DeskTime Features

DeskTime

Time & productivity tracking app for companies & freelancers

4.32/5 (107 reviews)

DeskTime Feature Summary

  • Offline time tracking
  • Online time tracking
  • Time per project reporting
  • Mobile time tracking
  • Offline tracking
  • Project time tracking
  • Time tracking by project
  • Productivity reporting
  • Custom email reports
  • App tracking
  • URL tracking
  • Visual analytics
  • CSV export
  • Activity tracking
  • Activity monitoring
  • User activity monitoring
  • Native iOS / Android apps
  • Absence calendar
  • Screenshot capture
  • Contact management
  • Time / task reporting
  • Real time monitoring
  • Self monitoring
  • Sick leave tracking
  • Hourly employee tracking

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Mobile apps

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DeskTime Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about DeskTime's features:

Sushil Gupta

Awesome product to make life easier!

2017-01-17

I've been using Desktime for at least 3 years now and love it so much that I refer this to everyone who mentions about tracking their online behavior and productivity.

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

Some features are buggy, for eg. tracking time project-wise

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Arwa Ginwala

Great product but little micro Management

2017-04-17

However the feature of tracking applications used is hindering privacy.

Pros

Reporting

Cons

Application tracking

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering DeskTime

Give the user ability to customize it more.

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 11-50 employees)

Give your clarity for epic prodcutivity

2018-08-10

Good for tracking coding and project management time.

Pros

Easy tracking of active softwares used.

Cons

Paid version strips off all the good functionality.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ben Brown

Great Tool

2017-01-10

It works great for that and there are some real opportunities to tie in some light task/project management functionality as well.

Pros

It works really well for exactly what it is.

Cons

There seem to be some obvious extensions that would allow for more project specific time management that isn't "turned on."

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 501-1000 employees)

Ideal for Performance Tracking

2018-05-10

Practical attendance and performance tracking application

Pros

DeskTime allows managers to keep track of their employees activities resultig in increased productivity. The timesheets and the reports are detailed to allow monitoring

Cons

Can often lead to micromanagement and loss of privacy by allowing monitoring of employees activities

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Viktor Grabovskyy

Fantastic Service, yet Needs Direction

2017-01-09

Specifically, allowing the reporting to break down a users' actions within a given hour has disappeared from the transition of Desktime to New Desktime and this feature specifically allows us to gather insights.

Pros

-Great reporting for activities -Administrative rights are defined correctly

Cons

-Lacking significant alerts -Private time can't be mapped to specific periods within the day -Full-screen applications override private-time notifications

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Riddhi Jagad

A great service that allows tracking and reporting on computer use

2018-01-10

Pros

Great reporting for activities Administrative rights are defined correctly This is really a great software to track the idle time.

Cons

-Lacking significant alerts -Private time can't be mapped to specific periods within the day -Full-screen applications override private-time notifications

Rating breakdown

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Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Laura Patterson

DeskTime Gives Us The Tracking We Need

2017-01-09

Our company uses DeskTime to track time spent on client projects and time spent away from the office.

Pros

The breadth of capabilities. It shows us so much information.

Cons

Customer service takes awhile to respond.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering DeskTime

If you get this software, take the time to learn all the things it can do for you. It's worth it.

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Nic Rettani

Management of time

2017-01-25

This is useful to categorize where your time is addressed over the weeks and months, and highlighting where some time is wasted in unproductive activities. Very nice the chance to create projects, where you can select particular activities.

Pros

it make it simple and fun your time tracking both for job related or for spare time activities.

Cons

-

Rating breakdown

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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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JP Barbosa

Easy and automated way to analyze how your team is using their time

2017-01-09

DeskTime is an extremely easy to use tool to track time.

Pros

It's an automated way to track time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering DeskTime

Before installing DeskTime we have a transparent discussion about it with our team.

Source: Capterra
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Corey Croasdell

Nice Software but Unfortunately Not Useful for My Particular Team

2018-08-10

Instead, we decided that it wasn't in the best interests of our team to constantly track minute-by-minute productivity.

Pros

Using the productivity tracker allowed me to see what time during the day I was able to be most productive an allowed me to schedule important tasks during those times.

Cons

I see the necessity for them in other companies, but for our own, we didn't like the idea of being able to take screenshots of our agents computer screens or track all of their web activity.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Barbara Graves

A Real Lifesaver

2017-01-11

And because no person is perfect Desktime also has a Private Time feature. There is also the ability to keep up with how long meetings are or lunch even because Desktime tracks offline time.

Pros

Time tracking without thinking.

Cons

Or if not doing the actual math, it is looking it up on a conversion chart. Just give me an option to track it how I need it to.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering DeskTime

You guys use to allow for the nature of a website to be changes in daily/weekly/monthly views by clicking on it and changing whether it was productive, unproductive or neutral. It is a bit trickier now.

