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Harvest
4.6
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Online time tracking, invoicing & project reporting

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Harvest Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.3

/5

519

Total features

40

6 categories

Harvest features

API
Accounting Integration
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Attendance Tracking
Billable & Non-Billable Hours
Billable Items Tracking
Billing & Invoicing

Common features of Time Tracking software

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Attendance Management

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Functionality

4.3

/5

519

Price starts from

12

/user

Per month

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Total Features

40

Unique features

  • Project Time Tracking

  • Projections

  • API

  • Web-based Deployment

Functionality

4.4

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19.6K

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Total Features

204

Features in Common

19

Unique features

  • Overpayment Processing

  • Progress Reports

  • "What If" Scenarios

  • Higher Education

Functionality

4.7

/5

3.1K

Price starts from

10

Per month

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Total Features

38

Features in Common

9

Unique features

  • Document Management

  • Document Storage

  • 401(k) Tracking

  • Wage Garnishment

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Shannon O.

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Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Truly Simple and Intuitive to Use Effectively

Reviewed a year ago

From day one it was intuitive and easy to use. It's a time tracking tool, so it really doesn't need to be complicated. The creators have managed to perfectly combine functionality and a straightforward interface with enough features to also make it versatile for various types of businesses and projects.

Pros

This software is part of my everyday use, and it just works 100% of the time. When you are managing various clients and tasks, the interface makes it dead simple to task-switch and start logging hours in a different or for a different client. And when it's time to assess how many hours are left to spend on a client, the analytics reporting is easy to understand and offers several great ways to manipulate the data.

Cons

There are features I don't use—mainly the expenses feature—so I cannot speak to how that works. Everything else, however, just works.

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Jessica D.

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Computer Software, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Harvest tracks project hours assigned and used

Reviewed 6 months ago

Daily and weekly resource allocation may be made much easier with the use of forecasting. Easy to use and easy to maintain. A daily or weekly timetable is available to everyone working on the project. Simple to use and simple to keep up to date.

Pros

It's simple to keep track of harvest time. Multiple projects and tasks can be created and assigned to various members of your team. It is possible to keep track of the time spent by each individual and compare it to the total number of hours allotted for the project.

Cons

An outdated and unfriendly user interface. That would be a great and eye-catching interface to view, in my opinion. As a result, it would be the same as receiving a service or conducting research!

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Arshad M.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Harvest/ GoFetch

Reviewed 22 days ago

Great software, never had a problem over rhe last 8 years I've used it. I have referred many clients to try it.

Pros

Invoicing and estimates are easy and very functional. User experience is good and integrates easily with many other platforms

Cons

Setting up projects , expenses etc. Was not easy to figure out

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jamie d.

Design, 1-10 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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App was ok but really hard to get into the habit of using it

Reviewed a month ago

I think in theory I would love this app. It was me who maybe wasn't ready and disciplined to add it in. I wish there was an automatic tracker you could voice memo into and say working on X client right now and then say stopped working on X client and it went to the phone like Siri. Stopping and opening a website was too distracting for my actual work.

Pros

I liked the ease and set up of the app and to be able to add all of my employees. Also the idea of being able to generate reports of where time was spent seemed valuable.

Cons

It was me that I disliked most about the app! It was hard for me to get into the habit of tracking time. It was too easy to ignore the reminder emails and to stop and track.

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Public Relations and Communications, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Harvest is a Freelancer's more affordable time-tracking and invoicing option

Reviewed 3 months ago

Harvest has been a game changer for me. When I started my business I was easily able to track hours, expenses, and bill clients without paying outrageous fees for software that had more than I actually needed (and was challenging to learn).

Pros

The best part about this software--the price. There is a free option for new freelancers, and for my first year, I strictly used that. Even the free version is highly robust. However, I quickly realized I needed something a bit more custom, and I've upgraded to the paid version, but even that is very reasonable.

Cons

I don't really like that you can't send contracts. I feel like if the program includes estimates, it should also have a contract-sending option. I understand it integrates with other contract platforms, but those were so very expensive-—or just didn't appeal to me.

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Brent K.

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Marketing and Advertising, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Does one thing well - simplicity

Reviewed 7 months ago

Meh - wish we didn't need to use it, would prefer the timetracking to happen in our project management software (teamwork) - but that doesn't support timesheets & has very poor high-level visibility reporting.

