Time Tracker

2019-01-14

Pros

Good time tracker that enables you to segment activities by task

Cons

Solid overall no major complaints with the software.

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Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Top-notch invoicing and matter management software for professionals and freelancers.

2017-11-16

Ability to manage all client matters. Time tracking.

Pros

Very easy to use and integrates well with Xero, Quickbooks or other backend bookkeeping software. The invoicing system is well done also.

Cons

The reporting features are generally good, but uninvoiced versus invoiced can get a little opaque at times.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Allissa Haines

Time Tracking is a Hassle, But Harvest Makes it Tolerable

2018-10-24

Pros

Super easy to set up and use, simple to add projects and team members.

Cons

I mean, it's still time-tracking and you have to remember to start & stop the timers.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Talmage Egan

Finally! An uncomplicated time tracking software!

2018-01-11

No fuss, just simple time tracking. It makes me more productive.

Pros

It took so long to start tracking that I needed a separate tracker just for my time tracker! Harvest integrates with a lot of project management softwares as well.

Cons

I don't particularly care for the expenses portion. But that's just because I don't often request expenses. I can't really speak to it's functionality.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Senior Digital Marketing Strategist (Marketing and Advertising company, 11-50 employees)
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One of the simplest time tracking tools

2017-11-17

Pros

Very simple to use and have your entire team time tracking. Clever reporting, and project management.

Cons

Team capacity forecast tool is very complicated, so we ended up using a different tool . Also, a couple of the integrations we've tried don't work the way they are supposed to.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Natalie Gilson

Time Tracking Excellence

2018-11-25

Pros

I have been through a lot of time tracking software systems and Harvest is one of the best.

Cons

As a freelancer who has to pay out of pocket for all of my apps and programs, I found harvest a little bit pricey for just offering time-tracking.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Design company, 1-10 employees)

Harvest Time Tracking is Easy to Use

2018-10-29

Pros

Harvest is a really simple time tracking tool, has the basic features you need and that's it.

Cons

I like the simplicity, but it's so simple from the users end that I don't feel like I have any control of what my dashboard looks like. I also dislike that I can't add a task for myself and have to choose from the default list created by my admin.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ling Ling Lu

Harvest is great to use as a time tracking app, especially with its integration with Asana.

2017-10-04

Time tracking, integration with Asana, and downloadable reports are huge benefits for what I use Harvest for.

Pros

- Integration with Asana (includes the Asana link for the task being tracked) - Free option (up to 2 projects at a time) - Downloadable report - Ease of use - Time tracking - Time tracking is also editable, which is great and convenient at times - Start and end dates for projects

Cons

- Sometimes it'd be nice to be able to reorder tasks in the time tracking section

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Running software house? Must have for you!

2018-05-04

- Transparency in settlements with clients, - Transparency in pay for employees

Pros

This is a must have app for software houses. After initial setup it helps with: - billing the client like a pro - transparency with the client - keep tracking of utilization of the devs - maintain records of works done

Cons

After around 2 weeks teams acquired habit and remember to use time tracker correctly with issue tracker (tickets/jobs numbers).

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Harvest helps me earn what I'm worth

2018-07-24

Pros

A time tracker that has a chrome extension and integrates with my bookkeeping software - what is there not to like?

Cons

What I don't like is the fact that it'll only ask me if I've left my timer running for about 10 hours. I'd prefer to be able to check it to like 4 or 5-hour increments.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Caitlin Lilly

Great. This Software is easy for employees to track billable time.

2018-02-01

Easy time tracking and project budget visuals.

Pros

I like that this software is extremely user friendly. You only have to train someone one time for them to understand entering time correctly.

Cons

I sometimes have trouble reading budget bars. It seems odd that the overbudget projects red bar seems to eat back over the original budget. Visually, I think it makes sense to have the budget used up and then have the red extend past the budget bar indicating you are over budget instead of coming back and eating the blue bar up.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Dennis Sievers

The best time tracking software out there

2017-11-23

With Harvest we track more hours than we did with other software. It takes the hassle out of the process. Nobody likes to track his of her hours in complicated and time consuming ways and Harvest solves that problem!

Pros

It does what it does and it does it best! Time tracking on projects has never been so easy for our organisation.

Cons

Harvest lacks decent support of monthly retainer 'projects'. It's not a show stopper for us, but it makes us do manual checks of the hours we make for our clients. I would love Harvest Forecast to be part of Harvest by default instead of the invoicing functionalities, since we use other software for that.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Tyler Abbott

Functional and reliable

2019-01-25

Harvest is my full-time time tracker as an agency web developer.

Pros

Harvest madness time tracking easy and painless, with different views (daily, weekly) that make it a breeze to review and submit timesheets.

Cons

The web version does not let you modify a timer that is currently running, so that your have to stop the current timer to make adjustments to it.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 11-50 employees)

Harvest is my choice for time tracking

2019-04-05

Would definitely do business again.

Pros

The clean UI, easy to use time tracking and idle reminders make for a great experience.

Cons

Every once in awhile a timer won’t start when created, but it’s rare.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Government Administration company, 51-200 employees)

Time Tracking Made Easy - And Works With Asana!

2019-01-24

Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a time tracking tool.

Pros

Two things make me love it. 1) It works with Asana. The integration allows me to easily log time with tasks and keeps my notes and tasks clean. Keeps me from leaving out details when I go back to check. 2) Running reports to track my team's time is extremely easy. Just click a button and you can start tracking your time spent on a project. Use it at my agency!

Cons

Occasionally checking on back time would get wonky, but was easy enough to edit with date checks. Just need to confirm when things are billable vs non-billable to make sure it shows in reports right. Not really an issue with the software, more something that end users need to be aware of.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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