20 Best Time Clock Apps for Small Business

20 Best Time Clock Apps for Small Business

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Posted by Kindra K.

July 3, 2019

When it comes to tracking the hours your employees spend on the job, there is no shortage of solutions to choose from. In fact, in today’s app-happy smartphone economy, it can sometimes seem as though there’s a new tool on the market every time you turn around. 

It can be easy to feel overwhelmed while looking for a mobile clock app for your employees. That’s why we’ve rounded up 20 of the best time-card calculator apps, time-card apps with GPS tracking, and traditional time-clock systems for your consideration.

The Time-Clock Apps We Cover

The Best Time-Clock Apps for Home Service Businesses

Each of these solutions works slightly differently, though they all offer the ability to track your employees’ hours to make sure you’re paying them appropriately. So if you’re seeking the best time-clock app for your small business, it’s likely somewhere in this list.

Housecall Pro

housecallpro app

This all-in-one tool lets you book new customers 24/7 with booking features integrated directly on your website and social pages. You can save time and money with processing rates as low as 2.69%. Send on-my-way text messages, customer history, online booking and pay by text.

Cost: Plans start at $39 per user per month (14-day free trial)

Download: Android (4.2 stars) / iOS (4.4 stars)

Best for: Home-services businesses looking for an all-in-one solution

housecall pro app screenshot


  • Online booking, scheduling, and estimates

  • Dispatch, on-my-way texts, and a live-map time-card app with GPS

  • Invoicing and follow-up marketing

  • Create service agreements and collect reviews

  • Robust payment processing and financial tools


  • Top Favorable Review “Love HCP! Before starting my own garage door service company, I wanted to find an app that would handle everything so I didn’t have to use 20 different apps to run my business. I looked at about 75% of the products out there and was losing hope. Then, I got a tip from a friend about HouseCall Pro. Their starter version was free to use, so there was no downside to giving it a try. It’s been everything I’d hoped for and more. After about 3 months of using the free version, I’ve upgraded graded twice. Customer info, price list, employee tracking, invoicing with QuickBooks and CC processing. Sure, there have been a few bumps along the way, but small issues that have been fixed quickly (usually than easy chat feature) by their support team. Absolutely a great app for the home service professional. I get kudos from a majority of my customers for the info text the system sends to keep them involved and up to date.”

All Hours

All Hours App

Track employee work hours so they can focus on more important tasks. Automate your timesheets, optimize your payroll, and keep overtime in check. All Hours’ mobile app is intuitive and reminds employees to clock in and out when they are coming to or leaving work.

Cost: $2.20 per user per month (14-day free trial)

Download: Android (3.8 stars) / iOS (1 star)

Best for: Tracking time and attendance with a simple time clock app



  • Requires zero training

  • Simplifies leave management

  • Includes real-time employee presence

  • Incorporates powerful timesheet rules

  • Allows for one-click payroll export


  • Top Favorable Review — “Love it. Great functionality and design. Does what it says.”

  • Top Critical Review“One of the worst applications ever developed. Any rookie developer with 2 weeks experience would've been able to develop an app that doesn't log you out every day, and doesn't break on every update, test your product before going live if you wanna ask people for money.”



ExakTime’s easy-to-use web-based solution is a powerful choice for time tracking and workforce management. You can schedule remote workers, accurately track their hours and activities, and pinpoint their locations with GPS all in one place—reducing payroll costs from the first clock-in.

Cost: Pricing available upon request

Download: Android (3.3 stars) / iOS (2.8 stars)

Best for: Managing labor costs in real-time

exaktime app screenshot


  • A full-featured mobile clock app for employees

  • Rugged, wireless job clock

  • Schedule and time-tracking in one system

  • Automatic reports

  • 90-day payroll program


  • Top Favorable Review“Using for over a month Our employees dreaded the app at first but after a week or so everyone got the hang of it. Tech support is awesome. I personally think it’s useful for businesses who have employees working away from the main office.”

