Time tracking in Asana: a community built comparison

I get that question very often; “Which time tracking app would you recommend?”. And my answer is always the same: “I never used any, just look at my The ultimate guide for doing things with Asana and decide for your self”. That shitty answer stops today! Let’s build a comparison of those app together :slight_smile:

I’ll consolidate all the comments you post to improve the below list. The list below is alpha-sorted.
Thanks to the initial thread Which Time Tracking App works best with Asana? but I believe such a detailed comparison will be easier to use.


DueFocus
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Price: starts at $9/m/user
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Everhour
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Price: starts at $8.50/m/user, min of 5 users
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Bigs: I use Everhour and I love it. […] The integration into Asana is excellent :link:


Harvest
Benefits: natively integrates with Asana
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Price: starts at $10.80/m/user
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Ryan_Carpenter: I have been pretty happy with the Harvest integration. :link:


Hourstack
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Price: starts at $5.60/m/user
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Hubstaff
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Price: starts at $0
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Ryan_Carpenter: Hubstaff synchronizes right away and integration of Asana tasks into Hubstaff has worked consistently for me over about four years of use. :link:


Mocoapp
Benefits: easy to use browser plugin, invoices for customers
Shortcomings: documentation mostly in German
Price: 9€/month/user
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Florian_Keck: We’re working as an agency an are using mocoapp.com developed by Swiss based company. It’s a full featured agency software with an extra browser plugin that let’s you easily track time from tasks to budgets. You can craft offer sheets, invoices, spendings and so on. You’ve got a your clients contacts in one place and its so very slim and easy-to-use. Best we’ve had so far. Moco does the backoffice, Asana the projects :link:


Officetime
Benefits: simple, no subscription
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Martine_Warburton: really simple, but works well and its a one off fee no subscription :link:


Outplanr
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PomoDone
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ProfitTable
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Tick
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TimeCamp
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Heather_Dube: Do not use TimeCamp. Stay far away. Their product is constantly not working properly, their integration is really poor. :link:
Christoph: I agree that TimeCamp has reliability issues. It just happens sometimes that the numbers don’t add up. :link:


Time Doctor
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Ryan_Carpenter: I gave up on Time Doctor, because the synchronization took too long in the use case of adding a task in Asana and then immediately starting a timer in TimeDoctor. This has improved since TimeDoctor updated its UI some months ago. […] With that said, I have to disagree when it comes to their integration. Last time I checked, the TimeCamp integration was the only one able to fully and flexibly mirror my Asana task hierarchy and track time against every single sub-task, sub-sub-sub-…task. :link:


Timely
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Timeneye
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TMetric
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Marie_Malikova: I’ve been using it for several years and I really love this app. It integrates with Asana and you can track time spent on tasks from Asana board. Besides, you can get detailed time reports.:link:


Toggle
Benefits: integrates well with Asana, simple, projects & users sync
Shortcomings: a few glitches on sync (always solved quickly)
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josh.hester: I have used it for years and really like its streamlined design and simplicity. […] it interfaces very well with Asana:link:


TSheets
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Velocity
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Zistemo
Benefits: integrates with Asana
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Monika: we are working now with zistemo which is really fully integrated into Asana including Budget per tasks and extended time management functionality without switching between Apps. :link:

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Thanks for sharing this @Bastien_Siebman! Adding this thread to my Bookmarks :raised_hands:

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@Marie_Malikova I have added your testimonial about TMetric here, do you mind helping me fill in the benefits, shortcomings and pricing? Thanks a lot

I have used Toggl (now Toggl Track) for years and really like its streamlined design and simplicity. In my experience, it interfaces very well with Asana, allowing you to start timing a task by clicking on a Toggl button either within the task details or directly next to a task in the “My Tasks” list. Projects and users can also be synced automatically (this is a setting within Toggl). I have always used the free version, which I found to be completely adequate for tracking time with Asana. You can compare the features and prices for the other versions here: Effortless Time Tracking: Free and Paid Plans.

One downside is that the time spent on a task does not get imported automatically into Asana, though I’m not sure whether any time tracking app is integrated in a way that allows this. The other main downside is that I’ve experienced a few glitches from time to time in the project not being selected automatically in Toggl when a task is started from Asana, but this is something that the Toggl team has resolved fairly quickly each time this has happened.

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we use officetime - really simple, but works well and its a one off fee no subscription: https://www.officetime.net/

I’d recommend:

Mocoapp

  • Benefits: Easy to use browser plugin for timetracking with Asana. Invoices for your customers and much more.
  • Shortcomings: Most documentation is written in German language though the software itself has an option for other languages (English, French, Spanisch, Italian).
  • Price: The price ist 9€ per month and user.
  • Testimonial: We’re working as an agency an are using mocoapp.com developed by Swiss based company. It’s a full featured agency software with an extra browser plugin that let’s you easily track time from tasks to budgets. You can craft offer sheets, invoices, spendings and so on. You’ve got a your clients contacts in one place and its so very slim and easy-to-use. Best we’ve had so far. Moco does the backoffice, Asana the projects :+1:.

Great post @Bastien_Siebman, thanks for starting this convo, I’m sure it will help many folks looking for time tracking in Asana!

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Thanks @josh.hester @Martine_Warburton and @Florian_Keck I have added your info!

@Marie I am confident it will be useful indeed!

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https://pro.trackingtime.co/

Thanks @GSH can you share more info? Are you using this tool?

Here another Everhour user. We use it with Asana Premium Plan and with a team of 25+ people tracking their time.

Benefits: Good Asana integration, mobile app, good and flexible reporting system, easy to add, delete, edit data.
Shortcomings: it is not “native” Asana integration so it requires browser extension and setup integration between both tools.
Price: $8,50/m/usr min of 5 users

I must disclose that we haven’t used other tools so for me is difficult to rank Everhour against other solutions.

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I just tested it and found it very clear and rather well usable with Asana.

Thanks, Bastien! Sure)
Benefits: integrates with Asana, powerful reporting, easy-to-use, Asana tags are automatically assigned to time entries
Price: free and 5$\month