16 Best Online Time Tracking & Invoicing Softwares

Tracking projects is not an easy thing to do, especially if you want to do it efficiently and in the right timeframes. You have to be sure that nothing goes wrong with your online time tracking and invoicing. What you need is the right software that will help you manage your invoices online, where you could send or share them easily and also track your expenses and record them so that it would be easier for you to understand where your money goes or comes from.

All of the features mentioned above work best if these softwares have a user-friendly interface that will make you understand the process easily. Besides keeping a neat record of your money, there are softwares like this that you can get on the Internet for no money at all.

We have decided to showcase 16 of the best online time tracking and invoicing softwares that we could find. Hope they will be helpful to you all that need them.

Online Time Tracking & Invoicing Softwares

Paymo.biz

Harvest

Zoho Invoice

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Invoicera

FreshBooks

Dovico

Invoice Machine

Ballpark

Invoice Quick

Ronin

siwapp

CurdBee

Simply Invoices

Simplybill

Blinksale

LessAccounting

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37 Comments
  1. Joost Schouten Mar 29, 2:02 pm

    Hi Adrian,

    Good extensive list! We have recently released our app http://www.yanomo.com which you might also like to consider. We have completely developed it around the end user (team member/employee). This has lead us to develop it around a simple online calendar where you can plan tasks and write time from one place. Since we developed it ourselves I will leave rating it to others but feel free to have a look.

    – Flexible rates per user/client/project
    – Task scheduling
    – Google calendar sync (available in a few weeks)
    – Accurate progress estimation though “Team sourcing”
    – Project budgets, estimates and timelines
    – Reporting by user, client, project, phase and task
    – Every report exportable to csv
    – It’s free for small companies up to 3 users (unlimited projects) and for 6 EUR/user/month you’ll get invoicing with it as well.

    Kind regards,
    Joost Schouten

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  2. Levin Mar 29, 9:17 pm

    Hello Adrian,

    Tradeshift (http://tradeshift.com) should be on that list as well. It’s free & is rapidly growing with customers across more than 170 countries.
    We were named Europe’s best Business Startup 2010 by TechCrunch.

    best regards
    Levin

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  3. Leo G. Mar 29, 11:04 pm

    Nice list and good to see so many companies are thriving in the SaaS field.
    We also offer a unique tracking service which allows capturing the work evidences in addition to time. You can check it out at http://www.worksnaps.net to see whether it can suit your needs.

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  4. Brian Rowdy Hamby Mar 30, 12:03 am

    Leo, nice link there and new snaps to work with Freshbooks and/or Harvest are free! OK, lessaccounting needs some competitors in this list since they do a lot more than just time track and bill. Check out: http://www.worketc.com, http://mavenlink.com, http://projectbubble.com

    This one is free from the project bubble peeps http://www.invoicebubble.com

    I’m still a Freshbooks fan, but hoping to be converted to http://invoicera.com this week, we’ll see!

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  5. inspirationfeed Mar 30, 3:32 pm

    Thank you for this! I really like Ballpark, the user interface is very easy to use. I also really respect the companies expertise.

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    • anna Sep 10, 12:51 pm

      If you are looking for a tool with a nice and easy interface I can recommend the one I’m using at work – it’s a desktop tool, available for windows, mac and linux, but you can also download it for free on your mobile phone. It also has reporting available for user, project, subproject etc. What’s also nice, you can ask the support team to customize the reports for you. You can check more on http://www.timetrack.eu

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  6. Jack Mar 30, 7:13 pm

    You may also consider http://mrticktock.com – simple and intuitive time tracker with the agile spirit.

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  7. HTML5Awesome Mar 30, 7:51 pm

    Thanks for the list. I used curdbee the usability is great. :)

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  8. Adrian Mar 30, 8:31 pm

    Good examples, they will be in the following list.

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  9. Andrew Apr 1, 10:55 am

    We have been using Invoicera (http://www.invoicera.com) for our invoicing and time tracking requirements and we are more than happy to use Invoicera. This has really saved most of time :)

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  10. Brian Rowdy Hamby Apr 4, 11:23 am

    Hmm, Really liking Paymo.biz and Freshbooks and now I’m adding one more to the list here: http://www.cannybill.com Has some interesting features others do not. Also, keep in mind http://www.invoicebubble.com is hard to beat for free.

    -Cheers!

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  11. Jakob Apr 28, 4:53 pm

    Did you ever heard of cronsync?

    http://www.cronsync.com

    cronsync supports time tracking and invoicing on a time and material or on a flatrate basis. Invoices are automatically generated based on time tracking and project data. You choose what level of invoice detail you want to grant your client.

    There is a demo and a video tour.

    We have launched cronsync this year. I look forward to your feedback!

    Best, Jakob

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  12. April May 2, 8:41 pm

    Generally, this is a great list but I was quite surprised that Freckle Time Tracking isn’t included. It is probably the most user-friendly and convenient time tracking tool to date. Check it out at http//:letsfreckle.com to see for yourself.

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  13. Oyi May 2, 8:45 pm

    I agree with Freckle Time Tracking. I have been using it for two years now and I have no complains so far. Definitely a perfect fit for a freelancer like me.

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  14. Tanya Jun 23, 3:21 am

    I recently switched to http://www.billgrid.com for my online Invoicing, its easy to use and has all the features I need. Deff recommend it.

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    • J-za Dec 19, 7:32 am

      Thanks for your recommendation, Tanya. I tried Billgrid today and I am very, very impressed. Unlimited clients and invoices, time tracking, online payments and PDF invoices for only $8 per month! I can’t ask for more. I’m a happy camper. :)

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  15. Chris Jun 25, 3:48 am

    @April I agree about Freckle time tracking. What can I say about it! Simply awesome! You gotta check it out to find out why.