  • Top Critical Review “this app needs some mayor improving on the system of clocking out. I'm ready to go home, clock out at the job site. come back the next day and it shows I'm still clocked in. I don’t know if its the system over here or the app itself. Please fix the problem. I don’t want the company thinking I’m trying to steal hours/money and get in big trouble with them please and thank you.”


harvest app

Every business needs the ability to answer some essential questions: Where’s your time going? How much do your projects really cost? How much are they bringing in? Harvest harnesses the power of time tracking to make getting answers easier than ever.

Cost: $12 per user per month (30-day free trial)

Download: Android(4.1 stars) / iOS (4.4 stars)

Best for: Professionals who value insight into time-tracking

Harvest App


  • Track time and expenses

  • Keep track of your team’s time

  • Make sure your projects are healthy

  • Take the pain out of getting paid

  • Plan for the future


  • Top Favorable Review “Love this tool I’ve been using Harvest now for four years of the six years my business has been open. I think it is a fabulous tool. I truly believe the people who developed the software really did try to think of everything. Timekeeping is extremely easy, running reports for invoices is a breeze, running monthly, quarterly, yearly and custom reports for a range of project tracking and accounting is also a breeze. The expense feature took me a little time to figure out, but once I did, it’s extremely easy to use. The retainer feature is my only complaint, but the tool does provide a workaround if needed. I’ve also had to reach out to Harvest a couple of times to figure something out, but they have been very quickly responsive, informative and very courteous. I really can’t say enough good things about Harvest. When we hire people, we give them a 30-minute training on the tool and our time- and expense-keeping policies. Within 15 minutes they have it down. It also has a lot of customizable options, as well. You really can make this tool fit your specific business. I tremendously recommend it.”

  • Top Critical Review “I would say I love the app, but it deleted the data after the trial account period was over. There should be a feature to notify users when the trial period is about to over then the users might consider backing up for the data or might even decide to purchase.”


homebase app

Homebase makes managing hourly work easier for over 100,000 local businesses. With free employee scheduling, time tracking, team communication, and hiring, managers and employees can spend less time on paperwork and more time on growing their business.

Cost: Free; paid plans start at $16 per month (14-day free trial)

Download: Android (3.3 stars) / iOS (3.8 stars)

Best for: Businesses that want free scheduling, timesheets, time clock, and hiring software

homebase app


  • Build a better schedule in minutes

  • Save time and money on payroll

  • Run your business from anywhere

  • Your candidates all in one place

  • All-in-one messaging app


  • Top Favorable Review“Awesome app with great functionality and support! We searched for an affordable and efficient time clock system for months. We needed something user-friendly for employees and with advanced functionality for admins. After putting money into more expensive options that ultimately did not meet expectations, we gave this app a try and plan to use it for the long haul!”

  • Top Critical Review “A decent app when it works. We have issues with the time clock not remembering or knowing that a user has previously clocked in, especially from a different device. Very frustrating. Tech support seems to think we are the only organization having this issue and has no solution. As I type this, I would change my rating from a 3 to a 2.”



honeybeeBase offers multiples solutions much like there are multiple combs in a hive. You may start out only needing our payroll solution, but find that the messaging solution serves a great purpose in your team. With a simple pricing option of one flat price, you can use the sections of honeybeeBase that serve your team. 

Cost: Free for up to three users; paid plans start at $19 per month (28-day free trial)

Download: Android (4.2 stars) / iOS (3.0 stars)

Best for: Employee scheduling, time and attendance, team communication, and more


  • Time-clock management

  • Time-off tracking

  • Employee scheduling

  • Messaging

  • File sharing


  • Top Favorable Review“This provided all our employee management needs. Such a great app!”

  • Top Critical Review“I don't recommend this app. For kids, it is so hard to use.”


hours app

Hours makes real-time tracking easy by keeping a running list of timers that you can switch between with one tap. Slice and dice your team's data and glean new insights from thoughtfully designed visualizations that show your data in ways you have never seen it before.

