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Harvest Overview, Review & Alternatives 2014



Harvest quickly allows you to set up an account to start time tracking. The application is simple to use, minus any complex settings. Besides project time tracking, it offers the option of calculating the billable time. Moreover, one can add the timesheet to an invoice for client’s viewing and project cost analysis.

Features of Harvest

Simple & Accurate Time Tracking: Harvest offers simple time tracking in the real-time environment with its built-in timer system. The timer provides an exact tracking to calculate the amount of time spent on a project.

Effective Time Monitoring: It allows organizations to monitor time effectively on different tasks, including local tasks and billable tasks. Effective monitoring helps identify the areas that need improvement.

Powerful Invoicing: The software has a quick and powerful invoicing feature that allows adding taxes, discounts, and products & services for generating invoices. It can also be used for creating recurring billing for subscription based service providers.

Multiple Online Payments: Clients can pay through multiple online payment channels such as PayPal, and others upon receipt of the invoice. One can pay directly using a web-based invoice through their debit or credit cards.

Reports: Harvest provides comprehensive reporting that will allow an organization to track its time and money spent on a project. One can generate reports on monthly, quarterly, yearly basis or whenever needed.

Web Synchronization: Harvest can operate on any computer or device connected with the internet. One can also use Android and iOS apps to access the timesheet from remote locations.


Harvest is available for 30-days free trial. They have different pricing plans:
Solo: $12 per month for one user only
Basic: $49 per month for 5 users
Business: $99 per month for 10 users

Harvest comes with cross-platform capabilities that make it more desirable in today’s business environment where a wide variety of devices and applications are used, in general. The desktop widget and the mobile app bring in the convenience of accessing the timesheet from anywhere and at any time.


Alternatives of Harvest



TSheets is a very effective tool for employee time monitoring. Employees can clock in their time and can edit their timesheets as well. The tool provides both automated and manual ways of entering time. The time thus recorded can be used to generate invoices. Add-ons such as Active Directory can be installed to achieve additional functional advantages. TSheets also allows managing comprehensive employee details such as bio, wages and other information. Using GPS enabled devices one can track both time and location of employees.


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Toggl is a time tracking software that allows the user to break down the report by team members and by projects and also allows to calculate billable time for invoicing. The data can be broken down to retrieve detailed reports with respect to exact times, time breaks etc allowing each member, working on a project. It gives a full report of all time entries corresponding to the projects and their team members. The software comes with both online and offline time tracking capabilities.


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Time Doctor

This time management software comes with the features of time tracking with employee monitoring. Screenshots are taken and uploaded at random intervals for managers to review the work-in-progess. It also allows recording vacation time, sick time etc. to find out the exact time spent on a project. Time Doctor calculates the time spent by each of the team members and breaks down the data to help calculate the billable time. It also tracks the time spent by employees on activities such as accessing emails or social media sites. Time Doctor can help generate different types of reports such as Poor Time Use Report, Absent Report and others.



Klok is a time tracking software that can be used to monitor time spent by an individual or a team on a project. It tracks time from start to finish and one can create a variety of timesheets such as weekly and monthly. These timesheets can be exported and saved in excel format. This can help to create separate time and billing databases that can be used to prepare several types of reports and charts for analysis. Klok allows users to access timesheets using their mobile devices.


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