Time tracking software is a type of computer software that records time spent on tasks. This category of software can enable users to run billing reports, and prepare invoices for clients.
The deployment of this software offers a new level of productivity to organisations, as it provides management with information on what time is spent by employees on different activities such as projects and tasks. This can help to measure productivity over time. This software is commonly used by professionals that charge clients by the hour such as accountants, solicitors, and freelancers. The generation of automatic invoices with minimal or no data entry removes the inconvenience of billing and invoicing clients, and improves efficiency.
There is a fairly limited selection of free Linux time tracking tools available. This article identifies our favourite tools. We have not included Charm in the list below. Whilst this project shows considerable promise, it is in a very early stage of development.
Now, let's explore the 7 time tracking applications at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.
|Project Hamster||Time tracking applet for the GNOME desktop environment|
|Kimai||Web based software that tracks work time, and classifies it|
|Task Coach||Designed to deal with composite tasks|
|Rachota||Designed for personal timetracking of projects|
|dotProject||Web-based, multi-user, multi-language project management application|
|Kontact ||PIM and groupware suite which includes a time tracker component|
|TimeSlotTracker||Java based time tracking tool|