Cost: Paid plans start at $29.99 per year

Download: iOS (4.5 stars)

Best for: Tracking time while on-the-go

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  • Frictionless time tracking

  • Reports, re-imagined

  • A bigger and better timeline

  • Hours for teams

  • Tracking hours on any device


  • Top Favorable Review“Best time tracker app for freelance I’ve tried quite a few time tracking apps to record time I work on different projects and this app handles multiple tasks/projects the best. I can work on something for half hour, jump to a different project/client and do that for an hour, jump back to the previous project and as long as I remember to start the timers it works very well. Additionally, the timeline is super easy to use and it’s simple to adjust time blocks of work as you’re working throughout the day. I know it sounds crazy, but it’s remarkable how many other apps don’t nail a basic necessity like this. The developers have done an outstanding job and I have but one singular gripe: the color palette. It could really use some punch! I’m sorry for being picky but pastel isn’t my thing. If you guys could allow us to assign our own colors to projects that would be awesome! Thanks!”

  • Top Critical Review “I installed the app to track my time throughout the day. When I first opened the app, I wanted to add that I woke up at 9:07 AM. So, I set a time slot for wake up time at 9:07 AM. (It was currently 10:40 AM). So, the app automatically set up a 1 hour and 40min window for waking up. When I tried to adjust the wake-up time; I had to use a second time slot for what I was doing from 9:07 AM until 10:40 AM. That was difficult to do. During the process of trying to figure out how to add another time slot; I realized that you only get THREE FREE TIME SLOTS and you have to PURCHASE additional time slots! How can you test the app with only three free time slots? The app also signed me up as part of a TEAM when I had selected tracking time for individual productivity. Then, somewhere in-between uninstalling and reinstalling the app; ( I had uninstalled then reinstalled in order to rate the app), it said that my password was incorrect and I needed to create a new password....it was a big mess from there and I have now WASTED more than 2HOURS trying to add a productivity app that did not work!”



Easily track your time and earnings for one or more jobs. Clock in and out as you work or enter start and stop times yourself. Groups entries by day, week, or month to see how you spend your time. Pay periods are automatically calculated, including overtime and net pay estimates.

Cost: Free; paid versions start at $6.99

Download: Android (4.2 stars) /iOS (4.8 stars)

Best for: Tracking time and earnings more multiple jobs

hourstrracker app


  • Never forget to clock in again

  • Organize projects using tags

  • Declutter using filters

  • Manage jobs in a few taps

  • Flexible export options


  • Top Favorable Review “I don’t usually take time out of my day to review apps, even the ones I really like. But, I have got to say that I am more pleased with the functionality of this app than any other I have purchased - across the board. I am an attorney with many different clients and need to record everything I do every day for each. Most commercial, legal-oriented timekeeping software is very expensive and more than I need as a solo practitioner. This app allows me to clock in and clock out on my phone wherever I am, which results in an extremely accurate reflection of what I did during the day. Exporting the results to an Excel spreadsheet allows me to keep a permanent record of my time, down to the minute, which is perfect for those times when a client may question a particular bill later on. I know exactly how much time I spent on a phone call or preparing a brief or other documents, and it is very easy to go back and check. In Excel, of course, I can then sort by date and client, and prepare an invoice with a simple cut and paste. The app has other bells and whistles that I don’t need, but, for the price, I couldn’t be happier.”

  • Top Critical Review “Worked great until the last few updates. Can no longer pause, resume, or stop work from notifications window and no longer keeps real time in the notifications window. I now have to open the app to check hours worked and pause jobs. Very disappointed in these changes.”



Track time wherever and whenever your team works with lightweight Hubstaff desktop and mobile apps. Generate the most accurate timesheets to easily invoice clients and pay your team. Record employee hours and view online reports to optimize your company’s performance.