Pros

Timesheets workflow, high-level time spent/remaining visibility

Cons

Doesn't support sub-tasks, loosely integrated with our project management software (Teamwork)

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Noelle B.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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I've used Harvest for over 10 years, and I love it.

Reviewed a month ago

I love the user friendliness of Harvest. It integrates with a ton of other platforms, and its reporting is excellent. Plus, for an individual user, the price point is incredibly inexpensive. I think I have been paying the same monthly fee for over 10 years!

Pros

This is the most user-friendly time tracker I have ever used, and I've been using it off and on for over 10 years. It is very simple to integrate with other platforms, and it's very easy to go back and adjust if you forget to add time or turn off the tracker. Most of all, the reporting is incredibly easy to use. I can pull reports based on time frame, client, project and tasks. It's an excellent time tracker and I can't recommend it enough.

Cons

The only issue I have really had is with the Asana integration. It doesn't perfectly and seamlessly integrate with Asana tasks. When I turn on the time tracker in Asana, sometimes it pulls the wrong client. I have to pay attention to that. Thankfully, it is easy to fix, but it does seem like a glitch.

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Accounting, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great project management platform.

Reviewed a month ago

I have a very good opinion about Harvest. a great project management tool

Pros

Harvest is one of the online project management platform that offers features like time and team management. you can also make invoice with Harvest.

Cons

Do not offers all the features that i want

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Writing and Editing, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Great for PM, so-so for wage and hour compliance

Reviewed 2 months ago

A great piece of software for project management for sure.

Pros

The best thing about Harvest is how easy it is for employees to use. It took a little to no training to roll this out.

Cons

Overall my biggest gripe with the software is that for some reason it doesn’t track overtime or meal break penalties would still requires our payroll person to go in and calculate all of those manually.

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Kurt H.

Marketing and Advertising, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Harvest is a Perfect Solution for Time Tracking and Billing

Reviewed 6 months ago

Everyone in the agency from me, the owner, to all of our team members love using Harvest. It's so easy to use, between the desktop version to the mobile app. It's been a lifesaver to make keeping track of time and budgets for our marketing agency.

Pros

I started my marketing agency in 1999. I used manual, paper solutions for time tracking for the first few years. After much research we found Workamajig in 2004 to switch to an online solution. It served its purpose for many years but everyone struggled with it and found it not user friendly at all. After many attempts we found Harvest in 2018. I played with it for a few days at the end of a month then ripped the bandaid and switched to it on the 1st of a month. It was SO user-friendly everyone loved it out the gate and we have never looked back. It's so great for time tracking and quick insight into projects and budget status at the client, project and task level. I love it!

Cons

It's very hard to complain about Harvest. I really love it. I do wish it had the ability to set budgets for staff by clients/projects so we can see how booked up our team is and better manage their time allocation. There is a second-party project Harvest syncs with to try to do this, but it does not work the way we needed it to so we dropped it after a brief trial.

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Will T.

Graphic Design, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Timetracking and Invoicing Made Easy

Reviewed a year ago

In general, I have been very happy with this product. When we originally were researching time tracking and invoicing software this one rose to the surface and it has remained one of the leaders in this space. Having said that, it's not cheap, particularly if you need multiple people on it, so there are definitely options out there that cost less and or are free if that is what you are looking for. It does also provide some integration with Quickbooks that others likely don't have.

Pros

Working in a creative field, I am a person who detests tracking time and invoicing. It takes me out of flow and into a space that doesn't really foster creative ideas or spark the imagination. Harvest makes the process about as painless as possible (let's be real, tracking time will never be entirely painless) and frees me up to focus on what I do and how I best deliver value to my clients and team. For clients that prefer to pay by credit card, it allows you to deliver the invoice via a web portal with the ability to pay via PayPal with your cc.

Cons

I still feel that the project setup scenarios could be simplified and / or streamlined. I've used Harvest for over 10 years and they have consistently added features and addressed certain gray areas that the software couldn't really account for, but I do think that if they were rebuilding the platform knowing what they know now, they would make it even more straightforward and simple from that standpoint.

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Laura M.