Source: Capterra
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Viesturs Pless

My work life managmement

2017-01-10

It has been tracking my activities on PC and MAC for many years, since it was lunched as early beta. it could be great if u could add functionality see review of full year, for example 2016. it could give me information how to better manage my time in year 2017 :)

Pros

easy tu use, multi platform, browser support

Cons

hard to compare month by month, to adrese beter time management

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering DeskTime

good softwire, nice one.

Source: Capterra
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Jason Lachowsky

Review from an engineering perspective

2018-08-22

DeskTime integrates with several popular project management tools, including JIRA and Basecamp.

Pros

However, how do I know which client to bill my time to when my day is split between sometimes innumerable tasks? The screenshot feature helps me piece together what I was doing over the course of a day so I can be accurate in my time recording.

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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Janis GUlbis

A Great Way to Monitor the Productivity For Yourself and For Your Team

2017-01-19

I love that I can also log off-line time on the computer or mobile phone.

Pros

Cross-platform compatibility (MacOS-X, Windows, iOS, Android), Simplicity, Beautiful design, simple application assignment

Cons

For example, if I have a block of an unproductive period, I'd like to be able to click on it in a report to see where have I spent the unproductive time (or productive, or neutral).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Sérgio Gonçalves

Time management/monitoring done right.

2017-01-18

It allows me to track the time i spend on the computer.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support
Source: Capterra
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S. E. Brooks

Not worthwhile

2018-08-13

Dropped it after a couple months, contractors were billing me for time spent on apps yet they did not accomplish much in that time.

Pros

It did not make my employees any more productive in terms of actual completed tasks. I need to know what they actually did that day not how much time they spent on an app.

Cons

There is no way to track actual activities or accomplishments of employees.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Automotive company, 501-1000 employees)

My experience

2018-08-13

In my current job the company likes to track how much time I spend working on a projects . This software can easily do this for me autonomusly without having to think about it.

Pros

Enjoyed that it easily tracked the time spent on applications.

Cons

There was other cool features that I didn't get a chance to work with due to being a free user.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Taras "Ty" Zhulev

DeskTime is Wonderful, Everything you need to keep track of employee productivity

2018-08-10

Being able to track employee productivity in a work-from-home remote environment, where you're not able to track employee productivity easily without such a tool like DeskTime.

Pros

What I like most is the clean User Interface, and simple stats that are easy to digest, and understand where employees are slacking, and where they excel.

Cons

I can't think of any negatives in using DeskTime at this time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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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nicole wyszy

MEH

2018-08-16

Pros

It helped me keep on track with work.

Cons

it bunches everything together. i was looking for a somethign that could help me see what projects i touch and work on

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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John Abraham

Can calculate the time

2017-11-23

great time tracker software

Pros

This is really a great software to track the idle time.

Cons

If the monthly report can track and calculate monthly hours would be more preferable to us.

Rating breakdown

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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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Angelica hobbs

Get's the job done

2017-01-09

However, over time the logging and tracking have helped tremendously with keeping up my day to day progress. I actually installed it, because I felt someone other than me was using my PC when I wasn't available.

Pros

Activity timekeeping

Cons

It randomly goes offline

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering DeskTime

n/a

Source: Capterra
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Arjan KC

Time tracking made easier

2017-04-16

We found desktime to be very easy and a perfect solution for tracking our overall performance.

Pros

Easy time tracking feature with no/little room for human errors.

Cons

Sometimes gets unresponsive and need to restart the software

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering DeskTime

Reminders are cool, maybe pump them up alittle?

Source: Capterra
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Ivan S.

Light and simple, does what it has to do.

2018-08-01

This software is an essential part of our performance evaluation mechanism, allowing users to track their time, and classify it based on the tasks they are working on.

Pros

but we haven't tried using it on mobile devices (since we only use it for tracking office crew hours).

Cons

"Time at work" stat is a little bit confusing and is meant for linear days (e.g. if you log in for 15 mins at midnight, just to check your email, it will think that it's the start of a working day, and when you log in back in the morning, the time at work will be 8 hrs, so we learnt to ignore this stat completely.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Hsiang Lee

I use Desktime everyday!

2017-01-10

There's a lot of Desktime we like which we don't usually see on other apps, those includes some automatic detection of the website if they're productive or not, we can also add projects for special tracking, we can also limit the users from their IPs incase they're abusing it at home, lol.

Pros

Some features such as project controls, site controls, groups, etc.

Cons

The price and app stability I guess

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering DeskTime

Can you please offer unlimited users with a fixed monthly plan? Because this app is not really like super super super important for every company to consider, but if the price makes it easier for company to afford, specially to those new startups or companies, I think they will consider it.

Source: Capterra
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