In the fast paced world of the Web, time is the rarest and most valuable
commodity. That's why managing your time as a freelancer is so important! Here
are a few online time tracking, simple invoicing and expense solutions that you
may want to look into to help you get more out of your virtual day as you head
down the path towards Web success!
Toggl : The free plan offers time
tracking for teams, unlimited projects and team members, unlimited workspaces
for users, unlimited tasks for users and a Toggl "desktop." The paid version
($19/month) enables users to brand their workspace, offers reports, features the
ability to set hourly rates for projects and includes priority support. Toggl
also offers full access to its time tracking functionality through a web service
MyHours : The personal plan offered
by MyHours is a robust solution to track time by projects and tasks, calculate
costs and send report by email. MyHours provides several different tracking
options to let you track work in real-time or enter data when it's convenient.
There are also some "diverse" reporting features including helpful modules for
data analysis. report are print-ready and can be exported to MS Excel or sent by
email - there's even access to basic time tracking through mobile devices.
Harvest : Pricing for Harvest is
ranges from $12-$90 per month, but what you receive for that investment is a
powerful solution to track time, log expenses, invoice clients and keep tracking
of account receiveables and revenue. Attractive visual reporting and powerful
billing tools are just some of the noteworthy features. Harvest works leading
software and services for small business, and the flexibility of the Harvest API
allows you to build on top of Harvest for your unique business needs.
On a related note, Cashboard,
a hosted web application for creating estimates, invoices and time tracking
has announced some upgrades worthy of
note. Improvements have been made to the invoice worksheet to make editing
quicker, custom note fields have been introduced as have preferences to mark all
new time entries billable or non-billable by default. Pretty sweet!