Media Production, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Wanting for More Features

Reviewed a year ago

Overall, Harvest does what it needs to do for our company - provide a place to track time worked, on an array of different projects, and report that time worked to upper management. But I think Harvest could certainly add some features to their interface that would increase user productivity, and help guide employees through their work weeks, with an eye on time management.

Pros

Harvest certainly offers a very user-friendly interface. When you log on, it's immediately apparent how to use the software for the basic need of time tracking. The interface is set up to reflect the current week, with the days of the week displayed left to right, and the time you've tracked for each day displayed below it. Each day is broken up into time tracked according to a specific project. If using Harvest in the way our company does, you can create project codes to reflect different projects, so you'll be able to track how long you or your employees are spending on individual projects, or even separate types of tasks within that project.

Cons

I do wish there was a a sort of "Week So Far" tracker feature, that appeared as its own tab in the top menu bar, or perhaps was totaled at the bottom of the screen on the current day's time sheet. At the moment, if you'd like to see the hours you've spent on different projects summed up so far in a given week, you would have to either click into each day, and add up the hour totals yourself, or you go to the "Reports" tab, then click on "Team," then click on your own name under that, where then you would be able to see the total number of hours you've spent on different projects that week. This seems like a simple feature that should be more accessible, or at least more clear to navigate to.

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Randall S.

Law Practice, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Great for time and billing; hard to integrate with accounting

Reviewed 3 years ago

Ease of timekeeping and billing has improved. Integration with the rest of my accounting system has become harder.

Pros

I started using it because I did not find the timekeeping functions of Quickbooks easy enough to use. On that point, Harvest is much better--it is excellent at keeping track of time. In addition, Harvest makes it quite easy to bill clients for time and to follow up with repeated billings if needed.

Cons

I'll mention two things. First, the method of dealing with retainers needs some serious work to be useful for lawyers. If I have an outstanding invoice and a client sends me a retainer, I cannot have payment toward the invoice taken out of the retainer without a fairly convoluted process. Second, it is hard to integrate with Quickbooks. I need Quickbooks (or I suppose, something similar) to keep track of all my financial records. But when I am using Harvest for timekeeping and billing, I wind up making many of the entries twice.

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Lisa S.

Accounting, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Clean, Simple to Use, Good Invoicing features. Features for Fixed-fee billing not the best.

Reviewed 3 years ago

We absolutely loved Harvest and could not recommend it highly enough. However, with the change to limit phone support, plus the software's limitations in working with fixed fee pricing (which our industry is moving rapidly to), we're unfortunately in the process of looking for a new time-tracking app.

Pros

1) Clean, simple, easy to use interface for daily time tracking. 2) Ability to monitor team's time real-time 3) Ability to track real-time billable Revenue 4) Invoicing features 5) inexpensive

Cons

1) No real-time phone support. Originally, Harvest had real-time phone support, but a while back they (suddenly) changed their phone support from real-time to only scheduled appointments. We've often found that support appointments are not usually available until a while later in the same day, or often the next day, which has been difficult because there is no way to get quicker phone support if...

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Bill B.

Information Services, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Time and expense tracking and billing

Reviewed 4 years ago

I used Harvest stand-alone when I started my business. A few years ago I took my accounting online with Xero so I explored many of the time-tracking apps that integrate with it. After less than a year, and countless other apps, I returned to Harvest because I've found nothing easier. I create invoice drafts in Harvest and copy them to Xero for final billing. It's simple, fast, goes deeper if you need it, and is reasonably priced.

Pros

Harvest fits my business model. I'm a consultant who also does installs, repairs, and remote support. It's simple to set up Harvest with your client list, hourly rates, products and services. Once set up, tracking time and expenses is even simpler! They have a web interface and a mobile app. The mobile app duplicates most of the web features and is very handy when on-site - a couple taps selects the...

Cons

Everything is tracked as a project. To enter time, you first have to create a project to track it. Even if you are doing a one-off visit, you cannot track that hour or two until you have created a new project for that customer. It would be helpful to be able to log billable time directly to a customer.

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Brock P.

Retail, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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We Love Harvest

Reviewed 8 months ago

Harvest is great. It has LITERALLY changed the way we work and made our teams much more efficient.