Cost: Free; paid plans start at $5 per month per user (14-day free trial)

Download: Android (3.8 stars) / iOS (4.5 stars)

Best for: Employee time tracking software with screenshots, reporting, and automated payments

hubstaff app screeenshot


  • Online timesheets and invoicing

  • Payroll software

  • Project budgeting and productivity measurement

  • Employee scheduling and monitoring

  • Geofencing and GPS tracking


  • Top Favorable Review“Where have you been all my life? I’m an independent contractor, software consultant, and I perform lots of different projects with multiple tasks for clients and sometimes... ok all the time, I have difficulty in billing because I’m trying to remember what I did. Now there are lots of products on the market, but I literally was up and running within a few days! It’s very intuitive, and the start and stop for different projects and tasks saves me a huge amount of time plus I get to add notes! Now when I bill, I just import the time period, day, days, week, or weeks or even month that I want to bill for and boom I have an invoice to send to my client! The best part is that I know what my cost and bill rate is so I can see my margin all the time! Best thing that happened to me this year! Thanks, guys!”

  • Top Critical Review “While the desktop app performs super, the mobile app crashes a lot. In many cases, the time logged by mobile also didn't reflect on web console thus making me lose my money.”

Paychex Time


Don't let outdated or manual time tracking' processes drag down your productivity or bottom line. Automate your time-and-attendance tracking with our powerful online timekeeping solutions fully integrated with payroll. Cost: Pricing available upon request

Download: Android (3.0 stars) / iOS (4.6 stars)

Best for: Online timekeeping to reduce lost time and boost productivity

paychex Screen Shot


  • Online employee self-service and calendar sync

  • Streamlined implementation and flexible punch-in options

  • Quick and easy access to your data

  • Job costing and labor distribution

  • Manager dashboard updated in real time


  • Top Favorable Review “I love this app in conjunction with Paychex Flex it tells me how many hours I have it rounds to the nearest quarter of an hour so if I show up 7 minutes early that means they start paying me 15 minutes early if I stay over more than 7 minutes I get paid until 1:15 so that's an extra half-hour a day just by 7 minutes in the morning and 7 minutes over in the afternoon it comes out to two hours and 15 minutes a week extra.”

  • Top Critical Review “Worst app on my phone. This app has never opened on the first try. Ever. Every now and then there will be a baffling update where they rename lunch or the background color changes, but you know what never changes? Having to open and close the app, sometimes two or three times, every morning, twice at lunch, and evening. There’s a new feature that logs you out every ten days, so sometimes you get to close the app three times, then enter your info again, which is awesome. Do you like talking to the people in HR? We’ll get used to talking to them all the time if your job is strict about clock-ins. I generally start trying to open it 3-4 minutes before I need to punch in or out, which is a super efficient use of my time. Luckily, if you have this app you probably have no choice because your job requires it, so at least there’s that.”


sinc app

Record staff time sheets, on-shift locations, HR notes, safety feedback and more, all from your mobile or web browser. Sinc’s app allows management and staff to do everything they'd be able to do in the office, wherever they happen to be.

Cost: Free; paid plans start at $14.99 per month (30-day free trial)

Download: Android (4.5 stars) / iOS (4.6 stars)

Best for: Companies with fewer than five employees looking for a free solution

sinc app screenshot


  • Detailed reports in one click

  • Easily add and edit shifts

  • Add staff feedback in seconds

  • Monitor employees with GPS tracking

  • Allows for a safety hotline


  • Top Favorable Review “My company has been using Sinc from the very beginning, and it’s been a great experience. For tracking employee hours it works perfectly, it lets employees clock in on their smartphones and even has some added features like location tracking so you can see where they’ve been. Being able to sort through the weeks (and set the start of the week whichever day I want), and sort by “individual” or “all” employees has made my life much easier, and come payroll time I know I can always count on it. It also helps that the employees can submit edits when they forget to clock in and I just have to go in and approve them. Best part? Customer service. The first time I had an issue, I received a response within 20 minutes and they updated the app to solve the issue within a few days, I’ve never dealt with such a dedicated team. From what I can see, all the bugs have been worked out and I have not had any issues.”