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  16. Karl Jun 30, 8:34 pm

    Goodtime (http://www.goodtimerecording.com) is one more alternative for time tracking and project tracking. Go for it, because of we need the money! And yes – I am involved in Goodtime ;-)

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  17. Wolf Sep 6, 1:44 pm

    FreeAgent (http://www.freeagentcentral.com or http://fre.ag/3wwldv5i for a 10% discount code) is a fantastic tool in the Freshbooks/Xero category.

    You can track your time and create invoices, but it’s really a fully-fledged bookkeeping and accounting package, so it offers a lot more than that. It’s UK-based and probably most tailored to working in that country in terms of tax stuff, but a lot of the other features will work anywhere.

    Highly recommended!

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  18. Elisabeth M. Nov 20, 7:51 pm

    Thanks for that gread list! My favourites are simplybill for billing and clockodo ) for time tracking.

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  19. Rajeev M Nov 29, 12:57 am

    http://www.casefox.com is offering free full featured plan. All other plans are also free until January 31, 2012.

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  20. Adrian Dec 19, 10:23 am

    Nice suggestion, thanks!

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  21. John Jan 5, 4:20 pm

    I have been actively looking for this the past month. I wish I had stumbled upon your article before. Up to now, the best one is Zoho due to it’s very flexible custom invoice templating system, multilingual support and automated invoice reminders.

    The automated invoice reminders/multilingual support are the 2 key features that I look for. I am very surprised at how little attention people give to automated unpaid invoice notifications. Some don’t have it at all and some have it but you need to manually click the “Send Reminder” button.

    I believe the perfect mix would be Zoho and Paymo.biz.

    Zoho is stronger on the invoice/sales side of things, like I mentioned earlier. Fully customizable invoice template using HTML/CSS and place holders, as well as automated invoice reminders (up to 3) settable with before due date / past due date with a custom message for each reminder, so you can communicate the state of urgency an unpaid invoice is in or simply set a basic friendly reminder. The reports dashboard is pretty good too, allowing to access a lot of information like sales / invoice / expense / payment / tax / customer / project / activity reports.

    But it does lack in project management tools like file management, discussions, gantt charts, milestones, etc. It just tracks time and budget and that’s about it.

    I haven’t played much with Paymo, but from what I can see they’re stronger on the project management side of things. It gives you a much better idea of what’s going on in the project compared to Zoho.

    Anyways, will keep on searching and see what I come up with. I will probably end up using Zoho.

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    • petr Dec 23, 5:06 pm

      Yes its true how is poor multilanguage support. Where is the problem? Uf….

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  22. Justin Jan 18, 9:08 pm

    You should really check out SpringAhead if you use Quickbooks, Peachtree, or Great Plains for your accounting. The user interface is extremely easy to use while still allowing a good number of tracking options.

    http://www.springahead.com

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  23. Marie-Eve Mar 15, 10:33 pm

    Do you know Kiwili ?
    It works with all the platforms (Mac, PC, Linux, iOS, Android) and there’s even an iPhone version. The app allows you to manage your time, create and send bills, get paid online, organize your projects, create your reports and so on.
    Here’s the link https://www.kiwili.com

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  24. Earl Jul 26, 11:40 pm

    I’m in the invoicing business and am currently reviewing different applications. Thanks for this list. It’ll come in handy when I move to invoicing software with time tracking features.

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  25. Justin Aug 14, 7:33 am

    I used freshbooks for the longest time but it just seemed so complicated. Recently I found Toast Invoice http://toastinvoice.com and it’s been pretty good so far. They also have a free version

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    • John Nov 5, 6:42 pm

      Gee, what are the odds that the name Justin is in the screenshots and you’re called Justin! This must not be some kind of discreet advertising. ;)

      Looks nice though!

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  26. David James Mar 12, 4:07 am

    Another one that should be considered is http://blueskyapp.com, it has great time tracking and invoicing features and some good reports too. From what I can see more and more features are being added too so it’s a good up and comer to watch. I’ve been using it for tracking and invoicing for my project work and it suits me fine, best of all it’s completely free.

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  27. Phick Steven Jul 4, 9:34 am

    Hey,

    You have missed out Replicon’s Time Tracking Software (http://www.replicon.com/). I have started using this software for my office and have got a sound productivity from then.

    Hope to see Replicon.com soon in this list.

    Thanks
    Phick

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  28. Daniel K Jul 9, 6:27 pm

    I would like to tell about our experience. We were looking for time tracking / invoicing with project management features. Finally, we selected free http://projectsputnik.com . Time tracking done just right: very easy to use and has great reports. You can see how much time was spent to the particular task of for entire project and how much hours were invoiced. In addition we use the system as task manager. Hope my feedback is helpful…

    Regards,
    Daniel

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  29. Swetha Aug 1, 9:41 pm

    I had been using Replicon – http://www.replicon.com for time tracking and I take care of my invoices manually. I haven’t faced any trouble with invoices yet, but I did check out some of the tools that you have listed above.

    I am really surprised to see tools that can automate the invoicing process at this less cost.

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  30. Arianna Sep 6, 10:09 am

    I use Timeneye (it’s a webapp) and find it very easy: http://www.timeneye.com.
    Give it a try!

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  31. Lukas Feb 20, 2:27 pm

    Hi Adrian,

    great list! Are you planning to update it some time? If yes, I’d like to suggest you try our time tracking and invoicing app Deskmeister (http://www.deskmeister.com). Our customers are creative agencies, small consultancies and freelancers. They love our simple and fast interface. I think Deskmeister could be interesting to you readers as well. Please feel free to contact me if you have any question.

    Thanks,
    Lukas

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