Pros

It is SUPER easy to use, and our team is able to track both time and hard costs against our various jobs which makes our staffing and budgeting estimates VERY easy.

Cons

There is very little we don't like about Harvest. However, it seems to be set up for service companies who are billing clients. It would be nice to not have to "trick it" some times to meet our corporate needs. Also, it would be nice to have finer levels of control on user permissions. I would like to give team members the ability to go in and see the labor costs and external costs against the job without giving them access to see what each persons billable rate is. (Since we use this in a corporate capacity, these billable rates are tied directly to salary information which - obviously - we don't want to share).

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Alex F.

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Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A Great, Lightweight App Which Does What We Need It To

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall a very positive experience; the software is very simple to use and does what we need it to (allows us to invoice, view income reports and send client reminders on payments, as well as allow them to pay via card online, from anywhere in the world and for the funds to be filtered into our business bank account. Some limitations persist and I wish the company would listen to the community on such items as the lack of statements facility. However, they do offer a large number of external software integrations for proposals, contracts etc. which beefs out the utility and functionality of the software.

Pros

Harvest is a super-simple app which manages all our client payments and invoicing/reminders for our clients and integrates with Stripe for a seamless payment process. We use it every day and can bill clients in $ or other currencies easily, and provide them downloadable pdf's, payment portals and other functionality (using external app integrations) with ease.

Cons

The in-built feature set is quite limited. To get integration with contract software, proposal software etc. you need further subscriptions with other companies. It would be ideal if it was all built-in. Also, it's missing a huge feature which should be standard on all invoicing apps - The ability to send automated client statements. At any time we may have 5-20 invoices outstanding for some client accounts and, even after 4 years using Harvest we have to manually send links and individual invoice reminders. It's by far the biggest downside of the software and is a big limitation.

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Haja C.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Elegant, Clean and Valuable Time Tracking App - A Staple Product

Reviewed 4 years ago

This is a very clean, simple appearing, a non-intrusive app which is actually a very solid and powerful platform. It has the potential to be an indispensable part of modern project-based businesses. Well, the answer is, this basic time tracking app solves several problems all at once. First of all, Harvest is available on all your devices and computers so, whenever you need to track time...voila...

Pros

-Intuitive user interface -Cute motivational quotes and illustrations -Great native desktop experience on the Mac -Wonderful integrations with other software, including Harvest's Forecast, Xero accounting and Stripe -A multi-functional API and mobile apps (IOS and Android)!

Cons

- No automated sales tax - or integration with automated sales tax providers (Avalara, Tax Jar, etc.) on invoices -Team pricing could be better and also would be great if there were a tier between free - two projects and unlimited projects. -No offline functionality on the desktop

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Fantastic time-tracking tool

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Especially after a recent update, I like how easy the timer is to work with. Simply select the project I'm working on and start the timer. While I'm working it stays on in the background. If I get called away from my desk for some reason, and I forget to stop the timer, it recognizes the inactivity and checks in with me upon return. That's super handy - if I was off the computer on a call related to...

Cons

There is sometimes a disconnect between the desktop app and the website. I can't remember why but once in a while I'll have to check on the site while the app is running (like to read notes associated with a project) and there were some discrepancies. They always sorted themselves out, but for a couple minutes it was confusing. It's not a huge issue so long as you remember to give the site time update with the app.

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Muhammad Adil M.

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Information Technology and Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Harvest

Reviewed a year ago

One of the best tool to track my time on any task or project. The biggest feature is you can track it from your laptop, desktop or mobile, Very easy to manage and dashboard is well layered for easy access the different features. Invoicing is a very powerful feature you can always track and engage with your customer.

Pros

Reporting is a big asset especially virtually. you can easily assign task to individual developer or to the whole team. Track them what is going on and allocate and manage the budget. It is intelligent enough to suggest what part of your project is infected or going strong and you can make your decision accordingly.

Cons

Not very easy to work on it initially but once you are familiar with it then it is going along very nicely. There is need of improvement in there mobile app and also costing is bit tricky as rate change is not very helpful. Moreover for user or developer it is hard to catch his time sheet as summary is not very helpful.

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Internet, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Time tracking made easy and simple.

Reviewed 4 years ago

Easy tracking for freelancing and agency workflow. Amazingly simple!