  • Top Critical Review “Contains potentially good features but not laid out for user in a logical manner! SHOULDN'T not have been published just yet. Uninstalling and moving on to another app.”



Time tracking your team will actually use. Time tracker with computer activities and productivity monitoring, attendance tracking, integrations and more. Use Timecamp’s integrations to track time in your task management software. Cost: Free; paid plans start at $5.25 per user per month (30-day free trial)

Download: Android (3.9 stars) /iOS (3.0 stars)

Best for: Simple, fully functional time tracking

timecamp app screenshot


  • Automatic time-tracking via desktop and mobile interfaces

  • Project management

  • Integrates with numerous popular software tools

  • Track employee attendance and performance

  • Manage customer invoicing


  • Top Favorable Review“Great app. I am only using the free version so it is a bit limited. But for being free yet does what I needed to for my individual use. I see the upgrade options would be very useful but at this point or not necessary for me. A great app with options that are very helpful.”

  • Top Critical Review “Timers are buggy. I open the app and it says a timer has been running since exactly midnight of the current day. Additionally, I close and come back and my timer has stopped. Beyond frustrating. Which is too bad, because the reporting works pretty well.”

TimeClock Plus


Manual processes lead to data entry errors and are time-consuming. Remedy those problems with TimeClock Plus. Customizable to your unique needs to support end-to-end time and attendance workflows. Track time and attendance to maximize the efficiency of your workforce.

Cost: Plans start at $24 per year per user

Download: Android (2.6 stars) / iOS (3.0 stars)

Best for: Business only interested in tracking time and attendance



  • Full-featured time-and-attendance tracking

  • Leave management system

  • Employee scheduling solution

  • Time collection

  • Integrates with more than 300 tools


  • Top Favorable Review “Love this app! Our business could not operate without it! My employees are able to view/approve hours and can easily request time off without having to do it through their supervisors or on a computer at the office.”

  • Top Critical Review“This app is no good. The GPS connection is terrible. I literally take 5 to 30 more minutes clocking in and out. My supervisors have to fix everything!”


timely app

Manage your profitability, productivity, and efficiency from one place. Improve timesheet accuracy, increase project profitability, and optimize team performance using any device. Work however and wherever you want with real-time sync on every platform. Cost: Team plans start at $14 per user per month (14-day free trial)

Download: Android (3.9 stars) / iOS (3.0 stars)

Best for: Companies that require extremely precise time tracking

timely app


  • Automatic time tracking

  • Project time management

  • Team time management

  • Dozens of integrations

  • New features added frequently


  • Top Favorable Review “Great time-track software This is a fantastic time-tracking app, both for business and personal use. It's attractive, fun and easy to use, and also tracks monetary value. Timely is very intuitive, syncs flawlessly between Mac, iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad. I love using my Watch as a controller. The app uses a simple overlay of planned and actual time, and a quick swipe makes it very easy to manually adjust either time (in case you forgot to turn off the timer, or need to add an entry after the fact). The Memory and history features make it easy to see where your time is going, and the integrated online site adds even more useful features. I've tried many time-tracking apps, and this is by far my favorite, and the one I recommend to others.”

  • Top Critical Review Watch out! This program costs $168 PER USER. If for example, you want to use it to keep track of the time of caregivers for an elderly parent, and there are three of them, that's more $500 per year. So if you set it up to try it out, and you forget to cancel before the free trial ends (which happens to us all sometimes), they will charge you the full amount for all your users for the year--even if you never actually used the app. They just want to take advantage of you and don't care if their app is useful to you. Customer support should be called customer harm.


timesheets screenshot

This top-rated time and expense tracking service is perfect for reducing payroll costs, increasing billing, and keeping your business compliant. Employees love Timesheet’s online service because it's easy to use and there's no software to install or update. Cost: Plans start at $4.50 per user per month (Free trial for one billing cycle)

Download: This app is browser-based

Best for: Businesses that don’t want to bother with downloading apps


  • Time tracking

  • Time-off and PTO management

  • Mileage and expense tracking

  • Works from any connected device and doesn’t require a download

  • Includes time-card app with GPS tracking


  • Top Favorable Review “The ease of control as the admin-I can see everyone's entries and edit where necessary. The mobile feature-my foremen can enter their time whenever it is convenient for them and I see their updates immediately. Producing reports are so easy-it has cut down the sorting through our many Excel sheets to add up our project times by 1000%. We are a small company and did not want to sign up for expensive construction PM programs. This does the job for us without the high expense. I also use the reports feature to calculate payroll hours...instantly-this has also saved me many hours. +Chat support is instant and they are very helpful and knowledgeable.”

  • Top Critical Review“It was not easy to navigate, we ended up going back to ADP because of our needs It was OK. Maybe for smaller companies, it will work better.”



This quick-to-setup, easy-to-use time-and-attendance system runs on smartphones and tablets. Using Fast-Scan technology, employees can punch in and out in less than a second, and because TimeStation runs in the cloud, there’s no software or servers to maintain. Cost: Free; paid plans start at $19.95 per month (30-day free trial)

Download: Android (3.6 stars) / iOS (4.1 stars)

Best for: Businesses that want employees to clock-in at a central office



  • Easy to get up and running

  • Employee clock-in and -out by scanning a badge

  • Offered advanced reporting

  • Works offline

  • Allows for multiple time-stations


  • Top Favorable Review “Timestation is a great addition to any team! Our robotics team uses Time Station to assist in keeping track of our members' hours spent in the lab. It is very easy to set up and implement. Our team is really thankful for the ease of access and reliability that the app provides. It helps our members get in and out the door a lot faster. Our team has over fifty members and due to that large number, Time Station has significantly reduced the time spent on manually tracking and calculating each team member's hours. It is quick, convenient, easy and accurate. We highly recommend Time Station for any organization or group of people that require timekeeping. We will definitely continue using Time Station for many years to come. Disclaimer: We received a Time Station sponsorship and received the software for free.”

  • Top Critical Review “It seems though this app has some glitches with the GPS accuracy. When it takes repetitive attempts to sign in due to unable to locate, what's the use? And you have multiple complaints of this wasting precious time when an employer is expecting employees to punch in and then someone has to go in and manually enter time for employees. TIME being the key word here. Fix your app please, people's pay depends on it.”


Toggl makes time tracking so simple you’ll actually use it. But even if you forget, our tracking reminders and idle detection have your back. Break down your hours by projects, clients, and tasks to see what’s making you money, and what’s holding you back.

Cost: Free; paid plans start at $9 per user per month (30-day free trial)

Download: Android (4.4 stars) / iOS (4.8 stars)

Best for: Tracking productivity in teams of any size


  • Hassle-free time tracking

  • Income and expense reporting

  • Import and export data in an instant

  • Syncs across platforms

  • Integrates easily with other tools


  • Top Favorable Review“Simple Productivity Tracker The free version provides great multi-platform use for someone like me who doesn’t own a freelancing business and, as such, doesn’t need the capability to export billing documents or whatever to receive pay. I just use it to track how much time I spend studying, completing homework, and writing reports for each of my classes so that I have an overview and graph of what subjects I focus the most on. Seeing the numbers of hours worked on each subject helps motivate me to continue to keep my bar graphs high, and the timer function is much easier than imputing your own time into something like Google Sheets if you want to see graphs of your productivity. The ease of use is superb and simplicity of the app’s aesthetics is pleasing to the eye as well. It doesn’t look cheesy and that’s another big plus. There are also browser extensions and desktop applications for people who want to track their time offline. And the app itself also helps you track your workflow without a connection, then syncs when you’re connected to the internet. A+ job!”