Pros

It's really easy to use and set up. I've been using it for a few years now and it always works great. Harvest has a web platform and also a mobile app, both of them work great with no issues so far. The mobile app is very well done and has most of the features you can find on the desktop version. It has a great feature that notifies you by email when you've forgotten your timer on for a long period of time. It also notices when you're not at the computer and asks you if want to add the time that you were away or subtracted from the current count. You can edit previous counts and you can group them based on different categories you set up. It also works great with Asana. You can start a timer directly from within Asana, linking the Asana task to the Harvest timmer. It works very well.

Cons

I had two things to mention here that are not bugs or issues, just things that my current workflow would require for a smoother process. 1. I've been using Harvest with two teams / companies and I have to switch back and forth between their accounts which is a bit cumbersome. 2. I wish you could filter more precisely the weekly / monthly overview. I can't separate task and groups as much as I need, in order to get a better understanding of how much time has been tracked for a specific category.

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Market Research, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Good for time tracking purposes

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall I found the software very straightforward and easily navigable - was able to use it for its intended purpose, and found that it made time tracking a lot more efficient and simple.

Pros

I used Harvest mainly for time tracking purposes at a past place of employment, and found the interface to be very easy to navigate. We were easily able to integrate corresponding tasks to the specified amount of time (ours was tracked on a minute by minute basis, so 0.7, 0.22, 0.59 etc). I also found it extremely handy to be able to have a stopwatch feature to track time when there are longer tasks (such as a meeting or a project that will take several hours in one stretch).

Cons

As mentioned above, though I found the stopwatch feature to be very efficient, it's not extremely practical for any role where you're touching multiple different projects at any given time (ex. an account or project manager). For a designer, this feature would be perfect. It would be interesting to see whether the same concept COULD be applied to a project management type job. Additionally, I found...

Vendor response

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I'll take note of your feature suggestions as our product team is consistently assessing how the product can improve. I definitely can see how a popup timer would be useful. Thank you for your trust in Harvest!

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Mathew T.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The gold standard for timekeeping

Reviewed 3 years ago

We've used harvest in the past and moved away to other products in the name of trying to fine one software suite that does it all: timekeeping, project management, chat, resource management, etc. Inevitably, we end up coming back to Harvest (alongside basecamp and slack) because it keeps things simple and does its job extremely well.

Pros

Exceptionally easy to use. Intuitive interface design that's obviously been user tested and refined. Every button and feature is exactly where you'd expect it to be.

Cons

This software does one thing really well – timekeeping. We've tried using solutions that try to do more and have gone back to Harvest because there's nothing we don't like about it.

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Amanda C.

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Higher Education, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Harvest is my indispensable freelancing software

Reviewed 3 years ago

Customer support is amazing. I really love this software, and will continue to use it indefinitely.

Pros

There is so much to love about Harvest! First, it works, really really well. You set up your project - and YES projects can have sub-projects - and you start your timer. As long as you can remember to start and stop your timer, this is perfect. Every two weeks, or every month, when you need to send invoices, all you do is "create an invoice" and the software auto-generates the invoice, in as much or...

Cons

The most challenging thing about this software is that you MUST set it up correctly. Take the time at the beginning to get your rates set, ensure that what is a 'billed' and a 'not billed' expense are correct. At the beginning, I was often accidentally putting time into 'not-billed' tasks, when it was just my mistake in setting up my categories.

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PJ G.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best Time-Tracker Out There

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, I am greatly satisfied with Harvest. It gets the task done and is also helpful in making the team more efficient. Tracking our time was effortless.

Pros

Harvest is straightforward and easy to use. First-time users find it easy to learn navigating the platform. It can also be seamlessly integrated to project management programs such as ClickUp. It also has a built-in Invoicing feature for bout hours and expenses. Another awesome feature is being able to set budgets for every project, so you can have a quick overview of how much you have spent and can still spend on a project.

Cons

What I liked the least about Harvest is that once a person or a project has logged hours, the only option you have is to archive them, and not delete them. It seems to just clutter the workspace. One improvement that can be done is having a prompt whenever the tracker has been on for more than 5 hours, just to check if the timer has been left on, because sometimes we still forget to turn off the tracker.