  • Top Critical Review “This app USED TO BE very good....however, ever since the forced upgrade to the newer version of the app, it SUCKS. constant crashes, failure of the app screen to refresh, forcing me to have to kill the app & restart MANY MULTIPLE times a day. I really wish developers would stop focusing on trying to make things look "pretty", and focus more on making sure the product actually WORKS.”


tsheets app

Easily track time on any device to streamline payroll, send accurate invoices, and save thousands each year. Employees can clock in or out with just one click. Take a break, change job codes, or add timesheet details instantly.

Cost: $16 base fee plus $4 per user per month (14-day free trial)

Download: Android (4.1 stars) / iOS (4.5 stars)

Best for: Businesses that manage their accounting with Quickbooks

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  • GPS-based time clock and time-card calculator app

  • Alerts and approvals

  • Job scheduling and shift scheduling

  • Share access with an accountant

  • Integrates with many accounting apps


  • Top Favorable Review “This application has revolutionized the way we clock in and out at our company has made it convenient easy and up-to-date. It provides a great platform for upper management to visually inspect where all of our employees are and have been while on work time.”

  • Top Critical Review “One star. Because I can't choose zero. This app is an Orwellian nightmare. Invasive, and requests ridiculous permissions. If you are required by your job to utilize this app, I recommend doing so on an old phone that you have wiped clean, and leave in a static location. I suspect that 15 Minutes Hate will be included in the next update. Great for megalomaniacal managers, I'm sure. Save your privacy. DO NOT PUT THIS ON YOUR PERSONAL DEVICE. You're selling your labor, not your privacy.”



Take your new time clock out of the product box, plug in your clock using the provided power supply, then connect your clock to the internet via WiFi or LAN and select a required monthly plan for your cloud account. Cost: Plans start at $20 per user per month plus the cost of a time clock (starting at $119)

Download: Android (3.5 stars) / iOS (2.6 stars)

Best for: Companies that require secure, biometric-based time clocks

uattend app


  • Time clocks verify employees using RFID cards, fingerprints, or facial scans

  • Keeps employees honest

  • Data is securely backed up

  • Automatic text and email alerts based on your rules

  • Export hours directly to your payroll


  • Top Favorable Review“This is a good application for time log management. However, it lacks the easy accessibility such as punch-in/-out widgets. I'd love to see and punch in/out with those shortcuts from my phone's home screen. Thanks!”

  • Top Critical Review “Awful app. Just awful. Slow, inaccurate, and most days it doesn't work properly. DO NOT rely on this as an employee payroll tool!”

When I Work

when i work

When I Work was built to serve the employee scheduling and communication needs of workplaces across a wide range of industries. If you have hourly employees, When I Work can help make scheduling, communication, and collaboration easier for you and your team. Cost: Free; paid plans start at $1.25 per user per month (30-day free trial)

Download: Android (2.7 stars) / iOS (3.8 stars)

Best for: Companies that want to reduce expenses

when i work


  • Employee time clock

  • Mobile scheduling

  • Companies with up to 75 employees can use the free plan forever

  • Easy-to-use app

  • Works well in a variety of industries


  • Top Favorable Review“Works Great! We’ve been using When I Work for a while and are very happy with the service. Also happy to see an updated time clock app. Minor complaint, I think most people use numeric employee IDs, but when you tap in user ID area on this new app the keyboard starts in ABC mode instead of numbers. Again very minor, just another key to tap. But, of course, my employees have complained.”

  • Top Critical Review “Downloaded the app to be able to see the list of employees and manually clock them in and out myself upon request like my coworkers on iPhones can do. It appears the Samsung version only has the time clock feature for them to punch in their numbers. I remember having this app 1yr+ ago and was able to access more, not sure what happened here.”

The Best Time-Clock App for Small Businesses

Now that you’ve learned a bit about the best time-clock apps for small businesses, take the next step by digging deeper into any of the above apps using the provided links. And if you work with a home-service company seeking an all-in-one solution to manage every aspect of your business, sign up for a free demo or 14-day trial of Housecall Pro today!

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